WHY MEN CRACK
Last post I talked about how I suffered caffeine withdrawal for a couple of days after cutting out coffee. I’d never gotten to the point where I felt like I needed coffee for energy. I just enjoyed drinking it. Or so I thought…
Cutting it out showed me that my body was in the initial stages of physical dependence (aka addiction), shown by the withdrawal symptoms I experienced (headache, fatigue). Not good.
Plus, I could no longer use caffeine to my advantage. It’s a powerful stimulant that you can use to accelerate fat loss and supercharge workouts like intervals, that don’t need a lot of mental energy and benefit from heightened nervous system activation.
How Junkies Become Junkies
But just like how heroin addicts need more and more heroin to get their fix, if you drink coffee regularly, you’ll need more and more to harness any of its benefits, which will only further your addiction and leave you feeling slow and lethargic without it.
This is the biggest concern. Once you’re at this stage where you can’t function normally without your cup of Joe, it means that your adrenal glands are down-regulated because they’re overworked and need a break. Don’t even get me started on crap like Red Bull or 5-Hour energy…
Stimulants work by firing up the adrenals. When you repeatedly do this, it will result in OVERTRAINING of your adrenal glands. Not to mention the negative effect on your body’s pH, which comes with a whole host of problems itself.
When you get to this point, you’ve got a long road to recovery ahead of you. It’ll be next to impossible to wake up in the morning. You’ll be cranky and irritable. Motivation to do the things you love will disappear. Your relationships will suffer. Your LIFE will suffer.
“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
It is a law of physics. It applies to your body.
For every ounce of energy gained by stimulation, by whipping the nerves to action, an ounce of reserve strength is drained. Repeated withdrawals exhaust any reserve. Physical bankruptcy, then, the crash…
I’m thankful my wake-up call came before this point. It’s funny how these types of things just creep their way into your life. You don’t just wake up one day with an addiction – it always gradually progresses, so slowly that you don’t even notice it.
Well I’m doing something about it. And this is what I’m doing:
Come join me.
Although I intercepted my problem early, it’s never too late to start.
My plan is to follow this protocol for 3 weeks, then re-assess how I feel. There are 2 reasons why I’ve chosen to follow this protocol over others.
One is acid/alkaline balance and the other is my new philosophy on nutrition.
No, I’m not becoming a raw foodist, vegan, Paleo-advocate, or any other tightly formed belief system around food.
I’m going to continue the discussion in the next blog post about these 2 topics and their importance to optimal health and peak performance.
Eric “Caffeine-Free” Wong
P.S. If you downloaded and read the report I posted, you’ve met my buddy who I think looks like E.T. who is helping me with this protocol. If you haven’t yet read it, do it, it won’t take long and gives you some of the benefits of this protocol: