Friday, February 15, 2013
Hello, my name is Clare and I am a caffeine and sugar addict. I have gone cold turkey with caffeine this week, having had up to 8 energy drinks a day and at least 2 litres of diet cola daily. These drinks are addictive. I have cavities in my teeth for the first time, since I have been drinking these.
The caffeine withdrawal symptoms so far have been seriously unpleasant - headaches, extreme tiredness and constant aches in my leg muscles. I have been waking every night at about 3 or 4 am in pain. I hope in the weeks, months and years to come I will remember this experience and avoid caffeine altogether.
As for the sugar, it is hard to say. I think it is responsible for the terrible mood swings and anxiety I have suffered and is probably the biggest factor in my struggle with my weight. I will try to blog to keep you posted on how I get on and what I notice with this new approach