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Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine…. Well, I drink straight Espresso, I normally consume 700-800mg of caffeine per day. Normally in a 1.5oz espresso there is around 80-110mg of caffeine in it. One espresso is basically 8oz of black coffee condensed into 1.5oz. I have drank black coffee since I was 12 after my mom gave me a hot chocolate mixed with coffee. After, I requested just what she added into it, so she gave me her black coffee and I loved it. I switched to espresso around 15 years old, (I’m 17 now) just because it’s less time consuming and I feel the effects of the espresso to be less jittery than coffee, and way less jittery than energy drinks or Cgum.
I drink way too much caffeine. All forms of it. As I get older I really wish I never started drinking so much of it, because now I can’t function without it. I get really sick and get bad migraines if I don’t drink any at all. :( I don’t get hyper anymore, so it’s basically just there so I can feel normal.
I guess I’m a true addict. :P
I used to be such a coffee junkie! I found that after a while it had a lot of the same effects as nicotine and I really just got fed up with it one day. I started buying green tea and forcing myself to enjoy it. I’ve completely come to the the tea drinker realm now and it feels good! It’s nice to know that i can wake up early in the morning, have a tea or two without all of the extra crazy amped up caffeine and feel prepared for an 18 hour day. I think once you get over the 5 day hump of “not enough caffeine” the idea of simply drinking a fresh, hot beverage every morning is enough to trick your brain into being ready to be awake :)
Okay guys, I once adored coffee. I was married to it for three years and then I wanted a divorce but I didn’t want to leave me. So this is my story about how I stopped drinking coffee and if that is your goal I hope that this will help you to stop drinking it too! So first there was the coffee box (a failure to say the least). This is where I would make a box and then when I wanted coffee I would put the amount that I would spend on coffee in the box and forfeit the drink in the hopes that I would have a lot of money to spend on more useful things at the end of the month. This did not work. I did stop drinking coffee when I came across an interesting article that described the effects coffee has on your body. It said that coffee forces your body into the fight or flight response in which raises your heart rate, tenses up your muscles, etc. After reading this I stopped drinking it with no hard feelings. I didn’t want my body to be in a constant state of emergency. I now drink tea and I feel much better!
This is an semi-old forum but super interesting. I go through periods of being in love with coffee and not drinking any. I try to be wary of what I am putting in my body in terms of “drugs” (which caffeine is!) and how it affects me. When I drink iced coffee, I feel very good for 1-2 hours and tend to crash, and I don’t even use sugar – so it’s from the caffeine. But an iced coffee on a hot summer morning is so refreshing, I can’t help it.
I know it would be really healthy for me to give up coffee but I can’t manage it. It makes me feel so great and I get so much done once I’ve had coffee. But perhaps I could give it up this summer and resume once I get back to school in the fall. Thoughts?
Me and coffee are like many people with red wine. just one cup a day and I drink it slowly, savoring the “health benefits”.
So, I don’t think you *have* to give up your one cup a day – do you slam that cup of iced coffee down? I am surprised you’d get a crash after one cup, but everybody’s body is different.
I love coffee but don’t tend to drink it regularly due to the fact that I’m lazy and don’t want to make a pot, or am too cheap to buy a cup of it already made.
Up until recently I drank ridiculous amounts of caffeine per day. On average I was drinking five 12 oz cans of Mountain Dew, Two 20 oz bottles, and up to 2 energy drinks per day; with a minimum of 1. Now I typically drink one 20 oz Mt. Dew, and the rest of the time it’s green tea, water, or juice.
Abundant amounts of caffeine can have many adverse affects on your system, not to mention the cost of such habits in a monetary sense. If you do enjoy your coffee, or any product containing caffeine, I would suggest an approach of moderation; as with any substance, idea, or activity.
Coffee has been linked to reduced risks for Liver Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Colon Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes,…
I drink 2 cups a day on weekdays. I usually don’t drink much on weekends, maybe a cup here or there.