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How I Quit My Coffee Addiction & Got More Energy!

Saturday, November 09, 2013

I started to drink coffee since I was 18, ever since I was completely hooked. I started out with just one cup a day, then it progressed to 2.. then 3, and so on. Every year I try to quit my coffee obsession at least four times, but have always failed. I got very irritable and had bad headaches when I stopped drinking coffee. I would simply "give in" after about a week of no coffee consumption.

That all changed when recently I became vegan and took my vitamins for seriously (also quit coffee as well). I now have been taking my vitamin B12 and Iron pills every day and noticed a HUGE difference in my energy levels without drinking coffee!

This had me thinking... is this what my body REALLY needed and was trying to tell me this whole time? Even when I was a meat eater I would rarely eat red meat, and I know I didn't eat enough foods that had those vitamins in it. I've probably been deficient in Vitamin B12 and iron for a long long time and didn't even realize.

I bet some of those coffee drinkers are also deficient as well.

ask yourself, do you eat enough foods that contain vitamin B12 and Iron everyday? -Here is a list for you!

Vitamin B12:
1. Fish
2. Lamb
3. Shrimp
4. Scallops
5. Beef, grass fed
6. Yogurt
7. Cod
8. Cow's milk, grass fed

1. Red Meat
2. Egg yolk
3. Dark Leafy Greens
4. Mollusks
5. Beans
6 Liver

Here is a B12 deficiency Quiz on

oh, and I have to say- I don't miss coffee either :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NAN111 11/25/2013 7:43AM

    Wow-I didn't know this about B12...I don't typically eat those foods. Going to take the quiz. Thanks for the great post!

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SHELL1400_85 11/13/2013 12:56PM

    Thanks for sharing the info!

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THEROSIEBEE 11/11/2013 3:38PM

    This is really interesting...I don't have coffee very often now, but do struggle with being tired. I'll have to take the B12 quiz and see if I'm deficient!

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DO4FIT 11/9/2013 12:43PM

    this is interesting thank you for sharing! Good luck on your journey!

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