Sometimes we give up a certain food or drink for health, religious, ethical, or weight-loss reasons. And other times we just want to see if we have the sheer willpower to eschew ice cream, refined sugars, gluten, or even all dairy or all wheat for an extended period of time. TMI Alert: I have a rare, genetic skin disease called Hailey-Hailey that creates a painful rash-like condition on the body; and as a result, I’ve experimented a lot with eliminating certain foods from my diet in order to try to control the unpredictable symptoms. For me, caffeine and alcohol (loaded with bad sugars) have always been the most difficult things to give up. It’s cruel enough, this idea of saying arrivederci to my Italian-esque morning ritual, but to also bid farewell to mama’s little helper later in the day? Unthinkable. God forbid you ever have to make this kind of Sophie’s choice, but could you if you had to? Are you as much of a caffeine addict and/or lush as I am? Take our poll:
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And if you ever have successfully given up caffeine and/or alcohol for health or other reasons, tell us why and how it went in the comments section, below. (You can be anonymous, drunky!)