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Old 07-18-2007, 01:59 PM   #31
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"My name is Eddie F. and I am a coffee addict."

"Hi Eddie"

"I'm 47 y.o. About 15+ years ago, I stopped a lifetime habit of coffee drinking, cold turkey. (My mom used to let me have some with lots of milk & sugar as a kid. ) By my late 20s I was drinking 6-8 cups per day. I'd heard mixed stuff about whether it is 'good for you' or not, and figured, even if it was not bad, it was not helping. ( By now, there might be evidence that it can be 'good'. Not talking about improving performance levels, more along the lines of health.) Anyway, the day after my cold turkey cessation, I got the Mother of All Headaches for hours. I remember thinking, if NOT having something could make me feel this awful, I gotta get it out of my system.)

Not a drop for 15+ years.

2.27.07. I start Fast-5. I find I am drinking LOTS of water during my fast. Good thing. Then I start drinking flavored sparkling water with stevia ("healthy soda") Then I start drinking herbal tea w/ stevia. Then I start drinking Green Tea, and I notice the box compares its low levels of caffeine to coffee.

Then, about 2 weeks ago, I have a black coffee with stevia. It's like I put the needle right into my arm. My eyes roll backward in my head with perverse pleasure. I say, O.K. a cup a day is cool. Now, I consider that I eat clean and honor my life by not putting crap in the "vehicle" of my soul. So, I'm wondering. Is this cool or un-cool ? I stop for 1 week. Yeah, I'm good. I can control this. I can have as little or as much as I want. Right.

Well, yesterday and today I had like 3 cups each day. As I said, I'm an addict. One definition of addiction is, an increasingly greater dose is required to achieve the same effect. I love this stuff. It makes IF MUCH easier for me. I'd like to have about 6-8 cups a day.

I love pizza, cookies, cake, ice cream, candy, etc. But it is easy for me to say "No Thanks" when its offered and not have any. I very rarely eat grains, and I'm convinced I'm a carb-addict, which is why LC/Paleo works for me. As much as I love and used to crave pasta, bagels, etc., etc., etc., I'm not drawn to them anymore.

However...I really do want coffee !

I'm not sure where to go with this.

Any suggestions as to resources on the pros/cons of coffee.

( My wife thinks that not eating all day and drinking coffee is rough on the adrenals.)

I do have more "up" energy all day and have been getting tired later.

I've gotta work this out.

I need a sponsor.


Thanks for coming to tonight's meeting."
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:12 PM   #32
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http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_...ealth_risk.htm

http://www.coffeeandhealth.ca/

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/15/he...rssnyt&emc=rss

http://www.coffeedetective.com/coffee-benefits.html

Man, don't get me started...I work in a freaking coffee roaster/espresso bar.

I will say this though; if you enjoy your coffee that much, have it and do it with style. Screw the Starbucks/Tim Hortons and Nabob/Maxwell House crap, go and find yourself a local roaster that knows his shit and get the good stuff. Then go and buy a french press and make REAL coffee. You'll thank me later.
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:46 PM   #33
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http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_...ealth_risk.htm

http://www.coffeeandhealth.ca/

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/15/he...rssnyt&emc=rss

http://www.coffeedetective.com/coffee-benefits.html

Man, don't get me started...I work in a freaking coffee roaster/espresso bar.

I will say this though; if you enjoy your coffee that much, have it and do it with style. Screw the Starbucks/Tim Hortons and Nabob/Maxwell House crap, go and find yourself a local roaster that knows his shit and get the good stuff. Then go and buy a french press and make REAL coffee. You'll thank me later.
Respeck...... French press=coffee...everything else=crap.
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:59 AM   #34
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eh...i love coffee but my problem is drinking that bad coffee i.e. frappuchinos. Especially sucks when you work night shift all the time and develope an addiction to this stuff. And my diet is practically 100% clean untill that frap kicks in. Gotta start cutting it though.
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:57 AM   #35
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Eddie-
If you need a hug Ron can hook you up with that...tell him to keep it "above the belt."


Freaking Hilarious...made my morning.
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