Tuesday, June 8, 2010
A Tale of a Reformed Coffee Addict...
If you’ve ever been addicted to coffee, “Please Raise your Hand now”. (Raising hand quietly). I will admit it, I’m a coffee addict, but for the past 2 weeks I haven’t had a drop. I used to every morning have around 2 cups of coffee & usually another one over the course of the day. But no more. Not one single ounce of coffee. I’m totally feeling the loss tho. I miss that jolt of awake-ness I felt after that first sip…the different creamers that tasted oh so yummy, my cute lil mug my bosses brought back from Vegas for me is sitting all lonely in the dishes dryer tray, & here’s the biggie: being able to stay awake all day. Oh the things we take for granted. Hehe. The caffeine withdrawal headaches have stopped so now I have the excessive yawning, but I’ve learned a few things that I’ve noticed in these dark times of going cold turkey on coffee that I thought I’d share.
1.)The whitening in your toothpaste will actually work. Your teeth will be noticeably whiter.
2.)The jitters you get from the withdrawal only last about 2-3 days. Your body starts to calm itself
3.)It’s easier to wake up in the morning because you don’t have the caffeine crash to recover from.
4.)It’s easier to fall asleep at night due to the lack of the energy.
5.)You might find yourself hungrier without the caffeine, however eating a snack between breakfast & lunch, then lunch & dinner will give you a lil kick.
6.)De-caffeinated Teas are actually delicious!!! I’m obsessed with this Orange Tangerine Zinger Tea.
7.)I think I’ve been sleeping better without. My dreams are messed up but they always are lol. I feel like I’ve actually slept.
8.)People with health issues such as fibroidic cystic disease, like me, should avoid caffeine. It has been known to cause & enlarge fibroids. I’m trying everything under the sun to prevent another outbreak.
9.)The jumpiness you get with drinking a lot of coffee stops after the first week. You’re a lot calmer.
10.)Lastly you will find yourself avoiding Dunkin Donuts like the plague.
I made the decision to give up coffee & caffeinated soda after this last surgery I had, but it is hard. To do a successful diet you have to commit to it. I will admit I had a Cherry Coke Zero last week but it wasn’t coffee. I’m trying to stick to it. I don’t know how people can give up alcohol or cigarettes or really stick to a diet. It’s a task, but someone’s gotta do it & write a blog post about it. I have also noticed that I feel a lil healthier. It might be psychological or I’ve feeling the lack of jumpiness, I don’t know but I think it was a good decision. I hope it was.
Have any of you ever given up coffee?? Were you successful? Or Are you still a Hardcore Coffee Addict!