Monday Update Video – A Confession

Ugh.  This took forever to edit and my program kept messing up so I ended up cutting it short and saying Screw It!  Take it or leave it. I know you will still love me in the morning…

This is a confession video. I need to confess something to you all.

So what do you think? Do you have vices? Are you addicted to something that you know is not good for you? It used to be food for me.  I am dealing with that one better.  But the caffeine addiction is something that I never thought I would have.

Hit me with your thoughts below…

Peace.

 

 

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7 comments to Monday Update Video – A Confession

  • Crystal

    At least you’re not drinking the Dew anymore! But I will say: my nutritionist hammered it into me that the fake sugars in diet/ low sugar soft drinks can affect your blood sugar and hunger in the same way sugar and corn syrup do. She basically told me that the 100 calories I “saved” by drinking diet coke probably found me making up that deficit with twice as many calories from food later when my blood sugar dropped. She said the only fake sugar that didn’t affect your blood sugar levels in any way that was proven yet was stevia/ truvia. Now, I’ve never had a monster drink so it may well be flavored with that. Oh, and while I highly respect my nutritionist, she tried to claim that ice cream was completely void of nutrition, so let’s just say that some of her “opinions” might just be SUSPECT.

    I’m not a professional but now that I’m completely off of caffeine (for more than a year now) I can tell you it definitely affects me. I’m still overweight, but if a smidge of caffeine sneaks into me somehow (like when I was wrong when I thought I had bought decaf tea and only drank about 3 sips), I get jittery. In my unprofessional opinion, I’d guess that caffeine doesn’t affect people who are addicted to caffeine as much as it does people who are not – overweight or not. Just like anything someone is addicted to or has built up a tolerance to. But who do I think I am, wikipedia or something?

    P.S. I am biased toward written updates so I can read them at work on my phone! Videos have to wait until I get home and then sometimes I forget. But I liked your cool effects. I think it was worth all the time you spent editing. Cool stuff, Hank.

  • Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader
    Twitter: fitcheerldr

    I think you’re on to something (& not just Monster energy drinks). I’m addicted to caffeine too – coffee – black coffee. Did you know caffeine is a thermogenic & aids weight loss?

  • caffeine addiction is awful, im not sure what was harder, quitting caffeine or quitting nicotine! this is the first time i was actually able to watch your video, because most of the time i dont have access to a computer with speakers, or i cant watch videos where i am. i NEVER watch videos…. but i made the extra effort to watch yours, because im still a fan.

    i kicked a 100 plus oz per day coffee habit, it was hard as hell. great substitute is chia seed water 🙂 if you really want it, you know you can kick it

  • caffeine addiction is awful, im not sure what was harder, quitting caffeine or quitting nicotine! this is the first time i was actually able to watch your video, because most of the time i dont have access to a computer with speakers, or i cant watch videos where i am. i NEVER watch videos…. but i made the extra effort to watch yours, because im still a fan.

    i kicked a 100 plus oz per day coffee habit, it was hard as hell. great substitute is chia seed water 🙂 if you really want it, you know you can kick it!!!!

  • Alana
    Twitter: alanagruss

    UGH! Caffeine! It really is so addicting. I totally was an addict… I too didn’t feel addicted to it, but later realized I was! I decided to go cold turkey in October. Went 3 months without it and now occasionally drink it. I could easily see myself getting sucked back in though!

  • Greg
    Twitter: Locker_29

    Coffee is my vice, love it. I have never partaken in the energy drinks. They just seem scary to me. I don’t have any idea about the science behind caffeine and weight, but I think the reason that you feel the caffeine more now is because your diet is much more healthy. When your diet is crap, caffeine sneaks in throughout the day, (not just in your energy drink or soda), which I think dilutes the buzz. However, now that you diet is healthy, you’re feeling the BUZZZZ of caffeine more because you’re getting it from less sources and in one or two massive doses. My guess is that this relationship would be about the same regardless of weight.

  • Hmmm, interesting post. I LOVE coffee. I’m kinda a coffee snob. I don’t like drip (ick). I’m a latte kind of gal and make lattes during the week to save on funds. I treat myself with “professionally” made lattes on the weekend (I used to be a barista so I think I do the best that I can with a $150 retail machine that cost me $6 on clearance at Bed, Bath and Beyond, I digress). Anyway, I like the way coffee tastes. I don’t like any fancy flavors or sugar just a plain latte hot or iced is my cup of choice. I think if you get headaches when you don’t get your daily cup of Joe, you might have a problem and you may feel physically better if you cut back. Doesn’t sound to me like you have a problem. People that thump their chest because they don’t drink coffee or eat chocolate or sugar or cheeseburgers or whatever annoy me, but I am easily annoyed. Anyway, I don’t think you are being controlled and I don’t think I’m being controlled by coffee. And I think some people need to get off their self-righteous horse (not you, but Mr. 12 hours without coffee guy). Cheers!

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