For years, I didn't go more than a day without at least a coffee in the morning; otherwise the headaches would begin. My typical, caffeinated day looked like this:
Interestingly enough, I never felt that caffeine disrupted my sleep or impacted the rest of my lifestyle much.
That said, I still wanted to see if I could go without. I volunteered to participate in an experiment studying the effects of caffeine on the body. For control purposes, one regularly caffeinated person (me) would quit cold turkey for a week while another person (who very rarely consumes any caffeine) would have 3 servings a day.
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For me, quitting caffeine became a lesson in listening to my body and learning what it needs to feel healthy, day and night. I noticed that I experience fewer spikes and lulls in my energy levels throughout the day. I pay more attention when my body tells me its tired and act accordingly instead of masking it with caffeine. Now, if I have any caffeinated beverage, I drink a lot less of it than I did before. To help me maintain these changes, I developed the following rules:
What about you; have you experimented with your daily caffeine habit? What did you find? Comment here, or join the discussion on the forum.
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