Coffee and my health
September 28, 2007 12:10 PM Subscribe
I have a huge drop in my energy in the afternoons.
I am a healthy (except for hyploglycemic tendencies), normal weight 48 year old. Here is my current issue.
posted by seekingsimplicity to health & fitness (28 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
At about 3 pm I get a MAJOR drop in energy. I go like "gang busters" all day long and then need a nap or feel like a zomby most afternoons.
Lately I have been eating donuts (which I never usually have in the house but have 3 teens) and craving caffeine like crazy. I think I must reach for the donuts for the sugar high to combat the low energy.
I try to stay away from caffeine but lately wonder why? What if at 1 or 2 pm I had a cup of real coffee?
I have been off of caffeine for years but lately feel like going back on it!
I feel so much better when I drink caffeine! The world seems a better place. I get more done. I sometimes get irritable bowel from it and that is why I went off it in the first place. But it seems the good outweighs the bad. My DH drinks it so it is in my face daily and I feel like a crack addict around it.
It has be come a larger than life thing in my life. I act like people who drink coffee have better lives than me!
When I was pregnant with my 3 kids I was "borderline gestational diabetic" and the doc said I could develop diabetes later in life. I have tried to eat to ward that off and quit the caffeine thinking that might help too.
What sense can you make out of all this? ANy help?