Coffee Daily.. Yes please

Jazmyne - posted on 10/26/2012 ( 31 moms have responded )

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How much coffee do you need to get through your day? I drink about a pot (12 cups) a day, yet I still have no energy :) 9 months is a rough age.

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Mari - posted on 11/20/2012

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I stopped drinking coffee the day I found out it was toxic to the body (in Chinese medicine it is considered a toxin and people use coffee for enemas). ALthough coffee gets you going, it doesn't create more energy...

DEE - posted on 11/13/2012

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I never drank coffee before I had my child. I always wondered why my mom drank so much coffee. LOL Now...I know why. I drink about 2 to 4 cups daily and that's my limit. Someone on Dr. Oz says to add 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon to your coffee to help balance your insulin levels. SO...I've made coffee even more healthier. LOL

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Barbara - posted on 01/06/2013

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I'm a coffee fanatic. I just love the flavor and I usually have at least 3 different flavors of whole bean coffee in our home at any given time. I don't drink coffee for the 'energy' from caffeine and I don't drink soda at all, I drink coffee simply because I like it, 6-8 cups a day. During the summer, I drink
iced coffee instead of iced tea, though sometimes substitute a lemonade during hot summer months (or a cold beer now and then). After 30 years of drinking coffee, I have had no adverse medical issues, my heart (according to a cardiologist) is strong and healthy with no valvular disorders and appears to be that of a woman 20 years younger than I am. I rather doubt I'll quit coffee anytime soon and both my GP and a one time visit to a cardiologist tell me to continue doing 'what you're doing now' since it's working so well. That said, my GP did advise me to drink a 6 ounce serving of cranberry juice daily, which I do faithfully, to promote good urinary tract function.

Rachael - posted on 01/05/2013

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I drink 4 cups a day (sometimes more) but it is decaf. I can't handle caffeinated coffee; it makes my heart race.

Barbara - posted on 12/29/2012

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I won't keep the coffee for once a week because I like it. I don't drink soda, do drink fruit juices, mostly cranberry, always have a bottle of water handy for hydration purposes, but I do enjoy my coffee and carry travel cups of it everywhere. I love my cranberry juice, but don't take my coffee cup away!

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It's actually a myth that drinking coffee gives you energy. What you need for energy is water - lots of it! First thing in the morning drink at least two cups. It's also really healthy to juice a lemon and add that to the water.
Water flushes out toxins making you feel much more alive. Drinking coffee is adding toxins and will ruin your health in the long run. Why not keep the coffee for a once a week treat?!

Alison - posted on 12/04/2012

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I just saw this post...you should try Spark instead!! It's a vitamin-filled energy drink with caffeine (so you don't have any withdrawal headaches!) I do AdvoCare and have samples if you want....I've had several friends get rid of their coffee addiction :) Let me know if you want to try it! You would seriously love it!! Alison

Christina - posted on 12/04/2012

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I drink four cups of coffee a day since I had my baby...cant skip a day or ill feel horrible...and I don't think its even giving me much energy anyways..im just addicted lol

Patricia - posted on 11/20/2012

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my last name is actually Coffee and yes i am coffee by name and coffee by nature

Patricia - posted on 11/16/2012

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i have probably 6 to 8 cups a day sometimes more otherwise i can't function with 10 kids they are all on the go cups

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I drink 1 cup of coffee...it doesn't do anything for me tho, but I know if I stop (which I have) I get a massive headache and feel like death...so I just drink it. Plus I like to think it does something lol

Melissa - posted on 11/12/2012

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Kim-That just made me remember, I like to put apples slices and cinnamon sticks in a pitcher of water in the fridge, it makes it a little easier to drink enough water and has lots of health benefits, probably energizing as one :-)

Kim - posted on 11/12/2012

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I'll have one, maybe two cups of coffee. I drink a lot of water during the day, mio helps with mundane water. Also apples are supposed to be a great energy booster too.

Barbara - posted on 11/11/2012

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If s/he is sleeping through the night, you've made it through the first stage. Believe me, once they walk, it gets even more tiring, chasing them around to keep them from hurting themselves!

I usually drink 8-10 cups a day, sometimes 12, but the caffeine doesn't bother me, I don't get jittery as some do, and it doesn't prevent me from sleeping. When you feel an energy lag, try protein. Lean chicken, fish really give me an energy boost that helps me function better and lasts longer than soda or coffee (and the sugary sweets I'm partial to). Hope this helps!

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Coffee in the morning is usually 2 cups. Sometimes in the winter months I enjoy coffee at supper time. I need to cut it off by 7 pm. so I can sleep and be ready for the next day. I cannot drink the decaffeinated kind. I seem to know the difference. I do love coffee and will never give it up!!! As far as energy is concern coffee does not seem to help I just like to drink it.

