Relearning hunger/thirst signals

I have been without coffee or Splenda for three days. The first two were pretty easy because work was really busy and I did not have much time to contemplate my decision. Today was a bit of a different story. I have not gotten a headache or anything like that. I have been keeping myself hydrated by drinking both water, tea and juice. I do not really miss anything besides the flavor of coffee. I genuinely did like that taste.

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This afternoon I experienced a strange phenomenon. I knew I wanted a drink but was tired of water. Normally this is when I would reach for the coffee. Considering that was not an option I had to look inside to reassess what I was feeling. I was thirsty, yes but was I also hungry? Was this feeling in my stomach also me not being fully satisfied at lunch?

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I drank a little bit more water and still didn’t feel satisfied. I didn’t want the carbonation from a Kombucha nor the thick watery feeling of a coconut water. Both are great at different times. I opened the floor up to my coworkers and one of the suggested a smoothie. I went with that idea.

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My smoothie was not of the variety we usually sell (fake fruit, yogurt or ice cream) but one with actual fruit pieces, spinach and ice. It was just the refreshing boost I was looking for. I wanted something a bit more substantial than water but not heavy so I felt groggy to finish out the shift.

Three days in and I believe in myself to continue!

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Do you ever get confused as to whether you’re hungry or just thirsty?

Hungry or just bored?

 

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