Post # 1
So a little background: I LOVE COFFEE. The smell of it, the process of sipping it slowly and enjoying my mornings, the everything about it.
But I noticed myself being WAY too addicted. Sleep patterns were off and I would get random head aches for no explained reason.
So I decided to give up coffee for Ramadan (month where muslims fast from sunrise to sunset) and i have to say, I feel good. And I kinda feel like my skin looks better as does my cellulite.
Any other bees experience any benefits from giving up the good stuff? Or do you think it is alll in my caffeine-free head?
Post # 3
Yes ma’am I stopped drinking it as of January 1st and I still haven’t had a drop. I switched to green tea and black tea with no sweetener (okay sometimes a little honey when I’m feeling frisky). I do feel a lot better and I’ve noticed that my body doesn’t crave caffiene like it used to, especially in the afternoon when that cup or two starts to wear off.
Post # 4
@Treejewel19: Well done for giving up coffee! I don’t mean to rain on your parade, but both black and green tea contain caffein. If you want to completely avoid caffein, you could have herbal or fruit tea, or just water…
I gave up coffee last week but had a really bad craving on Friday and gave in… I’ll try again when I come back from a business trip next week.
Good luck girls!
Post # 5
i had…but im sat ere now with a mug of coffee and digestive biscuits :S oops
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I gave up coffee in April, and after the initial first few day where I felt awful and my skin broke out (think it was the toxins exiting my body), sleeping patterns went even more haywire, but then BAM I felt so much better. I’m glad I stopped then, because now I’m pregnant, I dread to think what I would have been like if I had stopped as soon as I found out, as I’m tired enouh as it is! lol!
I’m lucky I’m british and have a love affair with tea. (It’s true – Brits use tea for every social event. Just had news, Oh let’s have a cup of tea. Cat died – would you like a cup of tea? I’m hot – let’s have tea! I’m cold, let’s have tea, Let’s watch a movie – make a tea first… lol) so for my morning drink I now enjoy a fruit tea, or cammomile if I need a pick-me-up. This works more as a placebo than anything else in honesty.
Post # 8
@Cariad: This is so true- we get through tea bags like they are going out of fashion.
Post # 9
Of all the bad things I COULD do but don’t, I will keep coffee around. It’ll always be my guilty pleasure.
Post # 10
For anyone who wants to give up drinking coffee but loves it (smell, looks – yum…) you could use the coffee grains (wet) to make a sticky mixture with lemon juice and honey to massage your bum and thighs, it’s very good for (against) cellulite. Sometimes I’ll have loads of coffee at the weekend, and then I’ll use the wet leftovers to help counteract the effect of drinking coffee. Helps me feel less guilty… he he
Post # 11
I quit sometime in April-ish. For me, it wasn’t really about the caffeine; I just needed to cut out sugar and artificial sweeteners. I just can’t drink coffee without sugar. I switched to various teas for a while and dropped that once the school year ended…good thing, because two weeks later I found out I was pregnant!
Post # 12
@peaches13: Luckily I didn’t have sugar in mine. It was a bit of a joke that I liked my coffee like my moods, black and bitter. Lol!
Post # 13
I’ve never gotten into the coffee habit (sometimes I’ll drink tea, or iced coffee occasionally in the summer), but good on you for giving it up! : )
Post # 14
I used to drink 6-10 cups a day working in an office with other coffee addicts. Now, I am caffeine free, one year, and I can go pass a coffee shop without thinking of going inside or the drive-thru! Doesn’t phase me anymore.
But trust me, on the weekends when I didn’t drink coffee, my head was banging and I would throw up too. But back to work, back to coffee…. just didn’t have enough will to say NO!
Post # 15
Honestly speaking, i think your decision of giving up coffee for Ramadan is a wise choice. It not only does good to your health but also can be helpful to your skins. I just had one experience of drinking coffee, after that, i found myself difficult to fall into sleep. Since that i have never touch that stuff, anyway, it is harmful to our health for it disturbs our sleep. By the way, how long have you drunk coffee?
Post # 16
I gave up coffee just over 2 weeks ago as part of a cleanse diet to help diagnose digestive problems. It’s also giving up alcohol and sugar as well as diary, gluten and meat. Essentially anything that could upset your stomach!
I used to have 3 cups a day and don’t miss it as much as I expected. I am feeling really tired and cloudy in the mornings, but it’s probably also to do with the foods I’m eating, which are really low in kilojoules.
I can’t say I’m feeling any noticeable benefit, but I’ll try to keep my intake down even once I’ve finished this diet plan. I did get some super headaches for the frist two days, which I assume was my body coming off caffeine.