9 Ways to Kick the Coffee Habit


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Find another go-to drink

One of the first things Gans advises is to replace coffee with other drinks, even decaf coffee.

Decaffeinated coffee still has caffeine (2 to 25 mg per cup, depending on the brand, vs. 100 mg or more in regular coffee), but it's a good replacement beverage and a way to taper off at the same time.

You can also try another hot drink that's caffeine free, such as herbal tea or even hot water. Don't add lemon though, as its acidity can aggravate the reflux.

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