Day One. First hurdle. Getting through the morning without my coffee. This has been a really tough one for me. Even when I was juice fasting (consuming only raw veggie and fruit juices for 30 days), I couldn't seem to give up the coffee. I don't know if it's the caffeine, or just the aroma and taste, but it has had a real hold on me. I love herbal tea, but it doesn't quite seem to fit the bill first thing in the morning for me. But, I'm committed, so here I am drinking hot apple spice tea with my breakfast instead of coffee.
Congratulations on your new start with the McDougall Plan! I too was a big coffee drinker when I started this, but I went 'cold turkey' and in a few weeks I was over my cravings for coffee. Once I kicked the habit I felt so much better that I have no desire for coffee at all.
I drink a couple cups of organic green tea in the morning, water in the afternoon and a cup of herbal tea in the evening. On Sunday, I make a pot of Jasmine tea as a special treat.