I stopped coffee for 7 days and here’s how I survived…
My guilty pleasure is morning coffee, warm with a cloud of cream, right before my 5km run.
As a freelancing mother of three, coffee is vital for my sanity. When DOSE challenged me to replace my morning coffee with their cold-pressed juices for a week, I thought it might be time to say goodbye to my vanilla hazelnut treat.
Positive and zen, I embarked on an adventure!
Wednesday; the severance begins. I open up a SAMBA which I avidly drink. Perhaps I should have read the ingredients before… Beets are an unexpected surprise in the morning, but the bottom of the bottle reveals itself quickly. I loved my first juice. Unfortunately, for me, no coffee implies headache. Despite the surprising SAMBA, I couldn’t escape it.
Thursday; the humidity is overwhelming. Nevertheless, I drink a bottle of BASIL and go running. It isn’t the best morning for a run but I can’t blame this delicious cold-pressed juice or my lack of coffee. Running in the summer isn’t as fun as you might think. The heat and humidity are my enemies this morning.
Friday; TAXI was the kids’ favorite. My patience was at -1000 due to my lack of caffeine, I surrendered to their incessant request to give it a try. They kept asking for more but I had to keep my energy to myself for my squat exercises, in the house this time around.
Saturday; CACTUS was my revelation of the week. What a refreshing juice! I consider myself to have a healthy diet, but I have to admit that I still want to eat more fruits and veggies. The more we eat them, the more we like to eat them! No headache this morning… Finally! I’m on fire: 5km run, 30 minutes of training plus 10 minutes of abs. Clearly, the withdrawal symptoms have passed and the energy is back on track.
Sunday; the day after. I wake up with my stomach tied up in knots as I had quite a few drinks the night before. I assure you that the tasty TANGO has worked miracles! It is far better than a simple carrot juice. Not only was my tummy satisfied but my taste buds were also quite pleased and I was re-energized in no time.
Monday; I have a good dose of energy this morning. I’m not sure if FOCUS gave me a boost and motivated me to perform but I went for a longer run than usual. Even my recurring energy drop in the late afternoon wasn’t as bad. I’ll take it!
Tuesday; I had been warned that the 100% green juice YOGI could come off a bit strong. That’s why I saved it for last. I have to say, I was indeed surprised, even destabilized. Adjustment time: 2 sips! Because it is really delicious, just not in the morning. I would have it in the late afternoon like in this article. Between freelancers, we understand each other!
Despite the surprising and delicious DOSE cold-pressed juices, I still felt dependent on the coffee for the first couple days. But I assure you that this will pass. I can confidently confirm that with DOSE juices in the fridge, changing your habits won’t be in vain!
You too would like to replace your coffee with cold-pressed juices?
Coffee is not the only way to boost your energy level in the morning! Many people drink cold-pressed juices when they wake up so they can conquer their days without feeling tired. That’s why we created the 2 Weeks Challenge pack! Drink a juice each day, for 14 days, and see the difference: More energy during the day; No more crash during the afternoon… so more productivity; Get the nutrients your body need; Drink your fruit and vegetables on-the-go; Boost your immune system… so less time sick in the bed!
Here’s the “2 Weeks Challenge” pack from Dose Juice
Here is the link to find out more about this pack: https://dosejuice.com/product/2-weeks-challenge-pack-limited-time-only-300ml/