Tips and Tricks

Giving up Caffeine

This is no joke, folks. I’ve been trying to reduce my intake of caffeine this spring, and it’s hard. Coming down with a stomach bug, oddly, helped get me over the hump — the hump being a day with nocaffeineatall. So with that behind me, I’ve tried to only order a “small” coffee when I go out, and to make sure I don’t drink coffee or caffeinated drinks every morning. What do I drink instead? Hot water with lemon, herbal tea, coconut water (soothing when my throat is raw with allergies), and smoothies — both green and fruity. As the video below says, it’s important to replace your morning beverage habit with something new. Check out what Mama Natural has to say about cutting back on caffeine:

Have YOU given up caffeine, or drastically reduced your intake? If so, how did you do it … and did you eventually fall off the wagon? I truly love coffee and I always have, but I already feel better without such a bad daily habit, so I’m really hoping that I can keep this up.

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  1. Although Americans aren’t the world’s biggest per-capita caffeine fiends, we’re not exactly teetotalers. Research by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) has led these groups to consider 300 milligrams (about two cups of coffee) the upper limit of a moderate daily dose. But roughly 20 percent to 30 percent of Americans consume more than 600 milligrams — considered a high dose of the drug — on a typical day . If you consume more than four cups of coffee a day, you’re probably among that number.’

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