Since I found out I had a kidney that no longer functioned about seven months ago, I immediately stopped drinking coffee and most sodas. This was a monumental shift for me because I love coffee. I once counted how many times I said the word coffee in a day at the office. I stopped counting at 17– at that point I just didn’t want to know the full extent of the culture of coffee I’ve created in my mind.
So when my Urologist told me I could drink one to two cups a day, I started reincorporating it into my then green tea filled morning routine immediately. Because I didn’t drink coffee for months at a time, I could feel the effects of the caffeine flow through me. Those first few days, I repeatedly said, “Do people know how good coffee is?!?! Does everyone know it makes you feel this way?!” I felt ambitious, creative, and FULL of energy. Let me just say, I love that feeling. Imposter syndrome, who?
I love cream and sugar every now and then but I tend to drink it black. Are you a coffee person? Is it a delight for you too?