Okay, so today's CODE WORD question, should you choose to engage it, is this: how much caffeine do you ingest per day?
Posted by Ian Williams at July 7, 2009 11:26 PM
Gave up coca cola and sweet tea years ago (both nectars of the gods, sigh), don't like coffee, so zero.
Except, of course, a little chocolate now and then.
Less than I thought - about 60 grams. That's from about 32 oz of green tea. I thought Whole Foods' 365 Cola had caffeine, but not (I knock back about 12 oz of that a day).
Long ago I drank gallons of Diet Coke, but I now believe Aspertame is poison. The fact that it's not conclusively proven yet does NOT reassure... I was amazed how much better I felt (most notably how much clearer my thinking became) when I switched ("Your mileage may vary").
pardon my philistine ignorance, but what's the difference between "drip" and "brewed" coffee? The filter (or lack thereof)?
almost like clockwork, 12-16oz every day before noon, none after noon, so ~200mg.
I had to quit for a few weeks last summer, and it wasn't so bad. the headaches go away after a few days.
Oh, Bud - thanks for asking!
I have a Fast Lane tea (2 bags) in the morning, which is probably 150mg. If the afternoon is dragging, about 1/4 of the time, I'll throw in another 100mg, so I think I average about 180mg a day. It'd be way more if I were able to drink coffee without my intestines exploding - caffeine is just unbelievably terrific. Better than any antidepressant (but has little staying power).
Huh. You use a lot less caffeine than I'd have guessed.
I didn't mention my 5 hour energy usage, which is about twice a month lately, specifically anytime I have to drive a long distance after dark.
Ever try that stuff? It works for me. My side effects are a little heartburn (and chattiness if I'm with others but usually it's just me and the dog).