“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy coffee and that’s pretty close.”
Over the summer I decided to cut out coffee. I realized how dependent I had become and I knew I just HAD to break the addiction. I went from drinking 4+ cups a day to drinking NONE for over a month. My original goal was go to 30 days without coffee… I ended up lasting 5 & a half weeks! So, what happened when I cut out my daily caffeine, you ask?
HEADACHES. The first 2 weeks were rough, and I relied on a lot of green & black tea to help me get through the withdrawal period. But something started to happen as time went on… the daily headaches I used to get (pretty consistently for years) started to subside! I began to feel energized by iced green tea in the morning. I sometimes skipped caffeine all together and opted for natural energy, like a green smoothie!
Come week 3 I realized that I had not only become dependent on caffeine, but also on Ibuprofen to help combat those daily headaches. MAN! I didn’t even realize how much of an effect NOT having the Ibuprofen would effect me. The detox headaches were even worse than the ones I got from coffee. And unlike the caffeine headaches that would come and go, this was a consistent headache that lasted for days!
How about you? What are your thoughts on coffee??