Mini Detox

Today is one week stimulant free! The only stimulant I include in my diet is a coffee a day and this has only been in the last year or so. I allow myself a coffee a day as I love the smell and the taste! It is a small luxuary for me and with an italian background a social act too! We only live once, enjoy life! Since my mini detox I am thinking to remove it all together again! I have noticed better skin, better moods and other benefits!.I stopped drinking coffee back in 2007 for 3 years. My energy was always great, i was fit, healthy and happy! Why did i start to drink coffee???? I started to prep for a body building comp in early 2010. My diet was restricted in healthy carbs and fats and i was training very hard as well as working part-time and a student studying 9-5. A few weeks into my diet and training I needed extra energy to train! No way would I touch a pre-workout loaded with flavours and god knows what else! I used caffeine as a drug and I payed for it! I was moody, grumpy and did not sleep well! I was abit disappointed in myself but i was determained to achieve my body building goals! I placed 2nd because of my determination and hard work!

Break the habbit

After competition was over I knew i needed to break my coffee habbit! I will not lie it was tough! I was addicted too the stuff! I had to be strong and fight the addiction. I reduced my training regime, included more healthy calories and had a healthy approach to food. Soon i was feeling better and had more energy! I love the fact i no longer rely on a drug!

Tips!

  • Drink plenty of water!
  • Limit coffee after 3pm!
  • Cut your intake in half!
  • Eat a balanced diet with foods that give you energy!
  • Drink coconut water for energy!
  • Drink green tea or herbal teas!
Did you know!

Coffee dehydrates you! For every cup you have you need 10 cups of water to rehydrate!
Coffee and caffeine in many stimulants make you moody!
Coffee and stimulants cause anxiety!
Coffee and other stimulants put stress on the body!
Coffee and stimulants can lead to problems with weightloss!
Coffee and stimulants can cause hormone problems!

A healthy energy shake!

If you need a pick me up, try this healthy superfood shake!

Ingredients

1 cup coconut water
1/2 banana
1/2 cup blueberries
1 teaspoon maca
1 teaspoon goji berries
(extra ice, water or honey optional)

Directions

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender and enjoy!


Learn more about stress, stims, cortisol, and hormones
Natural Naughties do not use any artificial sweetners and we are not a fan of stimulants including pre-workout sups, too much caffeine and diet coke! Working in the fitness industry for only a year i have met too many people who are suffering from chronic fatigue, hormone issues, metal and physical problems due to taking too many stimulants! If you want more information please email naturalnaughties@hotmail.com and i can refer you to some great naturapaths, doctors, mentors and speaker!

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