I hate coffee. I always have. I understand why people drink it, I know the science of it’s benefits, but I still hate it. I have tried it as a source of energy and it was first of all a poor source of energy. I basically just crashed and second to avoid crash and get energy back you need to drink more. It’s the whole dependency aspect.
I only realized this because the year before I tried it, for one month I wasn’t eating meat. just fruits, smoothies, and veggies but barely any grains. The energy was unreal and it lasted well after I stopped the habits. It was so much better than the stupid cycle of coffee. drink. drink to avoid crash. finish work. crash. repeat tomorrow. Fall in love with coffee.
With my one month change in meals I had endless energy and it didn’t feel artificial. I didn’t feel focused because of caffeine I felt alive and well every morning beating my alarm clock every time to the point where I turned it off. I woke up before sunrise with loads of energy, not tired and needing coffee to get me focused. I even slept less hours but with much better quality of sleep. That energy lasted me ’till ten at night some nights without a crash ever. When the lights went out I was asleep in minutes. There are negatives. Like the second week I experienced this sleepiness or tiredness when the sun went down. or in a movie when the lights dim.
I sleep a LOT now. I remember living a healthy lifestyle and with the natural source of energy added sleeping two hours and waking up with more energy than I do today sleeping six, eight, or ten hours. I was shocked at the time. I still am. It is incredible. Since then I don’t understand the point of drinking coffee to get through the day. If I need to make a lifestyle change because I do more and need more energy I will just go be healthier. It’s fun. It’s simple. It’s like for every need there is a short term solution with an unforeseen con. Why do we have to make things so complicated and so maintenance heavy.
It’s because people aren’t willing to sacrifice to get what they need sometimes. Arguing with coffee drinkers is pointless to me. People say coffee gives them what they want, short term energy to get the task at hand done and that’s fine. But the things that are better for them no one wants because it requires sacrifice and is long term. Why wouldn’t you want better if you could have it. It doesn’t make sense to me. Fear of the initial investment is probably why.
In my mind comparing the two sources of energy, because that is what they are used for and what each provided for me, it’s like looking at long term vs short term. Like almost every thing the reward of the short term doesn’t make sense when it comes to the reward of the long term long lasting benefits of just being healthier. Coffee is singular and provides great benefits. But being healthier comes with perks in all areas of life. It also tastes better.
I wrote this so people in my life who drink coffee could stop annoying me. Please. Stop. I hate coffee. Thanks.