Whoever comes to our club knows that we are not forcing anyone to do anything against their will. Especially deprived of something favorite.
If coffee is your favorite pleasure? How to make it healthy? Here are some tips checked in our several-year practice.
- Coffee is a strong diuretic. In plain language, that means that with every coffee you drink, half a liter of water passes through your body without ever being used for its intended purpose. How do we fight this?
Solution: Drink a cup of pure water (not carbonated or any other liquid – water!) with each cup of coffee.
- Our main call for everything is “everything is individual, but moderation, balance, and smooth change apply to all.” It also applies to coffee. Here are some suggestions.
Moderation. The worrying ingredient in coffee is caffeine. Taking up under 400 mg of caffeine per day has no proven harmful effects. What does that mean? This is the content of 4 cups of coffee.
Suggestion: Do not exceed 3 cups of coffee per day. Why three, not four? Because you certainly take caffeine and other beverages. Not to mention that, except for 4 cups of coffee, the permissible portion of 400 mg of caffeine is also contained in 8 cups of black tea, half an energy drink, one diet soda and many other products.
Balance. The most critical balance is that of the water I have already written about. Always keep it! Think about it – when our parents, grandparents ever drank coffee, they always served it with a glass of water! This is not accidental. But a healthy habit is well forgotten.
The smooth change. Theoretically, it is a good idea to reduce coffee gradually, with half a cup a day less every day. My practice shows that this is very individual. Actually, we have not made anyone stop the coffee. For all the people in our club the change turned out to be inconspicuous. But let’s first make it clear what to change, and you trust your wellness coach – he will also comply with your personal traits.
- About 2/3 of people who come to us prefer coffee with various additives – milk, cream, sugar or others. Is this healthy?
We are tolerant and always listen to their explanations that they have read on the Internet or have told a physician / nutritionist / nutritionist / AWST (a woman said that…) how useful this is, but everything has a price. Each add-on adds:
- Calories, often empty (Irish coffee – alcohol),
- Trans-fats, harmful sweeteners and coloring agents (cream),
- Lactose (milk – in the elderly, the enzyme involved in the processing and residues from it is glued to “the most incredible” but always inappropriate places),
- Sugar (whether it is white or colored by traders, I do not see a difference) or
- Other harm.
Maybe cinnamon or cocoa (in small quantities) are the only “healthy” supplements, but they change its flavor.
Solutions: 1. Drink the coffee clean (but do not forget the water!). 2. Instead of milk or cream, add Herbalife’s small spoon shake Formula 1 “Coffee Late”. 3. Replace the coffee with a full shake Formula 1 “Coffee Late” and Herbalife Thermojetics-Tea – the shake will satisfy your need for coffee and energy, and tea for caffeine and energy.
- I miss the energy and I feel sleepy. I cannot live without coffee.
Solution: Trust your wellness coach and follow the regime he has recommended to you. Our practice shows that by taking 1-2 or more shakes and Thermojetics-Tea every day, one gets the necessary amount of protein, caffeine and micronutrients, or enough energy and the need for coffee gradually and imperceptibly drops.
- Coffee is useful. I have read that in statistics people who drink coffee under 4 cups a day live longer. Why are you trying to get me out of the coffee?
Yes, that’s what the statistics say, but somehow I do not trust that statistics. For, for example, in statistics, most people die who drink water every day. Or, “if 99 people ate cabbage and one person – pork, according to statistics, 100 people ate cabbage with cabbage.” It is not so important the statistics itself, but the analysis of the results in practice.
Solution: 100% of people who have trusted their wellness coach and have followed their program, achieve excellent results, feel better, overcome their fatigue, exercise energy, and reinforce immunity. At the same time, their need for coffee gradually falls out. And without being forbidden to drink coffee, but drink with a glass of water, of course, because they attended the lecture at the Academy of Health or our online course.
- Coffee is harmful. Suggest me an alternative drink.
I certainly will not recommend any energy or other beverage in the store network. I will not describe the possible effects of these drinks because we are a positive company and we are not speaking about not so enjoyable thing. I find it unpleasant to see how many young people use energy drinks, but their habits only change people who have a purpose and want to do it themselves. I cannot change them with a magic wand.
For me, the right alternative to the coffee is Herbalife’s Thermojetics-Tea.
I strongly recommend, not because I am a member of Herbalife, but because I have experienced the benefits of it. He gets me the necessary healthy amount of caffeine for the day, he charges me with energy, helps me to fight fatigue, helps me to clear my body of toxins, slags and any harmful substances, and I take the necessary amount of antioxidants.
For some reason, I do not want to comment on the statements of those who say, “I could not keep these tips because I cannot smoke my cigarette without coffee” … 😉 It’s all a matter of priorities, not of time, desire or otherwise. If your health is a priority, everything would do for him. To their comfort, I will say that since I have been eating properly, I have not smoked any more – everything has come by itself. For me, addiction to cigarettes, though not so directly, is due again to irrational eating and lack of something. The implicit link between smoking and nutrition is explained in lectures at the Academy of Health.
- Caffeine is used by the body slowly – its peak is 25-45 minutes after taking, but lasts 6-8 hours. Therefore, it is desirable not to drink anything containing caffeine after 14:00.
I will disappoint people who claim that caffeine does not work and that they can sleep after coffee. The truth is, they are just so tired (even if they do not want it) that their body is exhausted and goes into a protected sleep mode at the earliest opportunity.
Caffeine actually has a beneficial effect. Measurements from our customers show that caffeine in Thermojetics-Tea accelerates their metabolism by 3-4% (about 25-45 kcal). Which improves fat burning. At the same time, it increases and facilitates the intake of water. This eliminates edema in the extremities, often removes the headache, improves walking to the toilet and a number of other positive things – unfortunately, the effects are very individual and I cannot guarantee to anyone that when the desired effect is obtained. But it will certainly be positive. And the organism itself, in the right regime, usually deals with its own problems.
Note: For the sake of completeness of the article, I will note that there is a fashionable alternative to coffee – coffee from a variety of exotic mushrooms. I’m not a supporter of mushroom coffee, even though I have not tried it. And let’s not worry about mushrooms, especially if we are in the Netherlands – there are some magic mushrooms that can cause other side effects ;-). Why should I drink coffee from mushrooms when we have a Thermojetics-Tea – an alternative with a wonderful aroma and proven action?!
I recommend that you enroll in the Academy of Health at our club. You will learn many more details, you will get acquainted with personal stories, and you will have enough motivation and knowledge to achieve your goals.