Do you drink caffeinated coffee or soda every day and want to quit?
Between tests, work, class and homework, it is easy to understand why students are constantly filling up on caffeinated drinks. However, coffee and tea is really only healthy in moderation. To be healthier, it’s necessary to limit caffeine consumption.
Believe it or not, it’s possible to get through a day without caffeine. Easier said than done right?
Well, here are a ways to make it a easier to kick the caffeine addiction:
Very often, a coffee addiction is the result of your usual morning routine. Do you find it hard to not brew up a cup of coffee in the morning just because you are used to doing so? Coffee is a hot, enjoyable drink you can enjoy with breakfast, but there are other delicious beverages you could replace with coffee. Herbal Tea is one example of a healthy, non-caffeinated beverage you can drink instead of coffee. You can keep the morning routine, but drink a healthier alternative.
Eat a Healthy Breakfast
On top of a coffee alternative, you should be eating a healthy breakfast to start the day. Feel tired in the morning? Ditch the coffee and go for a high protein and fiber breakfast to boost your energy levels. It’s important to eat within the first half hour after you wake up because your body needs fuel after a long night of fasting.
Energize with exercise
Exercise is a natural way to give your mind and body a boost of energy. After you are done with a workout, the last thing you will want is a hot cup of coffee or a soda. You will crave water and feel more energized immediately after a workout. Also, with regular exercise, you will most likely notice a difference in your energy level overtime.
Drink more water
Water will help you quit caffeine and keep you hydrated. Dehydration can cause tiredness. Next time you are about to reach for a cup of jo, pour a glass of water instead. Once you drink a glass of water, you will feel more energized and be more productive.
Get more sleep
You are most likely tired because you are not getting enough sleep. As important as it is to study and finish homework, it’s even more important to take care of yourself. You will have trouble passing class if you are falling asleep at your desk or constantly feeling drowsy. Once you get more sleep, you will rely less on caffeinated beverages to stay awake.
Follow these simple changes in your lifestyle to kick your caffeine addiction. Before you know it, you will start feeling more energized and won’t even think about caffeine throughout the day.