How did you find becoming an occasional caffeine drinker?
November 23, 2011 2:33 PM Subscribe
What was your experience transitioning from being a regular caffeine drinker to an occasional caffeine drinker? Did it work for you? Do you have any tips on success, any surprises I should watch out for?
posted by razzman to health & fitness (17 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Recently work has been quite stressful and I guessed that caffeine wasn't helping my stressed out feelings so I knocked it on the head cold turkey. I wasn't a major coffee drinker, 2 coffees, 2 teas a day. But I think I am a bit sensitive to the effects.
Anyway, it's been a fortnight now and I've been loving the experience. Less grouchy, better moods, no tunnel vision and no feelings of exasperation and much less anxiety.
I never intended to quit caffeine, just take a bit of a break.
But now I'd like to just drink caffeine occasionally, say two or three times a week, probably less.
I'm looking for any pointers to what I can expect. Will I still keep my new overall chilled out vibe if I do this? Will I have a caffeine hangover in the morning (and be the grump I used to be)? Will a double espresso knock me off my feet and have me blowing in a paper bag as my heart leaps out of my chest?
PS. I am drinking a little decaff tea and coffee (water treated only thank you) and understand these may have small amounts of caffeine in, but the threshold seems low enough not to be affecting my new vibe!