Why I quit coffee


I love coffee. It’s my drug of choice. But I’ve quit, cold turkey, and for good reasons.

The problems

The first problem is that caffeine is clearly very addictive. I’ve recently been drinking up to 8 cups a day. I don’t like to be addicted like that.

The second problem? Caffeine messes with your brain. After a while you need it to stay focused and energetic. As soon as levels of caffeine drop you’ll feel worse. And the mornings? They are way slower than they could be.

The third thing is that caffeine releases stress hormones, that raise insulin and glucose levels, especially after meals. It could potentially be bad for weight loss.

Quitting

So nine days ago I had my last cup of coffee. From eight to zero cups a day, just like that. What happened?

Wish I could say it has been easy, but it’s been a miserable experience. For a number of days I had to take painkillers to be able to sleep and work. Not just for headache but for a weird and intense muscle ache in my legs (apparently this can happen).

Also the motivation. just. disappeared. It was replaced by brain fog and irritability.

I’ve replaced the coffee with naturally caffeine-free tea. Not too bad.

Feeling better

I’m feeling much better again this week, but apparently it can take 2-3 weeks to be fully back to normal. I’m looking forward to being able to get started right away in the morning and not have to wait for the coffee to kick in. I hope to feel sharp during the entire day.

And the weight? I’m happy with my weight already, but it will be interesting to see if anything changes. So far my experience is I’m low on “reward” and feel the urge to eat more, to try to feel better. I expect that will pass. But so far the weight is not going down, it’s stable at best.

I’ll write another blog post when I know the end result. But so far I’m happy with quitting.

Have you tried quitting? What happened? Feel free to leave a comment below.

More

Here’s another low-carb doctor who just recently quit coffee:

Dr. Adam Nally: Caffeine . . . Weight Loss Wonder Boy or Sneaky Scoundrel?

And here’s a video interview from this summer with the doctor who initially got me interested in quitting coffee (on the member site – free trial available). I actually tried to quit right away back then, but failed:

Is Coffee Bad for You? – Dr. Michael Fox

 
By the way I was listening to Tim Ferriss podcast interview with Jamie Foxx (very interesting man) this morning. Turns out they’ve both quit coffee, due to the negative effects of caffeine. Seems like a trend…

Another common addiction

What Is Sugar Addiction? – Bitten Jonsson
One Day in A Sugar Addict's Life – Bitten Jonsson
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92 comments

  1. Sandra Fisher
    There is confusing science here and I suppose we have to decide who to follow - Dr Perlmutter of Brain Grain writes continually about coffee been good for the brain. I respect both of you as medical professionals with integrity - so who is right.
  2. Gil Palmer
    I'd like to point out that at least some negative effects of coffee are attributable to the quality of the coffee itself as well as the brewing method. I find that a moderate amount of freshly-roasted and grinded, well-brewed (I prefer Turkish/Greek process myself) good-quality Arabica coffees enhances my wellbeing, whereas stale, moldy, over-roasted supermarket- and fast-food-quality coffees diminishes it... and most likely my health, too. I have found no ill-effects while in ketosis from two cups of really good-quality coffee a day; quite the contrary. I would not compare the effects of such real coffee to the overly acidic and bitter liquids obtainable at $bucks and most other fast-food coffee outlets. And let's not even talk about instant 'coffee'.
  3. Chris Bennett
    I gave up coffee about nine days ago too. I had a week of headaches so took painkillers for that. Now I'm starting to feel better. Not sure its a great improvement from when I used to drink coffee but I didn't like being addicted either.
    I do not think coffee is particularly bad but it is a drug and another thing to knock your body out of homeostasis. Along with the other culprits refined sugar, carbs and alcohol.
  4. Andreas Hammar
    I've quit a few times in the last few years, but am now back on and thinking about quitting again.
    Biggest take away for me was, just as you say Andreas, that you're not a zombie in the morning before your first cup. Off coffee, I would wake up feeling fresh and be instantly on high-alert levels!

    Quitting is a b***h though, terrible headaches and nausea like I wouldn't believe. I could not have done it without painkillers.

    Bottom line: caffeine is an addictive poison. It cannot be negative to be off of it.

