so... i made it 6 out of 7 days of #caffeinefreeweek.
yep, i drank caffeine yesterday.
this decision to cut my challenge short was not because of the withdrawal headaches nor the ritual of my daily matcha, but because of the intense digestive issues my body faced after suddenly removing it from my diet cold turkey.
throughout the 5 days of no caffeine, come 1:00pm, i'd experience such bad leaky gut symptoms (IBS, bloat, and other digestive problems... you get the point), that i'd have a hard time getting through my day, something i havent experienced in 7+ months.
to put it short, removing caffeine put my body and mind under such stress that my digestive system went haywire. as we know, STRESS can wreak havoc on our digestive system, and this is especially true for me. as soon as i get stressed, leaky gut symptoms return.
i spoke to a functional health doctor who recommended i not remove caffeine, especially kombucha because of its beneficial effects to the gut.
the lesson i want to share here is that EVERYbody is different and we need to LISTEN to our own bodies. no 2 are alike. i'm proud of myself for listening to my body.
i'm also so glad i challenged myself and others to give our bodies a break and notice our own habits. matcha, we can be reunited again!!🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵 #leefromamerica