I would like to start a thread on this. I personally haven't had coffee in over a year and was doing well. I discovered Pepsi Max and got big into that. I felt the effects of the blood sugar roller coaster and haven't had any since 7/3/10....however, I still have 1 or 2 green tea bags a day and 2 "Zip Fizzes", one with breakfast and one with lunch. They have 100 grams of caffeine in them, lots of B vitamins and 10 calories...that's why with the meal. I have noticed anxiouty a little at bed time, but mostly what I notice is a depressed feeling several hours later...this doens't hurt from the morning because I can have another at lunch....but I can see that this needs to go as well.
I would like to hear from people who have kicked the caffeine habbit, what they did, how they feel now, etc. I think that we need encouragement and support for this just as much as any other addiction....especially because it's so socially acceptable and has such an instant "reward". How do we get past the struggle....and why do we want to? I have found many health related reasons to give it up; cancer, adrenal fatigue, fatigue, anxiouty, agression, blood sugar imbalance and blood pressure imbalance, it depletes the body's ability to absorb nutrients....and those are great reasons to not have it. But is there life after caffeine? Will it be worth it to live longer without it? : )
Please share your experience, strength and hope.