  5. Cassie
    I just started drinking coffee, at the age of 54 years, because of all the health benefits I was reading about it. I drink 2 cups a day and can easily do without it, but really want the health benefits that it provides. This is all very interesting.
  6. Brandy
    I quit coffee a month ago because of the addictive quality and I read that is not good for the adrenal glands. It took me several weeks to feel normal again. I did it without the help of over the counter medication. I used only essential oils to relieve my pain. I've also discovered ginger tea as an excellent replacement. It gives me a little natural kick in the morning. Like mentioned above, I wake up refreshed these days! It's been great living without caffeine.
  7. Michael
    I just finished two weeks of coffee-free weeks (from ca. 4 cups/day). The first three days were terrible with headache but then things normalized. The real benefit, however, comes when re-taking caffeine now—a single cup works great when your body is not as used to it :-)
  8. Jimmy
    I gave up caffeine a couple of months ago. Only a few days feeling like crap with headaches. After that, I felt better. I still drink some decaf. I don't miss the caffeine.
  9. Jason
    Those of us in the quantified self crowd who've done this & kept good records have found the glucose etc differences to be largely neglible. Personally stopping coffee was just not significant in my figures. So keep records & publish them. To be uselessly restrictive is pointless- focus efforts on what has a better effect.
  10. Brian
    I gave up coffee for a bit over two months this past summer. Like most, the first few days were awful, but after that I felt fine. And... that's about it. I felt fine. I didn't notice my weight changing faster or even abnormally. I did wake up and, after about an hour, felt that I was fully awake and didn't need any caffeine.

    Eventually what brought me back was the taste. I love the taste and smell of coffee. Quitting wasn't making me feel obviously better than when I was drinking it, so I put coffee back into my morning routine.

  11. Robert
    I definitely noticed that my ketogenic driven weight loss seemed to stall when I started drinking coffee daily. Even bulletproof.

    But I also have HIGH fasting insulin levels. And have for a long time.

    Coffee increases insulin production. So not the best combo for me.

    I do like the effects of coffee ordinarily. Lately I've tried a cup a day, but have been gaining weight again (not in ketosis).

    It should be noted that my father is 82 and drinks 1 - 2 cups per day EVERY day. His mind is clear and no signs of dementia or alzheimers. But he has type 2 diabetes and a big belly. And my Mom is the same age, drinks no coffee and is also dementia/alzheimers free. And not diabetic.

    I'm guessing it's a coin flip. But also if you aren't overweight, and don't have insulin problems? Then why not drink coffee?

  12. murray
    I seem to have low caffeine tolerance. A cup of full caffeine coffee and I likely won't sleep much at night. Since reading of the benefits of coffee I now have a cup of decaf in the morning which seems fine. I have no difficulty going without coffee for a day, weekend or week. I seem to do better on the Bulletproof decaf beans, which are supposed to be selected for low mold toxin. Most commercial coffees I don't abide well, even decaf.

    I also have a cup of decaf green tea later in the morning.

    I get a buzz from dark chocolate (100%), but that is likely more the theobromine than the caffeine. Chocolate can be high in mold toxins as well, so I have to be particular about the brand.

    Neither coffee nor chocolate affects my blood sugar or ketones. In fact, if I go a day eating nothing but 100% chocolate, this is as good as fasting in terms of blood glucose and ketones. Last time I had glucose at 3.8 mmol/L and ketones at 5.3 mmol/L at 6 pm during a day of nothing but 100% chocolate.

  13. LowCarbFinn
    I see no point in being without caffeine,
    Some years back I was totally caffeine-free for about a year and a half - I did not drink tea either - and experienced no beneficial effects whatsoever. So I returned to drinking coffee in reasonable amounts 4-6 cups (one cup = 1,5 deciliters) per day, which gives all the benefits of coffee. These include reduced risk of alzheimers, parkinsons, type 2 diabetes and many cancers, liver cancer in particular.

    But I have learned one thing: We have our own wake-up hormone, cortisol. In the morning it is our friend and the levels are highest then. Thus it is best not to drink coffee in the first 1-1,5 hours after waking, but only after the natural cortisol high has passed.

    Delaying the first cup of the day feels good, the only drawback is missing the habit of having something warm to drink with lots of fat, as I don't feel like eating any solids until after 4-6 hours after waking. But I've replaced my coffee+fat immediately after waking with hot water + fat (full cream and cocoa butter - unfortunately I can't use coconut oil) and that seems to be quite fine.

    Thank you for this webpage, it is a wonderful resource of news and information.

    Reply: #17
  14. Pierre
    If you have headache, it is because you are dehydrated.

    8 cups a day is really too much.
    Normally the intake should be from 2 to 4 cups a day.
    Quitting coffee is a mistake.

    http://authoritynutrition.com/top-13-evidence-based-health-benefits-o...

