(Closed) Anyone else trying or successful in quitting coffee?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Could you try limiting yourself to a few cups a day? Studies have shown it’s not bad for your health, and actually caffine usually helps with headaches! That being said, if you really want to stop drinking it, or feel you can’t control your consumption, or  have heart problems. You might want to try slowly bringing down the amount you drink a day, instead of going cold turkey.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I switched to tea, which was fairly easy for me to do, but I didn’t drink nearly as much coffee as you did.  I would definitely go with PP and try and wean yourself off.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I did it. Cold turkey. It was so bad. I’d suggest not going that route haha. Coffee will make you hold water weight but you could drink more water to balance it out. I’d suggest you start doing half caf for your coffee and then step down to decaf. I drink decaf now because sometimes I just need the warm drink in the morning!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

First off, let me say that I was a coffee addict, so I know how you’re feeling. I still drink it, but no where nearly as much as I used to. What I did was replaced a few of those cups with half caff for a week or so, then half of those cups to decaf. I drank LOTS of water and lots of tea to “fill the void”. After a month give or take, I was able to comfortably limit my coffee habit to 2 cups a day, if that. One in the AM and one in the PM as a pick me up.

Coffee for me wasn’t just a bloat reducer, it was a taste thing too. I loved the taste. BUT, most importantly, I couldn’t go to the bathroom (number 2) without having coffee first. Embarrassing, but true.

So, if you quit slowly, and drink lots of water and tea to help with bloating, you should be able to stop drinking so much. Good luck!

Oh, yeah, one more thing just to clarify, and forgive me if this sounds stupid, but when you say “8 cups a day”, do you mean 8 MUGS full of coffee or just 8 cups as in the water line on the brewer, cos that’s less than one pot of coffee a day and I know many ppl that drink at least a full pot of coffee per day.

 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I switched to Sugar Free Red Bull, so I don’t think I count…

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Thanks for clarifying. Hmmm, well adding some replacement cups of water to reduce the bloat shouldn’t give you any ‘bad’ side effects, except maybe more peeing… Teas are also a good diuretic. Brew 4 cups of coffee tomorrow and suppliment the rest with tea &/or water and see how your joints feel in a few weeks. Try chondroitin or another cartilage suppliment for your inflammed joints. I take that, and calcium pills.

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