>Somewhere along the line I started drinking coffee and then couldn’t seem to start my morning without a cup o’ joe…hot, bitter/sweet, rich cream…so wonderful. But a year ago, I realized, at best, I’m drinking down 100 calories every morning. On a 1286 calorie diet, every calorie counts.

So I began to think about how to cut those calories. The truth is, I don’t like black coffee…I like it with vanilla cream and real sugar (back in the day I used aspartame! ack!). Cutting down on the sugar and cream was a logical step…trying a different kind of creamer was another but really still kept me at 100 calories every morning.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=whasea-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B00028MLN4&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThen I began reading good things about tea. Drinking a cup of tea in the morning is so much better for the body than coffee. So I tried green tea but, ugh…I just don’t like the taste (or the smell) and it made me nauseous. Switched to another tea, then another and this morning, finally think I got it right…am settling on the Honeybush tea…for now. Delicious!

Tonight I was thinking that I’m kind of proud of myself on making this shift! I know it’s a small step but I think it’s a step in the right direction.