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I've come to realize that caffeine is really bad for a few health problems I have, so I want to try to cut it out. I never consumed very much, anyway, but there are times when I really need a quick energy boost. Are there any non-caffeinated drinks (or other things) that I can substitute?
 

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I cannot vouch for different energy drinks but one thing I have discovered since quitting coffee is the value of a brisk walk in the morning. I get up an hour earlier to go out and power walk, when I am through I come home to have a fizzy vitamin C drink or a cup of tea before taking my shower to go to work. It works as well or better then coffee for mental alertness.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kamila</i><br><br><b>I cannot vouch for different energy drinks but one thing I have discovered since quitting coffee is the value of a brisk walk in the morning.</b></div>
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Word. A steady excercise routine like a morning walk, yoga, or something at the gym is better than any substance you can ingest. Except perhaps a line or two of yayo, which also does not have caffeine.<br><br><br><br>
Nah, excercise is better.
 

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i didn't know there was LIFE without caffeine....let alone energy! Although i have noticed the days i do my b12 shot i get SOOO much accomplished!! hmmm........
 

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All good tips. I have recently gone caffeine free, and have found that eating small fruit snack throughout the day, keeps my energy kind of even and up there (a few grapes here, an apple there).<br><br><br><br>
Getting moderate exercise also helps me a LOT.<br><br><br><br>
Please drink LOTS of water. So often we're just really dehydrated and don't know it.<br><br><br><br>
b12 of course helps with energy problems.<br><br><br><br>
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I stopped needing to take naps once I got into a better sleep routine.<br><br><br><br>
I try not to use the bedroom (or bed if I were living at home) for anything but sleep (of course there are exceptions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pimp.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":tame:"> )<br><br>
I wear earplugs and use white noise. and exercise.<br><br><br><br>
But if you don't do that, I find just a quick walk, stretching, etc. and a glass of water helps.
 

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A good laugh always makes me feel full of energy. If you lack energy, try to keep a book of funnies by your desk at work, or look up jokes online. If nothing else, it boosts your mood and when you're happy you're more likely to have lots of energy.<br><br><br><br>
I've been caffeine-free for a while now. I can't even imagine life with caffeine now. Just a single caffeinated soda makes it hard for me to sleep and I've noticed it makes me almost jittery and sometimes mean.
 

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When I'm needing an extra boost, beyond the cup of coffee (or 3) I allow myself, I hit the local HFS for a large fresh carrot juice with a shot of fresh apple cider mixed in it.<br><br><br><br>
I'm cutting back on the caffeine, and fine that the vits in carrot juice really give me the boost I need.
 

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I'm mean when I <i>don't</i> get my coffee... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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an apple in the morning is better at waking you up then a cup of coffee. so i head read and heard. and tried.
 

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Apart from drugs and other stimulative substances (which you want to get away from), there is NO food that energizes you more than fresh fruit. Why? Because it gets digested a lot quicker and more easily than any other food.<br><br><br><br>
The <b>only</b> source of energy for the cells of your body is sugar (glucose). It's the fuel the body runs on. Everything else has to be first converted to sugar in order to serve as energy source for the body (= to "energize" you). So, the best energy food are easily digested sugars.<br><br><br><br>
The simple sugars in fruit enter the bloodstream almost immediately, however the glycemic rush typical for refined sugars and starches does not occur. You won't have sugar-blues (snack-hunger attack) later. You will get "normal-hungry" again. Then eat more fruit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Eating fruit for dessert is a sad habit in our society and does not do this perfect energy food justice. I can guarantee to everybody, that when they eat fresh fruit on an empty stomach, they will experience a huge boost of energy. This can be whole fruit or blended fruit (smoothies, shakes).<br><br><br><br>
Try it. You have to make sure you eat ENOUGH fruit (I eat a minimum of 7-8 large bananas for breakfast when I wake up hungry. But you may be full earlier). Dig in - it's good for you. Fill your tummy with fruit. It will make your body want to jump out of your skin.
 
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