Coffee, how much do you drink?

I love the taste of coffee but only drink two cups a day, why?

I used to be a massive coffee drinker, consuming at least ten mugs a day, mostly instant. I thought I was immune to the effects of caffeine and took very little notice of all the articles about how bad it was for me. Then things changed about 12 years ago; I was working stupid long hours installing a new IT system at work, yet struggling to sleep despite feeling exhausted.  So myself and my co-director decided to try switch to de-caff and see if it helped us. We couldn’t believe it, we both felt we had more energy and were sleeping better.

Now I enjoy two cups (well large mugs) of fresh coffee a day, in the morning.

I still love the taste of coffee, but since cutting down to just two caffeine drinks a day I can really feel the impact if I drink more: my heart pounds and I feel a bit anxious.  I think I even suffered from these symptoms in my ‘ten cups a day’ stage, but didn’t attribute it to the amount of caffeine I was drinking.

Lots of my clients drink tea and coffee, and not many people realise that there is almost as much caffeine in tea as there is in coffee.  So I always recommend they reduce their intake to a couple a day, and before lunch if possible.  This isn’t an overnight withdrawal, and is about making small changes over time to ensure that new habits are created.

If you’d like some help cutting out caffeine my bespoke 1-1 programs can help you find ways to improve your diet and lifestyle without sacrificing all the things you love! Call me for a free, no obligation consultation.

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