In the wonderfully named 30 Bananas a Day! forum there are a couple of great tips on fruity alternatives to your morning brew. Lisa Dee recommends ‘starting with a cold glass of iced water and several bananas in the morning gives me my pickup – – I actually look forward to it now – as much as I […]
Body+soul magazine has great suggestions for 9 drinks that can help when giving up coffee. Some will help combat dips in energy and headaches that you may experience while giving up, while others such as green tea and liquorice tea will help promote calmness. Oolong tea Rosemary tea
If the thought of giving up coffee forever is too scary then why not give it up just for Lent? Many Christians make a personal sacrifice by abstaining from something for the 40 days prior to Easter. According to three of the gospels, Jesus spent forty days fasting in the desert before the beginning of […]
Jerry Seinfeld once gave a great motivational tip on how to stick to something. When he was a fledgling comic he would sometimes feel making little progress, but knew that he had to stick to writing jokes every day, day-in day-out.
Scott Longden is from Melbourne, Australia and on a journey ‘from Fatman to Ironman’. He is in the process of ‘removing the crap’ from his diet, so decided to give up coffee. The trigger was when he couldn’t have his normal daily routine of around 5 cups and had a massive headache by the end […]
Henrik Edberg had a novel way of giving up coffee. He decided to do it when he was bedridden with a nasty cold.
In her blog, Giant Panda says that giving up coffee was one of the best things she did in 2011.
Yerba mate is a plant that is native to South America where it is a popular beverage. The leaves contain caffeine and it’s prepared by steeping dry leaves in hot (rather than boiling) water. In some regions it is also drunk cold.
This is a great (and short) talk by Matt Cutts from Google where he talks about a great approach to cultivating bad habits. Just try something for 30 days. The thinking is that it’s a short enough time that it’s not overwhelming, but long enough to appreciate, and potentially extend, the new behaviour.
In the low-carber forum, Nancy LC describes how she had been imagining who completely awful The Day That She Gave Up Coffee would be, but in the end the reality was about 30 seconds of thinking about it. Sure, she had made it easier by gradually cutting down, but it’s a good illustration that this […]