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Day Four and I’m Beginning to Wondering “What Have I Done?”

Posted on: October 4, 2010

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Last Monday started my no coffee diet and this past Friday started my no sugar diet. I’ve been without coffee or sugar for four days and I’m starting to ask myself “What have I done?!?

My energy level was pretty high all week until Friday. By Friday afternoon I was exhausted. And exhausted pretty much describes my weekend. I don’t know if it was cutting out my afternoon sugary pick-me-up but I took a nap Friday and Sunday morning. Originally my no coffee diet allowed me to have one cup of coffee on Sunday mornings {during house church}, but this Sunday Hannah was sick so I stayed at home. By the afternoon Jonathan said I really needed coffee because I was running on nothing and it showed. I had 16oz mug and felt a ton better.

As for the headaches, they came around Friday and Saturday afternoon. Friday was more intense then Saturday, lasting for a couple of hours and forcing me to lay down for a little while. It had residual effects the rest of the day, but lost its intensity by the evening. Saturday was more of a dull ache and was easy to push through. I’m praying that perhaps they were both sugar withdraw headaches and that as the week goes on I will see them less and less. After all that is my goal.

Finally, Jonathan and I agreed to wait this week without coffee, but to perhaps start drinking it again come next week. If my energy level stays this low, I need something to help me get through the day. I’m juggling with whether to have decaf, half caf or regular. I might start off slow {half caf}, having a cup every other day and go from there. Although, my theory has always been: Go big or go home. So perhaps going back to regular coffee the best option.

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5 Responses to "Day Four and I’m Beginning to Wondering “What Have I Done?”"

Just like switching a baby to formula or to a different formula, it’s better to ween yourself off caffeine rather than cold turkey. It allows your body to get used to the change more gradually rather than suddenly which can lessen or illuminate headaches all together. Apples give a great source of natural energy (supposedly 3 cups of coffee worth of energy) and natural sugar. Substitute natural sugars in fruit with the sugar your not having in your diet.
Just some suggestions. 🙂

We enjoy Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Brewer’s Yeast Energy formula. Have you looked much into other options to boost your energy?

check this out http://www.bulkherbstore.com/Rise-And-Shine-Tea as well as the rest of their website to see if anything intrigues you. We’ve yet to buy anything from them that doesn’t work.

I don’t have an organic solution, but I will say there’s no judgement from me if you go back to your coffee-drinking ways. I totally understand. It’s the same for me with Coke Zero- it’s not even the caffeine, but the excitement of knowing I will have one that gets me thru tough mornings or days. Whatever, I say. I try to be reasonable, but it’s my only real vice, so again, I will say: whatever. 😉

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