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How can I cut back on energy drinks?

Some suggestions for cutting back on energy drinks:

• Instead of waking up to an sugar-laden energy drink, try a cup of plain black tea or a simple cup of joe.

• Instead of having another energy drink at lunch, try a glass of unsweetened iced tea or other tea of your choice.

• Kill the late-afternoon lull with a protein-rich snack that has a little carbs, such as slices of turkey on whole wheat crackers or a scoop of nut butter and celery sticks. If you need a little caffeine buzz, try green tea.

• Avoid all sources of caffeine after 4 p.m.

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