Caffeine: Most of us can't get through the day without it. Whether brewing a fresh pot of coffee in the morning, enjoying lunch with a refreshing can of cola, or recharging in the afternoon with an energy drink, we have many routines and food rit... Read more
When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... Read more
Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off Old Man Winter or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 cu... Read more
We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p... Read more
Agreed with Nerdette. Anything that has caffeine I don't count as water but I do track for nutrition. I count Crystal lite as water but I also add the calories to my nutrition tracker and I'm trying to cut back on it.... Read more
I joined Spark yesterday and I have been on-line doing different research and reading up on nutritiion and weight loss. I took a few tests that all said I have a Mixed Metabolic Rate, which means I should be eating approximately eq... Read more
Feeling discouraged: My caffeine intake has been way up last few days because I have not slept well. It starts a vicious cycle, usually, because then I end up having to depend on it for a while. I need it to stop but I know...... Read more
The caffeine in green tea is a diuretic. There's nothing wrong with drinking it (there's an article on here somewhere about whether there are health benefits) but it's not the same as drinking plain water. I don't count it but I drink it.... Read more
How much caffeine were you consuming? One cup of coffee daily cut out most likely won't cause withdrawal, but cutting out 4 cups would. If you were eating a lot of processed and/or sugary snacks, you could be having sugar withdrawal.... Read more
Take a "Caffeine Nap"Never heard of a caffeine nap? You down a cup of coffee right before you take a 15-minute nap. The 15 minutes is long enough for the caffeine to take effect, and your nap is short enough that you don't wake up groggy. Click here... Read more
If your goal is to decrease and/or eliminate the caffeine in coffee, try easing into that goal with part decaf and part regular coffee. I use high quality (bold) decaf with half mild regular coffee. That way I get some caffeine and avoid caffeine wit... Read more
Since I was a teenager, caffeine and I have had a tumultuous relationship. (I'm not the only one.)I started taking caffeine pills and drinking coffee (bottled Frappucinos, mostly) at 16. An overachiever, I was suffering from an eating disorder, a... Read more
It’s Friday night, you’re tired after a long, hard week, but you really want to go out with your friends and do a little partying. The solution: mix your alcohol with an “energy” drink like Red Bull or Monster. It’s the new way to have your alcohol b... Read more
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