Cravings – Coffee/caffeine
Coffee, tea and energy drinks.
Once I again this will be very preachy as I have never been a tea or coffee drinker and am pretty much intolerant to caffeine (I discovered this when working for Red Bull and having multiple sleepless nights!).
Chemicals and hormones – Caffeine is a stimulant therefore a lot of us use coffee in the morning to “wake ourselves up”. If you are “not a morning person” or struggle feeling awake in the mornings check out my post on the Miracle Morning which I have been following now for 3 years successfully. I used to struggle to get up for work at 9am and now start most mornings at work at 6.30/7am.
Snacking and coffee drinking patterns are usually similar, we get a slump in energy at 11am, 3pm or in the evening 7-9pmish. These can be habitual coffee or tea breaks or simply when your body needs more energy depending on what your metabolism is like. It is good to play with this as once again you may simply be thirsty so need water as opposed to a caffeine hit or you may need more protein in your meals.
When craving caffeine your body may need phosphorous, sulfur & iron. Try eating more: Chicken, beef, liver, fish, eggs, dairy, red peppers, garlic, onion, sea salt, apple vinegar, seaweed, greens & black cherries.
Next up carbonated drinks..