For some reason, I got it into my head last week that I was drinking too much coffee. I think I’d seen a TV show about coffee and its evil effects.
Now, I drink a lot of coffee, 2 large mugs in a morning, maybe 10 cups at work and then a mug or 2 when I get home from work.
One thing I’ve never understood though, is when people say it gets them buzzing, wired, jitter-ey etc. if they drink lots of coffee. I’ve never felt it, unless I had it constantly and didnt know!
Anyway, last week I decided to have a coffee free week. At the supermarket on Saturday, I bought 2 types of fancy tea bags to help me through. I chose a Ginger and Lime infusion and a Green Tea Chai blend. I’ve only been having one of each per day and the rest of the time drinking water. Usually, I drink the water because I bring hot water from the machine, get distracted with work and forget to put a teabag in it before its gone too cool.
So, its Friday afternoon and I’ve managed it easily, no cravings, comedown or withdrawal. I realise that I’ve still been getting some caffeine from the Tea, but still. I’ve just been thinking about if I feel different in any way. Does coffee cause back pain? I’m probably imagining it but I do suffer some back pain at times and I dont feel it now, also I feel focussed and clear-headed but thats probably because I’m thinking about it. The end of the day office/coffee breath seems better too 🙂
I always thought I just liked coffee and didnt drink it because I needed coffee, this week seems to have proved me right.
Now, in conclusion, I’m not saying I wont be drinking any more coffee, rather I will be trying to achieve more balance.
After all, a little bit of what you fancy does you good 😉
Btw, the Morrisons own brand Ginger & Lime infusion is wonderful, fresh and zingy, it wakes up your mouth and your brain! 4 out of 5 stars from me.
the Green Tea Chai is from Dr Stuart’s and contains Green Tea (duh!) Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cloves and Black Pepper. Its a revalation, tea with spices, very Indian in flavour but not overpoweringly so. My favourite, 5 out of 5!