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Most people get up in the morning and the first thing they do is head for the coffee pot, or they stop at Starbucks on their way to work. Coffee is their fuel. It’s what wakes them up and keeps them going during the long days at work. It’s often students’ go-to when they need to pull an all-nighter studying for exams or working on a big assignment they procrastinated a little too long on finishing. Coffee smells heavenly, and there are about a zillion different flavors and styles to choose from, whether you’re buying it off the shelf in the grocery store to make at home or you’re ordering it from the friendly barista in your favorite coffee shop. Yeah, coffee is the caffeinated drink of choice for most people …. but not for me!
I am probably among just a handful of people in all of the world who do not drink coffee. I don’t even like coffee. I hate the taste of it UNLESS there’s so much mocha flavoring in it that it drowns out the taste of the coffee. That’s the only way I’ll drink it. I love the smell of coffee though. I love when my husband or my teenagers are brewing a pot of coffee because it makes the whole house smell good, but you won’t catch me taking even a tiny sip of that awful tasting liquid. Nope. Not me. My caffeinated drink of choice and my ultimate weakness is Dr. Pepper.
Now, you may know that I’m into clean eating, and I’ve done an amazing job of staying with it. I don’t eat the junk that I used to eat. I haven’t put a spoonful of sugar on or in anything I’ve eaten or drank since I started clean eating. I’ve cut all the bad stuff out of my diet. Except for ONE thing — Dr. Pepper. I’m addicted. It’s horrible, and I feel so guilty about drinking it. I’m a Dr. Pepper junkie. I should be locked up, committed, sent to rehab — anything or anywhere to get me away from the sweet, bubbly goodness that is Dr. Pepper.
I have to stop drinking it. It’s not healthy, and I’m really surprised that I haven’t OD’d on it yet. Seriously. As many years and as often as I drink it, I’m surprised it hasn’t ruined my organs yet. I’m working on it, though. I get caffeine headaches when I go too long without drinking some, so I’ve been trying to wean myself off of it slowly but surely. I’ll get there, hopefully, sooner rather than later, but I know it’s something I’ve got to give up so I can live healthier.
I know I’m not the only one with a crutch like this, so what’s your weakness? What’s one thing that you eat or drink too much of that you know you should eat or drink less of or give up altogether? Share in the comments below!