If you drink too much caffeine, your natural cortisol response that wakes you up in the morning becomes less sensitive. In other words, your get-up-and-go goes, so you never feel ready to start the day. So here’s your 5-step guide to drinking less coffee without feeling like a zombie…
like a chicken breast or two poached eggs. Why? These boost your energising brain chemicals called catecholamines.
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 coffees – to get all the benefits and one of the jittery, stressed-out side-effects.
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.
finish your last brew before 2pm, because 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.