I've enjoyed 1-2 cups of regular coffee in the mornings and usually one cup at night before bedtime for many, many years. No, it has never kept me up at night and I love the taste. Well, in an effort to be healthier I started drinking a large glass of water when I first get up, sometimes with lemon. I prepare a glass with ice at night and put it on my bedside stand so that as soon as I arise, it's there waiting for me. After drinking water regularly each morning I really did not feel like drinking coffee or even caffeinated tea (which my husband drinks every morning).
|Avoiding Caffeine Water with Lemon|
Later in the morning I'd still want a hot beverage, so I drank a cup or two of herb tea and found that very satisfying. I had lots of it in boxes from Christmas. By drinking the water I did not have headaches like I've experienced before when I had to skip the morning coffee for whatever reason and since the tea was a hot beverage I really didn't miss the coffee.
|Avoiding Caffeine Herb Tea|
I hate to waste anything and when I ran out of regular coffee, the only instant coffee on hand was decaf. I really cannot tell the difference. Some people can, however. I'd been drinking decaf in the evenings for awhile and then one evening we had coffee at Panera with a friend. I had REGLAR coffee. Two cups of it. I was awake ALL night long. This has happened 3x now and I finally realized that I have "accidentally" kicked the caffeine habit. It's healthier for sure, no headaches, and no cravings. Once in awhile I'll have a cup of the real thing but only in the morning now.
Try this method if you are inclined to quit drinking caffeine and see if it works for you. :)
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