Next there is the Monster Energy drink. I drink 2 of the drinks every day. I don't drink the sugared one but the lo carb. Still has sugar but tastes better than the sugar free one. Anyway. There is the same amount of caffeine in one 24 ounce one as there is in 7 regular sodas. And we won't talk about sugar if drinking the green one. I drink the 16 ounce ones and that means I'm getting the equivalent of about 4.4 sodas worth of caffeine. In each can. And I was drinking coffee too. That has to put a strain on my heart. I know it raises my blood sugar.
I've tried to stop caffeine before by going cold turkey. And I got headaches that were so bad I had trouble with my eyes. So. I'm going to try to cut down on the Monsters in another way. First, I have given up the second one. For the last couple of days I have had only one. And I am tired. But I don't expect to get things fixed overnight. Another couple of days I'll have only one and then I'm going to pour half in a bottle to keep for the second day. I've been getting sick to my stomach. I don't know if it's the caffeine or the allergies all us Tennesseans have. But I hope to get off the Monsters within the next two weeks. Back to home brewed teas with caffeine and coffee. At least the hit isn't as bad. I gave up sodas when I became diabetic because I don't like artificially sweetened drinks.
On Pinterest I saw a quote that I'm thinking of now. "Getting old is not for sissies". Yes.