  15. Sascha
    i have stopped drinking coffee because i am a type II diabetic, amongst other things and weight loss has stalled.

    i noticed no difference in higher than they should be fasting a.m. blood sugars. weight was still stalled.
    and yes, i gave it enough time

    8 cups of coffee is epic.......:)

    dr. perlmutter and other doctors sing coffee's praises.....research keeps flip flopping. it's like watching the discussions on whether eggs and butter are good/bad for you.

    Reply: #18
  16. HelenaB
    I reallized I was on the wrong path with my coffey drinking so I decided to quit. And so I did and was without for 12 days leaving me rather bleak and tired. So tired that I yesterday decided this was a bad idea to do while having to perform well at work. So I had a cup and the sun came out again and I had no problem staying awake. Potent drug caffein is!

    My aim is still to quit but I am going to have 1 cup a day until I go on holiday at X-mas. Then I can rest when I need to, giving myself a better chance of pulling it of. As I am a sober sugar addict, the battle against that addiction, is also more intense when I get tired and low. When I am off duty I can fast to counteract the cravings from the sugar-troll.

  17. Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD Team Diet Doctor

    ...all the benefits of coffee. These include reduced risk of alzheimers, parkinsons, type 2 diabetes and many cancers, liver cancer in particular.

    Unfortunately there's no proof for any of that, it's all based on observational data, i.e. statistics. Does not prove cause and effect.

    Reply: #20
  18. Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD Team Diet Doctor

    dr. perlmutter and other doctors sing coffee's praises.....research keeps flip flopping.

    Yes. It's because we do not know the long-term health benefits or risks of drinking coffee. That kind of study has not been done yet. Observational trials, i.e. statistics, can't really say anything definite.

    What we KNOW is that caffeine is an addictive drug that messes with the brain, and releases stress hormones.

  19. Deborah Gordon
    Why quit? I've always known myself sensitive to caffeine and have found the highest quality decaff for my regular coffee. So I can continue to enjoy many of coffee's benefits and the little bit of remnant caffeine is just fine. Hmm, shall I have it with cream of with MCT oil and butter this morning?
  20. BobM
    That's true, but it's also true that the evidence "against" coffee is also all epidemiological. Personally, I drink 1.5 cups* of coffee and one cup of tea every day. I don't see any need to quit and haven't seen any evidence I need to do so. If I need to quit for some reason, I just begin cutting down slowly; I'll drop the tea for a few days, then half the coffee for a few days, then go even smaller for a few days, and finally totally quitting.

    * We cold brew our coffee, so I measure 1/2 cup of coffee and put in enough water to get to 1.5 cups.

    Reply: #22
  21. Walt
    Hi guys, this post give to me some questions ...

    The problem with the insulin and glucose level, is the caffeine in the coffee or the coffee...???

    For example caffeine free coffee, will give you the same insulin/ glucose level and addiction problems...????

    Thanks.
    Walt

  22. Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD Team Diet Doctor

    the evidence "against" coffee is also all epidemiological.

    Not quite true. There's plenty of short-term interventional trials showing increased stress hormones and raised glucose and insulin. And the addiction and withdrawal problems are just facts.

  23. Martha
    This is not the full data picture, Andreas. Very disappointed in your cherry-picking here. The studies show that *those who are new to coffee drinking* experience these effects *temporarily*. But once habituated to coffee, these effects go away. Your body adjusts and you don't suffer any ill effects. Please don't distort the data like Ornish does. We have higher expectations of you here. Best wishes.
  24. Lorraine
    I gave up coffee in Aug 2001. I feel like I'm in Coffee Drinkers Anonymous saying that! I was only drinking two cups a day in the mornings, but getting more and more jitters and headaches. So I quit cold turkey and had what felt like a 6 week hangover.

    But once I was past that, I found that a big glass of ice water worked far better for alertness than the coffee ever did. I still drink iced tea and decaf and eat dark chocolate so I'm not completely caffeine-free but I don't feel any side effects of it like I did full-strength coffee.

    BTW, I wasn't completely headache-free until I adopted a ketogenic diet over 2 years ago. I haven't had once since.

  25. Tim
    Hi Dr. Eenfeldt.

    Love your site but question you on this one. I also self monitor and find coffee does not significantly affect glucose or insulin levels.

    Question though. Many studies show very significant benefits from coffee drinking, usually the more the better up to about 5 cups/day.

