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Easing Into Decaf



If your goal is to decrease and/or eliminate the caffeine in coffee, try easing into that goal with part decaf and part regular coffee. I use high quality (bold) decaf with half mild regular coffee. That way I get some caffeine and avoid caffeine withdrawal side effects.

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Once your body gets accustom to the reduction, change the proportions until you are just drinking decaf.

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  • And don't forget to limit your pop (soda) intake too, unless you drink the decaf variety you may be getting as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. I kicked the caffeine habit many years ago and don't miss it at all. Water, water, and more water; it has become my favorite drink! emoticon - by BUGFIXR
  • I did this to limit my caffeine when I was pregnant, and then did it in reverse after I finished breastfeeding, so that my tolerance to the caffeine built back up more slowly than it would have, too. I should have just stayed off the caffeine, but it's so much easier to join in drinking from the workplace coffeepot than it is to make my own all the time just for the flavor. - by MOMMACASSEY
    You can also use different proportions of decaf and regular coffee, such as 2/3 and 1/3, 1/4 and 3/4, etc. Doesn't have to be 1/2 decaf and 1/2 regular. emoticon - by ALLTHNGSTHRUHIM
  • emoticon - by CATLADY69

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