View Full Version : So I am trying to quit coffee in the morning...
12-04-2009, 09:13 AM
Normally I will drink 2 cups (maybe 3 occasioinally) of coffee in the morning. I put sugar and creamer in. This morning, however, I perked me some green tea instead. I had one cup with Agave (spelling?) in it to sweeten it. It tasted just ok. Then it hit me, OMG, my tummy was not feeling good. Needless to say, I was in the bathroom a little bit longer then usual (sorry for TMI). Ok, now this has not happened to me since I started eating raw.
Could this be a detox effect, that quick? I am afraid to drink any more LOL. Almost made me nausiated too. The rest of the perked tea I put in a pitcher and is now in the frig. I will drink more maybe for lunch. But was curious as to what others may think about what happened?
12-04-2009, 09:18 AM
It could be the tea, it could be the agave. Agave always makes my tummy rumble, but I can drink tea with no problems. Since you had both combined you should try them separately to find out.
12-04-2009, 09:59 AM
Maybe try a different tea, or try honey. The brain is very clever when trying to convince you to stay addicted to coffee, or anything.
I like roasted dandelion tea a a coffee substitute and use honey to sweeten it. I know it is not raw, but for me it falls under the condiment loophole. For some this is not acceptable, I know. But it is certainly better than coffee with milk.
If you find you need coffee to stay awake, then you should try getting more sleep.
The easiest way to not drink coffee in the morning is to not have any in the house.=)
12-04-2009, 10:22 AM
Thank you. I will try the tea without the agave. I dont need coffee to stay wake. I just love the taste of it with the creamer and sugar in it. I dont like coffee black. So, I guess I could throw the sugar and creamer away and that would help huh LOL
12-04-2009, 02:37 PM
Wendy, didn't you know???
GREEN SMOOTHIES are the new Coffee!!! ;) :D
12-04-2009, 03:33 PM
I still drink tea. Green tea, maybe 1-2 cups a day. I've read extensively to see whether or not it will infringe upon the rawness, and I don't think it does. Every study done about green tea shows it's beneficial for one's health, stomach, and gums. (I have problems with my gums and drinking green tea after flossing has really helped.) And while I know it isn't raw, it's one of those few things out there that is still beneficial.... plus, without my green tea right now I know that staying away from coffee is going to be 10x harder for me.
I think it's a transitional thing though, too. I might keep drinking green tea another couple months - or I might not. To each his own!
12-07-2009, 12:08 AM
I heard roasted maca can help replace morning coffees...
Try googling it. I think I heard about it on a site that sell superfoods and raw foods or nuts and seeds.. sorry can't quite remember where I was.
12-07-2009, 01:43 AM
I was a raging coffee addict, and after MANY failed attempts to quit, I've finally succeeded because of Teeccino (it's a coffee substitute made from organic chicory, almonds, dates, and some other good stuff). I use a few drops of stevia to sweeten it and sometimes some almond milk if I have some fresh.
That, for me, has been the only thing to satisfy the craving for that nutty "roasted" taste of coffee... and the ritual of it. I love herbal tea (raw police, you didn't just hear me say that!), but for me, herbal tea is a poor substitute for coffee.
BTW (raw police, close your ears for this one too!), I try to drink three cups of green tea every day for its potent cancer-fighting effects. I honestly hated green tea, but with a few drops of stevia, it's started to grow on me. Again, I don't think it would ever fill that psychological "coffee need" for me, but once you get used to it the taste grows on you, and like I said, it has unbeatable anti-cancer and other health benefits. There are sun-dried varieties too, btw.
12-07-2009, 01:35 PM
Herba Mate is another substitute you could try. But again it's not raw.
12-08-2009, 04:55 AM
wow, thank you all for the great suggestions! I will try some of them and see what happens. I did try the green tea with out the agave and did not feel sick. So maybe it was the agave? hmmm interesting. I will have to keep an eye on that if I use agave again. All the coffee substitutes sound great to try. I will see what I can find to try and get me off the coffee.
I am loving my green smoothies, gw!
I love this forum, so many people to help and so many different points of view. A great learning place.!
12-08-2009, 05:41 PM
When using agave I have heard that you should use the clear because the dark has been heated and contains pollutants.
My exwife is from Taiwan and she always told me to never drink green tea on an empty stomach because it is too harsh for the gut. I have a cast iron gut so it never bothered me, but may for others. (Jack Daniels and cowboy coffee have done their toll on my stomach over the years)
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