    Let me quote from the latest that I can find from Dr. Frank Hu et al at Harvard, Department of Nutrition, but I have very many more.

    They report very significant benefits including HR of .85 (3-5 cups/day) for never smoker drinkers against never smoker non drinkers and significant benefits for coffee drinkers in cardiovascular and neurological diseases and suicide. The report is based on approximately 4.7 million person-years of follow-up.

    Is this report flawed in your judgement? If so how?

    http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2015/11/10/CIRCULATIONAHA.1...

    "Consumption of total, caffeinated, and decaffeinated coffee
    were non-linearly associated with mortality. Compared to non-drinkers, coffee consumption one
    to five cups/d was associated with lower risk of mortality, while coffee consumption more than
    five cups/d was not associated with risk of mortality. However, when restricting to never
    smokers, compared to non-drinkers, the HRs of mortality were 0.94 (0.89 to 0.99) for ? 1 cup/d,
    0.92 (0.87 to 0.97) for 1.1-3 cups/d, 0.85 (0.79 to 0.92) for 3.1-5 cups/d, and 0.88 (0.78 to 0.99)
    for > 5 cups/d (p for non-linearity = 0.32; p for trend < 0.001). Significant inverse associations
    were observed for caffeinated (p for trend < 0.001) and decaffeinated coffee (p for trend = 0.022).
    Significant inverse associations were observed between coffee consumption and deaths due to
    cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, and suicide."

  26. Pierre
  27. Deb
    Why is coffee automatically associated with caffeine? Can we break out decaf coffee, caffeine like effects of theobromine and theanine in cocoa powder, yerba matte, etc. in this discussion?
  28. Michelle
    On my LCHF journey I've given up sugar, 99.9% of processed foods, soft drinks, Tim tams, pizza, toast, pasta and my beloved potatoe chips, I am not giving up my coffee! ?
    Reply: #48
  29. BobM
    You can't use epidemiological (epi) evidence to prove something, but you can use it to disprove something. Many epi studies indicate coffee drinking is BETTER for insulin resistance; that is, you're less likely to become diabetic if you drink coffee.

    Here's one, for instance:

    "RESULTS—After adjustment for potential confounders, the relative risk of type 2 diabetes was 0.87 (95% CI 0.73–1.03) for one cup per day, 0.58 (0.49–0.68) for two to three cups per day, and 0.53 (0.41–0.68) for four or more cups per day compared with nondrinkers (P for trend <0.0001)."

    http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/29/2/398.full

    Now, this can't be used to prove causation (ie, drinking coffee prevents Type 2 diabetes), but it can be used to say it's unlikely type 2 diabetes is caused by drinking coffee.

    As with any area (including low carb), the data is bad and the studies you'd like to see haven't been done. But I don't see much to make me quit drinking coffee and tea.

    As for being "addicted", coffee is a very minor "addiction" that's easily cured by taking some anti-pain medication (or cutting down, and then you don't even need pain medication, or at least I don't). If you don't want to be "addicted" to coffee, then don't drink it. For me, I'll put up with a little addiction.

    And as Michelle noted, there's only so much we can give up.

  30. Judy Barnes Baker
    I never liked coffee and never drank it until recently. Now I love it, but I'm so sensitive to caffeine I have to mix 1/3 regular with 2/3 decaf and limit it to one cup in the morning. My parents and most of the people in their generation drank huge amounts of black coffee (no milk or sugar) all day long. They were healthy for most of their lives and didn't have trouble sleeping until they were in their 80s.
  31. Bob Niland
    Coffee is one of those issues that is not helpful to the cause of gaining people's attention on more serious nutritional issues. The breathless headlines swap from Toxin to Elixir on an annual basis. The average person thinks that such ambiguity thus applies to all food-like substances.

    If someone decides to quit coffee, tapering off is usually pretty easy compared to cold turkey. I've done it several times for varying periods and reasons. And yes, the reaction to cold turkey does reveal an adaptation if not an addiction.

    At some point we may know the full spectrum of benefits and hazards for coffee. In the meantime, there are bigger fish to fry (but not at too high a temperature, and choose the fat carefully). Someone eschewing coffee, but (for example, perhaps including none of the readership here) still consuming grains, added sugars, PUFAs at typical levels, and doing nothing for microbiome, needs to re-examine their priorities. Even food coloring is likely a more serious concern.

