How to quit caffeine without triggering withdrawal symptoms

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18th January, 2020 12:44:09 printer

How to quit caffeine without triggering withdrawal symptoms


Starting your morning without a cup of coffee can mess with your mood the entire day.

Undoubtedly, coffee leaves you energised but if you can’t function without it then it means your body is addicted to it. And to let go of any addiction, you need to take it one step at a time.

One step at a time

Taking the slow and the long route will have better effects on your body and mind. Start from reducing it to one cup a day and move on to two cups in the second week.

Don’t quit cold turkey

A sudden break of coffee can disturb your wellbeing such as constant headache, fatigue, irritability, lack of concentration, etc.

Indulge in other beverages

While you reduce the number of cups of coffee, try herbal teas such as lavender, ginger or hibiscus. Instead of reducing the coffee intake, replace it with tea so that you don’t miss it completely.

Decaf coffee

Replace your regular coffee with the decaf version and though it would taste milder, it would still work for your body.

Energy boost

One of the main reasons people indulge in several cups of coffee is to stay energised. But if you work out regularly you won’t need to rely on coffee to stay active.

Get a good night’s sleep

Sleeping for an adequate period of time and staying de-stressed would make your body more healthy and help you stay free of coffee.