I know it's a good stimulant, I can tell! I like the way it focuses my mind, I'm a zombie otherwise. I feel like a zombie right now after half a day with no diet cola!
However, sugar also makes me think better temporarily, I used red bull and sugary foods to get me through college exams. But we're all agreed excessive sugar is a harmful addictive drug, why is caffeine ok? I just feel like I would be hypocritical to cut right down on sugar and still have caffeine.
I try my hardest to cut down but I just have days where I fancy some cola and I end up drinking 2 litres of it. I can't just have one can. I have tried replacing with a morning coffee but that just gives me a headache! I don't like the idea of decaf... don't like the taste of coffee enough to have a fake version. Black tea was the ideal replacement for a while but unfortunately it made me wheeze. I like my tasty herbal teas but they are not giving me the kick I'm used to!
I'm not sure whether one cup of decaf or whatever per day is really doable for me, I may have to quit completely. It's so hard though. Wayyyyy harder than giving up cider or milk chocolate or all of my favourite foods I am allergic to!
Has anyone successfully quit while using a milder stimulant like ginseng or some kind of supplement?? Gota kola tea is supposed to give a slight buzz but I can't say I've felt it yet.
Last edited by CaveWeirdo; 06-04-2012 at 10:51 AM.
Start weight: 238 lbs (March 2012)
Current weight: 205 lbs (July 2012)
Loss so far: 33 lbs!!!
WOE: Primal + IF
Movements: Hiking, sprinting.
Goal: to see my abs some time in 2013!