I’ve said it before and I will say it again – I believe 1 to 2 cups of coffee a day can be healthy.
With that said – I think most people actually drink about 3 to 6 cups!
If that sounds like you, you may want to consider cutting back. The problem with too much caffeine goes beyond the jitters – it can anxiety, sleep issues and serious hormonal imbalances.
I know this habit isn’t an easy one to break, so these are my top tips to cut back your coffee intake:
- My nutritional advice is to have no more than 1 to 2 coffees per day. (That means 2 shots of espresso, not 4!)
- Start your day with warm lemon water before coffee, which can be dehydrating.
- Try cleansing with The Cleanest Gut – an holistic cleanse that I’ve made easy to integrate into your daily life – which you can use to reset your gut bacteria and help with cravings.
- Drink your coffee before noon. I try to drink my coffee around 9am. I would also advise you to skip the afternoon coffee because caffeine can stay in your system for hours and make it difficult to fall asleep.
- Swap your subsequent cups of java with dandelion “coffee” – you can learn how to make it here. I also love herbal tea – chai is my go-to coffee swap. Give my Guilt-Free Creamy Chai Latte a try!
- If you’re craving the pick-me-up you get from coffee, try having something nutritious, like my Nutella Bliss Balls with cacao – it will lift you right up!
- Ensure you are eating enough protein and good fats at each meal to keep your blood sugar balanced. When you don’t eat these macronutrients, you’ll crave things like caffeine.
- Speaking of cravings, give up sugar! This also leads to subsequent cravings for caffeine.
- Make sleep a priority. For most people, that means a solid 8 hours a night. When you’re well-rested, you won’t even miss that morning coffee!