I Should Drink Less Coffee but I Am Not Going To.
Oh, the smell of freshly brewed coffee is in the air.
Can I have a grande caramel macchiato in a venti cup with the extra whip? I ask the local Starbucks Barista. My head is pounding, my mood is grumpy, and I am ready for my caffeine fix. You do not want to be anyone but this barista because I will probably bite your head off.
My brain tells me I should cut back but everything else say more! I know you know what I am talking about!
Today, up to 90% of Americans drink some form of caffeine each day. Roughly 50% of us drink up to 300 mg of caffeine daily, making it the most popular drug of choice in the US.
My caffeine addiction is bad. I should limit it. This Mamma should try to cut back. I think I am going to…
Coffee makes my world better. Coffee is my thing. My sane potion and I love it! Give me coffee flavor anything and I will devour it. Or you can just hook me up to a coffee IV for a pure caffeine kick.
5 reasons Why I Will Not Stop Drinking Coffee
1.) Black coffee
The bad part is I like my sugar & milk with a pinch of coffee. Black coffee is what is good for you. What I drink not so much. It is a big cup of sugar with extra sugar on top. If you can stand black coffee then you are one step closer to using coffee for health benefits. What I drink is like saying a cola is healthy because it contains water.
It does have that hint of healthiness that keeps me from feeling bad that I have consumed 400 calories in one beverage.
2) It’s My One Thing
Drinking coffee is my one thing. I don’t smoke, once in a Blue moon drink a glass of wine and am not so much into materials or beauty services. I’m pretty plain but boy oh boy do I love coffee. It’s my one thing that I enjoy consuming. I don’t do sodas or lots of other sweets just coffee…lots of coffee.
So I tell myself I can have this one thing even if it has one million calories and keeps me hyped up all day.
3) Bring on the Dopamine
If you didn’t know natural dopamine is a neurotransmitter that regulates sleep, sex drive, emotional states, motivation, movement and experiencing pleasure and reward. When caffeine is inhaled, that’s how I drink mine, it creates a pleasure response by inhibiting the reuptake of dopamine which has the effect of increasing activity at dopamine receptors in the brain.
4)My Happy Potion
According to authority nutrition and my personal experience, coffee decreases depression and increases happiness. The reason behind this is because of the release of dopamine.
You do not want to be near me when I don’t have my coffee. Heck, I don’t even want to be near me when I don’t have coffee. Lock me in the bedroom and don’t let me out. Don’t forget the “beware momster inside” sign!
There is a reason mommas love our coffee. It makes putting up with our little crazy monsters much easier!
5) Proven to increase exercise
If I haven’t had a cup of coffee you will not get me off the couch, without a fight. Pour me a cup of my happy potion and I am ready. Let’s get productive, oh want to walk, run and play kids! Yes, let’s do it! We have about a 6-hour window until in need more potion. Or it’s game over for this momma!
I Will Start:
1) Drinking more water
I can go all day without drinking any water. Only coffee. Tons of it. I need to drink more water. Recently I and my husband started our own little mini water challenge. We said we needed to drink 4 bottles of water a day.
Um. I am slacking on that. Can I drink 8 bottles of coffee…the math works out. Right? Coffee is made with water, my Keurig is proof!
I need to keep working it.
2) Exercising more
So caffeine is supposed to make you want to exercise more. The only problem is it’s awfully hard to drink hot coffee on a morning run. I have tried and failed. Once I start drinking more water I will be able to exercise more.
3) Eat healthier
The latte and cappuccino I drink are loaded with sugar. I have nothing against sugar, but I don’t want to fill up on it. Which I end up doing. I sometimes go the whole day without eating anything just drinking coffee. Then I sit down at the end of the day trying to think what I had, oops! Nothing of nutritional substance was entering my body.
I am doing better about eating with the children now. Trying to fix everyone’s food and keep things clean leaves me with no time to eat. I want to eat healthier and sit down with kiddos to eat.
4) Limit my overall caffeine intake.
With me wanting to get pregnant me soon being pregnant. I worry that I will be taking in too much caffeine and once I need to cut back my Momster will not be able to be tamed. Pair that with pregnancy hormones and all hell will break loose. Poor husband.
5) Try to save money
Okay. Let’s do some more math. Actual math this time. I drink Starbucks 5 times a week at least! 5×5( let’s round up because sometimes I get 6 a week) 25 dollars a week that are 100 a month on coffee! At Least! Not to mention when I use my Keurig or other coffee shops.
With us wanting another baby, I won’t have the option to spend 25 dollars a day on coffee no matter how happy it makes me.
So I will have to cut back some. I will never get rid of my love and depend on coffee. I’m okay with that and you should be too!