Continuing from their recent video where they tried quitting alcohol, YouTubers Craig and Chyna Benzine are now trying to wean themselves off another socially acceptable drug: coffee.
While the medical consensus seems to be that coffee, like many things, is good for you in moderation, Craig feels dependent on it to the point of addiction, and wants to kick the habit. “When I’m not drinking coffee, my muscles get heavy, and I don’t want to do anything, I’m basically Jabba the Hutt,” he says. “I freak out when I don’t have it and it doesn’t look good, historically my sleep has been awful, and a lot of people say when they stopped having coffee it cured their insomnia.”
Petrol has already tried quitting caffeine before, but they only lasted a month and didn’t notice any improvement in their sleep or general health, so Craig hopes that by committing to a full three months this time, they’ll see more in the way of a measurable result. This time, they didn’t stop working everyone Caffeine, anything that has a “big shot” like coffee, tea, and soda.
Decaffeinated options are still allowed, so they can still enjoy the ritual of a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. “He. She tastes Like a cup of coffee,” Shayna says.So more sustainable.”
The first change Craig noticed was that he was suddenly taking more and more naps. “The coffee was masking the fact that I’m tired a lot of the time,” he says. “Maybe I slept more deeply when I slept, because I definitely feel better when I wake up, and feel more refreshed in the morning…but that being said, pretty quickly I feel like I can go back to bed.”
Neither of them started seeing any real benefits until about two months into the trial, which surprises them as they expected the side effects to lessen within weeks. “I still feel a little less motivated throughout the month,” says Craig, who attributes this to the psychological effect of going cold turkey more than the physical effects. “I want to get things done and be productive in an efficient way, but I really lack focus,” he says. “The thing I’m missing is the energy boost I feel addicted to.”
At the end of the three months, Craig finally felt that his sleep quality and ability to focus had improved, and both were satisfied with drinking decaffeinated, although Craig admits he may have a cup of the real stuff sometimes that really needs that boost.
“I like not being dependent on a substance to survive today,” Chyna says. “I got to a place where I feel the same way as I did where I’ve been drinking caffeinated coffee, and still drinking decaffeinated, which is the best part.”
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