I stumbled into a caffeine-free lifestyle about a month ago.
But I still love coffee.
Brad cut caffeine out of his diet more than a year ago and noticed a big difference in the way he feels. I followed suit accidentally when I got really sick. I felt like crap and my stomach was bothering me so I didn’t drink coffee, I had water and caffeine-free herbal tea. Before I knew it, a week had gone by and I hadn’t had a drop of caffeine. So why pick it back up? That’s how I got to where I am now, caffeine free.
I have no solid, scientific evidence for what the change did for me. But I can say that in the past I did take some smaller steps. For example, years ago to help my sleeping patterns, I stopped drinking anything caffeinated after noon. Then I limited myself to one cup of coffee a day (10 oz to be fair), occasionally having a second cup. I felt like it was easier to get to sleep at night that way.
Now that I haven’t had any, the waking up parts of my morning seem to be going well. I still love to have a warm beverage when I wake up, so a mug of herbal tea or cup of decaf coffee helps, but I don’t have to have it. I still like the taste of coffee so it’s not going anywhere any time soon.
Have you given up anything that you used to have on a daily basis like caffeine or pop?