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July 14th, 2011 #1
Addiction to Energy Drinks?
Lately I have been lacking energy during my day. I feel unmotivated in general. Its been having an effect on my art and work so I have been trying to change it. I took one of those energy shots after a friend recommended it to me and surprisingly it worked great. It helps me work for hours and hours nonstop without even noticing. The problem is that I have been relying on it for energy and it must be terrible for my health.
Anyone else have experienced a similiar problem with dependence on energy drinks? :/
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exercise dude, preferably outside.. whatever floats your boat, also check your eating habits
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Been there, done that, and I agree with what the Chihuahua said. Eat healthier, maybe run a few laps, and you will have more energy. If that doesn't work, maybe you should consider getting your bloodwork done or whatever to make sure everything's clicking internally.
Also try and make sure your emotional life is in order. If you're too stressed out or depressed, your brain will attempt to KO you as a coping mechanism.
Energy drinks can be pretty risky. There's a saying where I live that says that every Five Hour Energy you drink shaves five years off your total life-span. Get ye to a long-term solution, bro.
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July 14th, 2011 #4
Yeah, eat less. Avoid those energy drinks, they're awful for you. What I would recommend to do, instead, is to wake up (early-ish) and drink one cup of green or white tea each hour until about noon or 1. This will give you a sustainable and healthy amount of caffeine, while being very good for you. Any later and you may have trouble sleeping. Go to sleep earlier, and wake up earlier. And yes, exercise.
July 15th, 2011 #5
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July 15th, 2011 #7
Energy drinks don't work on me. Never have. They just taste interesting.
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July 15th, 2011 #8
1-2 hours @ the gym to start your day off before work, 15-30min power nap, protein and Vitamin C food @ lunch time, you'll be good. Energy drinks f#ck with your heart valves if you're not burning it off with cardio activity (sweating at the track or gym), and can cause cardiovascular damage gradually over time for those that drink and stay prone or doing low activity. I'll do a sugar free Red Bull to finish out a late night client or if I have 1-2 hours left on an illustration, but I don't sleep on the residual effects after I finish working. I'll curl and military press dumbbells, do crunches and hoof it or bike it for a few blocks, and drink 2 glasses of water before I lay it down. If you're not feeling physical activity, don't take energy supplements of any sort. Nothing replaces proper rest, diet, and exercise.
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July 15th, 2011 #9
Energy drinks are a reaaaaally bad idea for an habit, is just a ton of sugar and a ton of caffeine, and mixed in stuff like Taurine which doesn`t seem to cause much consensus as to why the hell is actually there for.
I have it pretty bad with coffee myself, wathever push you feel is temporary, once you let it become an habit it will be very counter-productive, makes it all worse.
Look for options, maybe ask a nutricionist, sometimes little tweaks on behaviour will do.
July 15th, 2011 #10
^^^ listen to what all above have said, also try limiting if not completely removing carbonated drinks from your diet. (you wont believe how sluggish they make you feel)
make sure to eat a little for breakfast, limit greasy fast food and etc, try eating better quality foods ..you know don't put shit in your body and expect to be feeling like rainbows and sunshine
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July 15th, 2011 #11
Agreed with blackARK about vitamins. If you don't eat enough vitamins, it will make you much more tired. Back when I was in school and during the later half of the year, I used take vitamin tabs everyday and after couple weeks I seriously felt much more energized. So even if it's something as small as that, it can help.
July 15th, 2011 #12
i heard fruits help
i mean it helped me... with my lack of fiber...
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July 15th, 2011 #13
I just recently kicked my habit.
For a bit I had no energy and was bleh after giving them up. Yoga and stretching helps, and if you feel up to it as others have said, getting exercise. Being outside in nature seems to help to. Even if it's the little park or your backyard, just sitting helps c:
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