Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Caffeine Addiction is a Serious Problem...True or False?

Monday as I was finishing my cup of coffee and popping my 2nd can of Diet Coke I began to think.  Woah..wait a minute here...why am I drinking so much caffeine.  Since I work in an office all day it is pretty common to keep something at hand to sip on and lately it has been all things caffeinated: Diet Coke, Coffee and Tea. 

Yesterday I decided to "cut back" and see what happened so I brought in a large glass to fill with water to keep at my desk and everything went pretty well.  I was a bit more tired than usual.  Today...BAM...like I slammed my head into a brick wall.  I have a massive headache.

I can't help but think I did this to myself and now I should pay the consequences.  I am addicted to caffeine!

I don't think I will try to cut it out completely as this was just kind of an experiment to see if I was really needing the caffeine or drinking it just because.  So what do you think?  Is caffeine a harmful addictive drug or just something to wake you up in the morning and keep you going through the day?

Julie

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

I think caffeine is definitely addictive, but not a drug necessarily! I get a headache if I don't have a little each day. But I say a small coffee each morning isn't harmful, and tea helps you keep hydrated in my opinion. Just take a break from the soda! That's not as good for you ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comment Cheryl! Love the look of your new blog by the way. I heard on TV last night (one of my four channels) that now they say a cup of coffee help reduce the risk of skin cancer.

-Julie