Did you know that your coffee cravings could be a sign of nutrient deficiency? According to The Mood Cure, we crave foods and drinks when we’re missing something in our gut. If you follow Dr. Nat’s blogs on Your Tea, she says the same thing. So, how can you beat your coffee cravings and become caffeine free?
Boost Your Intake of Vitamin C, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5
Caffeine causes adrenal fatigue. When you drink coffee, you put your body into fight or flight mode—giving you a rush of adrenaline. Once the caffeine leaves your system, you crash. Increasing your vitamins can help get your glands back in order, and when they’re working at peak, you’ll have fewer coffee cravings.
Get More Rest
Let’s be honest, most of us reach for the coffee because we’re exhausted and we need a pick-me-up. If you give yourself more time to rest at night, you’ll need less coffee. And even beyond sleep, rest can include relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, or just taking an hour to pamper yourself.
Make Healthy Food Choices
Satisfying your coffee cravings is typically the first step. Most of us then go on to eat unhealthy foods, because once we satisfy one craving it’s more difficult to say no to others. Instead, focus on filling your diet with healthy proteins (like Omega-3 rich salmon) and avoiding carbs—carbs can be responsible for afternoon fatigue and make you reach for that second cup of coffee.
Drink Man Tea
Did you know that Man Tea reduces your coffee cravings? The green tea inside Man Tea contains mild traces of caffeine to help wean you off your addiction slowly. It also helps to reduce the feeling of fogginess that a lack of coffee leaves behind, thus curbing your coffee cravings.
It’s possible to beat your coffee cravings. You just need to be persistent and listen to your body. And remember, you don’t have to do it alone. Drag a friend along with you and keep each other accountable. Then, let us know how it’s working out while sipping your warm cup of Man Tea!