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Coffee alternative for an afternoon pick me up

Maybe this belongs somewhere else.... but I thought it applies to being healthy while ttc....

I used to drink 14oz of coffee in the morning and sometimes I would drink 16oz in the afternoon. I've cut back to 12oz in the morning and that's it. Sometimes I'm dragging in the afternoon. Any suggestions for a safe pick me up ttc?
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Fruit usually does it for me. Or have a ten-minute nap after lunch if you can, that's ideal.
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I'll try fruit. I wish I could take a nap. I do take one sometimes when I get home.
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Eating protein at least every 3 hours can help you sustain your energy levels throughout the day. That was recommended for me for TTC to help with energy levels and also blood sugar levels. Good luck!
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Thanks, @pokeyac . I think that is half my problem, I'm not getting enough protein. I was doing Clif bars and protein shakes there for a while. I need to find different bars and switch them up so I don 't get sick of them. I tried vanilla hemp protein shakes but it's kinda yucky. I did do brown rice protein and while it was a little gritty it was better tasting than the hemp.
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A tall glass of OJ with a TBSP of brewer's yeast stirred in will wake me up all of the time.

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I take a wellness supplement, that comes with or with out the caffeine ingredient. I started taking it about a month before I got pregnant with my 2nd child while I was still breastfeeding my first. Not sure if my body was just ready for another by then, or if the supplement had something to do with it. DH was a coffee and redbull junkie, but not anymore.
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@applejuice , I'll give it a try but I would have to water down my oj or use something else. I get indigestion easily since I had my ulcer 5 years ago.

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I keep cold cuts on hand for a quick and easy protein snack. My usual is to take a slice of ham and a slice or two of turkey, put the turkey in the ham and fold it up like a little taco. If I'm feeling fancy I put a pickle slice in there too. It's a tasty little snack! Two or three of them makes for a substantial protein hit in just a couple minutes, too.
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You could drink a cup of white tea which has a quarter of the amount of caffeine that coffee does, or no coffee and switch to a few cups of green tea throughout the day.
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How about a quicky? Not with me of course, but with your partner.
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Thanks everyone! I wish it was that easy @farmermomma ! hehe
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