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I still haven't 'Given up Coffee', but I have only had 2 cups this month...
After a heavy daily habit, I found some alternatives to try (green tea whipped up with ghee and cocoa like Lola suggested, and dandelion 'coffee' with cream)
I have found that at first i had coffee every second day only, and then only on weekends, and then it started to make me feel strange / did not enjoy the flavour as much, now I imagine I will only have it at my favourite cafe when I am there (once a fortnight?)..maybe not even that much at all?
I dont know, because I havent told myself I am giving it up somehow I am giving it up?!?
I know it would be harder if you go to cafes every day tho!

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I looked at the bag I have of beans the other day and just said I don't think I'll get anymore the next time I go shopping.  I really hope I'll just not get anymore and replace my morning jolt with something else. I know it is in my best interest and sort of feel the ritual is verging on death cult status to continue. I'll probably get that holier than thou attitude going and will regret that but it might help to push against the tide I know will be tugging a me. I've done it before and felt great I just didn't connect coffee or absence of it to the improvement. This will be a more forcefull validation of the concept for me than when I started the BTD because two major present avoids will be removed and the backdrop is so otherwise free of other poor choices at this point.
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Has anyone tried lemon and ginger tea - I drink it a lot and find it helps - I do have poor circulation and it it also good for that too - been off coffee again  now for two weeks - feeling good!
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Quoted from kawab
I still haven't 'Given up Coffee', but I have only had 2 cups this month...
After a heavy daily habit, I found some alternatives to try (green tea whipped up with ghee and cocoa like Lola suggested, and dandelion 'coffee' with cream)
I have found that at first i had coffee every second day only, and then only on weekends, and then it started to make me feel strange / did not enjoy the flavour as much, now I imagine I will only have it at my favourite cafe when I am there (once a fortnight?)..maybe not even that much at all?
I dont know, because I havent told myself I am giving it up somehow I am giving it up?!?
I know it would be harder if you go to cafes every day tho!


This is the way I got out of the coffee loop also.  And I never said that I would never have it again.  The thing is, every time I taste coffee now, it makes me feel so absolutely poisoned that it's easy to avoid it.



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I know it is so bad for me..I find myself with my morning coffee in one hand and 2 deflects in the other. I had such wicked withdrawl the last time I quit but somehow it always sneaks back into my system. I come from German parents with strong european roots..they seem to drink coffee like water, part of our culture ( I'm sure you Suedes out there can empathize...I think Ikea and I think of coffee) Reading these posts have really opened up my eyes again...If Isa can do it, we all can too!

I had to add this in..I just made cocoa drink that is really great. Couple of teaspoons of light agave nector mixed with a tablespoon or so of cocoa mix into a paste with a bit of water then add boiled water to taste. I didn't make it very sweet and it really satisfies like a coffee..neutral for all types





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Quoted from girly
I know it is so bad for me..I find myself with my morning coffee in one hand and 2 deflects in the other.!


thanks for the chuckle!!  



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good for you girly!
add some lecithin to that and a dollop of ghee!!


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Thanks for the lemon /ginger suggestion!
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The lemon/ginger tea sounds nice!....i've given up the coffee for over a week now and i dont miss it. ....it helped that i gave up caffeine last spring and was drinking decaf anyway.  I quit caffeine because i read that it was the source of constricted muscles around my shoulders and neck..sure enough when i quit caffeine, the neck pain ceased.

i'm very happy with my tea and honey in the morning and at night...i just hope that my Tazo - Calm Herbal Infusion is okay...the main tea is Chamomile, a neutral, but it has two High Beneficials  - peppermint and sarsaparilla. I'm not sure about the hibiscus flowers and lemongrass in it but it smells lovely, has no caffeine and tastes great.
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A cup of green tea with a little unsweetened cocoa also helps to meet that craving for coffee.  Anywhere from 1/2 tsp to 1 Tb cocoa.



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All such good suggestions!!
So Lola, what is the benefit of the lecithin? I used to have it years ago as an "emulsifier"..  there was some diet that promoted that with wheat germ, apple cider vinegar, lecithin and  something or other else... so why do you add that to your coco?
And for all of you coco drinkers out there, which one do you recomend?  Do you do sweetened or unsweetened?
ok, I had some coffee.. it tasted yuck... I  am happy!   That is such a breakthrough!
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lecithin contains the B vitamins Cholin and Inositol, two

components that keep cholesterol at bay!
also a great lubricant joints, nervous-system.....you name it!
as an "emulsifier", yes, even inside your body!
Leicithin keeps the circulatory system clean and elastic.

it is a source of acetylcholine,
for the brain and keeps the cells permeable.


