Wondering what happens to you when you quit coffee?
I've been off coffee for two weeks. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE coffee, but docs orders since my body has been run down and needing a break. The caffeination to keep me going isn't good for my body right now, so off I go.
The first few days is sheer EXHAUSTION. I survived on giving my kids snacks and ipads and perfectly timing that with closing my eyes on the couch for a few minutes.
The withdraw headaches happen for a day or two. They suck. Luckily there is this awesome invention called Advil. Find it, have it on hand.
The fog lifts and you feel a lot better. Your energy comes back and I found that I actually had more energy then when I drank coffee. Seriously. The afternoon lul doesn't happen as bad (read as when you morning coffee has been worked through your system likely) and when I do a 15 minute cat nap perks right up.
Also, most people report getting a better sleep. Especially if you consume that afternoon cup!
My skin is glorious. Acne subsides, the glow comes back and I don't even need that much make up. Again, seriously! Maybe it's part lack of the caffeine and part since I replace coffee with herbal tea, I'm getting more water? Either way it works!
You poop better. Sorry, maybe you weren't expecting that response. I know so many people who joke about having to have their morning coffee in order to go to the bathroom. Dependency on caffeine for that my friends is probably not good. After the week+ mark the bowels start working the way they are suppose to with your body being the regulator. Good bowels and good digestion are the key to a healthy body!
There are many reasons for people to ditch the stuff. couple of suggestions if you plan to:
- Wean yourself. If you drink two cups a day or more, slowly get down to a cup a day and then from there either quit or half a cup and then quit. This will help the withdrawl syptoms from being so severe.
- I've heard a few people switching to Matcha which has caffeine but its a slower release in the body and lasts longer.
- I've also heard of people switching to Dandelion tea and it tasting just like it. Naybe I bought the wrong type but the Dandelion tea I have in my cupboard DOES NOT taste like coffee! It IS however super good for your liver.
Have you ever thought about ditching the coffee?
Jen The Bitchin' Housewife.