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That One Time I Lost My Mind and Tried to Give Up Coffee…

By Carolyn @CarolynHeintz

Yes, you read that title correctly.

I, a true connoisseur and fervent lover of coffee and all the happiness it gives me, tried to give up beautiful coffee.

(Quick kids! Get in the minivan because clearly the apocalypse is upon us!)


Now, what in tarnation is my explanation for this tomfoolery?

For giving up a hot, oh-so-delicious cup of joe? The elixir of the gods?

Honestly? I have no earthly idea.

Clearly, I temporarily lost my mind or was possessed by some sort of anti-caffeine demon.

Regardless, I gave it a go… and promptly poured myself a cup by 10 AM.

(Yes, I lasted approximately 3 hours.)

I considered going for a decaf. That way, I could enjoy the taste and smell of coffee without pumping caffeine into my system. But then I remembered:


So, with coffee in hand, I can say I have finally gotten back to my senses. Coffee is my main splurge–water is the only other thing I drink on a regular basis and I eat well. I think it’s important to have one food or drink that your really enjoy having or else we would all go insane on carrot sticks and celery. Besides, remember my blog post on the many Benefits of Drinking Coffee? Exactly.

But I do think I need to cut back on the amount of caffeine I consume. Luckily, I have never been one for too much creamer or sugar, so usually I just take my coffee with a splash of skim milk. Regardless of calories or fat content, however, I think that 3 cups a day is too much.

So, I’m going to be trying to cut back to one cup a day because, honestly, sipping on coffee in the morning is one of my absolute favorite times of day and I’m not quite ready to go caffeine-free just yet.

This counts as one cup, right?


I kid, I kid…

(Sort of.)

In other news! I have a killer new article called “Why Readers Make Better Lovers” on Life Hack that you should go check out and share with every single person you know. Capiche? 

Peace, love, and health,


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