Or shall I say sugar? As I've talked about a little this year, I've started drinking coffee. At times it's irritated my stomach, so I've tried out tea too. I am not having caffeine every day, just when I feel like I need it. Well, the time change has really had me hankering for some caffeine. I went without on Tuesday, but I had a headache yesterday so I had a coke. It was one of those 'caffeine is the only think that will take care of this' headaches. I sipped on my soda for over an hour, but the headache went away right away. Then all afternoon I had the caffeine shakes. The only way I seem to be able to balance that out is with food. Which of course means I overeat! Bad cycle!!
Something else I have noticed is that the days I have caffeine that I feel like crashing in the afternoon. If I don't have caffeine then I am tired in the morning but alert in the afternoon. What's up? SUGAR! I don't like the taste of coffee by itself, so I put chocolate in to make a mocha. The caffeine WAKES me up in the morning, but the sugar makes me crash in the afternoon. I don't need to overeat and I certainly don't need the extra sugar. So what am I supposed to do?
Probably get a little more sleep and just drink water!! I am sure more exercise would help too!