Monday, 18 March 2013

The Lemon Water Experiment

So as I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I decided to start my day with hot lemon water instead of coffee for a week. Here's how it went.

Day 1 - A Sunday morning, when I would typically down two cups of coffee avec the Husband. 
I feel...
like I would really like to have a cup of coffee, but I didn't. I don't have a headache, which is a miracle. One thing I noticed is how hungry I felt after drinking it. It also made me have to pee really bad (sorry for the overshare) but that reminded me of coffee.

Day 2 - Monday morning. A struggle anytime, let alone a morning without coffee.
I feel...
tired. It's the first weekday of daylight savings time, so it feels an hour earlier than it really is. Coffee would be essential today, so obviously I didn't plan the timing of this experiment very well. At least my headache from last night is gone.

I think the lemon water is making my throat hurt.

Day 3 - Tuesday.
I feel...
tired, but I think it's more likely because I was up later than normal to watch the Bachelor finale. I would love a coffee, but the warm lemon drink will suffice. My mouth feels weird on the inside and it's hard to drink it quickly.

Day 4 - Wednesday.
I feel...
my headache, but I’m thinking it’s more likely because of the weather (change in pressure systems) than the lack of caffeine.When I got to work, I fell in the parking lot (slipped on ice). Classy. I wanted to cry, but I didn’t. Then I really wanted a coffee. When something bad happens, I’m always tempted to give myself a treat to make me feel better. I settled for green tea.

Day 5 - Thursday.
I feel...
like it's another day, still no coffee. I looked at my coffee maker this morning, understanding that he's probably sad that he's not being put to use this week. Poor guy.

Day 6 - Friday.
I feel...
yet again thirsty for coffee, however, I am getting used to the lemon water. The saddest part today was that Nick had the day off work, and I, being the amazing wife that I am, decided to make coffee just for him. I made enough for one giant mug, with a teeny bit leftover for a warm up, so that I wouldn't even be tempted to have some. My head hurts today.

Day 7 - Saturday morning. Another morning that I camp out on the couch with a giant coffee mug.
I feel...
like I might give in. I really REALLY want a coffee. I've promised myself that I can have one tomorrow.

So to sum it all up, other than wishing for coffee and having a slight headache, I don't really feel different. I thought this lemon water was going to give me superpowers :)

In light of being persistent, I'm going to keep drinking the hot lemon concoction because I'm getting to like the taste of it. I allowed myself a cup of coffee yesterday (after the lemon water, of course) and I found that my energy levels crashed midday, so I can't say whether I'll be drinking it on the regular anymore or not...


  1. Stick to it, m'dear - I've been off the coffee for a few months now, and it's nice to wake up and have authentic energy. Peppermint tea is always a good alternate, should you want something different.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement! Mmmm peppermint tea :)


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