Skip Your Morning Coffee
Yes, you read that correctly. And no, we aren’t out of our minds. While caffeine might seem like your BFF and the only thing keeping you functioning, it could actually be your biggest enemy. “Initially, you get a surge of caffeine which boosts energy and alertness but you’ll get as much of a drop when it leaves your system, too,” says Amanda Chantal Bacon, a chef and founder of Moon Juice in Venice, California.
Instead, have caffeinated green tea. “It gives you less of a jolt and dramatically fewer withdrawal symptoms.” Why this helps: Research shows that caffeine withdrawal can leave you craving more coffee as well as send you down the carb-and-sugar rabbit hole for the entire day. Plus, opting for green tea can help you ditch the cappuccino or soy latte, which can help you cut out an extra 200 to 500 calories.