Non Coffee drinkers, where do you get your energy from?? Very tired Bee

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
4147 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have super low iron which makes me very tired all the time.  Have you tried an iron suppliment?  You may want to consult with a nutritionist or a doctor first though.  I found it worked very well for me!  Or more iron rich foods like spinach would help too.

Post # 3
4147 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh and I used to drink Redbulls daily until I started having heart palpitations and I haven’t touched one since…please be careful with energy drinks!

Post # 4
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Look for foods and drinks high in vitamin B12. I used to have good luck with that cranberry juice that had added B12, but I bet a supplement would do just as well. There are also numerous lists of foods high in B12 for energy.

Post # 7
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


Yipeebee:  get a good nights sleep.  exercise.  eat protein.  i do not drink coffee.  occassionally i have an iced tea.  if i have cafeine after 1pm, i won’t sleep that evening.


Post # 8
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yipeebee:  I drink insane amounts of tea, good old orange peakoe tea.  It definitely helps.  I also find apples can give me an energy boost!

Post # 9
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I find that drinking a cup of Emergen-C gives me an energy boost! Lots of vitamins, like others have mentioned. But more importantly, I always have more energy when I get enough sleep at night, which doesn’t happen enough lol. I also know exercise helps–I’m also bad at getting enough of that, too!

Post # 10
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Many chronic conditions can cause fatigue that caffeine isn’t going to do anything for in the long run.  The best way to improve how alert you feel is to take good care of whatever condition you have.  Supplements won’t do much unless you have a deficiency.  Vitamin B12 helps me feel more energetic, but only because I tend to not have enough if I’m not supplementing.

The caffeine boost isn’t helping when you’re relying on it every day, it’s just taking your body back up to the level it expects.

I don’t like coffee, when I do want some caffeine I’ll have tea, usually green, black only if it’s morning and I really need it or some chocolate.

Post # 12
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Yipeebee:  Don’t eat anything that is high in fat/anything high in fake sugar/ avoid processed foods. It’s all poison and just slows you down.

Yoga can help as well!

Post # 13
232 posts
Helper bee

Apples and tea work for me. Tea is even stronger than coffee I think. I also suffered from iron defeciency and had to switch iron supplements once or twice before I found the one that really works for me. And it may sound weird but running actually made me feel a lot LESS tired!

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 12 months ago by  melissamaria.
Post # 14
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If I did not have a B12 supplement every day, I’d be useless. I also drink lots of green tea and water.

Post # 15
107 posts
Blushing bee

Let’s see, once I gave up caffiene and started only drinking emergen-c and water. I was absolutely addicted to energy drinks and the fizziness of the emergen-c helped me to transition off of it. I started jogging and cut down on processed foods and I felt great. I drink a lot of tea now, usually green tea in the morning and chamomile at night.

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