A Woman on A Mission

Let’s endure this journey called life!

My Reasons for Kicking the Coffee Habit September 25, 2008

I used to drink two medium sized Styrofoam cups of coffee per day. I have been weaning little by little off of coffee since the beginning of August. I just have a couple more days to go. And boy, am I feeling the withdrawal!

Below are my reasons for wanting to quit:

  • It increases my appetite.
  • It is acidic and is thought to worsen or cause arthritis (which I have).
  • Because I have arthritis and am deconditioned, I’d rather be hydrating my innards instead of dehydrating them.
  • It causes frequent urination.
  • It sometimes actually made me tired.
  • I have severe RLS and it can only worsen it.

The below two stories about coffee drinking helped me feel even better about my decision:

I will update this two weeks or a month into my detoxing period to talk about any changes in my feelings or physical condition. I want to be able to work out and do Yoga like I used to, so I will give up anything for that. 🙂

Good luck to all of you that decide to quit coffee.