  32. Jo Holt
    I'm with you Andreas. I gave up coffee cold turkey two and a half years ago because I felt like I was addicted to it. I only had 2 coffees a days but I HAD to have that first cup in the morning - even if it was the weekend. I didn't like that feeling (and neither did my husband who had to pander to my demands), hence giving up. I had the headaches on quitting too which were horrendous but after a week the worst was over. I've been tempted to have the odd one now and then (I still love the smell of coffee brewing) but for me, I don't think it's the right choice. We talk so much about n=1 - I think this particularly applies here. If coffee works for you right now, great - if it doesn't and you want to quit - this is an equally valid choice. Remember, this can change over your lifetime as well.....
  33. Jacques
    I'm taking a break from coffee as well. I started about two weeks ago. The main reason is trying to clear up skin problems. I was only having 2 to 3 cups a day, but I can already see an improvement. I didn't have much withdrawal symptoms, but I do miss the taste sometimes.
  34. Stipetic
    What has Andreas said that is untrue (caffeine is addicting, affects brain, and releases stress hormones)? To him, these negative effects overweigh the positive associations. Did he suggest people should quit coffee? No, he didn't.

    This is what he said at the end: Have you tried quitting? What happened? Feel free to leave a comment below. In other words, do your own benefit/risk analysis and make your own decisions. Quit manufacturing conflict where there is none.

  35. LowCarbFinn
    One thing comes to mind:
    Those who still drink tea will get caffeine from that.

    I told earlier that I have had a caffeine-free year and a half and did not notice any benefits whatsoever. What I did was, I first only stopped drinking coffee, but continued drinking green tea. No change whatsoever in anything.

    Then I stopped drinking green tea too, switched to herbal teas (peppermint is my favourite). Only then did I get some minor caffeine withdrawal symptoms: Slight stuffy-feeling headache on first and second days without caffeine, over-the-counter ketoprofen 25 mg eliminated that. No other withdrawal symptoms.

    And still I did not notice any benefits from being without caffeine.
    Thus I see no reason not to drink it in the amount I do. Especially as for some weird reason my belly dislikes tea intensely. I can barely drink green tea, strong black tea causes me to puke if I drink it on empty stomach.

    But then again, I have no weight or blood sugar problems or similar. For me LowCarb has eliminated the following: Atopic rash and respiratory allergies and undefinable slight muscle and joint pains as well as constant slight aches in all old sports injuries (I have a lot of those).

    From experience I can say that my body doesn't like tea at all, not really even green tea, but does like coffee and even with 4-6 cups per day the only withdrawal symptoms I get is the very slight 2 day headache, but no benefits whatsoever from being without caffeine.

    Perhaps this is again one of those things, where everything depends on the individual body: For some tea is best, for some coffee and then there are those who'se bodies don't like caffeine in any form.

  36. Alligatorchar
    To what do you attribute the leg aches?
  37. Etai
    I have had a love-hate relationship with coffee for a few decades now and have settled on the love side because of reports like this one. What do you think about this kind of meta-analysis that shows coffee consumption is inversely related to incidence of type 2 diabetes? I'm thinking that coffee's effects on insulin must be negligible?

