Over the years, I’ve built a tolerance to coffee. I drink about 2 cups everyday. Recently I switched to half-caff. You see, I wasn’t really feeling the effects of the caffeine in the mornings anymore. No jolt. No get up and go. So I thought, “I can quit anytime.”
After failing miserably at quitting coffee, I decided to decrease my caffeine intake in an effort to lower my tolerance to caffeine. You know? It’s similar to a tolerance to alcohol; I used to be able to drink about twice as much as I can now (It was college… and high school. I’m not proud).
I was explaining my new strategy to my boss. A skeptic, he didn’t believe me. He says, “Uh-uh. not possible. You cannot lower your coffee intake to reduce your tolerance to coffee.”
It worked when I was pregnant. I didn’t drink any caffeine. Then, I had a cup of coffee – literally at the hospital after delivering Logan – and I was like a gerbil on diet pills (descriptive name courtesy of Zipop).
For a good cause though.
Now. We wait, until my tolerance has lowered. Then BOOM again! Shock it with some caffeine.