There are many reasons why you might want to take a break from coffee, or even give it up all together.
Maybe you’re finding your 3pm coffee kick disruptive to your sleeping schedule, or perhaps you’re just overly sensitive to caffeine, and find the buzz not conducive to productive work.
Or maybe you’ve come to realise that you’re just a bit too addicted to your coffee hit and find yourself with a pounding headache if you go without for more than a few hours.
Either way, well done – the first step is acknowledging the problem.
If you’re in that tricky in-between period where you’re trying to quit, but haven’t quite managed to, perhaps try one of these coffee-alternatives, with some lighter, more gently-caffeinated options thrown in as well.
A less rattly, frantic mind awaits you.
Now that you’ve actively decided to give up drinking coffee we have great news, you can now put it up your bum a la Gwyneth Paltrow. The Mamamia Out Loud team discuss. Post continues after audio.
1. A protein shake.
Whether you need something extra to get you through between meals, or want a nutrient boost before or after a workout, a protein shake is perfect for those times when you need a bit more sustenance.
While they’re more filling to drink, protein is essential in helping with stabilising your blood sugar levels, increasing concentration, maintaining energy levels and supporting your body with absorbing the nutrients you eat from other foods.
With so many flavours and formulations found in the supplement section of your supermarket or chemist, you can sample away to your heart’s content until you find an option you’ll gladly guzzle.