How many of us recently given up caffeine and drink mainly water now. - page 2

I know this is a little off topic but in another way I might be going the withdraws for the first couple of weeks of the new upcoming semester. I am ready to give up the soda pop. Probably the... Read More

  1. by   janmae1950
    I just quit caffeine on Saturday. Had a day of headaches and very tired! Sunday wasn't too bad, had some headaches but was able to go see "Cats" with my sister and her family. Monday, still had some headaches but not tired. Yesterday I was very tired and headachey. Today I'm drowsy again. I drink more water and still have 2 caffeine-free Diet cokes a day.

    Before Saturday, it was a pot of coffee and Diet Coke w/caffeine all day long, till after dinner when I switched to caffeine free Diet Coke.

    I won't give up the caffeine free Diet Coke though. I absolutely love Diet Coke!

    Next to go is the cigarettes and I hope that will be conquered before I start my on-the-job training for CNA at a local nursing/assisted living facility January 21st. I'm 51 and I'm tired of the affects of cigarettes on my energy level and breathing. I'm not getting enough oxygen anymore and feel too run down all the time. Sorry cigs, ya gotta go.
  2. by   Whisper
    I will admit that I am addicted to Coffee, I seem to live on the stuff especially when I am on placements. However I can just stop drinking all cafinated beverages. The only trouble is I don't wake up very quickly in the mornings.

    If I start to feel a bit run down from lack of coffee when I am going without, I drink Ribena Light, as it is a lot nicer than the limescaley water we get from the taps, and it is cheap, and tastes great.

    The only problem is it doesn't help headaches the same way as coffee. So I think I'll stick to that vice for a while longer
  3. by   missyb
    I gave up drinking sodas about 2 years ago, for the first 2 weeks I had the most painful headache I have ever had. After that the pain went away and I was fine. Something really funny happened about a month after I quit, I picked up my husband's drink by mistake and it tasted horrible. Now I can't even stand the smell of cokes.
    Now I am trying to get up the courage to give up the sugar in sprites.
  4. by   colleen10
    Hi Peaceful,

    I was a serious pop drinker for years and about 2 years ago I completely gave it up. Honestly, the only way I was able to do it was to start drinking flavored seltzer water. The good thing is that seltzer water doesn't have the carbs, caffeine, etc. bad thing is that doesn't taste the greatest but sometimes you can get lucky and get good flavors. The bubbles really help. I guess it's a psychological thing. Makes you think you're drinking soda. Then I just eventually weened myself from the seltzer water. I did hear on a show once though, that selzter water is a diuretic although I had no problems of that nature while I was drinking it.
  5. by   colleen10
    Hi Peaceful,

    I was a serious pop drinker for years and about 2 years ago I completely gave it up. Honestly, the only way I was able to do it was to start drinking flavored seltzer water. The good thing is that seltzer water doesn't have the carbs, caffeine, etc. bad thing is that doesn't taste the greatest but sometimes you can get lucky and get good flavors. The bubbles really help. I guess it's a psychological thing. Makes you think you're drinking soda. Then I just eventually weened myself from the seltzer water. I did hear on a show once though, that selzter water is a diuretic although I had no problems of that nature while I was drinking it.
  6. by   Rainagrey
    . . was to buy a Brita water bottle. Eight bucks at CVS and I can put the grossest tasting school water bubbler water in there and it takes just fine! Not to sound just like a commercial, but I spent so much money on bottled water, it was just ridiculous. You gotta try this guys, it works so much better.
    -r

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