I Drank Coffee Before CrossFit For 1 Week, and This Is The Scary Thing That Happened
I recently got into drinking coffee about a year ago because black coffee is one of the drinks you can have while intermittent fasting. In addition to its curbing my appetite, I also love it for other health benefits. I usually drink it starting around 9 or 10 a.m. and sip my very weak 16-ounce cup for about two or three hours (it's 6 ounces of the strong-ass coffee my husband makes, mixed with 6 ounces of water and a few ice cubes).
I definitely don't need coffee to survive. I feel peppy enough without it, and herbal or green tea or sparkling water also does the trick in filling me up if I'm feeling a little hungry mid-morning before my eating window starts at noon.
I can go days where I realize I haven't had one sip of coffee, but when I do have it, it's always after my workout. Many of my CrossFit buddies drink a big mug before class, so I wanted to see if drinking coffee beforehand would improve my performance.