x2. Caffeine is awesome. Sometimes I think about cutting back but then I wonder why. Social pressure, voices in my head, nothing more. I do well when drinking normal amounts of coffee (like half-a-pot or a whole pot per day) and if that bugs some people, too bad. I'm currently looking into breaking my "busy" habit. I'll need to go to a different shift and buy a second car, so it's nigh upon impossible. But I can dream! And if you tell people you aren't busy, they either assume you're lying or get mad at you for not killing yourself, right? Nuts to them. I'm going for Zen!
I drink two large mugs (~12oz) of espresso every day. I'm an addict. I don't care that I'm an addict. "Addict" is just a word we attach to the stuff people like that the rest of the culture doesn't. Some people are addicted to status, but I find that ludicrous. Some people are addicted to fitting in; again, not my thing.
Caffeine makes me feel good, and coffee is one of the best tasting (to me) things on the planet. Why would I give that up just because the culture/society has decided that anything that feels good must be avoided?
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.