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What is your relationship with coffee?

Slave 7 16.28%
 
Hardcore 5 11.63%
 
Casual 17 39.53%
 
I don't mess with coffee 14 32.56%
 
Total:43
Random_Matt said:
FIT_Gamer said:

Cups of coffee?

Yes, that's a cut down. Was in hospital for tests once because of BP, i used to drink way more.

And here i was thinking I need to cut down on my 4 cups a daY!



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I used to drink a lot of Pepsi Max until I didn't want that after taste in the morning anymore from whatever sweetener they put in there. I didn't notice any caffeine withdrawal yet I still drink a cup of coffee every day and tea.
Diet soft drinks are the worst for caffeine.



Random_Matt said:
FIT_Gamer said:

Cups of coffee?

Yes, that's a cut down. Was in hospital for tests once because of BP, i used to drink way more.

That's insane. If I drank more than 2 cups I'd be walking around like...



FIT_Gamer said:
Random_Matt said:

Yes, that's a cut down. Was in hospital for tests once because of BP, i used to drink way more.

That's insane. If I drank more than 2 cups I'd be walking around like...

As of today, no coffee after 18.00. Only water, bottled of course. Wish me luck.



maverick40 said:
Damn I am like you! I drink 3-4 cups per day because I love the taste so much.

After hearing this I might not ever give up. In fairness though, it's not like coffee is bad for you.

In the past coffee did not have any noticeable negative effects on me or I just didn't notice them. Somewhere along the way these effects became noticeably and kept increasing, mainly digestion problems and insomnia. I'm not saying coffee is the only culprit but it most certainly plays a role.

Also I'm not trying to preach to quit coffee but share my experience to those who may have problems or have thought of quitting. What really should be done is educate people of the addiction and make them understand it is something you won't notice happening. I always knew of the addiction but still the reality of the symptoms blew me away completely.

From what I have learned, the symptoms are very individual. Of course the amount  of caffein consumed daily varies a lot and for two reasons, strenght of coffee and the "cup" is not standardized properly it is very difficult to determine just how much caffein someone consumes. I measured it and I drank 900ml per day on average which translated to 648mg caffein per day. It should also be known that for a person who drinks daily, it means his/her body is under the effect of caffein 24/7 and for this reason it is impossible for the person to notice the complete effect of caffein since it has become the norm.

In the OP I talked about coffee not subduing me anymore and saying it was really hard to put that feeling into words. Well today I've kinda found it, at least part of it why I feel different. I really cannot describe it much better but my entire body is just a bit more relax and it is noticeable 100% of the time. Like using a knife, opening a bottle or just moving around. My body movements are not as snappy and stiff as they were before yet I never felt stiff or snappy when I drank coffee. From my point of view it is unbelievably interesting and scary what I have experienced since quitting coffee.

Huh...this reply sure did expand lol...



I cannot imagine toilet-free life.

Kebabs have a unique attribute compared to other consumables. To unlock this effect you need to wolf down a big ass kebab really fast, like under 10 minutes or so and wait for the effect to kick in. If done correctly your movements should feel unbelievably heavy to the point where you literally cannot move at all.

-Downtown Alanya Kebab magazine issue no.198

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WC4Life said:
maverick40 said:
Damn I am like you! I drink 3-4 cups per day because I love the taste so much.

After hearing this I might not ever give up. In fairness though, it's not like coffee is bad for you.

In the past coffee did not have any noticeable negative effects on me or I just didn't notice them. Somewhere along the way these effects became noticeably and kept increasing, mainly digestion problems and insomnia. I'm not saying coffee is the only culprit but it most certainly plays a role.

Also I'm not trying to preach to quit coffee but share my experience to those who may have problems or have thought of quitting. What really should be done is educate people of the addiction and make them understand it is something you won't notice happening. I always knew of the addiction but still the reality of the symptoms blew me away completely.

From what I have learned, the symptoms are very individual. Of course the amount  of caffein consumed daily varies a lot and for two reasons, strenght of coffee and the "cup" is not standardized properly it is very difficult to determine just how much caffein someone consumes. I measured it and I drank 900ml per day on average which translated to 648mg caffein per day. It should also be known that for a person who drinks daily, it means his/her body is under the effect of caffein 24/7 and for this reason it is impossible for the person to notice the complete effect of caffein since it has become the norm.

In the OP I talked about coffee not subduing me anymore and saying it was really hard to put that feeling into words. Well today I've kinda found it, at least part of it why I feel different. I really cannot describe it much better but my entire body is just a bit more relax and it is noticeable 100% of the time. Like using a knife, opening a bottle or just moving around. My body movements are not as snappy and stiff as they were before yet I never felt stiff or snappy when I drank coffee. From my point of view it is unbelievably interesting and scary what I have experienced since quitting coffee.

Huh...this reply sure did expand lol...

Very interesting to say the least. I actually do find it tough to fall asleep some nights but I have put that down to not being able to calm down once I am in bed. I tend to think a lot in bed. 

Hmm this has given me food for thought. I love coffee and I love the social aspect of it also but I have felt over the last few years that I don't get the "Kick" from caffeine. Maybe it is becasue my body is completely immune to it?



Well, I'm Argentinian, and we here drink mate, which is another hot infusion with caffeine, that you take in small doses. It has less caffeine than a coffee, but it has. I drink mates every single day, in the morning and afternoons,and there are times when I doubt want to have that flavor, but then start feeling like I really really want to drink. I tried to quit and it was hard, I think I'm addicted. Every time I quit, I sleep much better at night, fell asleep instantly. When I make a trip, I don't consume caffeine at all, and I feel the same, sleep better at night, but after a week or so I start missing mate a lot, to the point that I want to come back to Argentina, and it's the first thing I do when I arrive... Never had a headache though, fortunately.