Are you one of the many people whose first thought in the morning is caffeine? Are you hooked? One of the best ways to quit drinking caffeine first thing in the morning is to drink a 40 instead.
No, not beer, water!
How will that satisfy my caffeine addiction?
The bad news is, it won’t. There’s no caffeine in water.
The good news is, you’ll feel better, although it will feel different, especially at first. In a strange way, it seems to provide a sort of clean lift. If nothing else, it’s healthier.
Plan to make a few extra trips to the bathroom.
After you’ve had your water, then have your caffeine. You may find you don’t need it so much and you may also find you don’t want as much.
It’s worked for me for many years.
Why I quit drinking coffee
One day in 1992, I asked my now late mother why she didn’t drink coffee.
She said because it’s addicting.
She challenged me to stop for 30 days. I accepted. Surprisingly, I found it wasn’t a problem and boasted to her about it.
She said, “go another 30 days”. About half way through the second 30 days, I started to experience the withdrawals. It was awful!
For about 2 years, I was an absolute mess in the morning without my coffee.
She was right. I was completely addicted.
I noticed a lot of people drinking water. I decided to try starting my day with water.
Almost immediately I noticed a difference. I felt more invigorated and the caffeine craving I had been experiencing all that time just seemed to go away.
I’ve been drinking water first thing in the morning ever since. I graduated to larger amounts as time went on, now 40 ounces.
Not only that, although I still don’t drink coffee, I’ve found I like tea and can enjoy 1 or 2 cups after the water. The best part is, if I don’t get my tea, I don’t miss it. I’m pretty sure I’m no longer addicted to caffeine. I can simply enjoy the kick it provides but I can live without it.
Health and the 5 F’s
As I’ve aged-I’m currently 61– health and healthy living have become more and more of an issue. I’ve become somewhat of a health nut. Some would say nauseatingly so.
From what I’ve read, the human body is designed to last 120-140 years. I’m doing my part to make that happen.
So far so good. As I see it, my life is not quite half over.
What I know for sure is that people don’t believe I’m 61. Most people think I’m about 45.
Perhaps I’m bragging but I believe at least in part it’s because of the 5 F’s: Food, fitness, finances, fulfillment, and fun.
I have no problem qualifying for the most favorable life insurance rates.
It begins with food. Technically, water is not food but it works for me.
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