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Old 01-02-2005, 04:35 PM   #1
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Caffeine...

Well, I hope it's okay that I put this thread here. I didn't want to put it in a specific topic, because in some ways it pertains to all topics. :roll:

So, for my New Year's resolution, I decided to give up all caffein and pop. I know that chocolate, and some coffees and teas contain caffein, but other than that, I don't know what foods have caffein. Could you all fill me in? I want to stick to this, and make no exceptions.

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P.S. Do you know anything about carob powder and carob chips as good substitutions?

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Old 01-02-2005, 04:43 PM   #2
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i think you get it. and my support tto you; i gave up caffiene in all forms awhile ago so i've been there. any support that you need, pm me.
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Old 01-02-2005, 06:18 PM   #3
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Old 01-02-2005, 06:22 PM   #4
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Here is an interesting list I found on the internet of items that have caffeine and how much.

Drink/Food
Amount of Drink/Food
Amount of Caffeine

Mountain Dew
12 ounces
55.0 mg

Coca-Cola
12 ounces
34.0 mg

Diet Coke
12 ounces
45.0 mg

Pepsi
12 ounces
38.0 mg

7-Up
12 ounces
0 mg

Brewed coffee (drip method)
5 ounces
115 mg*

Iced tea
12 ounces
70 mg*

Dark chocolate
1 ounce
20 mg*

Milk chocolate
1 ounce
6 mg*

Cocoa beverage
5 ounces
4 mg*

Chocolate milk beverage
8 ounces
5 mg*

Cold relief medication
1 tablet
30 mg*

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration and National Soft Drink Association
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No cafine???? Oh the horror!
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Old 01-02-2005, 06:53 PM   #6
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No cafine???? Oh the horror!
going caffeine-free is EXCELLENt! you would be shocked. i went from pots of coffee per day to not even chocolate-FLAVORED food!
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No starbucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jeez lol i can't live one day without it
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Have been pretty much "caffeine free" for 1.5 years now, after being a 9 cuppacoffee a day type until hypertension was sending me places you don't want to go...

It was only "hard" the first three weeks...when the "caffeine headaches" let up (withdrawal symptoms) , it became "easy"...just planning for that particular requirement...

It is a bit more "challenging" when you travel...Europe (Italy) is NOT set up for "de-caff"...likewise, if you like Coke, there are almost "no" hotels with that in the machine, and few convenience stores stock it...

Aside from that, you will feel a lot better, having "quit", as is so often the case...
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Because of kidney stones, I am supposed to limit my caffeine. I hated giving up my daily iced tea and occasional Pepsi, but I did (I still have one on a rare occasion, I just have to take an iron tablet when I do). I also gave up my chocolate milk with lunch (school lunches), and I have limited my hot chocolate consumption. Now I see that the chocolate milk and hot chocolate won't be a problem. Thanks for posting that list!

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OK, CookinBlondie, since you are so young I think getting off the caffeine is a wonderful idea. It stunts your growth. Just remember that sometimes you need to allow yourself a little bit so you don't binge huge. Have a bit of chocolate when you feel like it or you may have a total meltdown one day.

As for me, well, lets just say my kids learned very early in life to ask, "Mommy, have you had your coffee yet?" LOL. University is definitely a place to pick up nasty habits.
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