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If you don't drink tea or coffee...

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Pickles89 Tue 16-Jun-20 20:15:46

what on earth do you have to perk you up in the mornings? After lunch I can have a can of coke to keep me awake, but I can't face that earlier in the day. I'm starting a new job with a 6am start (!) so seriously in need of a caffeine shot or some sort of energy boost! But yeah, not tea or coffee. Any suggestions?

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00100001 Tue 16-Jun-20 20:19:21

Water... Boring but actually does work.

BlueBooby Tue 16-Jun-20 20:23:09

Water for me too. That's all I really drink.

00100001 Tue 16-Jun-20 20:46:10

I gave up caffeine 5 years ago, alcohol 4 years ago and artificial sweeteners 2 years ago....My drinks choices have dwindled!

ActuallyItsEugene Tue 16-Jun-20 20:57:22

Why not tea or coffee? Do you just not like the taste?

I've taken pro-plus tablets in the morning to get me moving when needed for energy - is that worth a try?

everythingstaken123 Tue 16-Jun-20 22:03:46

I take berocca boost. Find it works really well.

Pickles89 Wed 17-Jun-20 11:39:19

Thanks everyone! I just order Berocca Boost. Never even heard of it before! I just don't like tea, and coffee makes me feel jittery while still feeling groggy, which is the worst of all worlds!

Anyway, fingers crossed for the Berocca!

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everythingstaken123 Wed 17-Jun-20 15:27:54

If coffee makes you jittery, berocca boost will too so just start with half! I am used to it now so take a whole one but at the beginning it made me feel a bit jaw clenchy! (Cos I don't drink caffeine in tea or coffee). Hope it works for you!

Pickles89 Wed 17-Jun-20 17:38:03

Thanks! I'm fine with coke weirdly. It makes my a bit hyper but in a good fun way, not a jittery way.

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Ashryver Wed 17-Jun-20 22:43:56

Around 500ml when you first wake up to get your metabolism going.

Maybe hot water and fresh lemon for something different.

NewToRenting Thu 18-Jun-20 05:36:43

Warm water with squeeze of lemon and spoonful of honey works for me.

radioband Thu 18-Jun-20 05:49:50

I just drink cordial. I don't like the taste of tea or coffee and don't really want to try it now because people become reliant on it.

Swifey40 Thu 18-Jun-20 19:14:26

I drink lemon and ginger tea, it peps you up from the ginger and the lemon is very cleansing.

bringincrazyback Sat 27-Jun-20 16:38:37

I have a Red Bull with breakfast. (Don't try this at home, kids.)

ActuallyItsEugene Sat 27-Jun-20 17:07:58

@bringincrazyback I do too. Every day blush

weathervane1 Sat 27-Jun-20 17:15:21

There are some lovely fruity teas / tisanes in the shops. I thought Berocca had some negative press on the UK?

RedCatBlueCat Sat 27-Jun-20 17:22:24

I pretty much only drink water during the day
Occasional cordial now is roasting hot.
Occasional fruit juice if out and about
Alcohol after the kids are in bed!

TheGoldenApplesOfTheSun Tue 30-Jun-20 10:14:48

To wake me up for an early start I actually have one of those LED daylight lamps (not to eat lol!) Having a bright light in the mornings makes me feel just as wide awake as coffee used to. I'm often up before my alarm because of it. Highly recommend especially if you can grab one secondhand or in a sale.

I'm pregnant & boring and just drink water and milk at the moment.

YangShanPo Tue 30-Jun-20 10:17:20

What about cocoa it's lower in caffeine than coffee and if you make it yourself you can control the sweetness and amount of milk.

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