Let’s be real, most mornings it’s so hard to get out of bed. If you’re like most people in the world, you probably rely on your morning coffee to officially wake you up from your deep slumber. The rush of caffeine feels like the perfect way to start your day. But what if there was a better way to sustain your energy throughout the day?
Most people go straight to the coffee machine (or Starbucks!) before even thinking about breakfast…or anything else for that matter. While we totally get that, it might actually be hurting you more than it’s helping. Studies have shown that having coffee on an empty stomach could actually interfere with your cortisol levels, leaving you even more fatigued by the end of the day. The best way to combat this issue is to have a balanced breakfast and wait at least an hour before reaching for the caffeine.
We also wake up super dehydrated and coffee just dehydrates us more! It is highly recommended to drink water immediately after waking up, so you should try to for that before the morning coffee.
Despite how hard it might be to replace the habit of immediately getting your caffeine fix in the morning, drinking water and eating a full breakfast before drinking your coffee will leave you feeling better and more energized throughout the entire day!