By Diane Ako
I've quit coffee. (Again.) I only drank one or two cups a day, but there came a point where I realized I was addicted and got headaches if I didn't drink the coffee by a certain time of day.
I stopped entirely when I was pregnant, but started up again because I like the smell and the buzz. I am not an addictive or obsessive-compulsive personality, but as so many people know, coffee is quite seductive!
Recently, I decided to make some changes to my lifestyle, and dropping the coffee habit was one of them. I'm surprised at how easy it was this time - in previous attempts, I failed because I would think about it and miss it. This time, I don't know what was different, but I just resolved to not miss it. It's worked.
I stepped down gradually. I drank 1/2 cup for a week, and then decaf for a few days. Then, just tea. No headaches, no cravings.
I will tell you, I'm fuzzy-headed and tired. I read that could last up to two weeks. Ug!
But it'll be great when it's over, right?!
Do you drink coffee or have you quit?