How To Stop Drinking Coffee
Before giving up coffee it is important to understand how to stop drinking coffee the safe way. Coffee drinkers see that morning cup of “wake me up” or afternoon cup of “keep me awake” as a necessity without realizing the effect of ingesting large amount of caffeine each day. Most people don’t realize how strong of a psychoactive substance caffeine is until they quit drinking coffee. It takes weeks to stop drinking coffee. Suddenly eliminating the supply of caffeine to the body via the cold turkey method, will produce strong symptoms of withdrawal that includes severe headache, nausea, vomiting, and muscle pain.
To stop drinking coffee, you will need:
- Decaffeinated Coffee
- The first step to stop drinking coffee: Mix one cup of decaffeinated coffee and ¾ cup of caffeinated coffee in a container. Make coffee each day from this mixture until it is gone. Drink only the coffee you make at home.
- The second step to stop drinking coffee: Mix one cup of decaffeinated coffee with ½ cup caffeinated coffee in a container. Make coffee from this mixture each day until it is gone.
- The third step to stop drinking coffee: Mix one cup of decaffeinated coffee with ¼ cup of caffeinated coffee in a container. Make coffee each day from this blend of coffee. Do not drink coffee outside of the home. If you want coffee during the day, take it with you in a thermos. Use this coffee until it is gone.
- The fourth step to stop drinking coffee: Now it is safe to stop drinking coffee without the risk of strong side effects. Do not drink any more coffee.
- If you have to drink coffee away from home, just drink ½ to ¼ cup of coffee caffeinated depending on what step you are at in giving up drinking coffee.
- If you are planning to substitute tea for coffee make certain the tea is naturally decaffeinated. Even light tea like green tea has high caffeine content.