I will admit it. I am one of those terrible people that truly lives by the expression, “please don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee”. I might have up to 3 cups a day, 4 if my child was up in the middle of the night. If I’m not drinking coffee, I’m drinking caffeinated diet sodas, or green teas as well. I would be lying if I said, I didn’t feel the effects of a highly caffeinated daily diet. If I haven’t had coffee by a certain time, I suffer from a splitting headache. I dehydrate easily. If I have too much caffeine I suffer from a splitting headache. Sometimes I wonder if I can break the addiction. It’s difficult, but it is possible.
1. Wean yourself off
By filling your cup with half decaf, or even topping your coffee with something like coconut water, you can attempt to wean yourself off of caffeine. Opt for caffeine free diet sodas, or teas. That way, you’re getting the taste without the added caffeine.
2. Drink more water
Drinking more water throughout the day is going to keep you hydrated, obviously, but that extra hydration is going to make you more energized throughout the day as well.
3. Eat right
Stay away from refined sugars to supplement your fix. Instead go for good carbohydrates, and other energy rich foods to keep you going through your day.