View Full Version : My first day without coffee, Yay!
07-14-2005, 11:50 AM
I actually did it. I am currently drinking green tea (caffeinated) with some of my lime and ginger juice concoction. It is really good! Much more soothing than coffee. You all might think I'm nuts but I used my tapping stuff (EFT) for the coffee addiction. Yesterday I tapped on still wanting to drink coffee. I had previously tapped on needing the caffeine, wanting coffee in the morning, needing it to wake up and any other associations I could think of. This is how I quit smoking and it has worked for me. I guess it is too soon to say if the coffee thing has worked, but one day is definately progress. I have to admit also yesterday I read something about coffee affecting the way fats are digested in the body, that really got me because I am intent on getting rid of the cellulite. I also remember when my Dad did the fat flush diet, it said to stop coffee because it congests the liver and the liver processes fats. Makes sense.
07-14-2005, 11:54 AM
That's great! Congratulations!
:) :) :)
07-14-2005, 12:05 PM
Congragulations! Coffee is still one area where I struggle a little, but I am making headway more. I find that it's MUCH cheaper to go buy some herbal Stash tea that contains 20 pkgs in it for $2.99 than it is to go buy a latte (made with soy milk) for $3.25 (the avg where I live for a 16 oz) The latte only last a day...the tea last me 3 weeks!
07-14-2005, 12:53 PM
Hooray for you Angelique.
3 cheers \ :) / \ :D / \ :p /
You can do it...keep us posted.
Proud of you~
07-14-2005, 01:01 PM
This is a huge leap when it comes to health. It isn't just about the coffee, it is also the bad flavored internation delight cream I was using.
I think the whole coffee thing is mostly psychological. It is how many people start their day. It has become one of the most acceptable drugs in America and Starbucks continues to become richer and richer with their $4.00 Mochas and latte's. I used to spend $80.00 a month on just mochas before I started brewing it up at home. Ouch! I guess the only thing I was worried about is the withdrawl, this is why I am starting out with Green tea, it has 1/3 of the caffeine that coffee has, so I can slowly wean myself off. Also some people try roasted chicory root which brews up dark, you can find it in Teecino.
07-14-2005, 01:07 PM
oh my, was the creamer chocolate raspberry flavor? haha
Years ago I drank coffee with powdered coffee creamer every day. Ack, hard o imagine it now, but youwouldnt believe what that chemical concoction ended up doing to me. Ugh.
One more reason to say YEAH YOU!! :p
07-15-2005, 09:28 AM
Day two for me. Yesterday I felt like I had more energy than usual, but I am drinking green tea with some caffeine. It is weird I have already noticed a difference in the area underneath my eyes. Not so dark or puffy. I had a feeling that it was either from the coffee or the milk in the cream. Actually I had been using the Hazlenut creamer. It has casein and partially hydrogenated soy in it, not to mention the sugar. So did you have some horrendouse side affects? I am curious.
07-15-2005, 10:01 AM
I used black tea and green tea to break my coffee addiction a few years ago. I still drink tea, so I'm not totally caffeine-free. But I don't have any of the caffeine side-effects that were bothering me--anxiety, jitters and irregular heartbeats.
07-15-2005, 10:08 AM
hey congrats on kicking coffee :D
can i make a suggestion though Green Tea is not good for everyone, in fact you have to have been brought up on the beverage to get maximum benefits. there are studies showing this and talking about getting kidney problems.
i have been experimenting with teas for energy and i finally made something that i love and so do my mates.
bit of lemon
it gives a big boost in energy :D just never give the root to young children anyone who tries doing that will regret it lol
licorice can be up to 50 times sweeter than ordinary sugar.
cinnamon aids digestion
and lemon helps clear mucus.
i guess ill mention never boil your kettle stop halfway or something otherwise your cooking your tea. oh and one more thing i find that doing this releases the flavour much more.
07-15-2005, 11:16 AM
Hey, that tea sounds delicious!!!!!!!!! Where can I get licorice root - at any store or a health food store? I do like the Stash Herbal Licorice Spice Tea but I think I'd like to try this, too...
My dh decided to try to start drinking tea after kicking the coffee habit. But when he showed me the tea he was thinking of getting (which was black), I told him (and no offense to anyone who still drinks black tea) 'that's just as bad for as as the coffee is'. So he tried one of the herbal teas but wasn't too fond of the flavor...still looking for a flavor for him he might like, if anyone might have some suggestions. He preferred the lipton black tea...any herbal tea similar to that kind of taste?
07-15-2005, 12:16 PM
Good morning SolarLiving and congrats on day 2 ! What an accomplishment.
Well, back when I drank coffee with powdered whitener ( gag :eek: ) I had horrendous side effects from using it, such as waking up in the middle of the night with such mucous pressure and pain in my head, I would have to clasp the top of my head tight. I thought I was having a stroke and it was scary.
I switched to organic tea, then to water, so no side effects giving it up.
This time around I had only been drinking coffee about a month in a half, and the only side effects I had giving it up were 2-3 days of lethargy and headaches.
I am so glad I did cause I feel great!
You will soon too. :)
I just posted this the other day. Its from Eating for Beauty by David Wolfe
Dark circles under the eyes are related to having an exhausted adrenal system. Coffee contributes to this as do other stimulants, such as refined sugar (soda, candy) cigarettes and recreational drugs. Dark circles may also be caused by a potassium overdose ( eating too many foods high in potassium)
Dark circles can be corrected by eating foods high in organic sodium such as celery, chard, kale, spinach, olives, unwashed sea veggies and by using Celtic Sea Salt. Cucumbers and pumpkin seeds may also be effective.
Yeah keep going, and keep checking in. I am cheering you on.
Bless you're coffee and creamer free day!
07-15-2005, 06:47 PM
Hey thanks for the tea suggestion, I have all that stuff, so I will try it tommorrow morning. I had read that green tea had 1/3 caffeine of regular drip coffee, so my intention was to wean myself off caffeine. I hadn't heard of any side affects of green tea except for the fact that it does contain caffeine, that's interesting.
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