The other day, I was chatting with a friend about a cleanse that she was doing. A cleanse is always something I’ve wanted to do, but for whatever reason, the thought always gave me anxiety. If I have no real plans (aka = not going out to a restaurant), I have no problem eating veggies & fish, eliminating gluten and dairy, even giving up wine for a bit. Generally speaking, I eat fairly well, but as anyone does, I have my guilty pleasures.
The biggest one that comes to mind, especially if doing a cleanse, is giving up coffee.
The thing is, I’m not a caffeine addict. Generally speaking, I have 1-2 small cups of coffee a day, if that. Maybe a little more since becoming a mom, but hey, that’s to be expected. It’s just that I really look forward to my morning cup of joe. It brings me so much happiness and makes me a better human being. Maybe I’m a little reliant on it, but I love the ritual of it as much as anything else. In the morning, I always drink a cup of regular coffee, with dairy-free creamer. We use this machine that Keith got me for my birthday, that we love. If I’m ordering at a cafe, I usually get an almond milk latte since I’ve tried to eliminate dairy (primarily for my skin).
Aside from coffee, the list includes manicures, facials, red wine, dark chocolate and of course, shoes and handbags.
How about you guys? Lets hear!
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photos by Ira Prystai