You’ve tried to quit caffeine a handful of times and thought you were dying. You also threw a frying pan at your husband when he asked you where you left the car keys. The kids ran scared to their rooms after you screamed at them for putting the milk carton back in the fridge with a tablespoon of milk left.
All because you quit caffeine cold turkey.
I’m going to be your fairy godmother today and tell you there’s an easier way to quit caffeine, and still have a happy family. To hear about the pro’s and con’s read here: Why Quitting Caffeine Will Make You A Happier Person
For the sake of everyone who loves you, keep reading:
For two weeks I felt terrible. The intense brain fog and don’t- talk-to-me-or -I-will-kill-you mood I was in, had me stumped…and my family. It was like PMS X 100. Then one day when I went to make my coffee I realized I had been using decaf for three weeks. By then I was feeling better. MUCH BETTER!
My husband and I chuckled when we realized I had been through two intense, tiresome weeks due to my blunder. Every day I went back to bed around 10 am. I honestly couldn’t keep my eyes open, And I was so CRABBY.
I’m a pretty happy person by nature. I don’t know who that crazy woman was, but she just about caused me a divorce. I am married to a good man, a very good man! It’s a wonder he didn’t hightail it out of our house.
I stayed caffeine-free for a few months until I was sick and couldn’t muster up the energy to do anything. Back on the caffeinated
Oh, I love caffeine, I really do!
Recently I decided to go off again, due to a healthy diet a doctor recommended I do. This included advice to quit caffeine. All I could think was:
I am going to DIE!!!!
Thankfully, I had a thought, “Maybe there’s an easier way to quit caffeine than going cold turkey.” So I developed a method that worked beautifully, and I had NO withdrawal symptoms. Happy dance!!!
How to Quit Caffeine In a Week:
I am going to give you the simple plan I developed. I used 10 cups of water and 8 Tablespoons of coffee to make the pot each day.
First Day : 1 tablespoon of decaf, 7 tablespoons of regular.
Second Day: 2 tablespoons of decaf, 6 tablespoons of regular.
Third Day: 3 tablespoons of decaf, 5 tablespoons of regular.
Fourth Day: 4 tablespoons of decaf, 4 tablespoons of regular.
Fifth Day: 5 tablespoons of decaf, 3 tablespoons of regular.
Sixth Day: 6 tablespoons of decaf, 2 tablespoons of regular.
Seventh Day: 7 tablespoons of decaf, 1 tablespoon of regular.
Eighth Day: caffeine-free 100%, happy dance!!!
Day eight I drank caffeine-free coffee and didn’t have a single withdrawal symptom. I helped my daughter-in-law Jazmin set up her new house that day, and felt great!
You might have 1-2 days of withdrawal after the seventh if you were highly addicted. If you do, add a tsp of regular for a couple of days to your 100% decaf pot of coffee.
Doesn’t that sound so much better than being a caffeine-withdrawal monster. Now you can drink your coffee and be ridiculously joyful!
Happy Coffee Drinking!