I am currently mostly caffeine-free. I stopped drinking coffee maybe a year ago, and as of Jan. 1 I have also stopped alcohol and soda (I realize alcohol is caffeine-free - just saying I changed what I drink). I get terrible reflux, plus I don't need the calories ... I sometimes drink tea - about half the time it's peppermint or a digestive blend, but the other half it is black tea (PG Tips).
I find that when I am in the habit of drinking coffee, I feel like I need at least a half-hour in the morning to sip my coffee and slowly wake up. When I quit coffee, I wake up energetic and ready to go! I've never heard anyone else say that, so maybe it's just me. But I can roll out of bed and be productive right away, which I didn't do when I was "waiting for my coffee to work."
I do miss the ... regularity that coffee brought. My system has always been a bit sluggish, and coffee helped. I once mentioned that to a friend and he was astounded - then he looked it up and discovered that for some people, it does indeed have that effect.
Edited by ondreeuh, 11 January 2018 - 06:02 PM.