I began a 7-day caffeine cleanse on Tuesday, currently on day 4. So far it's been bearable...but challenging. I realized it's not only tough on my body to go cold-turkey on something I've been drinking for 15 years, but it's also the normal reaction to get caffeine whenever I want. Including:

- the gut reaction when I'm yawning @ work is to grab a coke. No more.
- the normal routine I have in the morning to make coffee. No more.
- the normal drink I order @ a restaurant is coke. No more.

I've had a headache since Monday, not sure if it's entirely caffeine-free related since I didn't start until Tuesday. I have 3 1/2 days to go...I heard after day 4 it gets easier. We'll see.

In the meantime I am enjoying water, 7-up, and lots of ideas from friends on alternatives to my caffeine-addiction.

However, this morning I realized it was a lot easier to wake up than normal. Could it be because I fell asleep earlier than usual because of the lack of caffeine? Or could my body actually be responding in a GOOD way to the lack of a highly-psychoactive-stimulant?

Either way, I'm up for this challenge, and potentially pro-longing it. Not for too much longer though.


PETE Di LALLO said...

OK Ange,
Time's up...
I have to know how you came thru this experience...
I'm hoping for success...

KAT said...

I did the same thing. Except my was for my acid reflux. No chocolate either.
Go team Ange!
keep it up! You are doing good