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The effects of getting off coffee

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 23, 2011 at 3:26 AM

I'm very curious about mood and caffeine. Can anyone confirm a huge improvement in health whether being mood, energy, personality from giving up caffeine 100% for a long amount of time, such as a month. Coffee is very accepted in Paleo community and many aren't really getting results from Paleo even though they follow it correctly, maybe coffee isn't so okay.

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on July 24, 2011
at 04:33 AM

And that did the trick? OK. Thanks!

B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

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on July 24, 2011
at 04:07 AM

I used sparkling water to get that bite on my tongue.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 23, 2011
at 12:31 PM

How did you kick the DC habit? I'm not asking whether you did it cold turkey or not (no pun intended turkeytyme). Trying to get at whether you substituted another beverage, or even completely unrelated habit to overcome it or some other strategy. Thanks!

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 23, 2011
at 11:37 AM

How did you kick the DC habit? I'm not asking whether you did it cold turkey or not (no pun intended turkeytime). Trying to get at whether you substituted another beverage, or even completely unrelated habit to overcome it or some other strategy. Thanks!

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D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on July 23, 2011
at 03:36 AM

It was certainly helpful for me to get of it for a two month period. My energy stablized and my need for afternoon naps went away entirely. However, I am back to consuming it again and it is causing me no ill effects. I try to go a day a week without for temperance sake. For some people coffee will be an issue (either on the pituitary-adrenal axis or on digestion) so if you aren't getting the results you desire (which I'm assuming are energy related) try ditching it. It doesn't hurt; it just makes life a little less tasty.

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on July 24, 2011
at 05:21 AM

I have had no coffee for the past 4 days. Previously I was having about 1-2 cups a day for about one year. I've definitely noticed that my thoughts are more calm, just like my nerves. I don't feel the need to be so busy, I feel more deliberate in my actions and thoughts sort of just come floating through my head like clouds rather than rushing through like tornadoes and demanding action. I feel more rested than normal but I also slept a lot because I wasn't working this weekend so I'll need more time to really examine that aspect.

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on July 24, 2011
at 03:38 AM

It's been little over a week of no caffeine, and it's had tremendous stabalizing of my personality and mood that had been plagueing me for the past three years. Going paleo in general was great, but I was drinking coffee and eating chocolate as the only two unhealthy food choices I was making. Ughh, frustrating I messed up my life so much by simply drinking coffee!!

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on July 23, 2011
at 11:29 AM

I once gave up coffee for 4 months in an effort to get control of migraines. No help with headaches for me. Went back to my two mugs in the morning habit. It is a chemical mood enhancer I can live with.

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on July 23, 2011
at 09:49 AM

I have been a week without coffee this week and also tea, made a cup of coffee this morning as its saturday (its a habit on this day) and now i feel a little clogged up and have that bitter taste in my mouth I've felt more stable this week and less agitated just drinking water,

Before i sat at my desk with coffee and had a drink every 2 to 3 hours now i just fill up a bottle of water and im good.

Also been drinking caffeine free herbal teas. Nothing refreshes you more than water, coffee i drink it and still feel thirsty.

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on July 23, 2011
at 05:50 AM

I use to drink 1-4 cups of coffee a day and gave that up for occasional green tea.

I feel much better. Coffee made me hungry and anxious. I'd eat breakfast, drink coffee, and be starving an hour later. Since quitting I have a much easier time staying full. Also, I'm less uptight and jittery. I never notices that in myself until after I gave up caffine - now I wonder how I could miss it!

Last of all it also kept me....too ahem regular.

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B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

on July 23, 2011
at 04:54 AM

Getting off caffeine - in my case I had a major Diet Coke habit - was one of the best things I ever did. Once I got past the first few days I realized that I had been waking up with mild headaches for years and had never really connected it with all the caffeine I was consuming. Plus, I slept better and just all round felt better. No regrets here. I did start to drink coffee awhile back for the sake of my gallbladder but pretty quickly stopped because I was getting those headaches again. They become so much more noticeable once you have been feeling good for awhile.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 23, 2011
at 12:31 PM

How did you kick the DC habit? I'm not asking whether you did it cold turkey or not (no pun intended turkeytyme). Trying to get at whether you substituted another beverage, or even completely unrelated habit to overcome it or some other strategy. Thanks!

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 23, 2011
at 11:37 AM

How did you kick the DC habit? I'm not asking whether you did it cold turkey or not (no pun intended turkeytime). Trying to get at whether you substituted another beverage, or even completely unrelated habit to overcome it or some other strategy. Thanks!

B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

(3909)

on July 24, 2011
at 04:07 AM

I used sparkling water to get that bite on my tongue.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 24, 2011
at 04:33 AM

And that did the trick? OK. Thanks!

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