It’s fall here in the Pacific Northwest, which also means that it’s officially latte season.
Of course, fall marks the arrival of the infamous PSL — the coffee shop Pumpkin Spice Latte which is so high in sugar and calories, it’s like drinking a Twix.
And soon it’ll be time for those yummy — but sugary — peppermint mochas, caramel lattes, and other holiday drinks.
While I have loved these sweet concoctions in the past, at some point I gave them up because they weren’t really aligning with my goals for health and wellness.
I mean, don’t get me wrong. I survived many a winter on caramel lattes. Correction: extracaramel lattes.
But I’ve changed. My body has changed over the years. My tastes have changed.
And starting out the day with a blast of sugar, caffeine, and unhealthy fat just doesn’t do it for me anymore.
At some point, the body just says NOOOOOO! It tries to get our attention with bloating, poor digestion, breakouts, etc.