    http://m.care.diabetesjournals.org/content/37/2/569.abstract

  38. Jennifer
    I'm with some of the others here. What about decaf coffee? I think giving up caffeine for me would not be the problem, but I sure would miss that warm, creamy BPC taste. Please don't say hot tea. I am from the southern states of the USA, and we do coffee hot & tea cold here...lol.
  39. Dan Brown
    Recently I've been checking by blood glucose at 6:30 (1/2 hr after rising), 9:30 (before breakfast) and 10:30 (1 hr postprandial). I make a 12oz coffee at 6:30 and add 1 1/2- 2 oz half & half and pure stevia powder (no bulking agents). I noted that there was an average 20mg/dl rise between 6:30 and 9:30 in my blood glucose, but that at 10:30, 1 hr pp, it was stable or declined. My breakfast is 3 poached eggs (<2 grams of CHO). But my blood sugar, being already elevated, took all day to decline to where it was at 6:30. Lunch is typically a can of sardines in olive oil (0 grams CHO), so I attributed the early morning rise to the H&H and stevia powder. Perhaps, I'm now thinking, it was the stimulative effect of the caffeine on stress hormones, serum insulin and blood glucose. In any case, I have quit coffee and my blood glucose generally remains stable at the early morning level until is drops down in the late afternoon.
  40. Bloke
    Maybe if you tried drinking real coffee instead weak, watered down drip coffee American style. Pure espresso is much more effective at boosting alertness without as many negative effects. Watering down the coffee, which is just a waste of coffee in the first place, means the caffeine takes a lot longer to get into your system, stays there longer but has a much lessor effect on keeping you focused and alert. What's worse, you're putting in a lot more caffeine into your system for a much weaker result. 3 or 4 espressos a day will keep you more focused than 8 americano coffees, while also reducing your headaches and tasting much much better. Of course no milk or sugar either, again you're just killing the coffee flavour. It's like having steak well done or overcooked fish.
    And on top of all that you will go through a lot less coffee in a year.
    Reply: #59
  41. Regina
    For years I've gone off and on caffeine. I'll stay off for 18-24 months and then start up again. A while back I read somewhere that caffeine can raise fasting blood glucose by 8-10 points. So I decided to test this on myself. I was drinking lots of unsweetened, caffeinated tea. I've never liked coffee. I don't care for alcoholic beverages and rarely drink juice more than once a month, and I haven't had sodas in years. But I was drinking 44-66 ounces of tea a day. I stopped. Not fun. There were withdrawal symptoms, but they didn't last very long and within days my fasting blood glucose dropped by about 10 points. Now I drink water and a few cups of caffeine-free herbal tea a week. I am still struggling with obesity because although I do not drink sugar-water, I'm still sugar-obsessed. I eat candies and desserts. But at least without caffeine, my fasting blood glucose is better. I've come to this site to learn to live differently.
  42. ANTHONY
    Regina, best wishes ; low carb will change your life. I started with lots of eggs, cheese, vegies,fish and as a treat had low carb grog as something to look forward to.
  43. Carolina Avileis
    Coincidentally, I quit coffee 13 days ago. I used to drink up to 500 mL of coffee daily! I'm Brazilian and Brazilian coffee is very strong, and that should say something about my addiction... I started increasing my comsuption of coffee when I quit milk, and every day I added a cup on top of what I was already drinking, so that I could feel energetic not only in the mornings, but through the day. I decided to quite my drug of choice because of stomach pains I started to feel. I just knew the cause - consuming an abusive amount of coffee. I felt miserable for good 5 days, I didn't take any pain killers, as I decided to undergo total detox of my body. This week I feel much better, but still not 100%. I hope by next week I feel great without the need of any kind of drug. It must be better for my health than what I was doing before!
  44. Regina
    Thanks, Anthony. I appreciate the encouragement. :)
  45. April
    Everybody's different; we have different capacities, tolerances, reactions. And we're all addicted to something, says Gerald May in his book, Addiction and Grace: "To be alive is to be addicted, and to be alive and addicted is to stand in need of grace." My point being, if one chooses for or against coffee or carbohydrates, there's a reason: we're each trying for better health. My choice is against carbohydrates because I'm prediabetic, and for coffee because I like it. I buy fair-traded organic espresso, which I grind just before brewing, and brew to taste. I have two or three cups (not eight) throughout the morning and early afternoon, and I'm glad that it may be beneficial to my overall health as well as tasty. Many thanks for your posts.
  46. Alan Hooi, NTP & GAPS Practitioner. Malaysia
    There are pros and cons drinking coffee ... depending on what type. And, and nobody is perfect. If you have to drink it take organic coffee without sugar or milk. Just have it black. I take 1 cup in the morning and I do resistance exercise for 20 - 30 minutes just by brisk walking. Try it. Be happy.
  47. Angelo
    I hope nobody takes this person seriously. Do your own research. Everything was exaggerations and half truths. It's his fault he was drinking 8 cups a day not addiction to caffiene. IDIOT! Enjoy 2-3 cups everyday. There are health benefits with coffee (liver). Not the first time I lost respect for this BUSINESS MAN.
    Reply: #58
  48. Christine
    Sorry, I accidentally reported your comment, didn't mean to. :(
  49. Liz.f
    I drink about a 6 oz. of coffee a day with cream, I love the ritual of my morning cup although a hot cup of herbal tea could do the trick. I'm personally am not ready to give up another thing I love but I am curious to see your results Andres, thanks for being a Guinee pig. ?
  50. Christine
    I've been low carb (<50g) for more than six months, and haven't dropped any weight (I've a lot to lose). Took up weights at the gym about 8 weeks ago, still no change; I know muscle weighs heavier than fat but other measurements stuck too. So I cut coffee a week ago to see if that helps. I was warned losing fat would be more difficult post-menopause but this is puzzling.
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