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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:36 PM
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Giving up coffee
I have tried to quit coffee and I fail. It's the only bad thing I get to enjoy, and that in itself sounds pathetic. I drink instant coffee if the real thing is not available, and that is crappy enough, and postum tastes like crappy instant coffee, as if instant coffee could get any worse. I need to replace my addiction with something else, legal of course, and something, healthier. Since I can't discipline myself, I may be forced to trash the coffee maker and all coffee products in my house. Switching to decaf won't work, first, it's pointless, and second, still causes problems.

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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:39 PM
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1. Coffee is really not all that bad for you.
Unless doctor's have told you to get off it for health reasons, why bother? Weren't there some studies lately that showed women who were regular coffee drinkers retained higher brain power later in life?
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:42 PM
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2. I have to quit because of health reasons...argh!
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Katina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:44 PM
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3. If you are only having 1 or 2 cups a day
it's no big deal. It's really not bad for you...but stop drinking the instant crap. You would be better off buying one of those 2 cup coffee brewers and making real coffee. Even the store brand of fresh ground beans would be better than instant. There are (IMO) far too many preservative chemicals in the instant stuff.
If you can limit yourself to 1 cup in the morning and 1 after dinner, you should be fine. \
I have hypertension and I have 1 cup of coffee/day. My doctor says it's just fine.
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:59 PM
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4. I have reflux...ok, one more cup before I quit, again
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:12 PM
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5. Have you tried tea
instead of coffee?
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:17 PM
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6. I can't have the acid... or caffiene...
I want the caffiene and not the acid.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:35 PM
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12. Can you have any caffeine?
I can't drink coffee either but I tolerate tea very well. Black tea has about 1/2 the caffeine of coffee and green tea has a lot less than that. There's also something called white tea that has some caffeine but not much. I can't imagine living without tea, but living without coffee is just fine.
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:18 PM
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7. don't do it don't do it
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:21 PM
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8. I know....I will be so nasty without it
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:27 PM
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9. my gawd woman, are you mad?
j/k. I love the stuff so I cannot imagine why anyone would want to give it up. Coffee in moderation is not bad for you.

Good luck! :hug:
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:30 PM
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10. I'm sorry
I had to give it up three years ago for health reasons. The caffeine headache that followed was the worst I've ever had, nothing else even came close. Good luck!
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:13 PM
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13. I found if I just ...
take a few sips while quitting, it keeps my head from pounding. Then a few sips turns into a cup, etc.
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smitty Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:30 PM
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11. Try green teas or herbal as a substitute. They're not as potent
as coffee but they may help alleviate your craving for java.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:21 PM
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14. Maybe have iced coffee?
http://heartburn.about.com/od/whatcausesheartburn/a/stu...

SearchHeartburn / Acid Reflux

Causes of Acid Reflux Disease: Alcohol Is Out, Salt Is In

A new study suggests that drinking alcohol, coffee and tea may not cause acid reflux disease
as once thought. That is surprising enough, but even more unexpected was the findings that
table salt may increase a person's risk of developing acid reflux by 70%.

. In a recent study, researchers in Sweden had set out to identify the lifestyle factors
that can cause acid reflux, and they came to some surprising conclusions.
While smoking, as expected, strongly increases the risk for developing acid reflux disease,
drinking alcohol had little impact. The same was found true with coffee and tea. <--snip

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I guess the coffee aggravates the symptoms, according to the above article.
Maybe you could have iced coffee?? :shrug:

:woohoo: :beer:
. For those individuals who don't have GERD, alcohol consumption doesn't increase your risk of developing GERD.

:rofl:




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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:24 PM
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15. No caffeine.
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:24 PM
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16. Why do you want to in the first place?
In the long run, coffee's not all That bad for you...as long as you control it and drink it in moderation.

:shrug:
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:27 PM
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17. Yerba Mate
it is the traditional drink of south america.

i enjoyed a nice mate habit in college after my anthropology professor introduced me to it.
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