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Re: Caffiene Detox
« Reply #50 on: Thu, 02 August 2018, 12:41:54 »
Finally went through with the caffiene detox, I'm on week 3 of non-dependence. First week was no caffeine input at all, second I introduced kombucha/tea, and this week I've reversed the habit in that I drink caffeine on weekends for fun.

First couple days were hell, but after that it was just willpower to overcome the physical habit. Really enjoying it so far and how I feel. Although I miss how good coffee tastes. I think the exercise in willpower made it easier to fast for me as well.

It's a drug..  as addicting as cigarettes..

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Re: Caffiene Detox
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 02 August 2018, 12:54:49 »
Finally went through with the caffiene detox, I'm on week 3 of non-dependence. First week was no caffeine input at all, second I introduced kombucha/tea, and this week I've reversed the habit in that I drink caffeine on weekends for fun.

First couple days were hell, but after that it was just willpower to overcome the physical habit. Really enjoying it so far and how I feel. Although I miss how good coffee tastes. I think the exercise in willpower made it easier to fast for me as well.

It's a drug..  as addicting as cigarettes..

no argument there.

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Re: Caffiene Detox
« Reply #52 on: Wed, 01 January 2020, 20:56:03 »
I realized that a lot of my anxiety was being exacerbated by Caffeine, but that I had to go to bed late, so I needed something to keep going.

I did a few weeks without, which let me get off, and then decided to change up what I drink.

I've always been a tea guy, but now I'm drinking much less Caffeine in general, and am just doing a good half and half of Tisanes (teas that aren't the tea plant) and Tea. Which has done me a lot of good.

My current love is Honeybush with honey in it. It's amazing, almost like drinking a warm earthy comfortable honeycomb.

What I really need is a tea Post, I'm making one.

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Re: Caffiene Detox
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 06 January 2020, 09:10:25 »
I lived on Coffee and Beer as my only beverages for months at times.
Nowadays it's simple. I have one cup of freshly ground hipster brand coffee,
hand pressed, in the morning. I started with 18 grams but I am down to 10.
I will have a third of a liter of water before that cup and one after it, to make up for the loss.

The funny thing is, after I started doing some of the things that are commonly known and recommended as healthy,
such as getting up not too late, drinking lots of water, exercise regularly, a small daily yoga routine, seeing the sun once in a while and participating in sports, I can stay up longer and be more productive without coffee or other enhancers than before, using the whole arsenal.
Maybe, if I did it now, I could raise the bar even further, but only for a little while. The body will come collect its debts. And running on coffee is running on a tab that's increasing with each cup.

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Re: Caffiene Detox
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 06 January 2020, 11:24:12 »
I go off and on caffiene for months at a time. The first few days after quitting aren't fun, but I honestly feel better without it in my life long term. I only started it recently because I'm doing a keto diet for the 3rd time now, and I don't know how to do keto effectively without "bulletproof coffee." After I loose 60lbs I'll quit caffiene again.

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Re: Caffiene Detox
« Reply #55 on: Sat, 01 February 2020, 14:57:33 »
Had trouble with caffeine, too. Here's what worked for me:
  • switched brand - the coffee from a major brand left me with major withdrawal symptoms
  • limit intake to 10am thru 2pm so the sleep cycle remains untouched
  • two cups a day
And keep in mind that coffee/caffeine just mobilizes energy, but does not actually provide it.

Good luck!
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Re: Caffiene Detox
« Reply #56 on: Sat, 01 February 2020, 15:44:33 »
Finally went through with the caffiene detox, I'm on week 3 of non-dependence. First week was no caffeine input at all, second I introduced kombucha/tea, and this week I've reversed the habit in that I drink caffeine on weekends for fun.

First couple days were hell, but after that it was just willpower to overcome the physical habit. Really enjoying it so far and how I feel. Although I miss how good coffee tastes. I think the exercise in willpower made it easier to fast for me as well.

It's a drug..  as addicting as cigarettes..

that is a retarded statement

HURR DURR CHOCOLATE IS JUST LIKE HEROIN DUHHHH

that's you right now

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Re: Caffiene Detox
« Reply #57 on: Sat, 01 February 2020, 16:06:11 »

It's a drug..  as addicting as cigarettes..

that is a retarded statement

HURR DURR CHOCOLATE IS JUST LIKE HEROIN DUHHHH

that's you right now

Please do your research ,

Caffeine , Cigarettes , Alcohol, all raise dopamine to ~200% baseline level.

They are equivalent in terms of -the High- and addictive potential.


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Re: Caffiene Detox
« Reply #58 on: Sat, 01 February 2020, 16:38:52 »

It's a drug..  as addicting as cigarettes..

that is a retarded statement

HURR DURR CHOCOLATE IS JUST LIKE HEROIN DUHHHH

that's you right now

Please do your research ,

Caffeine , Cigarettes , Alcohol, all raise dopamine to ~200% baseline level.

They are equivalent in terms of -the High- and addictive potential.



Increased dopamine is a good thing. Eating food, vitamins, human contact, music, and being in the sun all raise dopamine levels as well. Should we all sit in dark rooms with the shades drawn and ear muffs on humming loudly? The same could be said for any of those things. You get a massage, your dopamine levels increase, you feel good. So now you are addicted to massages? Is that how it works?

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Re: Caffiene Detox
« Reply #59 on: Sat, 01 February 2020, 17:19:05 »
Increased dopamine is a good thing. Eating food, vitamins, human contact, music, and being in the sun all raise dopamine levels as well. Should we all sit in dark rooms with the shades drawn and ear muffs on humming loudly? The same could be said for any of those things. You get a massage, your dopamine levels increase, you feel good. So now you are addicted to massages? Is that how it works?

The system has natural thresholds, adjustable within a small range.

You go beyond 150% consistently enough,  and you end up with a personality , well, Like Noisy-Turtles.

hahahahahaha

Again , turtle, there's no argument to win here, just do a look up. The hedonic loop is well understood.