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How to Quit Caffeine

Have You Ever Tried to Get Off Caffeine?

Although caffeine can give you a boost of energy, too much dependence on it can make you more prone to mistakes when you're at your job. Fast Company shared a few great tips for kicking the caffeine habit to the curb, which include drinking good quality decaf coffee when you just want to enjoy the taste of a cup of joe and wait out the withdrawals and headaches. It also takes about a week to 12 days to break your dependency off the drug.

I've actually decreased my intake of caffeine and I only drink decaf these days. I find that I'm more refreshed in the mornings and actually have more energy throughout the day. What about you — have you ever tried to get yourself off caffeine?

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amber512 amber512 5 years
I have been off it for years. It really screws up my system. But it also helps that I absolutely hate the taste of everything that has caffeine, save chocolate. And thankfully the amount of caffeine that is in chocolate doesn't affect me :)
testadura67 testadura67 5 years
I've given it up a few times to great results, but have always started back up again after a couple months. But I usually give it up a few months later. I'm in the process of giving it up now, and I'm tired and have headaches, but it's really not too bad. I'm sure I'll be drinking it again in a couple months anyway :) If anyone wants a tip for quitting, stay extra hydrated. Drink TONS of water to flush it out of your system as quickly as possible. Decaf can be helpful, but I find it only makes me want the real thing more. Decaf green tea is a good substitute if you want a hot drink, but don't want to be tempted towards the real thing.
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