djoyce Posted September 10, 2012 Share Posted September 10, 2012 Hello Fellow W30'ers I am no expert but I am doing this thing and maybe my experience can help some of those lurking and worrying about the changes W30 will make to your life. When I was considering doing the Whole30 Challenge (about Page 4 in the book), my biggest fear was coffee without my beloved sweetener and cream. Let me tell you that I am a coffee drinker and it is my only traditional vice and my entire adult life (actually started drinking coffee at 9 years old) I have enjoyed my coffee. I always had one Splenda (or other sweetener, when not available) and a good shot of cream (18% or 10%) in my coffee. Not too long ago, I used to count my coffee consumption by the pot. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. This is not the case anymore but I still enjoy my one - three coffees a day. My drink of choice is Starbucks Americano Coffee with a close second being their French Roast. I started W30 17 days ago with a lot of concern over the impacts that this program would have on my coffee enjoyment and consumption. I new that making dietary changes and cutting out coffee was out of the question for me. Fighting the W30 fog for days 2 and 3 was bad enough without having to fight off coffee withdrawal too. I went black coffee - cold turkey. Days 1-3 (honestly) were all about consuming the coffee to avoid caffeine withdrawal rather than any real enjoyment of the beverage. On Day four... this began to change as I decided that I wanted this "new definition" of coffee. Yesterday, (Day 16), I found myself questioning if after day 30, "will I re-introduce Splenda and Cream to my coffee?" Boy was that a revelation. Just over two weeks between choking it down to feed the caffeine beast to actual enjoyment of the dark beverage - without additions. I read... 9 Sep Whole9 â€ @ whole9life Watching people at Starbucks add stuff to their coffee is horrifying. ... on Sunday morning and was laughing how my perception has changed. Maybe, like me, you are sitting on the fence because of coffee and your love of the morning java with cream and/or sweetener. From my experience, with only a little time, I made the switch and enjoy my cup of Joe, just how it comes out from the barrisa. Don't let coffee be your excuse not to apply yourself to the W30 program. You won't regret it!!! Cheers DJ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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