The first week headaches and cravings are nearly gone. No doubt, that first week was tough, but now I think things are getting so much better (and easier). I miss fewer foods now than I did last week, and I’m just as happy with a date and some nut butter for dessert than I would be with a piece of dark chocolate. Weird.
But I wanted to share some thoughts on alcohol. The post-getting-the-kid-to-bed cocktail was something that I really missed in the first week. It turns out that the booze was less important than the ritual of making the drink and sitting down with my wife to debrief abut the day. The past few days I have been putting some seltzer in a lowball and muddling some fruit in the bottom of the glass (as if it were an old fashioned) and it’s just as satisfying as a real drink. It feels fancier than drinking the water out of the can, and the time it takes to put the drink together seems to scratch the itch I have for a cocktail.
Anyone else finding a way to be happy with the mocktail? Kombucha? Sparkling teas?