Coffee addicts...

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  1. Crazzy_Al

    Crazzy_Al New Member

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    Do we have any here? If so, how much would you say you drink a day? If you drink decaf, don't even post up, that's not coffee. :big grin:

    What, if any, adverse effects are there from coffee in respect to weight loss, and/or lifting?
     
  2. WeRdToYoMoThA

    WeRdToYoMoThA Girlies on Standby, Waiting to say Hi

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    not a weekday goes by where i dont drink at least 2 in the morning.

    i have to be at work by 6:15, and i usually cant get to bed until midnight or so. ive had days where i needed 5 cups before.
     
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    Caffeine may constrict the valves of your heart making it harder for you to recover during a workout
     
  4. Dobis P.R.

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    If you're getting enough sleep and eating well enough you shouldn't need caffeine.
     
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    werd. you just need to drop the addiction.

    it may feel like you need the caffeine to wake up but thats just what caffeine cravings feel like.

    i havent drank any form of caffeine in over a year. I get 5 hours of sleep a night and still manage through my days.

    i actually had 1 cup the other day of regular coffee just to see what it would do. i got so light headed and jittery it was horrible.

    i used to have atleast 3 shots of espresso and 2 redbulls a day plus pepsi and other stuff.. fully addicted, quitting was easy but sucked for the first week, nausea was the worst.
     
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    I get MUCH less than 5 hours a sleep most nights, but I do eat well. I drink a pot (10 cups...that's 60oz in terms of coffee cups) of coffee a day. :(
     
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    I have about a 3 shot espresso latte a day. If I go a day without one I without fail get withdrawl headaches :(
     
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    [][][] what makes you think i wont cut you

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    i heard if you drink alcohol in large quantities, its good to drink coffee cuz it decreases lung damage by 20% or some shit like that
     
  9. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    Probably a pot or two over the course of a day.
     
  10. Crazzy_Al

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    You too, huh? :ugh:
     
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    lung damage, huh?
     
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    A piece from the Guardian newspaper discussed coffee and its benefits/shortfalls earlier this week - http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1796890,00.html - obviously not all of these are relevant to weightloss and/or lifting but the info may be of some use to you. :)

    Benefits: This week, a US research team reported that two or three cups of coffee a day make you 40% less susceptible to cirrhosis of the liver; four or more cups make you 80% less susceptible. Other recent research has shown that drinking coffee also reduces the risk of colorectal cancer, Parkinson's disease, asthma and gallstones. A much-disputed Harvard School of Public Health report even argued that women drinking two or more cups a day were 65% less likely to commit suicide. Coffee lovers also claim that it stimulates you mentally (undisputed), boosts athletic performance and increases stamina (less clear cut), improves your motivation and sense of wellbeing, reduces the risk of heart disease (especially among post-menopausal women), reduces the risk of liver and other cancers, relieves headaches, combats depression and reduces the risk of diabetes.

    Downsides: Unfortunately, there are potential downsides. Coffee can cause anxiety and sleeplessness, induce headaches if you stop drinking it (because of caffeine deprivation), worsen irritable bowel syndrome, increase cholesterol levels, cause rapid and irregular heartbeat, raise blood pressure, increase breast cysts in women, reduce calcium levels, increase hypertension, and make it less likely that you will get pregnant. There are also indications that excessive caffeine can heighten the risk of miscarriage and rheumatoid arthritis.
     
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    :rofl:
     
  14. buninader

    buninader SMILE!!! I just got ******!!!

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    so in, i work at in n out, and i couldn't function without at least 2 cups before work
     
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    :rofl: liver damage
     
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