I've heard that giving up coffee and sweets gives you more energy! Is this true?

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  1. Earl S. Wynn profile image82
    Earl S. Wynnposted 10 years ago

    I've heard that giving up coffee and sweets gives you more energy! Is this true?

  2. Writingissharing profile image60
    Writingissharingposted 10 years ago

    Yeah, I think it is, especially in the long run. By that I mean, you know how you have that slow down feeling when you use caffeine, and you need another cup of coffee or soda? Well when your body doesn't need caffeine (not dependent upon it) you don't experience that, ie. you feel like you have more energy.
    That's my experience anyways:o).

  3. dpt profile image60
    dptposted 10 years ago

    Hey Earl,

    it is actually both, true and false.
    It is true in the sense that both give you more energy in the short term (in coffee it's the caffeine, in sweets the sugar). On the flipside, they also rob you of energy in the long term. Caffeine reduces the quality of your sleep which makes you less rested and thus less energized. With sugar you will experience some kind of "crash". That is because the body converts almost everything you eat to sugar. If you eat sugar it doesn't have to do it and you get an instant energy boost, followed by a crash.

    If you want more energy, the best way is to drink a lot of water (8-10 cups a day) and eat a lot of fresh fruit and leafy greens. Try it out for one week and see how it goes.

  4. v_kahleranderson profile image60
    v_kahlerandersonposted 10 years ago

    Hi Earl! I have heard this to be true. It is said that coffee and sweets gives you a spike of energy only to soon bring you down, leaving you feeling very tired. I have also heard that if you drop drinking caffeine and ingesting sugars, it would take about 1 week to feel the difference. But the difference you WILL feel!

    I used to drink a lot of coffee and eat lots of sweets, now I only have a cup of coffee in the mornings, about 3 to 4 times a week, and my sweet cravings are not there. I do feel better since cutting back on the stuff.

    Maybe someone else has a better explanation?

  5. html83 profile image60
    html83posted 10 years ago

    Regarding Coffee its not true at all. It all depends on what your body is used to... watch this it explains somewhat...

    http://current.com/shows/vanguard/76310 … ffeine.htm

    Giving up sweets is a good idea because they are full of rubbish. That will make you feel better full stop.

  6. profile image0
    Yarightposted 10 years ago

    I think that giving up coffee can result in more energy, yes. Once you drink that cup of coffee caffeine races throughout your blood stream increasing attention, reflexes, etc... But, once the coffee starts to get metabolized it will leave you with even less energy than what you started the day with. (according to scientists)

    The best way to have energy is to drink lots of water, and eat foods that are high in vitamins. Eating food with too much fiber can actually deprive your body of the vitamins from other foods that you need.

    Sweets on the other hand only provide a small boost of energy with the sugars in it. But, you wont have the "come down" like from caffeine.

  7. jh91490 profile image60
    jh91490posted 10 years ago

    Sometimes.  When you eat healthier you can have more energy.  BUT, it takes a lot more than cutting on coffee and candy.  You need to cut out a LOT of processed foods and try eat fresh or organic foods.  You can also curb sugar crashes, headaches and digestive problems by knocking out high fat, sugar and salty foods.

  8. charkamman profile image60
    charkammanposted 10 years ago

    Not sure about the coffee, I do know that since I stopped having coffee everyday, I know get the jitters if I do, so it is actuallt strong stuff if you're not used to it.
    Sweets: 100% sure. Not only the sugar but also the additives, colourings etc. They are just rubbish your body has to get rid of, and that costs energy - plus the sugar which gives spike and then a crash. My daughter even gets depression spells when she eats some artificial colourings, and actually many kids and adults have that - cut down on colourings and Prozac smile

  9. profile image51
    topnotchsellposted 10 years ago

    I think it's true.
    I have tried it myself

  10. DaveL profile image85
    DaveLposted 10 years ago

    I think most people are caffeine dependent whether they realise it or not. It takes a couple of days for the withdrawal symptoms from caffeine to materialise, so most people never go long enough to hit them. When I gave up my serious caffeine addiction a couple of years back, I went through a dreadful withdrawal period - cramps, aches, bad back, sweats, etc.

    It was worth it though, as well as feeling more energetic, I also found I could concentrate a lot better too, as my day was spent fretting about when the next cuppa would lift my in-between cups fugginess. I would recommend it to any one. As for sweets though, not having many is the best option imo.

  11. Flaming Volunteer profile image61
    Flaming Volunteerposted 10 years ago

    I don't drink hot drinks or eat many sweets. Everyone I know doesn't undestand how I can last the day without any. Simply, I don't need to be topped up on them, so I do feel like I've got more energy more than most people I know!

  12. LeisureLife profile image70
    LeisureLifeposted 9 years ago

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  13. jonywoker profile image60
    jonywokerposted 9 years ago

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