Advice on weening myself from caffeine...

  • My question is more about a time-frame than anything.

    I've tried to just completely quit my energy drinks, ended up with a near-debilitating headache, and back on them I go. I drink two a day right now, and plan to drop down to one, then none. I want to get this over with as soon as I can, but I'm not sure how long to just have the one before cutting it out to reduce my withdrawals. Does anyone have a good idea of how long I should wait before cutting the second one out? A few days? A week? Two?

    Any advice would be appreciated; this habit is expensive, unhealthy, and I'm tired of my dependence on it!

    ennaynattirb   by: ennaynattirb
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    KateHough  over 1 year ago by: KateHough

    Congrats on deciding to make the change! Energy drinks are not good for your health for many reasons, so committing to ditch them is the first step.

    Caffeine withdrawals are real and they can be debilitating, as you found out. There are healthier ways to let yourself down slowly on caffeine by drinking beverages that don't contain the artificial flavors, colors, and chemicals that energy drinks contain.

    Try cutting the second one right now, and replace it with a sugar-free green tea or sugar-free iced green tea. If you don't like the flavor of green tea, you can find flavored green tea bags at the grocery store, like raspberry green tea or orange green tea.

    Good luck!

    • synapse111
      synapse111 over 1 year ago

      I ween myself off. Cut it by 25% intake each day until your done. Or 50% if you want to get it over in 3 days. Kate is right on with green tea if still want some caffeine.

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