Yes it’s true
I have something to confess to you
Here it is: I’ve been consuming more energy drinks lately.
In general, I’d drink one maybe once or twice a week. But this last week I had one a day. Or even twice a day.
Red Bull, mostly. And Sunshine Good Energy drinks. The small sized cans make me feel like it’s not so bad, right?
Well, yeah. Sure.
How does my body like it?
Drinking one within an hour of waking up does give me enough energy to power through the morning.
Notably, the caffeine does wear off by the afternoon. And then I’m sleepy again. Beyond sleepy – the tiredness is down into my bones.
Sounds like an exaggeration but I don’t think it is. It’s like man, when it’s time to wake up in the morning, my body literally does not have the ability to move.
Sleep deprivation can usually be blamed for others in my situation but not this time. I think that I do get enough sleep. “Enough sleep” what a joke lol I don’t even know what that means.
I think naturally, people who know me would assume that I’d be turning to coffee during these tiring times but not necessarily.
Coffee is amazing, but hot coffee is more acidic than I’d like to ingest on a regular basis. And cold brew, while less acidic, also seems to be less energizing.
A benefit of coffee is the fact that I’m better able to control the sugar content that goes into it. With energy drinks – some energy drinks – there are many grams of sugar.
I’ve tried other kinds of supplements too, namely Focus energy pills. I made it unhealthy by opening a capsule into a drink. Minutes later my body paid for it by rewarding me with crippling pain in my abdomen. It felt like it was burning a hole in my belly button!
It was so NOT FUN I had to lay down.
Now lastly, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention biological, timely factors that result in low iron for us ladies.
When that cycle rolls around, I am also excessively tired.
Anyway, the bottom line right now is that no amount of sleep makes me feel rested in the morning.
Please help lol
Energy drinks are the only thing that keeps me alert at this time. I really am honestly cutting back on Coffee.
Side note, 7-Eleven has a really tasty cold brew in a can – it’s about 2 cups of caffeine worth per can. They are so good, relatively low in sugar. But the downside is that they contain dairy milk.
How about some almond milk, 7-Eleven? Please?
I guess could give Yerba Mate another try, sure. They don’t sell is everywhere like they do Red Bulls though….