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How Do Caffeine-Free People Keep their Energy Up?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Since I've had no caffeine for 16 days, I also have less energy. How do caffeine-free folks do it? I miss the little jolt I got from a small amount of coffee each day.

Also, is it my imagination, or are fewer Sparkers blogging and huddling these days?

Wishing all a fun day.

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    Oh, wow, I thought it was just me. Yeah, it seems like fewer people are blogging and huddling and posting messages on the boards...

    So, a great big thank you for letting me know that's not just me!

    And I don't know how you do it, giving up caffeine. I gave up mine right after I had a baby, so I was sleeping every couple of hours throughout the day. I'm back to drinking at least one cup of coffee a day, though--trying to keep my tolerance low again, but I don't know if I could make it through the day without some caffeine.
    2015 days ago
    Apples give you more energy than a cup of coffee~~ Exercise gives you energy too!
    2015 days ago
    You gave up all caffeine? Ouch. I couldn't do that. I don't have to have coffee, but I love green tea. I have at least 5 cups a day. I thought it was suppose to be good for you. I'm glad you're a lot stronger than I am.
    2016 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/19/2011 4:29:47 PM
    I never was a coffee or tea drinker, but did drink quite a bit of Diet Pepsi. I haven't been drinking it for almost a year now. I drink 10-12 cups of water a day, try for 8 hours of sleep, exercise every morning and eat as healthy as possible. I find that when I'm doing those things, I have way more energy than ever before. You'll get to that point, I promise!
    2019 days ago
    Good questions... no good answers from me.
    2019 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/14/2011 10:24:58 AM
  • KTMAE2006
    Check out this blog entry! Mama Pea ALWAYS has great posts!

    I think with the warmer weather people just aren't on spark as much. I find that Spark is a little busier fall-spring. and slow during the summer.
    2019 days ago
    I have found since giving up my Diet Coke I want to do more healthy things so I am exercising more and being more active which gives me extra energy.
    2019 days ago
    Possibly you've made a connection between people not having any caffeine and not blogging. They are so ampped from living a healthy life they forget to keep their blogs up. Just a thought.

    And emoticon on quitting caffeine.
    2020 days ago
  • JLITT62
    When you find the answer, let me know! I don't do much caffeine & my energy is certainly better, but it's still not quite where I want it to be.

    I wasn't trolling for comments on my blog today, just concerned at the lack of blogs from people who used to be regulars.
    2020 days ago
    For me it's about getting the right amount of sleep, water, eating right and being active during the day. If I'm active then I'm more tired at night and I sleep better resulting in feeling better the next day.
    2020 days ago
    I am mostly caffeine free. The only time I have caffeine is my once-a-week lunch date with Hubby. The restaurant doesn't have caffeine free Diet Coke, so I have a regular one. (I only have one soday per day, and it's at lunch.)

    I felt the same as you at first. Now that it's been several months, though, I feel SO much better! I actually feel as if I have more energy all day long. The caffeine would give me a quick burst of energy, but when it dropped off, my energy would totally crash. Now that I don't have to deal with that crash several times a day, I am more energetic than before.

    Hang in there!

    2020 days ago
    I never really saw coffee in that way and now don't drink it unless I am at a decent coffee shop and I get an espresso. A good night's sleep usually does the trick for me. Or a piece of fruit. emoticon
    2020 days ago
    emoticon Apples!!! Try eating an apple for breakfast. I read somewhere an apple naturally has caffeine like a cup of coffee.
    2020 days ago
    I can't help you. I do drink at least one cup of coffee a day. I've been reading plenty of blogs...certainly enough to keep me really busy.
    Have a good one!!
    2020 days ago
    I'm not purposely caffeine-free as I will drink a cup of coffee about once a month, but since joining SparkPeople I have been completely soda-free. I used to rely on soda to get me through the day. Ironically, now that I'm not guzzling caffeinated drinks throughout the day, I actually I have more energy. But I have made other changes too. I make sure I get eight hours of sleep a night, I drink 10+ cups water per day, and I exercise a lot, and I my eating habits are much healthier and more balanced throughout the day. If I feel my energy dive during the day (normally about mid-afternoon when it does happen), I drink more water and/or have a snack with a mix of carbs and protein. That always does the trick. I think the hard part in all this, is that it's not any one thing that keeps my energy levels so high. It's a combination of behaviors. But, I think if you implement them even incrementally, you'll still see improvements.
    2020 days ago
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