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Everything in moderation – Coffee

20130128-194945.jpgI don’t know of any college student who has not ever had a cup of coffee throughout their college years. I remember during high school never would I have had imagined I needed such drink. As a matter of fact, I didn’t even like it. I thought it was only a drink older adults drank because it was “the thing to do.”

I remember several times during my routine doctor visits my doctor would advice me to lower my caffeine intake because it was causing minor health problems. I kind of disregarded the advice since I loved it so much – I’m sure many of you have done the same thing at some point. haha

Well, my need for coffee got so bad that if I didn’t have my coffee everyday at the right amounts, I would start getting bad withdrawals. I remember my first withdrawal. Oh, it was this terrible headache that turned into a migraine It was definitely long-lasting. I had it for a whole week straight that it interfered with my studies and sleep. My mood was horrible, and I was extremely irritable. Even a simple good morning from a friend was annoying. (haha sadly but true).

At that time, I did not know the cause of it. I did not think that it was because I did not have had caffeinated coffee. That weekend, I decided to make myself a coffee to try to “relax,” and yes that was the end of it. After a few sips, it was as if nothing had happened. So I guess you could say, I was a caffeine addict. Yes, I was.

Since then I started to put limitations on myself because, it seemed like a big problem. I had suffered a whole week because of a drink. I began to think a lot on the subject of “addictions.” I began to sympathize to those who had them of any kind. They needed help, I needed help.

Since then, I began to limit my intake. Trust me it was rough. Going from 5-6 cups of coffee per day, to now maybe 1 cup of coffee per week was a struggle that took me a good year to accomplish. It took me that long because I had to get my body to adjust to such changes, ya know? I could have easily just stopped drinking coffee.. but my body would react to it.

Now, coffee has become very pleasurable. I now can find its taste, and differentiate all the different kinds. (you taste buds really become immune when you drink so much)

My favorite is Dark Roast, 2 splendas and no cream. Mmm. Delicious..

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