I think today we need to talk a little about vices … Do you have a favorite treat or vice you enjoy?
Over the past couple of months my vice has become a good cup of coffee. This is pretty surprising given that I wasn’t a coffee drinker for six years and then recently began a 2-cup-a-day habit. I wasn’t too concerned about it initially as it wasn’t interfering with sleep and I was still drinking plenty of water and non-caffeinated liquids, but then my stomach began having bad reactions to the acidity. Bummer. That was when I knew it was time to stop.
My other vice that I recently had to quit was my occasional glass of red wine. I only enjoyed wine on rare occasions, but when that too began upsetting my stomach I had to throw in the towel.
Giving up a food or beverage you love can be really tough. When I’ve made diet adjustments in the past, my best trick to find a replacement food or beverage, or find other non-food ways to treat yourself (like a good walk or hot bath).
I recently began substituting tecchino (a caffeine-free herbal “coffee” alternative) for my coffee and found that to be a pretty decent substitute…. but what to do about that occasional glass of red wine? It must be time for beet juice!
Alright, maybe this beet juice doesn’t taste anything like red wine (and it probably doesn’t look anything like it either) but it’s still delicious and seems even fancier when you drink it from a wine glass. Cheers!