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Old 04-05-2012, 07:56 AM   #21
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:01 AM   #22
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I have given up my morning coffee a number of times, but always end up returning to that habit after a few months, or even weeks. So, it hasn't been permanent despite my best of intentions.

I did sort of compromise, in that I limit myself to one or two cups of half strength coffee.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:05 AM   #23
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Hmmmm....

Forget LCHF, plant based, Dukan, Atkins, Pritikin, Ornish...let's leave Oz for a moment.

Independent of what your approach to diet, exercise or health...

What won't you give up?

Me? Gin and Tonics and Red Wine.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:13 AM   #24
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Ya'll are being too good. For me it would be coffee, pizza and other misc pastas. I'm doomed.
I already gave the pizza and pastas up. It was incredibly hard, since they were pretty much my favorite foods. But since they will kill me, but slowly and painfully, I did it. If it would be fast and painless I'd probably keep on eating them.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:44 AM   #25
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I don't imagine that I will discover something I eat or drink will actually kill me, so I took the OP's question as what would I not want to give up "wanting" to have.
In that case, beer. Which I suppose could kill me, but probably not all at once!
And I'd not want to give up pointing out my DH's shortcomings when they become apparent.
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I gave up coffee when I was pregnant but I don't know if I could do that now. I've limited myself to 2 cups of regular coffee in the morning and only decaf if I want more.
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Seriously, I can't think of anything I'd have to give up entirely. But there are many things I've learned to enjoy in moderation - smaller amounts or just less often.
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If the OP's question is about food and drinks, then my answer is "chocolate".
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If the OP's question is about food and drinks, then my answer is "chocolate".
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Chocolate. I'm so glad it's GOOD for you, now...


*Just noticed 2 people already copped my answer so:

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Old 04-05-2012, 02:36 PM   #31
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Using Sarah in SC's interpretation of the OP's question I'm going to be rather predictable and say that the things I particularly enjoy are coffee in the morning, dark chocolate and the occasional glass of red wine. I'd give up the red wine first, chocolate second, and the coffee last. I grew up having a cup of tea first thing in the morning, so could get used to that again if I had to!
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If the OP's question is about food and drinks, then my answer is "chocolate".
I was reading this thread with growing disbelief that it took 28 posts to get to the subject of chocolate.

And I still haven't seen any mention of bacon!

Now excuse me while I go pitch a new diet book idea to my publisher...
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My heart jumped after reading the first four words.

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For me, decaf tastes as good as regular. Is this talk about giving up coffee related to the taste or the kick?

Chocolate without sugar is a win-win -- no need to consider giving it up.
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I was reading this thread with growing disbelief that it took 28 posts to get to the subject of chocolate.

And I still haven't seen any mention of bacon!

Now excuse me while I go pitch a new diet book idea to my publisher...
Alan mentioned chocolate in post #2 actually but yes, bacon is still a no-show amazingly.
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I'd have a hard time giving these up, but I would only if my life depended on it.
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I was reading this thread with growing disbelief that it took 28 posts to get to the subject of chocolate.

And I still haven't seen any mention of bacon!
I was about to drop in an astounded "where is the BACON!" but you beat me to it.
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Coffee (3 cups of high test in the morning)

Good cheese

Dense, chewy artisan bread

I try not to overdo these last two but I could scarf them down quite easily on a daily basis
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