Wow, when I said publicly (on Facebook here) that it has been 6 months this month of giving up coffee the questions and comments rolled in.

Who knew coffee was such a hot button topic.

Here is my experience and why I gave it up.

First coffee is not “evil”. It is however not good for many people (including me!). I do have some caffeine here and there in teas (not every day just whenever I want one).

I “came off” coffee by drinking my green juice each morning in its place and still have my green juice first thing each morning (the recipes I use can be found here – How to Make Green Goddess Juice and here – 5 Gorgeous Green Juice Recipes).

Why coffee wasn’t ‘for me’

So for me coffee was a love hate thing. I would get “high” on it and then crash. I would end up craving sugar!!! Which I never do. I would not be hungry at all most the day not being able to eat my normal meals then be REALLY hungry at night.

My natural appetite was a mess.

Also, while I drank it I would be anxious and dehydrated (messing with hormones, healing, steady energy and fat burning). I have had adrenal issues in the past and drinking coffee only triggered them. It really messed with my hormones and drinking it caused me to hold onto some access body fat (while eating and working out the same).

I would be anxious and relying on this false energy to get through the day. At night I would not sleep well (again messing with healing, hormones and fat burning).

How I Feel Now (6 Months Later)

Since I have stopped drinking coffee I have natural, balanced energy and I feel amazing. I am in tune with the natural rhythms of my body. Life is about finding what makes you feel good and doing that. Coffee had more “negatives” than pluses for me.

This is my journey and my experience. Oh, and no more coffee stained teeth!! Love that too 🙂

Do you drink coffee? Have you ever stopped? How does coffee make you feel? How much coffee do you drink? Please leave your answers/comments below in the comments section!

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