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  1. You should seriously consider giving up caffeine, Dr. Baldwin. I know, like you need one more thing to give up, right? But seriously, the energy we hope to get from caffeine is illusory–all it really does is prevent us from knowing how tired we are (and thereby allow us to push beyond where we should). It’s been almost two years for me now, and seriously, I never had such steady energy throughout the day when I used to drink coffee. After the first three, somewhat unpleasant days of quitting, I haven’t ever once considered going back.

    A disclaimer: I drink decaf, so I do get a small amount of caffeine, but nothing compared to the 8 cups I used to drink sitting in from of my laptop during the day…

    Anyway, just a thought as I read through the last few posts–and hang in there, Dr. Baldwin…you’re an inspiration!

    • You are so right. Last night was another frustrating fight *against* sleep as my body resisted its basic needs. It’s caffeine, in part. But I am having trouble with the idea that I have to stop completely. I need a more moderate plan for myself, like what I did with alcohol.

      • Tell you what, why don’t you quit for two weeks (you can drink decaf of course)…and after that, if you’re still missing it and want to go back to regular coffee, you can do so, and I’ll take the 30-day paleo challenge…

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