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7/7/09

Okay, so today’s CODE WORD question, should you choose to engage it, is this: how much caffeine do you ingest per day?

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  1. Ehren

    Currenlty 40mg, but I’m trying to get back to zero. Obviously, getting up at 6am and going to the gym before work isn’t going to help.

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  2. josie

    About 500-700 mg and damned proud of it.
    Surprised to see Red Bull with less caffeine than coffee. That stuff works VERY well.

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  3. scruggs

    I fall in the ballpark of 150mg. One nice big cup of coffee in the morning and then a half (sweet) and half (unsweet) tea later in the day.
    Now, if we add in dark chocolate, I may have to revise the #.

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  4. jje

    Gave up coca cola and sweet tea years ago (both nectars of the gods, sigh), don’t like coffee, so zero.
    Except, of course, a little chocolate now and then.

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  5. The Other Lee

    I haven’t had my first cup of coffee yet this morning, so the only answer I can give you is the one that doesn’t involve math – not enough yet

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  6. Anne

    Coffee, drip, 8 oz.
    I only recently (in the last half-year) began drinking coffee for the first time since my 20s. I find I really need the bit of a boost — and focus — in the morning now that I’m older.
    Sometimes when I’ve been drinking coffee while I’m stressed, I get GI issues from it and have to stop for a few weeks.

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  7. Salem

    I am much better now, than in my restaurant life.
    Now, maybe 300 mg in the morning. Who the hell uses an 8oz cup?
    I used to hit the soda gun all day and kill a pot of coffee at the end of the night. (wow, apparently my previous relationship with caffeine was aggressive.)

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  8. Sean Marier

    Hmmmmm…how many ounces are in a Starbucks grande cup?
    I’d guess I have somewhere in the 400-500 mg range on an average day.

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  9. Megan

    Formerly: 400-600. Currently: 0-40.
    A raging insomniac like myself has no business swilling coffee every day. Too bad it took me decades to figure that out.

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  10. kevin from NC

    I think I am just below 130 a day. I usually have two cups of 1/2 or 2/3 decaf and then have a diet soft drink 2-3 times per week. And yes, who drinks only 8 ounces?
    As I have gotten older, my reaction to caffine has grown stronger… I had to cut it down.

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  11. cullen

    During school year, 1 travel cup a day plus occasional soda/chocolate. Morning metabolic ‘coffee kicked in’ for summer is prob’ly some higher plus sweet tea plus DDonuts near house plus longer daylite…I do like, but don’t necessarily stock green tea; REd Bull so grosses me out. OJ and red wine excellent am/pm libations.

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  12. Neva

    Ooh ?400?. I didn’t know I was so bad. I usually have 1 to 1/2 travel size cups every am and usually a diet coke in the afternoon. Last time I tried to cut back I got killer headache at the end of the day and it was awful. I do think I’m a bit calmer and less reactive when I keep it to one full cup in the am (rather than almost 2) but I truly cannot think straight without some coffee first thing and the risk of me pouring OJ on the cereal or something like that is pretty high.

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  13. Mike V.

    400 – 600mg. 5-6 hours of sleep per night. Sort of like driving on bald tires, maybe, but seems to work most of the time…..zzzzzzz……

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  14. chip

    I would say 320 mg for me.
    Two 32 ounce Iced Teas a day at 40 mg per 8 ounces.
    Wife is at 500 to 600 mg/day. Two big cups of coffee (16 oz each) plus 3-4 Diet Cokes.

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  15. julie

    Let’s see 2-3 20oz bottles of Diet Coke on a good day puts me in the 170-230mg/day range (which as I just found out from wikipedia is just under a 2 liter bottle). Not as bad as I thought. In the winter, when it’s freezing in my office I usually have green tea or hot chocolate instead of that 3rd DC. During exams (it got worse in grad school), I often downed 2 sometimes 3 2-liter bottles. I don’t drink coffee, and I’m one of those weird girls that really doesn’t eat much chocolate. Wine and cheese are my chocolate I guess.

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  16. Bud

    Less than I thought – about 60 grams. That’s from about 32 oz of green tea. I thought Whole Foods’ 365 Cola had caffeine, but not (I knock back about 12 oz of that a day).
    Long ago I drank gallons of Diet Coke, but I now believe Aspertame is poison. The fact that it’s not conclusively proven yet does NOT reassure… I was amazed how much better I felt (most notably how much clearer my thinking became) when I switched (“Your mileage may vary”).

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  17. emma

    Looks like just under 200 mg. – one latte from Starbucks (150 mg) in the morning and a diet coke at lunch. I try to go without caffeine after lunch.
    Now I’m off to go get my lunch including my DC.

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  18. FreshPaul

    pardon my philistine ignorance, but what’s the difference between “drip” and “brewed” coffee? The filter (or lack thereof)?
    almost like clockwork, 12-16oz every day before noon, none after noon, so ~200mg.
    I had to quit for a few weeks last summer, and it wasn’t so bad. the headaches go away after a few days.

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  19. GFWD

    Coffee in a 12 oz. 2005 UNC National Championship mug; approx. 2 diet Cokes. We drink Diet Rite, too, which is sugar free and caffeine-free. I need a 2009 UNC National Championship mug. Anyone in NC near a Hardee’s?

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  20. Ian

    Oh, Bud – thanks for asking!
    I have a Fast Lane tea (2 bags) in the morning, which is probably 150mg. If the afternoon is dragging, about 1/4 of the time, I’ll throw in another 100mg, so I think I average about 180mg a day. It’d be way more if I were able to drink coffee without my intestines exploding – caffeine is just unbelievably terrific. Better than any antidepressant (but has little staying power).

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  21. Bud

    Huh. You use a lot less caffeine than I’d have guessed.
    I didn’t mention my 5 hour energy usage, which is about twice a month lately, specifically anytime I have to drive a long distance after dark.
    Ever try that stuff? It works for me. My side effects are a little heartburn (and chattiness if I’m with others but usually it’s just me and the dog).

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