5 ways to drink less coffee

When we’re stressed and tired we lean heavily on our good friend, coffee, but we should go easy on it. The Feelgood Plan author Kate Faithfull-Williams tells us how to drink less coffee

3. The secret to cutting down on caffeine without feeling like hell is to do it gradually

Drop one cup a day until you’re Ok on just two.  Research shows the average person can drink 400mg of caffeine a day – that’s two standard barista coffee to get all the benefits and none of the jittery, stressed out side effects.

4. The best time to drink your first coffee is between 10-11am 

Caffeine is most effective at this hour of the morning because it’s when your cortisol naturally dips.  Result: you feel more alert in an energy slump.

5. If you’re having trouble sleeping finish your last brew before 2pm

Your body needs up to six hours to process that caffeine before you unwind in the evening.  The short window of opportunity is another way to help you cut down on your coffee habit.

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