I’m a coffee addict. I can’t go on a day without a cup of coffee (read that as 3 to 4 cups a day). I know for a fact that too much coffee is not good, especially if it’s not paired with a lot of water. I try (like really try) my best to drink around 8 glasses of water in a day.
I promised myself this 2015 to change some of my bad habits and maybe, convert them to good one. Last week, I started posting what I eat in my Instagram account to fuel/pressure me into eating healthy. I love vegetables and I love cooking, what I think I lack is time management. The time to prepare those meals could consume around 30 minutes to 1 hour of my day and I usually woke up late due to my fluctuating sleeping habit. I’m also in the process of changing that sleeping habit.
This week, I’m going to add another healthy habit by introducing Earl Grey Tea and Lemon Water into my daily intake.
EARL GREY TEA
I was planning to buy some green tea but I think someone hoarded them that only the Earl Grey tea and the English breakfast tea were available. I chose the Earl Grey tea as I haven’t really tried it before. When I came home, I searched about the benefits of the Earl Grey tea and wasn’t disappointed that it has a lot of benefits. Which includes the following:
- Aids digestion.
- Weight loss.
Well, it really got me on the digestion and the weight loss part, haha. I know that drinking tea alone cannot magically transform my body into a beach bod but I’ll be drinking tea to limit my coffee intake and hopefully be healthier. I’m planning to switch (sacrifice) my 1 to 2 cups of coffee into 1 to 2 cups of tea in a day. I’m not really sure when but I would guess the 3PM coffee break and the before bed time coffee (Yes, I like coffee before sleeping). Crossing my fingers on implementing this one!
Last year, a lot of detoxifying studies were released. A handful of detox drinks were also introduced in line with this. I didn’t jump into the bandwagon that early because I really want to see results from people I know who were drinking those detox drinks. I also did my own research and found out good and some not-so-true results. Though, I would guess it will always depend on your body type, diet and discipline.
Moving on, I want to try the lemon water to add a little bit of zest to the water that I intake. Maybe this would fuel me to really drink a lot of water in a day and stay hydrated for the whole day. And if it will really aid some weight loss and detox effect on my body then it will be a great bonus!
To make your own lemon water you can just add 1 to 2 thin slices of lemon on a liter of water. This can be adjusted to suit your preference.
Yay! What about your plan for 2015? What kind of tea do you prefer? Share. Share!