This Week’s Challenge: Go Caffeine-free!
Before you click the “X” button on your browser, hear us out. You can regulate cortisol by eliminating caffeine. Cortisol is a hormone that in excess can inhibit sleep, create belly fat and incite anxiety/depression.
Female IQ has had several clients achieve their wellness goals by reducing their caffeine intake and, in turn, getting their hormones more balanced.
Like all our challenges, we want to make this easy for you. Also, like all our challenges, you can start this challenge at any point. Here’s how:
- Get an herbal coffee alternative like Becca’s favorite Dandy Blend.
- Change your mindset and make coffee time a self-care time by practicing the art of savoring. Take your time making the yummiest cup of a caffeine-free beverage. Maybe you invest in a milk frother. Maybe you add interesting flavors like 2 drops of doTERRA peppermint or cinnamon essential oil or sugar-free dark chocolate. Or maybe you add health-boosting ingredients like collagen, liquid chlorophyll, or MCT oil.
- Open up to new things. Many of us see coffee as a means to an end — energy. But, you can get energy in other ways. Consider a B vitamin supplement like Female IQ’s favorite Le Vie Thrive. Begin your morning shower with lymphatic massage (by lightly rubbing your skin with a washcloth moving from your extremities in toward your heart) and end with a cool rinse. Set aside a few minutes and use a foam roller to wake up your body. Get a glass spray bottle and fill it with purified water and several drops of doTERRA peppermint oil and spritz your face and body before heading out the door.
- Be consistent with your bed and wake up time and turn on lights or draw the curtains immediately so your body naturally wakes up.
- Get quality sleep. If your partner snores or your dog is waking you up in the middle of the night, chances are you are not getting quality sleep. If you are eating a heavy meal, drinking more than two glasses of wine or snacking on chocolate before bed, chances are you are not getting quality sleep. Make necessary changes and aim for 7.5 hours of sleep a night.
Sending U Good “Q”— Becca and Laura