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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:36 pm 
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having a super busy day and needed a pick me up......so thanks to a nice cuppa strong black coffee I'm reenergized! I don't do it often, due to it irritating my stomach but today was a necessity......works quicker than my usual geen tea! Here's to caffeine, my drug of choice whether coffee or tea :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee...
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:51 pm 
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I don't like that it inhibits iron absorption, but other than that it seems pretty healthy.


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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 9:04 pm 
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So, I just thought you'd all like to know that i succumbed to the wonder that is iced coffee. I do that sometimes.

I just wanted to let y'all know so you could give me shit for it. ;)

Seriously, I still don't think it's the best for me, and not something i want to make a long term habit of, but oh boy is it fun in the short term.

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee...
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:43 pm 
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I'm never giving up coffee. Ever. I do cut back and sometimes quit to detox and reduce tolerance which I'm doing now. I just do a cup a day so when I drink it, I really do feel it. I like it full strength, black and no sugar. It tastes better that way.

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee...
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:00 am 
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ICanDoThis wrote:
I'm never giving up coffee. Ever. I do cut back and sometimes quit to detox and reduce tolerance which I'm doing now. I just do a cup a day so when I drink it, I really do feel it. I like it full strength, black and no sugar. It tastes better that way.


I'm exactly the same way! Once I went black, I never went back...

I'm also doing one of those "detox" periods right now. I'm on summer break and know I'll need the full effects of caffeine for my first year of in-hospital training, so I'm taking the opportunity to reduce my tolerance. I have to tell you, though...the first week was pretty unpleasant. I don't know whether it was recovering from the exhaustion of exam week, or the lack of caffeine, but I felt like I was moving in slow motion :P


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 Post subject: Re: Coffee...
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:11 am 
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Used to get tremors in my arms/hands from drinking too much; just quit cold turkey one day and never looked back. It's been few years since I quit and don't miss my coffee one bit. :D


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I've gone back and forth on the coffee question myself. I really love the taste/smell of it in the morning and, I guess, the ritual of getting up, padding to the kitchen and brewing a pot. My normal intake is two 8 oz cups with breakfast/while getting ready. It is the only caffeine I really have. I stick to tea (herbal or decaf black) in the afternoons when I need something warm in my belly.

As an experiment, a few months ago I switched to decaf this winter just to see if I got withdrawal headaches and, after a month on decaf, I really didn't notice any difference at all. So... I switched back to regular (mostly because regular tends to be on sale more often).

A few years ago I decided to try Teechino and I had a bad experience with it. The first day I made some, I got really nauseated and ended up with a migraine. I don't think it was the Teechino. In fact, now that I think back, I might have done something really dumb and added Splenda to it (which I now know definitely upsets my stomach). Anyway, now I can't really stand the smell of Teechino after getting so sick after drinking it.

But, last year I also discovered Roastaroma Herbal Tea by Celestial Seasonings and I really like it. No, it doesn't taste exactly like coffee, but, with a dash of soy milk, it has enough of the "cozy" taste of coffee. ("Cozy" is a taste, right? ) I still don't personally feel the need to cut out my morning coffee (for the "ritual" reasons mentioned earlier I just don't feel like tea will cut it), but for those looking for an alternative, you might consider this.


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 Post subject: Re: Coffee...
PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:22 pm 
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medman wrote:
ICanDoThis wrote:
I'm never giving up coffee. Ever. I do cut back and sometimes quit to detox and reduce tolerance which I'm doing now. I just do a cup a day so when I drink it, I really do feel it. I like it full strength, black and no sugar. It tastes better that way.


I'm exactly the same way! Once I went black, I never went back...

I'm also doing one of those "detox" periods right now. I'm on summer break and know I'll need the full effects of caffeine for my first year of in-hospital training, so I'm taking the opportunity to reduce my tolerance. I have to tell you, though...the first week was pretty unpleasant. I don't know whether it was recovering from the exhaustion of exam week, or the lack of caffeine, but I felt like I was moving in slow motion :P


It seems I've cut way back. Not on purpose though. Maybe It's the effect of having more energy from being on a vegan diet that makes me not crave caffeine? I'm not sure. I do a cup a day in the morning when I get to work. But it must be good coffee. If it's bad I just dump it like I did this morning.

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