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    I used to drink coffee every day before going primal, but I found that I didn't really need it once I started my Grokish lifestyle.

    I was really surprised to read that Mark downs a giant cup every morning. Does he really need it? Doesn't his diet provide him with the energy he needs?

    Last week I got a Venti iced coffee with an add shot at Starbucks and I was so wired I felt uncomfortable all morning. I also have recently read a report of someone dying from eating powdered caffeine in large doses.

    I'm just really shocked that Mark drinks a giant cup every morning. I thought it was once or twice a week for him. Even in his book he says coffee is something to take in moderation. I don't think a giant cup every morning is moderation.

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    i can't speak to what his needs are, but at the very least, it seems to me that he enjoys coffee, and that's enough of a reason to have it in my book.

    that being said, i don't drink coffee and never have. i do not like the taste.

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    • #3
      I used to do about 4 cups a day with skim milk.
      Then I quit cold turkey for about 2 solid months.
      Now I have about 2 cups per day, one with coconut milk.

      I rarely drink coffee on weekends.
      carl's cave

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Grok View Post
        I don't think a giant cup every morning is moderation.
        I do, but that's relative to people I see who need to drink it all day to keep up their energy.

        I drink one big mug (about 16 oz) every morning. That's it. Since I've pretty much cut out diet sodas, it's an extremely rare day that I'll have any caffeine after my morning dose. I could probably do without it but I like the taste, I like the ritual, I just like it.
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        • #5
          I've been experimenting with eliminating it. I used to have a double espresso in the morning and sometimes tea in the afternoon. After starting PB I was finding I was having a hard time going to sleep at a good hour. I dropped the tea. Then I dropped to a single espresso. This week, I haven't had any. I feel fine. I seem to be doing a little better with getting to bed on time, too. We'll see. Since I'm not eating sugar or artificial sweeteners, I don't enjoy it as much. I like my coffee with a little bit of sweetness.

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          • #6
            I have 2 16z mugs every morning. I get up at 4:45 and I am out the door by 5 for a 3 1/2 mile walk. I get home and do the coffee and newspaper ritual. That is the only caffiene i ever consume. I pretty much stop drinking it by 8 AM.

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            • #7
              I drink coffee because I like the taste. I typically drink it black but since starting PB I've found I have trouble getting fat in me so I have about 1/3 of a cup of hwc in it and that helps me get more fat in my diet. I typically have 1 12oz cup with hwc and periodically if I'm cold I will have it black after that. I tried coconut milk and I don't like that as much in my coffee. Looked more like an oil slick with the coconut milk.
              Georgette

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              • #8
                Nada.

                However, compared to the amount of coffee my father drinks, one large cup is in moderation.
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                • #9
                  I don't touch the stuff except for an Americano from Fourbucks once in a blue moon. Tea, on the other hand, is a different animal. I go through 2-4 20 oz mugs a day of that. Granted, I generally reuse the same leaves all day, but it's still tea.
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                  • #10
                    I LOOOOVE coffee, and I think my two cups a day is totally moderate. I don't NEED it, I enjoy it. I love the sound of the water burbling in the machine, and the aroma wafting from it. I close my eyes in rapture as I wrap my hands around the warm mug and inhale the hot steam. When I'm by myself, I even like to make that obnoxious slurpy noise ending with "...AHHHH!" It's a totally sensuous experience, and I shake my head at you for having the audacity to even suggest that something is wrong with it.

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                    • #11
                      There's a difference between "need" and "want"....I love my morning coffee/internet ritual after the dogs have been fed and its quiet in the house. Ahhhhhh.....

                      I drink 2 small cups a day (about half a coffee mug, twice), black. If I add cream I can drink more but I rarely do. I prefer the coffee black even if it means I drink less.
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                      • #12
                        Yeah, I'm with the "I don't need it but I enjoy it" crowd. We brew half-caf here, and I usually have 2 big mugs with a couple Tbsp of coconut milk in each one.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dragonmamma View Post
                          I LOOOOVE coffee, and I think my two cups a day is totally moderate. I don't NEED it, I enjoy it. I love the sound of the water burbling in the machine, and the aroma wafting from it. I close my eyes in rapture as I wrap my hands around the warm mug and inhale the hot steam. When I'm by myself, I even like to make that obnoxious slurpy noise ending with "...AHHHH!" It's a totally sensuous experience, and I shake my head at you for having the audacity to even suggest that something is wrong with it.
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                          I love coffee, the flavor, the smell. There's something relaxing for me about sitting down w/my 2 Big Cups of coffee every day w/the primal coconut creamer. I will say since going primal - when I get enough sleep, and eat well - I don't need the coffee for a wake up - Its part of my morning ritual... I could actually just have coffee every am and be good til 1-2pm if need be. W/o the ritual of coffee - my day just doesn't feel the same.
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                          • #14
                            I've always loved the smell of coffee growing up. For me, that is what home smells like, coffee brewing in the morning. I would sneak a taste of my parents coffee when I was 4 or 5 just for the taste. Yes, its more I love the taste than I need it to keep me going. I even keep decaf on hand if I want a steaming cup o' joe in the evening. Coffee and water are all that I drink right now. As Martha Stewart would say, "It's a good thing".
                            Georgette

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                            • #15
                              I have started to cut back, it can trigger anxiety sometimes with me. It’s odd because nothing else does and I’m never anxious on my own, but a little too much coffee and I get downright anxious and sometimes even a tad depressed or sad.

                              The funny thing is, my sister (who has some learning disabilities and behavioral issues) got into the habit of making coffee in the mornings, and since we all encourage any initiative she takes (she can be rather lazy) we’re all drinking coffee in the mornings. I have started to drink half a cup and just adding more water and cream, no anxiety-ish feelings ever since cutting back. I don’t typically have any coffee besides the morning, and that’ usually my breakfast from Monday to Friday. Weekends I don’t really drink coffee unless I’m smoking weed. Yeah I’m a mess, but the coffee combats any sleepiness the weed might bring about.
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