When I had finished my six months of necessary cleansing the hard work began. What my nutrition therapist recommended was that I would try things one at the time and register what it did to my body. The things that did not welcome in my life where the white things; white rice, flour and sugar. This part was easy, because there are more healthy choices.
The first cup of coffee was like I was being poisoned. I could feel how the coffee was not beneficial for my health. But I kept the coffee. Now I take a moderate approach. I drink two cups a day. I enjoy it and I only drink quality coffee. Life is just too short for bad coffee!
I drink my coffee without guilt. It is about the quality and not the quantity. But when I break the two cup rule funny thing happens. I get anxious. Coffee alone can evoke this feeling. That is why I have to be careful.
For me being healthy is also being happy. I had to weigh the pros and cons. Coffee is a social thing for me, that weighs more to me than the health benefactors of skipping it all together.
For me that approach works better than a strict ban.