Rebecca - posted on 11/07/2012

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I have two cups right away in the morning with cream and sugar because I just enjoy it (real creamer > milk. Makes all of the difference!). Maybe a third around noon, and I have an "afternoon revival" tea around 3pm. Any caffeine after that and I can't sleep. My daughter is only 4 months old, so perhaps my intake will increase!!



I must say, coffee is far better than soda! I used to have a 1-2 diet cokes every day, but in order to try and lose weight I gave that up. I think the key to feeling good and drinking a lot of coffee is to also drink a LOT of water! Caffeine seems to keep us going, if only mentally after a while... :)

Lady Heather - posted on 11/05/2012

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3 cups most days, sometimes 2. I always say that I worship at the church of Keurig and I'm very devoted. Ha.

Patricia - posted on 11/04/2012

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I have have a protienplus shake by powerbar with a banana in it and non fat milk with ice in the blender first and then sip one up of coffee and im good to go....

Donna - posted on 11/04/2012

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I only drink 1 cup, maybe 2 cups of coffee in the morning. My 9-year-old is independent and does not need me to help her get ready for school. I am concerned, however, that you are drinking an entire pot of coffee and still not having any energy.



Perhaps you need to see your doctor about your lack of energy because there may be an underlying cause for your lack of energy. You might be anemic, and, if left untreated can cause more serious problems for you.



One thing to know before you start weaning yourself off of caffeine, is to know that you will go through caffeine withdrawal and might experience caffeine headaches, which can be painful. So, you might want to invest in caffeine pills to take while you are restricting your caffeine intake in a cup of coffee.



I wouldn't suggest stopping all together, but rather cutting back a little at a time. Instead of having 12 cups, cut it back to 10. Do this for a week or two and then cut that back to 8 cups, and so on. Reducing your intake by 2 cups every time until you are down to no more than 2 cups a day.



Instead of drinking coffee in the morning, a better alternative might be orange juice. I know this sounds like a silly idea, but it does work. And, I would cut down on your caffeine intake in the meantime. Consuming as much caffeine as you have, and for as long as you have, your tolerance for caffeine has actually diminished over time and is no longer working for you.



And, if you are still breastfeeding your baby, he/she might be getting some of that caffeine as well, which isn't really anything to worry about, just something to consider when you think about having another cup of coffee.



I hope you are able to wean yourself off the caffeine and soon. Good luck!

Donna

Melissa - posted on 11/02/2012

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I use to drink close to a pot a day, mainly b/c I just love coffee, but I've been trying to limit myself to 2 cups of regular coffee a day and have found that by doing that I actually sleep better at night and have more energy during the day. I also make sure to drink plenty of water, being dehydrate can zap your energy and contrary to what my dad likes to think coffee does not count as water! You should be aiming to drink an oz per pound for half your body weight a day, so if you weigh 150 lbs, you should drink 75 oz a day. Staying hydrate really does help!

Michele - posted on 11/02/2012

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I drink about 4 cups of coffee a day. Usually 3 in the am and one in the afternoon, I also drink tons of water and thankfully I can keep up with my 23 month old twin boys! Boy do they have energy! One of my sons also suffers with night terrors so some mornings those 3 cups are like a beer chugging contest @ a frat house! LOL

Rachel - posted on 10/30/2012

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I usually have two in the morning.

I think water is better for getting energy. Try drinking less coffee and more water. It might help.

Claudia - posted on 10/30/2012

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I only have one cup a day, but I may be increasing that as my daughter gets more active with each new day lol.

Jazmyne - posted on 10/28/2012

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I understand why some of you don't drink coffee. My hubby don't either. I drink mine black, and to me the taste is a small price to pay for the energy I need LOL

Beth - posted on 10/28/2012

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I'm not a coffee drinker, but a tea drinker. I have 5 or 6 cups of black tea a day, and the occasional diet soda in the afternoon. This mom gig is tough, I think propping ourselves up with caffeine is pretty common :)

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None, I actually hate coffee, it is too bitter. I don't use caffeinated anything most days. Soda is expensive, and I don't see a need to waste money on it. We have son teas that are caffeinated, but I prefer herbal and roubus which rarely have caffeine. If I'm really tired I just make sure to keep the day low key and easy.

Amber - posted on 10/27/2012

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I used to just require a large mcds sweet tea but that was when my lil girl was a baby now she is3 and I have 6mo. Old twin boys so as soon as they have their morning bottle we are off to dunkin donuts to get my large iced coffe, I started drinking iced coffee because I never had time to drink it hot :) if the boys wake more than twice I do a second run for another... Yay for coffee!

Chelsey - posted on 10/26/2012

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Generally 1-3 cups a day. I always start my morning off by getting my coffee started and gulping down the first cup lol. My kids are 5, 4, and 8 months so sometimes by the time i get to sit and drink my second cup it's cold haha. I LOVE my coffee!!!

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