By Jim F., a Dietblog blogger
I enjoy the taste of straight espresso, and have been through seasons of drinking a couple of double espressos each day.
However, I have learned that under times of stress - it is time to cut the caffeine out, and give my body's adrenal system a rest.
There is much argument as to whether there is such a thing as a caffeine addiction. However - caffeine dependency is very real, and it can be very difficult to wean yourself out of the habit.
Tried and Tested
These tips are not fluff intended to fill up a web page - but real techniques that I have used on three occasions of high stress.
I was able to completely stop drinking caffeine for a month or so while I sorted out my sleep patterns and addressed the stressful situation. Once I was completely healthy again I would begin enjoying a single daily espresso. That may seem counter-productive - but under normal circumstances I have no problem with moderate caffeine intake and enjoy the bitter taste of coffee.
Note: These tips could also help those who feel they have an allergy to caffeine.
Here are some tips that I have found extremely helpful when it is time to stop drinking coffee.