I love coffee and worry about getting a headache by not drinking any. What’s the best way to eliminate caffeine? (Manual)
If you have been drinking caffeine for a long time, you might want to reduce your caffeine intake over the course of a few days. Try these steps before you start your reset:
Step 1: Start on a Weekend
Begin the caffeine elimination process on a weekend one week before you start the program. Doing this allows you to take naps as needed if you are feeling fatigued or experience withdrawal symptoms.
Step 2: Reduce Your Caffeine Intake
For the first three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), cut your daily intake of coffee, cola, black or green tea, or other caffeinated beverages in half. This means if you usually have four cups of coffee in the morning, you would have 2 cups of coffee in the morning on Friday, 1 cup on Saturday, half a cup on Sunday, and none on Monday morning. Doing this helps you slowly wean your body off the caffeine, which should reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Unsweetened green tea and yerba mate are allowed on the protocol.