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Too much coffee?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 18, 2012 at 10:16 PM

So, I was reading an article about caffeine and it said:

Caffeine also has a dramatic effects on the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands regulate hormone levels within the body. Most notably of theses hormones are the ???fight or flight??? hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline. Caffeine causes a release of these hormones which will give a short term energy burst. The problem is when there is chronic stimulation of the adrenal glands. This will lead to adrenal burnout which can negatively effect energy levels, metabolism, and digestion.

This kind of freaked me out, because my weight loss has stalled, I have been having digestion problems, and my energy has been kinda low. I don't want to attribute that all to coffee, but should I cut down?

I drink at least one 8 oz cup a day with no more than a teaspoon of non-dairy creamer or coconut milk, and I really didn't think that was too much?

If any of you think I should cut down, does anyone have any other suggestions to wake me up in the morning? Being a college kid, coffee is pretty much my savior during exams!

Thanks!

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on November 27, 2012
at 06:18 PM

Apples? If you're not afraid of fruit. http://www.livestrong.com/article/547850-does-eating-an-apple-in-the-morning-wake-you-up-better-than-drinking-a-cup-of-cofee/

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on November 19, 2012
at 12:30 AM

I will try cutting it out, just to see what happens. I have had that before and it is really yummy! Thank you.

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on November 19, 2012
at 12:17 AM

I don't eat dairy.

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on November 18, 2012
at 10:49 PM

I usually have the coffee in the morning or at lunch. I will stop drinking it for the next few days and see how I feel! Thank you!

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on November 18, 2012
at 10:37 PM

If coffee raises adrenaline it's probably because it causes hypoglycemia by increasing glucose consumption. Adding more sugar, white or just from fruit, will likely help making te coffee do its work properly.

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on November 18, 2012
at 11:41 PM

I started drinking coffee throughout the AM (more for the taste, less for the "wake-up call") and found that I started holding onto a bit more weight than usual. On top of that, I was feeling incredibly fatigued by the end of the day, and would start getting short-term hypothyroid symptoms (i.e. extreme sensitivity to cold, constipation, slight numbness in my hands/feet). I only drink espresso on weekends now, and have replaced coffee with slices of fresh ginger & hot water, which is really fabulous for digestion and inflammation. Feel better!

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on November 19, 2012
at 12:30 AM

I will try cutting it out, just to see what happens. I have had that before and it is really yummy! Thank you.

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on November 18, 2012
at 11:01 PM

I have one cup of coffee in the morning, and on rare occasion two in a day. I cut it out for a month but did not notice any negative or positive side effects. So I resumed drinking one a day. YMMV.

Per the weight loss stall, cutting out dairy helped me get off my plateau.

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on November 19, 2012
at 12:17 AM

I don't eat dairy.

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on November 19, 2012
at 04:21 AM

I have headache for a couple of days after drinking a single cup of coffee (even decaf - so there is more to it than just caffeine).

As for exam time.. Why don't you drink coffee only during exams and only when you absolutely have to? This shouldn't be too often. Another option is green tea or chocolate - they seem to be at least less harmful.

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on November 19, 2012
at 12:00 AM

Adrenal fatigue I a hippie myth. Not possible from caffeine. Only a rare serious medical condition.

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on November 18, 2012
at 10:36 PM

There are people on this site that know a lot more about this than I do. However, I was on dextroamphetamine for several years for hypersomnia and now I have problems staying asleep so I basically stay away from coffee.

It doesn't sound like you drink much but it probably depends on the time of day that you are drinking coffee, also. I'd probably stop the coffee altogether and see how you do or at least stop drinking it after 3 or 4pm (not going to get into the non-dairy creamer issue, though).

You could try finishing with cold water in the shower in the morning to wake you up---that seems to get me going. I also try to save my carbs for later in the day since eating too much has a tendency to make me sleepy. Good luck on your exams!

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on November 18, 2012
at 10:49 PM

I usually have the coffee in the morning or at lunch. I will stop drinking it for the next few days and see how I feel! Thank you!

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on November 27, 2012
at 05:58 PM

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