Physical, Emotional and Mental steps on my journey towards healthy living on every level

Monday, June 30, 2008

Adding something in July

Cutting out caffeine and pop starting tomorrow.

One new thing a month...... that's how I've been making progress.


At 12:21 PM, Blogger Mindy said...

I think these are great goals. Quitting caffeine made me feel SO much better (over time).

I have to give you a warning, though. Quitting caffeine causes repeated adrenaline surges. Many people get severe headaches...I didn't get those (I quit caffeine about four to five months ago), I got the jitters and shakes and my blood pressure skyrocketed. When I went in for a check-up as a result of my bp going high, my doc nodded his head when I told him I had quit caffeine. He explained that because caffeine is an artificial stimulant, your body has to compensate somehow to replace that stimulation that you had been used to. You will literally have a withdrawal period for a while. Mine lasted about three weeks.

All of that to say...that I don't want to discourage you, but to prepare you for what could be ahead. Be strong! Best wishes and keep us posted!


At 1:16 PM, Blogger Claudia said...

Well, fortunately for me, I've just about cut caffeine gradually. Started by going to only diet pop -- but still had caffeine. Cut out chocolate almost all together. Then I went to no caffeine before noon. Then caffeine free pop and tea almost all the time.

The last month when I have been drinking 64 oz of water a day, i've hardly had any pop.

Only caffeine I've had lately is in my morning granola bar -- and I bought all fruit ones this time - no chocolate.

So hopefully I'll avoid withdrawals.


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