Is it worth quitting coffee?
I tried it last month for a few weeks just to see if I could go without (a life long 5-10 a day). I didn’t feel any real benefit although my lack of concentration when driving was a big problem. If I didn’t drive a 1000 miles a week I might still be off it. So if you drive a lot keep drinking. If you don’t, stop.Posted 3 years agofervouredimageMember
I love coffee but I’m amazed how many cups of the stuff people can put away in a day. I would struggle not to have a cup a day but one or two is ample. I feel guilty if I have any more. Surely 5-10, as mentioned above, is excessive?
I don’t see any need to stop altogether but cutting down if your having half a dozen cups each day is probably a good thing?Posted 3 years agojamj1974Subscriber
If you give up coffee you will need to start using a safety razor with some unusual name for blades just to be ‘STW’ enough to still use the forum. Well either that or stop riding bikes.
I gave up caffeine totally a couple of years ago and only in the last few months have I allowed myself the occasional normal coffee. I feel better for it.Posted 3 years agowilburtMember
I stopped coffee for a while and noticed I slept much better but also had a little dip in the afternoons and missed the morning buzz.Posted 3 years ago
Compromise was to just drink it AM which I have for the last few years and works well, still sleep well, being less hyper in an afternoon seems natural. I also tend to just have filter coffee rather than instant very rarely more than two.peterfileMember
I’ve drank varying amounts of coffee for the last 15 years and have stopped a number of times for a few different reasons.
I rarely drink coffee after 2pm so it doesn’t seem to disrupt my sleep.
I honestly don’t notice any difference health wise in the periods when I’m drinking 2 or 3 cups a day v not having anything. If I have more than a few every day I can get irritable and jittery though.
The only negative that bothers me is that it’s probably staining my teeth.Posted 3 years agowhatnobeerMember
3-4 cups a day while at work, generally none after 4pm and usually no more than 2 over the course of a weekend, often none at all.
I stopped drinking coffee for 3 weeks a couple of years ago in the run up to Relentless so that the caffeine gels I had would have more of an effect. Can’t say I felt any better or worse other than being a tad slower to get up to speed first thing in the morning.Posted 3 years agoKevaMember
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NO NO!! drink a vast amount of it per day, couple of cups of filter in the morning then a flask full of instant during day and then a couple of cups of filter when i get in,NEVER had any trouble sleeping or felt jittery,so to those who have issues your just a bunch of quitters 😉Posted 3 years agojosephrohdes221Member
I’ve had a great experience quitting caffeine! Well, to be honest, it was pretty crappy experience, but the end result has made it worth it. About a year ago I first quit drinking caffeine by cutting back significantly for a couple days and then my first day caffeine free coincided with a Saturday so I had the weekend to nap and do what I needed to do to get through it.
I’m one of those people whose ‘moderator’ is busted. I can’t seem to regulate much of anything– how much I’m exercising, sleeping, eating, not eating, alcohol/drugs, or drinking caffeine. As a result I’d gotten to the point where I was drinking pots of coffee a day starting from the time I got up and going until nearly bedtime. My mood would go up and down with the caffeine intake and I always hit a point in the day where I would get tremendously tired and no amount of caffeine would get me through it. After quitting I was forced to actually go to bed at a reasonable hour like Renee mentioned because I couldn’t just plan on drinking more coffee to make up for a lack of sleep. My mood is much more even now as is my energy level throughout the day. I definitely recommend giving it a try! I was really worried about quitting, but overall I can’t tell you how great it’s been for me. Now instead of constantly drinking coffee I drink water and nearly nothing else. I suggest giving it a while– like a month or longer to really get the full effects. Good luck!Posted 3 years agoflippinhecklerMember
Couldn’t give up coffee good coffee that is Providero in Llandudno Junction is my coffee Nivarna, if any of you are in the area make a point of putting in a coffee & cake stop there. I have an aeropress and bags of Providero’s finest blends or single origin for when their shut.Posted 3 years agoScienceofficerMember
Another major coffee quaffer here. I cut down markedly about 6 weeks ago. Two strong cups a day is my new allowance, with red bush and herbal after that.
I feel less jittery and much less anxious, I have better tolerance to frustration, sleep better and feel less tired and more alert.
I decided to cut down a lot after watching that Michael Mosley thing, which I found challenged nearly all my received wisdom about coffee.Posted 3 years agovondallySubscriber
you can live without it but is it worth it, personally I never drink instant, I have a cup/ mug of filter coffee in the morning and if at work none till 5pm and then a cup.
I like decent coffee, espresso and happy in moderation. BUT the amount of coffee tea and energy drinks I see quaffed is frankly unbelievable.
Worst wired moment was in Turin on a there are how many places to get espresso in the city square oh lets try one in each……….wired/off my head/buzzing/wrecked. 😳Posted 3 years agochewkwMember
Why quit when you can consume coffee in moderation. i.e. 2 cups per day. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. No coffee after 7pm.
Quitting coffee is a bit extreme unless there is a medical or health reasons for doing so.
Tea is also not good if you start drinking it all day long.
😮Posted 3 years agoKipMember
I don’t like coffee so don’t drink it, but by gum I used to get through a lot of tea in a day. After a very heavy, and much regretted, drinking session the Friday before Christmas, I couldn’t keep any fluids down for 24hrs and couldn’t face tea for closer to 60hrs. My headache was a killer but couldn’t keep painkillers down. Once I could drink tea again I decided to cut right back. One or two a day with a decaf after tea time.
I have had a thyroid lump/function scare, (found out today the lump is benign and function fine too, phew) but had heard caffeine could have an effect hence continuing the enforced cutback. I think I’ll see how the cut back goes and see if it makes a difference to anything else.Posted 3 years ago
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