Episode 148 – Why everyone should quit coffee today
Q: How many coffees can you have in a day?
You probably don’t want to have too many more than 2 coffees (if I were you) but in reality I wouldn’t have any – and I personally haven’t for almost 2 years now… and here’s 5 reasons why…
1. Naps are better than caffeine
Caffeine is used to help stimulate the body and mind for “energy.” This is similar to naps or “micro sleeps,” where this process of resting supplies energy to the mind and body through replenishment.
To me, 2 cups of coffee per day is already a sign that you’re pushing your energy limit and are probably in need of a good sleep instead.
2. Caffeine is a toxin.
Why would you want to poison your mind and body?
3. You already have enough energy.
For me (and many wholistic health coaches) it would be suffice to say you already have enough energy in your body to be able to operate effectively without caffeine in your system (believe it or not). It’s just that you need to rest and replenish those stores or clear out your energy systems so that the energy (“life force”) in your body can go to where it’s needed (cardio exercise and stretching is a good way to start this process).
4. You can generate more life energy without caffeine.
Read on below.
Caffeine is a neurotransmitter. The “energy” it supplies to facilitate body and mind functions are minimal compared to a good source of slow release carbs or even better – high quality oils and fats.
5. Caffeine use = Adrenal fatigue = energy debt
If you’re on any stimulant there’s a good chance your adrenal glands are working overtime (or fatigued) and this can lead to a range of symptoms – anxiety, midsection fat, chronic fatigue, limited creative potential to name a few.
A good way to think about caffeine is like an energy credit card or energy loan – The more you use it, the more you’ll go into energy debit (interest rates are high, right?!) – eventually you’ll have to pay for it in one form or another – and bankruptcy isn’t an option.
For those interested, how long will it take to get to zero cups?
a. Depends on your mental toughness and how bad you want it but basically the sooner the better (you’ll never look back!)
It took about four (4) weeks for me to get over the “chronic fatigue” stage but after that, I have a zest for life!
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Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.