In the low-carber forum, Nancy LC describes how she had been imagining who completely awful The Day That She Gave Up Coffee would be, but in the end the reality was about 30 seconds of thinking about it. Sure, she had made it easier by gradually cutting down, but it’s a good illustration that this is the way with many things. Too much energy is spent on dread, but when it comes to it we just do it and move on.
So don’t let your brain, the little lizard-y addiction center, tell you things that aren’t true about giving up foods and stuff. Your brain will lie to you and make you fearful about all kinds of things that simply aren’t true. Use your reason and just do it!