Do you want to know how to get rid of coffee addiction? How can you beat the urge to drink your morning cup of coffee and not feel deprived? The most important thing is to find out what is causing the addiction. There are many reasons why we become hooked on coffee, but the common reason to become addicted is a lack of proper nutrition coupled with a need for more energy due to chronic stress affecting our energy levels.
If you are looking for ways on how to get rid of coffee addiction, then I highly recommend that you do a couple of things…
- Think about when you started drinking coffee. Do you have strong memories about this time or the people you were with?
- Think about why you started drinking coffee and what it does for you now? Is it an energy issue, a social experience, a taste thing?
- Think about when you are drinking coffee now and how it makes you feel? Do you need coffee in the morning or to get you through the afternoon? Do you need coffee to stimulate a bowel movement? Does coffee make you feel relaxed or does it cause jitters?
- Look at what you are eating. Are you eating enough, and are you eating the right foods?
Caffeine is a stimulant that can cause a lot of unwanted side effects, including headaches, nausea, and anxiety. Many studies also show that caffeine can increase blood pressure and heart rate and can also increase the risk of strokes in those who are already at risk for them. This means that a high amount of caffeine intake can greatly increase the risks of certain health conditions. Studies show that caffeine can indeed affect the risk of developing cardiovascular problems. And so, although consuming some caffeine is acceptable here and there, if you find yourself addicted to it, I strongly suggest that you try quitting it altogether.
There are also studies that show that moderate coffee consumption has some health benefits. The important thing is to figure out how YOUR body responds to coffee. Also, remember that anything in excess can cause stress. And excess coffee plays havoc with your adrenal glands which can affect your ability to respond well to stress. The more stress, the more fatigue, the more coffee – it’s a vicious circle.
You may be able to enjoy a bit of coffee, or you may need to abstain. The key is to find a balance and not add stress to your body and your life.