Guess how many days I have been without coffee? THIRTEEN. Thirteen. Thirteeeeeeen. God bless.
Earlier this month I started my Food Sensitivity Elimination Cycle. Woah. Mouthful. Basically I eliminate inflammatory foods (ones I am sensitive/react to) from my diet, give my gut a chance to heal, and then gradually cycle them back in. During this process I take out caffeine while my gut is recovering. I do this whole process for 3-4 weeks and I always feel AMAZING afterward.
This time around, I took out egg yolks, beef, pork, chicken, butter, avocados and cashews. I already avoid most wheat, gluten, sugar and dairy, but for now I’m keeping my protein powders which are gluten-free but still whey-based.
Taking out coffee is always a struggle, though. Days 1-3 I am a complete zombie. Days 3-6 I have excruciating migraines. Then the magic happens around Day 7; I get my energy back and improved sleep quality and life feels almost normal again. Except that I’m without coffee. Which is not normal. But I only have about two weeks left… and then ALL THE CAFFEINE. Until then, it’s all the tea.
Speaking of tea, this bread tastes like something I should be eating while sipping afternoon tea on the patio. It’s just so summery, sweet, dainty and wonderful, you know?