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Caffeine Detox Time

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LiE, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. UTmaniac

    Mobster

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    I've been drinking far too many equivalents of three heaped spoons of instant coffee per mug over the last few months, especially on days off work, where I can easily go through 5-8 mugs by the time I have the final one of the day around 1600. :eek:

    This morning, I tried something I've not done in ages, waking at ~0745 and not drinking a mug before my bowl of cereal in the first ~30mins of getting up. I waited until ~0900 and to be fair, I didn't feel too bad for waiting a while. Thought I'd try it after reading about how our cortisol levels are quite high when we get up and that should be better than a caffeine drink to keep us alert until mid morning, as many of us tend to suffer a tiredness if we have a mug first thing because it reduces cortisol levels.
     
  2. LiE

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    Yea I've found delaying the first coffee until a few hours after waking is optimal. You feel so much better. First thing in the morning having a coffee I can feel worse!
     
  3. tom_e

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    People look at you like you've got a disease when you say you don't drink anything hot, just give me a water and I'm happy.
     
  4. Dis86

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    There's lots. Hence the Max title.
     
  5. Steedie

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    Not at all. The UK version has 42mg in a 330ml can, that's hardly lots.

    As for caffeine detox, pls go @LiE. I have two coffees a day at most, so don't feel the need. I guess if I was necking 4-5 cups a day then yeah, probably worth cutting back
     
  6. FishLicker

    Hitman

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    Yep I'm another... only hot drink I have is hot chocolate (low cal stuff and only very occasionally).

    Good luck OP, caffeine withdrawal sounds grim. I have lots of bad habits I'm working on, but I'm glad I don't have this one.

    Here is some motivation: https://www.shape.com.sg/food/7-ways-too-much-coffee-is-seriously-bad-for-your-health/
     
  7. LiE

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    My 1 coffee is worth 3 of your **** coffees. Hipster coffee is more caffeinated, that’s a known fact.
     
  8. Steedie

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    Yeah that’s because you’re a mug. Forgive the pun
     
  9. Skillmister

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    I could only dream of getting this reaction. Pretty sure tea/coffee actually makes me feel sleepy. I drink it because I enjoy it more than its caffeine properties.

    Some days I consume no caffeine and pretty sure I don't notice a difference. Others I can have a 2-3 cup cafetiere worth of coffee before work and cups of tea/coffee almost hourly :o
     
  10. LiE

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    I forgive you, it must be hard being able to see a Costa from your house, the temptation for **** coffee is ever present.
     
  11. LiE

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    RIP hormones RIP glands.

    Adrenal gland pls respond.
     
  12. Scam

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    My housemate at Uni never had any tea/coffee/hot drinks. I remember coming down into our cold kitchen one winters morning to make a tea and he'd be swigging cold tap water. Yuck! (And that's coming from someone who solely drinks water as their cold drink).

    There's something lovely about having a hot cup of tea/coffee first thing to get rid of that morning mouth (before brushing your teeth).

    EDIT: And drinking iced/very cold drinks isn't actually very good for you. It sort of shocks your body into thinking it's getting cold. It's very bad for your digestion too.
     
  13. Defy Belief

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    That's what I thought, unlikely to be an amount which will cause withdrawals, psychological more than anything. Less than half a cup of coffee.

    Used to drink a pre workout which contained 375mg of caffeine at one stage. :D
     
  14. Steedie

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    LOL! Starbucks and Costa taste identical (both terrible), don’t let the branding and the smugness of sitting in there with Apple hipsters convince you otherwise
     
  15. LiE

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    Pft! That's nothing, what you need is the original Jack3d. amirite @Steedie ? ;)
     
  16. RobDogDog

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    I'm 31 and I've never had a cup of coffee!
     
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  17. Steedie

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    Christ, I was in a dark place that day we had the gone off Jack3d at the meet. Whose was it? @Syla5?
     
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  18. Skillmister

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    Haha! Cafe Nero has the best coffee out of the three big ones anyway...

    Fresh ground hipster coffee crew checking in
     
  19. Defy Belief

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    That wasn't just caffeine in that stuff though was it haha
     
  20. Skillmister

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    Not responding. Have detoxed for short amount of times before and felt no more effect from coffee afterwards. Energy drinks/pre-workouts do give me some kind of a boost but maybe that's the combo of other chemicals with the caffeine?