Quitting caffeine was the best decision I made!

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    Feeling grumpy in the mornings and don’t want to have any human interaction unless you have had your favourite cup of coffee. Feeling drowsy after 3-4 hours and crave for yet another cup of coffee. Then this post is just for you.

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    Let me share my personal experience on how I quit caffeine. If I can do it, anyone can do it as I was addicted to tea and coffee and needed 3-4 cups of either of these hot beverages to function normally. My husband would complain that I become the meanest and rudest person on this planet if he dared to speak to me in the morning before I have had my cup of chai(tea). Which I kind of agreed with him(Poor husband! had to see me at my worst).

    My mother turned vegan a decade ago when she decided to follow Naturopathy and I have seen how she has recovered from her illnesses. I asked her that how does she have so much energy throughout the day and manage to sleep so well. I really wanted to have at least half the energy that she has. She didn’t force me to turn Vegan but just asked me to do a lil experiment for 1 month which was to stop caffeine intake completely. I had many doubts, how would I have energy throughout the day and won’t it make me feel sleepy without having tea or coffee. But, I anyways decided to go for it as what’s the harm in trying i thought.

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    I went cold turkey on caffeine, no tea or coffee for 2 days straight. I did feel the urge to have my tea out of my daily habit but I was determined to quit. I have to admit the 1st week was the toughest. My body was craving for caffeine, which clearly showed how addicted I was. I was grumpy, sleepy, irritated, had frequent headaches and also felt nauseous sometimes. I felt like I can’t do it any more but still managed to be strong, as I was shocked to see how I could be so addicted to something.

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    Finally, things changed week 2 onwards. I started sleeping better, I felt more energy throughout the day (which was a pleasant surprise for me), my acne and fine lines started vanishing and my skin became clearer (as caffeine tends to dehydrate your skin), Less hair fall, I also lost some weight after a month as I was consuming less sugar (yes I liked sweet teas). As time passed I was able to focus better on things and was more alert, My anger also disappeared (No wonder my husband is happy for me!) and I started to be in a good mood overall.

    So, to conclude, I have successfully quit caffeine which seemed impossible to me. I don’t think I will ever go back to consuming caffeine as I now know the health hazards it causes. I wouldn’t say I don’t like tea any more..I still love it. I occasionally have just 2-3 sips of tea when I feel like. But I can surely say that I am not addicted to it any more. All thanks to my Mother, my biggest motivation.

    I would like to tell all you guys who read this post that you can google the health hazards of caffeine in a long run and decide for yourself if you want to consume it or not. It seemed impossible for me to quit but I did it and so can you. Heres wishing all of you a good and healthy life!

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