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    I want to quit coffee, but I also don't want to quit coffee

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    I only drink one small cup a day, but I can't help but feel like it raises my stress levels just a bit all day. Also after the high of a cup there's a slight low where I feel a little blue.

    But I freaking love that one cup a day, and for an hour or so I feel awesome. I can't give it up for more than a week.

    I know that if I gave it up my energy and moods would be more stable, my chronic stress would be lowered, and i'd probably eat a bit less too since sometimes I feel like I indulge a bit to calm myself.

    Idk man, have any of you people givin up coffee long term? How does it feel?

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    Coffee has never worked well for me. Consider switching immediately to green tea. Go to Wal Mart or other big box store and pick up a sun tea jar- fridged green tea in the summer is amazing and will help you get the caffeine fix you need. Put lots of green tea in the jar.

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    try teecino and crio bru. Teecino is gluten free, smells and tastes like coffee... crio bru is probably the better way to go. Roasted cacao nibs brewed like coffee.
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    Yeah maybe it's one of those things you need to ease off of

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    I am the same way. I never drank too much coffee - just a small cup or so a day and I love the ritual, the smell, the taste - all of it. But I cut it out. I feel so much better without it in my diet. My sleep is better and deeper and my energy is more even.

    I relapse every now and then and I still have a cup once a week or so, but I really feel a LOT better without it.
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    Are you sure that just one cup of coffee is throwing you off that much? It certainly does for me, but I believe I am in the minority. I believe you though, I do. I guess just will yourself to make it happen, coffee free, for one month. Then you can evaluate if there really is much of a difference in the way you feel and function. If you do not find there is much of a difference, than stick with the coffee, there are far to many health benefits to drinking a fresh cup of coffee to give it up if you don't have to. I wish I could drink the stuff regularly.

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    Yeah f$&@ it, coffee errrrday

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    Here's how to break a coffee addiction:

    Switch to instant
    Buy one jar of regular and one jar of decaf
    Start mixing in a small amount of decaf in the the real stuff.
    Slowly increase decaf every day unitl you are drinking all decaf, how slowly and how long you take is up to you.
    Start mixing in Teccino (Whole Foods) with your decaf, slowly and gradually just like you did before with the real coffee
    Finally you are drinking all Tecinno.
    Start drinking a cup of herbal tea later in the day after your Tecinno.
    Gradually shift to herbal tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbalch View Post
    Here's how to break a coffee addiction:

    Switch to instant
    Buy one jar of regular and one jar of decaf
    Start mixing in a small amount of decaf in the the real stuff.
    Slowly increase decaf every day unitl you are drinking all decaf, how slowly and how long you take is up to you.
    Start mixing in Teccino (Whole Foods) with your decaf, slowly and gradually just like you did before with the real coffee
    Finally you are drinking all Tecinno.
    Start drinking a cup of herbal tea later in the day after your Tecinno.
    Gradually shift to herbal tea.
    There is no reason whatsoever to stop drinking a cup a day as long as it is not impairing your ability to feel and function better.

    Coffee has been shown in recent years to have several health benefits for a few reasons.

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    I want to quit coffee, but I also don't want to quit coffee
    I know exactly how you feel! I have quit coffee but I always go back to it. When I was off coffee last time, I was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I noticed I always felt really great the day I left a resupply town. Invariably I had a big breakfast in a little diner before I hit the trail again. I totally attributed it to the pancake sandwiches I would usually order. Then one day I acquired some chocolate covered espresso beans and got the same revved up, I feel Great, I'm Super Woman!!! feeling. I realized it wasn't the big breakfasts, it was the coffee. After that, I realized quitting coffee is both good and bad. Good because when you have some caffeine it really works on you and feels incredible. Bad because then you don't get that good feeling every day.
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