Break your addiction to caffeinated beverages with this plan.
By Toni Gasparis
Coffee, soda, energy drinks, and other caffeinated beverages are a staple in many of our lives to help keep us awake throughout the day. But too much caffeine is not good for our bodies! If you've developed an addiction to caffeine use this detox plan from nutritionist Maya Feller to detox your dependency in just one week. Feller promises that this plan will help you avoid the side-effects of withdrawal, like headaches, and will improve your mental clarity, sleep quality, and energy levels.
Maintain Your Rituals
Daily rituals are important to continue for success on this detox. Feller stresses the important of maintaining your routine, with healthier alternatives, to make the transition easier. For example, if you have a soda in the afternoon and love popping open a can, do the same thing with seltzer -- that way you get the satisfaction of the can pop and the carbonation without the harmful caffeine or added calories. Another solution, for nighttime coffee drinkers, is to keep your routine but swap out coffee (even decaf!) for chicory root. This herbal mix tastes like coffee without the caffeine so you can still enjoy your cup before bed without negative side effects.