Picture this.. a sleep deprived mother with so much on her mind trying to keep everything together. The first thing I’d do every single morning was make a cup of coffee. (For awhile it was really bad and I’d make a whole pot). I’d sit in a daze drinking my coffee and end up reheating it at least twice because…kids. I started getting really nauseous through the day and still felt exhausted. And at night my heart would race. I NEEDED coffee. More coffee. Or I thought this was the case… Slowly, I started to cut back to one cup a day and if I was going to reheat it, I’d just toss it. In recent weeks I talked to a few friends who had given up coffee. Interesting, why would anyone want to do that?- I thought. A couple weeks ago I bit the bullet and replaced my coffee with a hot tea. After 2 days of no coffee I had SO much more energy. I don’t know why, but my husband has always said coffee has reverse effects on him. He would drink coffee and want to take a nap. The caffeine crash for him was terrible.
I’m not saying I’ll never drink coffee, or even suggest that you stop. But, if you’re like me and feel the nausea and jitters, coffee could be the culprit. Since not having coffee on the daily, I really feel SO much better and have an incredible amount of energy. I’m sleeping less, yet, feel so much more energized in the morning.
So, if you decide to break up with coffee too, I’d suggest doing it slowly. Nobody has time for withdrawal symptoms. Start by nixing your afternoon coffee then cut down your morning cup a joe. Once you’re down to 1/2 cup a day cut it out all together.
I thought I was just excited about life with all of this new energy I have but I’m pretty sure it’s directly related to not having caffeine. I hope you have similar results if you give it a go!!