I can barely remember a time when I didn’t feel like a complete zombie before drinking my first cup of coffee in the morning. Unfortunately, however, it was a serious love-hate relationship.
I loved the ritual and the taste, but I hated how I felt just hours after my first cup, and hated even more the big crash I had every afternoon. I knew I needed another cup to get through the daily slump, but I also knew that cup would keep me up at night. Cue a vicious cycle of not getting enough rest and total addiction to coffee.
Even still, when ph360 suggested I switch from coffee to green tea, to say I was resistant would be an understatement. I could barely fathom mornings without it, but I was also at a breaking point. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired!
So I decided to take a leap—away from my 2 cups of coffee in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. And towards the green tea that ph360 recommended both for the energy and for the antioxidants that it would give me.
I started my first day off coffee doubtfully, preparing myself to be hit hard with the headaches and low energy my friends who quit had complained about. Yet as I sipped on green tea throughout the morning, I felt a new kind of clarity and stability that I had felt only in my best moments with coffee.
Drinking green tea throughout the day, and sometimes diluting it with water in the afternoon, I felt sustained energy and new levels of productivity. Over the next week, I didn’t have a single headache.
And more importantly, I had no trouble sleeping! For the first time in years, I didn’t feel the jittery buzz of caffeine still in my system from that afternoon cuppa joe. Not to mention, I was thrilled to be getting the anti-aging power of antioxidants.
I love my new routine, and am so glad to be free of my coffee addiction. I feel just that much more willing to explore some of the other recommended foods on my diet plan.
Also in Health
Ever notice that professional athletes’ bodies are specifically matched to their needs? It’s no coincidence that basketball players are tall, gymnasts are petite, and football players are broad. In the same way, your body is…