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    I Quit Drinking Coffee and Feeling Better

    I finally quit drinking coffee, again .... It's been ten days now, and I'm feeling better already. At 51, I'm no spring chicken. I'm trying to do everything I can to feel better, get stronger, and stay in shape .....

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    I stopped drinking caffeine a few years ago, but I can't say I noticed a big difference.
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    Hope thats works out for you . Persnaly I like coffee way to much to ever quit it ! But hey to each his or her own .

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    I have to have some coffee. And then I discovered many of the energy goo has a lot of caffeine in it. Even diet cola has caffeine in it. But on a cold morning after a 30 mile ride a hot cup of coffee seems to hit the spot a lot. My Cliff shots are pretty high in caffeine.

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    The last coffee I had was in college 35+ years ago........I stopped using caffeine after an A Fib attack several years ago. I sleep better and feel better. Enjoy the new, real you!!

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    No coffee or any caffeine here, either. Health reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vja4Him View Post
    I finally quit drinking coffee, again .... It's been ten days now, and I'm feeling better already. At 51, I'm no spring chicken. I'm trying to do everything I can to feel better, get stronger, and stay in shape .....
    OK, but you aren't a dead chicken. What I would give to see 51 again!
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    Quit a daily Starbucks habit around the first of the year, but still enjoy the home brewed every morning.

    And by the way, love the title of this thread: I quit drinking coffee and feeling better. Think about it. Maybe if the OP would start drinking coffee again he'd start feeling better again? Never mind.
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    I have never consumed the Devil's Elixer, but I do drink tea and Coke. OP, were you advised to quit coffee for a specific reason?
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    "I Quit Drinking Coffee and Feeling Better" - I think you've said it all.

    I know if I quit drinking coffee, I would quit feeling better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terex View Post
    "I Quit Drinking Coffee and Feeling Better" - I think you've said it all.
    I know if I quit drinking coffee, I would quit feeling better.
    I totally agree Terex,

    When I drink coffee I do feel better (every time!). If I quit drinking coffee, I would at least quit that bit of "feeling better!"

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    One always needs a bad habit to be thrown over like ballast when necessary.

    My bad habit is coffee. I'm holding it in reserve for the day that I need to quit something in order to feel better.

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    Does anyone else taste a coffee-like undertaste in PowerBar gels...at least the chocolate? I like the flavor.....as well as coffee and any of its derivatives....especially coffee ice cream.
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    No, but I do in Hammer Gel Expresso!

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    My doctor told me I should quit drinking coffee, quit drinking alcohol, quit eating red meat, quit smoking and start exercising.

    I told him I didn't drink coffee, didn't drink alcohol, didn't smoke, didn't eat red meat and worked out every day.

    He shook his head sadly and said, "Then there's absolutely no hope for you."
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    Quit drinking coffee? Coffee makes you smarter. I'm living pruf!

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    Whenever I quit drinking coffee cold turkey, I have a migraine-like headache and profound drowsiness that starts around 10:30 a.m. and lasts for the rest of the day (typical caffeine withdrawal). I drink only one cup in the morning.

    After the withdrawal symptoms pass, I feel much better --- except for feeling stuck in 1st gear all the time. Not drowsy, sleepy, or tired -- just stuck in a low gear; my thinking is very slow and I feel melancholy.

    So, I've given up giving up on coffee. I need just that one cup every morning --- it doesn't matter how good or long my sleep is, how well I eat, how much I exercise, or anything else, I just can't get into gear without it, even after all the withdrawal symptoms are over. About halfway through the cup, I feel like a new person; literally, it's like the curtains are pulled back and the light comes in, and I just feel good.

    If I ever really have to give up coffee, I hope it's not until after I retire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vja4Him View Post
    I finally quit drinking coffee, again .... It's been ten days now, and I'm feeling better already. At 51, I'm no spring chicken. I'm trying to do everything I can to feel better, get stronger, and stay in shape .....
    I gave up caffiene several years ago. It helps. Way to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
    My doctor told me I should quit drinking coffee, quit drinking alcohol, quit eating red meat, quit smoking and start exercising.

    I told him I didn't drink coffee, didn't drink alcohol, didn't smoke, didn't eat red meat and worked out every day.

    He shook his head sadly and said, "Then there's absolutely no hope for you."


    Old man to friend: "I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't use caffeine, I don't stay up late, I don't chase women, I don't listen to loud music, I don't swear, I don't tell dirty jokes and I don't gamble. Tomorrow I celebrate my 90th birthday."

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    I've given up just about everything in my life except coffee and cycling. I don't plan to ever give up either one. Geez I need a life!

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    No more smoking..........no more drinking...........I exercise and ride the bike.................


    I'm holding the coffee addiction down to 3 or 4 beer stein sized cups a day...........


    I wont give that up untill I retire.

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    If I gave up caffein- then anyone I come across would not be feeling very good by the time I had finished with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    If I gave up caffein- then anyone I come across would not be feeling very good by the time I had finished with them.
    decaf = grrrrrrrrrrrr......

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    I gave up coffee 2 years ago. There was a noticeable difference in the amount of heartburn and prostate symptoms. The best thing that i've done.

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    Addiction to Caffeine ....

    Quote Originally Posted by jppe View Post
    The last coffee I had was in college 35+ years ago........I stopped using caffeine after an A Fib attack several years ago. I sleep better and feel better. Enjoy the new, real you!!
    What is an A Fib attack? I guess some people are more sensitive to caffeine. It only takes me a couple weeks to get addicted to caffeine, and if I don't have at least two strong cups of coffee everyday, I get terrible headaches.

    I also have serious problems with hypertension and angina, which limits how much I can exert myself. Since I quit drinking coffee, seems like I'm doing a little better ....

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