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3 hours ago, ChainsawAkimbo said:

I hope you have success in the path you have chosen. :) 

I´ve had my struggles with diet changes, dropping caffeine and nicotine and such. I have since determined, that my happiness surely doesn´t come through suffering, thats the path most people try to take to achieve something better. Currently i eat pretty much anything, but reasonable amounts and with enough variety. I am much happier (and feel better too) than i did ie. when trying gluten free or vegatarian diets (not to mention everything from visiting the store to cooking was an intolerable chore). It´s surely a worthy cause to try to drop the things you grow addiction to, and i still wish to drop nicotine.. It´s just tough, really tough. We are all unique (far less so than many wish to believe though) and different things work for different people, some people seem to love the effort it takes to follow a strict diet. :D 

My main problem is I've gotten a bit lazy in cooking of late. Easily remedied to be honest.

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20 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

My main problem is I've gotten a bit lazy in cooking of late. Easily remedied to be honest.

Not gonna lie. Did not even know how to cook more than using a microwave or heating up Ramen til I went vegan. Totally understand. Nobody taught me how to cook growing up.

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Regardless of what I tend to eat I wish i could get my self to eat about half as much of it as I tend to. I like coffee but don't imagine it does me much good, especially that second cup. I feel like a chump when I get a headache on a day when I've had none (with enough water I can avoid that, but it takes an effort).

 

Meat is definitely murder, I've shot enough pigs in the head to know that for sure. Veganism is square one if you want to dial back on the monstrosity factor of being human (actually... getting off of fossil fuel is a bigger deal than that but who is planning to do that?), but I'm relatively comfortable with my monstrous meat consumption. One final thought... I'd hate to be in the position of controlling the food habits of a recalcitrant MoFo like BAN when I can't even get myself eating as I'd like to.

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Regardless of what I tend to eat I wish i could get my self to eat about half as much of it as I tend to. I like coffee but don't imagine it does me much good, especially that second cup. I feel like a chump when I get a headache on a day when I've had none (with enough water I can avoid that, but it takes an effort).
 
Meat is definitely murder, I've shot enough pigs in the head to know that for sure. Veganism is square one if you want to dial back on the monstrosity factor of being human (actually... getting off of fossil fuel is a bigger deal than that but who is planning to do that?), but I'm relatively comfortable with my monstrous meat consumption. One final thought... I'd hate to be in the position of controlling the food habits of a recalcitrant MoFo like BAN when I can't even get myself eating as I'd like to.
Meat is murder... tasty, tasty murder...

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8 hours ago, GorboGorboze said:

Regardless of what I tend to eat I wish i could get my self to eat about half as much of it as I tend to. I like coffee but don't imagine it does me much good, especially that second cup. I feel like a chump when I get a headache on a day when I've had none (with enough water I can avoid that, but it takes an effort).

 

Meat is definitely murder, I've shot enough pigs in the head to know that for sure. Veganism is square one if you want to dial back on the monstrosity factor of being human (actually... getting off of fossil fuel is a bigger deal than that but who is planning to do that?), but I'm relatively comfortable with my monstrous meat consumption. One final thought... I'd hate to be in the position of controlling the food habits of a recalcitrant MoFo like BAN when I can't even get myself eating as I'd like to.

How many pigs have you shot in the head, and in what context did these killings take place?

 

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I kicked caffeine about 6 years ago due to constant migraine and cluster headaches. Took a good month to feel normal and have good sleep patterns but was one of the best things I have ever done, even my skin was better due to no caffeine. 

It is obviously hard to avoid completely but in the most part it can be avoided. 

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10 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Well I know where I'm going for my weekly goat sacrifices from now on lol. In all seriousness I won't be giving up caffeine. I like coffee way too much, and decaf is wholy unappealing.

I have only decaf, taste is no different. 

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Long term side effects of caffeine would be enough to make me cut it out even if I didn't suffer with headaches because of it. People seem to forget it is a psychoactive drug and has long term use issues. But each to their own and all that!

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Long term side effects of caffeine would be enough to make me cut it out even if I didn't suffer with headaches because of it. People seem to forget it is a psychoactive drug and has long term use issues. But each to their own and all that!
What "long term use issues" would those be? Headaches from caffeine withdrawal are well documented, but that's the extent of what I've seen on the subject.

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9 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

What "long term use issues" would those be? Headaches from caffeine withdrawal are well documented, but that's the extent of what I've seen on the subject.

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Headaches from withdrawal should tell you that your body is dependent and the change in the chemicals in the body have caused a form of shock, hence the withdrawal. Long term side effects include, depression, anxiety. Raised blood pressure, higher rate of cardiac arrests in long term coffee users. Indigestion, Gout. List goes on. 

I am not preaching at all, just responding, I could not care less on peoples coffee habits. I smoke so I cant give anyone advice on addiction and abusing the body. Just my personal experience with caffeine is not good. 

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According to the so-called experts everything we do and consume is bad for us. I feel healthy and don't see the harm in two or three coffees a day. To be fair though It's summer right now and I think I've had one cuppa in two months.

 

Life is short, why not enjoy the things you like? That's my attitude these days.

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Im trying this again. This time im being a little bit smarter about it and weening off. Stepping down from energy drinks to coffee. In time we will transition into Green Tea.

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3 minutes ago, Ikard said:

Im trying this again. This time im being a little bit smarter about it and weening off. Stepping down from energy drinks to coffee. In time we will transition into Green Tea.

Good for you! It's rough, but I was able to make the transition as well. I reward myself sometimes, but I've had barely any caffeine the past 2 months.

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18 minutes ago, Ikard said:

Im trying this again. This time im being a little bit smarter about it and weening off. Stepping down from energy drinks to coffee. In time we will transition into Green Tea.

Even just quitting energy drinks puts you in a better place. Adrenal fatigue is a bitch.

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1 hour ago, salmonellapancake said:

Good for you! It's rough, but I was able to make the transition as well. I reward myself sometimes, but I've had barely any caffeine the past 2 months.

Good for you Salmonellacrepe, you shall serve as proof it can be done.

 

1 hour ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Even just quitting energy drinks puts you in a better place. Adrenal fatigue is a bitch.

Fuck yeah it is. The coffee feels almost as though its doing nothing (i was a 3 or 4 monster a day kind of guy). 

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1 minute ago, Ikard said:

Good for you Salmonellacrepe, you shall serve as proof it can be done.

 

I think Salmonellacrepe has a nice ring to it. I'll just give a PSA now to everyone on here: feel free to either call me Salmonellacrepe or Salmonellapancake. Of course, Big Meaty is saved for the ladies.

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54 minutes ago, salmonellapancake said:

You won't be feeling it all day. If you're talking about in the long-term, they'll be gone after a couple weeks.

I sure hope so. Mine have been very annoying.

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