Over the past year, I've been cutting back on my Starbucks intake.
Partly out of wanting to save the cash, but also because we all know the specialty drinks are loaded with sugar, and as a person who can't tolerate the fake stuff, there we are.
At one point just two years ago, my drink of choice was a decaf Grande vanilla skim latte - almost five days a week.
Part of the reason I would parttake was the camaraderie, jaunting off to the cafe with my friends added a bit of fun to the work day.
But eventually, like all good (bad) habits, I grew to really, really look forward to that jolt of sugar to get me through the afternoon.
Although the number of trips I make each week has reduced greatly, I've also decided that when I do go, I make it a Tall.
And huh. I've lost more than 5 lb over the past year, all else being equal!
Like any good diet (well, not a diet really; just a positive, lasting habit change), it's about portion control, and cutting out where you miss it the least is the easiest way to start.
Go ahead, give it a go. Surely there's a place you can cut out something you won't miss, or swap in a good substitute that makes you feel healthier?