Good morning Joe
As I embark on 2022, I will take what I like and keep … and throw away what I don’t like all while adding new things to try to keep this journey moving in the right direction.
The new thing to do this month, nutrition-wise, is to begin a regiment of drinking coffee. You might recall that I have worked hard to reduce/eliminate drinking soda. In some ways, I have accomplished that and reduced my calorie intake; but, I have also had some setbacks and know it won’t take much to get back into the soda habit again. So, I want to explore coffee consumption and see if that will reduce my desire for sodas.
One can of coke has 150 calories … one cup of black coffee has 5 calories. Beyond that, there are all sorts of research out there about the health benefits of coffee – I’ll take those in stride as I might be starting too little too late. But, according to Everyday Health, as it relates to trying to lose weight, coffee can:
1) Rev up your metabolism
2) Suppress your appetite
3) Be associated with reduced body fat
Of course, I will have to be discipline and not get all of those fancy additives. In addition, I have to limit things to 4 cups per day and drink my last cup 6 hours before going to bed – not getting a good night sleep is detrimental to anyone’s health.
I will continue with my intermittent fasting (eating between 1pm and 9pm) but will add a morning cup of coffee each day. I will be mindful of what I eat, when I eat, and how much I eat … and drink. All those things I have done thus far will be incorporated into this month’s efforts. Is a Cup-of-Joe the way-to-go?