Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Caffeine ... Giving It Up!
Tired of not getting good sleep at night, I'm giving up COFFEE, TEA, & CHOCOLATE! Yesterday was 'ground zero' .. and I felt like a zombie or couch potato. Today is a bit better. Going cold turkey is hard .. especially when the rest of my family perks up a pot in the morning. What do I drink in it's place? For now warm water mixed with a little piece of lemon and a sprinkle of ginger. Sometimes .. just plain very warm water. When I get to the store, I'll buy some herbal tea. But .. for now ... the water is sufficing. Doing a little research yesterday, I found out that white and oolong teas have less caffeine than black tea. And if you use whole leaves instead of the minced stuff in bags .. then infuse the tea for a few seconds .. throwing away the first 'brew' .. and make a second go of the same infusion .. most of any caffeine will be gone. Will let you know if this works. I'm very sensitive to caffeine .. and apparently it can cause allergies .. which I have in the form of hives on occasion. I've heard that it can take up to eight weeks to detox from caffeine .. so far .. no headache!