Say it ain't so! Trust me, I know the feeling. Not only do I find coffee delicious but the morning ritual has become a comforting habit I wallow at the thought of giving up. Between cutting back on caffeine consumption and getting a better night’s sleep, it is totally possible to ease up on caffeine with a torture-free plan that pays off and has you feeling better in no time!
Here are ways to cut down on your caffeine consumption:
- Decrease gradually. No need to go cold turkey. Plan out your coffee weening over the course of a couple weeks to help lessen caffeine withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, irritability, jitteriness, and nausea.
- Switch to Tea. Consider changing from coffee in the morning to tea. Herbal teas have quite a bit less caffeine and contribute other health benefits.
- Try decaf. Switch to decaf coffee or decaffeinated soda.
- Cut back your portion size. Try switching to a small instead of your usual medium or large and see if you can really tell much difference in your morning jolt.