Bottom line seems to be, it works for some people and doesn't work for others. :P
You could try giving it up for a while, but don't sweat it too much if you go back on it.
I'd be more wary of decaf because of the additional processing, but maybe I'm just being contrary. Also be aware that decaf doesn't necessarily have NO caffeine, just LESS caffeine, depending on the process.
Good luck, I hope this helps.
I had to give it up cold turkey, because I've cut back ... lots of times. I always wind up drinking it all day long, even into the evening. It never seemed to give me a buzz (because the buzz was actually always there?). I had 3 days of headache and general blahs. Ever since, it's been emotional - I want the comfort of drinking my coffee, dammit!
If I hadn't announced to my team two weeks ago that I'd given it up cold turkey, I'd have fizzled by now and succumbed. I can't fail like that - their respect is too important.
But the depth of my desire for flavored water is telling ... especially since I drank it black.
on a less snarky note, if you drink good coffee, made well, and without cream or sugar; it might actually be a good thing. It is in the same vein as a cacao. Caffeine in small doses (or large in my case) will push you through the fog. Just be smart about it, and don't over indulge.
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Some studies have shown an increase of insulin resistance and glucose disposal with caffeine consumption.
I try to ignore those studies, coffee is one of the last vices left to me.
Last time I tried to kick it everyone decided I needed to be chained up in the root cellar like a werewolf during a full moon.
I love coffee and it has nothing to do with caffine. Actually, I'm seeminglyy immune from caffine unless I have massive amounts. I just started drinking coffee in the last couple of years and wonder why I waited so long. I roast and grind my own beans. It's turned into quite the hobby for me.
I don't mind coffee, but too much too fast and I literally get anxiety and I start questioning every aspect of my life. That's not fun. In moderation (as in, every morning) I do like it.