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First of all, it’s worth saying that nobody makes you quit drinking coffee. Moreover, the habit of drinking coffee can even be beneficial.

But if it seems to you that you consume too much caffeine and want to give it up, it is useful to know what you should expect.

Billions of people around the world drink coffee or other caffeinated drinks every day.

Although caffeine is considered safe if consumed in moderation, there are also arguments for quitting this habit and stop drinking coffee, energy drinks, sodas, etc.

So, what awaits you when refusing coffee?

1. You can lose weight

Did you know that the habit of drinking coffee can affect your waist?

Scientists at Duke University found that daily consumption of caffeine in coffee, tea and carbonated drinks increases blood sugar by 10 percent.

Even if you refuse sweets and fats, cream and sugar in coffee can increase the calorie content of the drink to 200 calories.

If you completely refuse sugar in the drink, then you can immediately reduce the number of calories per day.

2. You can get better

On the other hand, if you give up coffee in the morning, you can start eating more.

It is known that coffee suppresses appetite, and therefore you may find that more and more often look for fatty and sweet snacks as soon as you stop drinking coffee every day.

This is especially true for those who are addicted to coffee. When caffeine is withdrawn, our body begins to look for a quick solution to the problem, and you reach for sweets, which increases blood sugar and the number of calories consumed.

3. You will start to sleep better

Despite the fact that you will feel tired while your body adapts to life without the usual stimulants, over time you will sleep better as soon as you start living without caffeine, especially if you are used to drinking coffee in the afternoon or in the evening.

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine confirmed that taking caffeine 6 hours before bedtime could disrupt a person’s sleep cycle.

4. You will have a headache more often

Any coffee fan will recognize the hateful caffeine headache that comes when you don’t get your usual morning dose of coffee.

When you stop drinking coffee, you deprive your body of adrenaline and dopamine - hormones that are natural stimulants that keep you awake.

Instead, they are being replaced adenosine - a hormone responsible for rest and fatigue. Brain chemistry is changing, leading to headaches.

To prevent headaches, do not try to abruptly give up coffee. Instead, gradually reduce the amount of coffee every 2-3 days.

Drink only half a cup, then replace coffee with tea and even try mixing regular coffee with decaffeinated coffee. So you avoid withdrawal syndrome and easier to part with caffeine addiction.

5. You may get sick (but not for long)

Headaches are not the only symptom of withdrawal from coffee.

Those who stop consuming this drink have reported side effects such as depression, anxiety, dizziness, flu-like symptoms, insomnia, irritability, mood swings and lethargy.

Of the advantages, it can be noted that this condition does not last long.

Experts say that most of the physical symptoms should go away after 2 days, and the remaining side effects will not last longer than 1-2 weeks.

7. You will miss antioxidants

Coffee is one of the main sources of antioxidants.

Numerous studies have found that by drinking more than 3 cups of coffee per day, you reduce the risk of many diseases, from cancer to Parkinson's disease, promoting bone health.

Unfortunately, refusing coffee will deprive yourself of many of the beneficial properties of this drink. And fortunately, you can replenish your antioxidant supply with tea, fruits, and vegetables.

8. It will be difficult for you to concentrate

Fatigue and irritability are two side effects of the caffeine-free regimen, which also leads to a deterioration in concentration.

Some people say that after refusing coffee, their productivity has decreased. The reason for this is the lack of stimulants that we get from a daily dose of coffee, and an increase in the level of adenosine, which causes fatigue.

To counter the loss of concentration, try chewing mint gumso that your brain is not distracted.

In addition, after a week of refusing coffee, you will find that your productivity has improved, as you will no longer experience the inevitable afternoon fatigue after morning coffee.

9. You may suffer from constipation

Caffeine accelerates intestinal motility, due to which you may experience stool retention when you stop drinking your morning cup of coffee out of habit.

But do not be afraid, as there are many ways to establish regular emptying.

Eat more fiber (whole grains, vegetables, and legumes), drink more water, and exercise regularly.

Your digestive system will be grateful to you.