Monday, May 9, 2016
How To Quite Drinking Coffee
Even though coffee is entirely legal - as evidenced by the prevalence of coffee shops all across every town - it is a stimulant, and it is actually quite similar to a drug. Of course, coffee does not have the adverse effects on the body that many drugs have, but if you try to quit drinking coffee, you will find that the withdrawal symptoms can certainly make you feel like you are quitting something much harder than coffee! If you have come to the realization that you are dependent on coffee to make it through the day, and you want to break this cycle, here are a few tips for weaning yourself off coffee - without experiencing the headaches and fatigue many others experience! Slowly cut back: If you slowly cut back on your coffee intake, you will eventually get to a place where you you no longer need it. The first step of cutting back is to figure out exactly how many milligrams of caffeine you consume in a day; once you have come up with this figure, try to cut twenty percent off this original level of caffeine every week, until you are no longer dependent on coffee! Find alternatives: You should not have a hard time finding alternatives to coffee, but realize that this does not mean you should switch to energy drinks instead! There are plenty of foods that are "energy foods," and once you start adding these foods to your regular diet, you will find that it is much easier to cut coffee out of your diet. Drink water: More than anything else, your body needs water, so when you start cutting back on coffee, you should help your body make the transition by giving it as much water as you can. Water will make it less likely that you end up with those nasty caffeine headaches, and it will also help to give you natural energy. Coffee is not horrible for your body the way a drug is, but it is always nice to be able to have coffee as a "treat" instead of because you are dependent on it; once you follow these tips, you will be that much closer to cutting coffee off your "needs" list completely!