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Lecithin is all that!!

I only use unsweetened cocoa when I use it.  I'm newly tired of cocoa in my green tea, and have just gone back to drinking it straight.

For a while I drank green tea with cocoa, lecithin and ghee.
Then for a while I drank green tea with just cocoa.



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MFC!!
remember?


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Ok, since i started this thread i thought i'd give an update.

Well since i started this thread i have gone off and on coffee a few times.  I'm out of my element right now.  I'm living somewhere temporarily until i find a place in a new town.  My living conditions are not too BTD friendly and i've been traveling alot.  Soo needless to say it has not been soo easy getting off the coffee.  

As of today i've been off of coffee for 4 days.  The only thing is i've been extremely tired.  Normally when i go off coffee i get headaches and sometimes flu like symptoms.  I guess i should be happy that i don't have the headaches!.  When i'm talking tired, i'm talking sleeping all day or feeling like i want to sleep all day.  Does anyone know if this is a typical symptom of getting off coffee?.

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Quoted from Mickey


As of today i've been off of coffee for 4 days.  The only thing is i've been extremely tired.  Normally when i go off coffee i get headaches and sometimes flu like symptoms.  I guess i should be happy that i don't have the headaches!.  When i'm talking tired, i'm talking sleeping all day or feeling like i want to sleep all day.  Does anyone know if this is a typical symptom of getting off coffee?.

Thanks!
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Yes, very typical!  You are not getting the strong stimulant, so your body thinks something important is missing.



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definitely!
have some green tea with a dab of veg glycerine or compliant sweetener you wish.......
it s the body tricking you back into the habit......drink lots of water, and have beneficials at hand to nibble on.


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I agree as well, that the lack of coffe is what is making you feel so ihhhh............that tired feeling is what makes it so darn hard to kick coffee.....you just have to muddle thru if you really wanna kick it. Be strong, hang in there, you can do it..........chant this daily ............been there, know what you're going thru and good for you that you've gone 4 days w/o!!!!!    as suggested, green tea or see if you can find some really compliant dark chocolate!! That oughta make ya happy, less'ns ya dont like choc.  




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green tea or twig tea (kukicha) will perk you up, though it never has before!
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Well after finding out yesterday that I am a non-secretor, I have given up the java for good. 35 hours and no headache...wierd really because I've done it before with like heroin withdrawl symptoms! I've been drinking diluted green tea with stevia all day....humm maybe it works





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....can you support stevia...I can't..... feel very after and get the envy for vomiting .....

then I found out...he-he-heee i minuscules letters it is written in lr4yt...stevia A2B..avoid.... .......

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also an O non avoid!


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It's not avoid for me, but makes me feel yukky just the same.  Green tea soon comes to taste so good and pure when taken straight.  Interesting how quickly the tastes and cravings change when we stop confusing our bodies.

Never in a million years would I have ever believed that green tea would come to taste better than coffee!  I started drinking the java when I was 13, and so the addiction was pretty deeply embedded.  Green tea tastes and feels like nectar in my body.  No boiling water is ever used, by the way.



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Well, it's official for me.. coffee now makes me sick.  I think I mentioned I have a pretty hectic fall going on here.  I've been out of town every single weekend , which means I'm "out of my routine and element"... and kitchen!
So this past week  I was in Memphis...I even brought my own green tea... but guess what? On the morning we were flying home I thought I'd have some coffee.   To make matters worse, we ate lunch at the airport, and I had some beef vegetable soup.. I'm sure it was full of avoids... and I had a Starbucks coffee...and dinner went downhill too... so needless to say, I felt like I had been hit by a truck when I woke up on Sunday.  Had MORE coffee on Sunday and felt so bad.... had bennies to eat the rest of the day..and now I'm back to my green tea and I feel safe....
I am really amazed at how BAD I feel now when I have avoids, particularly coffee...with milk and sugar
I'm drinking my tea with honey.... only...
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It's interesting how often coffee is the first thing people crave after having eaten avoids.  



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