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    So I drink A LOT of caffeine. An embarrassing amount. Is it really so bad for you? What does it do to the body negatively? I heard it increases metabolism.. yes, no, maybe so?

    Matt Stone

    Aside from the excess fluid consumption concern, I wouldn’t worry about it too terribly much. But I do think excessive desire for coffee is a sign of stress and/or reduced metabolic rate. If you notice something decreasing your interest in coffee, it’s probably a good sign.


    I do suffer from fatigue most days. I don’t think I have EVER gone to sleep and woke up rested. I sleep any chance I get!


    I think if you treat it as what it is. Caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, ginseng, etc….

    Coffee to me is really weird hit or miss. Sometimes I feel nothing, sometimes I crash, sometimes it suppresses my appetite, and I feel energized.

    My favorite, is a good cup of freshly brewed local, with a bit of heavy whipping cream, and a dash of sugar. Yum.


    I’ve been salting and adding cinnamon to my coffee recently as well as using cream/whole milk ala eat for heat and its real good. the trick is to put the salt in with the grounds instead of after its made that way its not super salty at the bottom


    I don’t think caffeine affects me but I love coffee for the taste and aroma, as well as the social aspects. And in the winter I love hot drinks since I run very cold.

    Just in case caffeine is bad though, I’ve thought of decaf coffee but am worried that the toxins might be worse than caffeine.

    Since learning more here, I’ve cut down a lot on my liquid intake, including coffee – it’s hard as I am so used to always be drinking something. I think I developed that habit to curb eating and cravings.


    I’m in the same boat, lounie. I cut back on water a few months ago, but haven’t been able to reduce my coffee intake yet. I’m making a big effort today, made and drank only one mug. Usually I make 4, although I haven’t been drinking the whole pot lately. But it’s KILLING me, lol.

    At least I’m putting some sugar and milk/cream in it.

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