Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Cutting Back On Caffeine
30 days to a happier, healthier me - day 11
My plan is going really well, I'm doing the things I said I would most of the time so why do I feel like I'm failing? I updated my results yesterday and discovered I've lost half an inch off my waist, my resting heart rate has gone down and I've reduced my real age. The thing with me is I have no patience, I want results NOW. I expect to reverse 20 years of treating my body like crap in a few months. Life doesn't work that way KB, if I expect to wake up one morning and feel like I'm 20 years old again, I'm going to be disappointed. Righto, I feel better after that whinge. I will continue on and try to focus on the positive rather than the negative. If anyone feels like slapping me into shape...go ahead! Just kidding. I really do feel better already. Back to today's goal.
I did a little research, as I do and here are a few interesting things I discovered. Drinking over 250mg of caffeine per day (2-3 cups of filtered coffee) can lead to nervousness and high blood pressure. If you brew your cuppa for one minute instead of five, you halve the caffeine content from 80 to 40mg. It's advisable to cut back very slowly over a month to avoid headache, fatigue and depression...NO KIDDING!
instant coffee 66mg
teabag - 5 min brew 46mg
teabag - 1 min brew 28mg
12 ounce can
Dr Pepper 61mg
Mountain Dew 55mg
Diet Coke 49mg
Righto, that's all from me today. Off to enjoy a cup of lemon ginger tea.
See you tomorrow for more 30 days to a happier, healthier me.