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Have you ever tried to give up caffeine?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
58% 383
No
 
41% 276
Total 659

Comments

verity 3 years, 1 month ago

I used to quit quite frequently. Then I gave up giving it up. Been happy and in a better mood ever since. I sit and drink and look out the window until my mind catches up with my body.

As for those of you drinking diet soft drinks---owww, step away from that nasty stuff. Fake sugar is not healthy. Better to eat real food than the fake stuff. At least that's what my (not completely exhaustive) research tells me.

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snoozey 3 years, 1 month ago

What point? It's the least of my bad habits and certainly one of the most productive. Heck, I'm diligently looking for more vices like this one. Lungo expresso anyone?

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redmoonrising 3 years, 1 month ago

Back in the day, found myself dragging after a couple of days visiting my grandma. Took me about three days before I remembered that she drank Sanka. Don't know if they still even sell the stuff. Did find out quickly how much I relied on that kick in the morning.

Wish I had lost weight when I quit drinking coffee. Guess doing the donuts without the coffee is counterproductive, especially at the bakery counter.

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mrjcg2 3 years, 1 month ago

Just curious, why did giving up caffeine help with weight loss? I get my caffeine mainly through black coffee - didn't think there were a ton of calories there. I'm not giving it up, even if it was the equivilant of drinking a dozen glazed doughnuts.

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BigPrune 3 years, 1 month ago

I gave up caffeine when I switched to Monster energy drinks.

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CHKNLTL 3 years, 1 month ago

I gave up (the caffeine in) mountain dew. I then quadrupled my coffee intake. Never better.

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theryn 3 years, 1 month ago

No caffeine, except from chocolate, in about 7 years. A friend challenged me to see who could go longest without it. I had just gone off of my controller medicine for migraines due to side effects and was using caffeine to control pain. I quit imbibing caffeine and I quit getting migraines. I still got headaches but not full out migraines any more.

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ophiuchus 3 years, 1 month ago

And, for all you teatotaling drinkers afraid that caffeine will keep you awake at night, once you've consistently exceeded several "cups," coffee actually produces a paradoxical effect of drowsiness.

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George_Braziller 3 years, 1 month ago

It's kind of hard to completely avoid caffeine. It's in chocolate, cocoa, some over the counter meds, and a lot of other places you wouldn't expect to find it. There is more caffeine in a can of Mt. Dew than in a can of Coca Cola.

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Mary Darst 3 years, 1 month ago

Tried once. Thought the back of my head was going to explode. I have a couple cups in the a.m. , then tea from Sonic. Drink de-caf tea in the evening...No pop...diet or other wise. Just don't care for it anymore. NOW, isn't it about time to kick the Slavers ass. Come on 11 o'clock.

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MyDogHoudini 3 years, 1 month ago

I know several women who gave it up "cold turkey" after finding out they were pregnant. Couple caffeine withdraw and the fatigue of first trimester... Anyone who can survive that is impressive.

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Kris_H 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm too ugly without my morning jolt. Yes, I did try, but like someone else said, I couldn't get past the second morning of headaches.

Weight loss from giving up caffeine? That's hard to imagine, unless you were getting the caffeine in the form of sugared sodas.

I would like to give up the Diet Coke, though, it's got too much junk in it. Maybe I could drink lemon water with caffeine pills crushed up in it. :D

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del888 3 years, 1 month ago

Giving up caffeine is easy. I've done it hundreds of times.

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LadyJ 3 years, 1 month ago

I was suprised to learn that the darker the roast, the less caffeine the coffee has, so I was getting less caffeine than I thought.

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redmoonrising 3 years, 1 month ago

Had to because of a health issue. The only caffeine I can't give up is in chocolate. Surprisingly easy to quit the coffee altogether and sodas with caffeine.

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newmedia 3 years, 1 month ago

Not until it kills the first lab rat that is given "normal" doses.

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grammaddy 3 years, 1 month ago

Why would I do that? My coffee addiction keeps me from hurting people. These people know not to talk to me until they see me make a second pot. We use very big cups around here.

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jrswift 3 years, 1 month ago

Tougher than licking nicotine or booze. I did it...but decided it was better to buzz than not.

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Chelsea Kapfer 3 years, 1 month ago

I have tried to give it up and I will never do that again. I Love, love, love, love, love,love coffee.

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Pywacket 3 years, 1 month ago

Hells to the no!! At home I drink good, strong English-style tea, just as I was raised to do. When I'm at restaurants, I drink coffee, as no tea is better than terrible (American) feeble restaurant tea.

I get headaches if I sleep too long and don't get started on the caffeine early enough in the day. Fortunately, I rarely sleep longer than 6 hrs, so I don't get many caffeine headaches.

Caffeine, like booze, chocolate, and every other delicious vice, is good in moderation.

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autie 3 years, 1 month ago

and what is the deal with diet pop? Are you people friggin crazy? Hammering that day in and day out is worse or as bad as cigarettes....Or soda pop in general is pretty much poison....except ice cold coca cola on Saturday lunch time....

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Gary Anderson 3 years, 1 month ago

Gave up my 4 liter a day habit one month ago...one day after my heart attack at age 48...

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autie 3 years, 1 month ago

Roger that JK, acknowledged. As the thin pancake eaters would say, Merci beau coup. And remember, Momma always say, "Crazy is as crazy does"....

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gsxr600 3 years, 1 month ago

Take caffeine pills for class sometimes and a preworkout powder (300-500mg) before I work out. Healthy in the long term? No, but that's why I cycle off of it every few months anyway. Headaches are normal but it's not that big of a deal.

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blindrabbit 3 years, 1 month ago

No, but Charlie Sheen gave up cocaine, so it shouldn't be too difficult!

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ophiuchus 3 years, 1 month ago

I'd sooner give up the ghost.

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jhawkinsf 3 years, 1 month ago

The last of my vices, not I'll not give up that one.

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Norma Jeane Baker 3 years, 1 month ago

I agree with some of the others: Why would I do that??? Caffeine is a food group.

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GmaD321 3 years, 1 month ago

Tried but the headaches were too intense. The weight loss perservering_gal speaks of could be a plus but then why give up legal perk-me-ups?

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riverdrifter 3 years, 1 month ago

No. I'm not giving up coffee nor diet coke but I don't consume enough of either for it to be too big of a deal.

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 1 month ago

Pfft, I can bang 7 gallons of espresso in one morning, that's how I roll.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

?? Why would I do that?? Don't drink much coffee or tea, but have drank enough diet Dr Pepper to float an aircraft carrier. I'm sure the good doctor will get around to having me stop sooner or later, hell, he;s taken everything else away, but until then? Bottoms up!

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autie 3 years, 1 month ago

uh...why? Would I give up scotch or loratabs? Noooo.......Caffeine is an important part of any healthy diet.

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rcr 3 years, 1 month ago

I'll have to think on that one while I finish my cup of coffee.

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persevering_gal 3 years, 1 month ago

Yes, and I kid you not, I lost 20 lbs in 2 weeks from it! It was extremely difficult to wing myself off of caffeine, but after the first few weeks, it was pretty easy going forward...of course not without a temptation now and again.

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