Is a Caffeine Detox Right for You?
Here’s a scary thought. Have you ever thought about reducing your caffeine intake or just cutting it all out together? I can hear everyone’s eyeballs falling out of their heads as they read this sentence, so bear with me.
It goes without saying that caffeine is the morning go-to for most of us. It gives us that early morning boost and helps us focus, however, as is the case for most stimulants, it does wear off. And if you’re consuming your caffeine in the form of energy drinks or coffee, you’re likely overloading your body with a lot of extra sugar as well, which is just as bad.
Fortunately, there is a solution. While it may be challenging in the beginning, breaking the cycle of “boost and crash” that you achieve with caffeine is truly the best thing you can do for your body. It removes the synthesized exhaustion that you feel when you’re not drinking caffeine and allows for natural energy sources to become the most important thing for you.
When coming off caffeine, it is important to understand that you will have some feelings of irritability and fatigue. This is perfectly normal, and will go away after a few days of withdrawal. In the meantime, it’s important to nourish your body with whole foods, colorful fruits and vegetables, and water to ensure you don’t get dehydrated. I know it’s the advice that you get with everything, but a well-rounded diet is really the best way to ensure that you get the optimal amount of energy to get you through your day without artificial stimulants like caffeine. Even adding some exercise in to your morning routine can help you with the boost you need, giving yourself endorphins and a healthy start to your day.
We know that dropping caffeine can be challenging, even when you know it isn’t the best thing for you. It’s the same for dropping sugar or alcohol, but, in the end, it is definitely the optimal thing for your body. Keeping yourself healthy and happy is the best way to live a long and fulfilling life, and dropping caffeine from your morning routine is the first step to take.