It’s always great when you can discover something that helps you push through your day and feel human. Activities like yoga, meditation, social outings and listening to music have all proven to do just that for many people around the world.
And while those are all positive activities that you can rely on daily to help you work through the misty and hazy mental fogs, unfortunately there are quite a few negative, unhealthy coping strategies out there that take a firm grip on many consumers.
Five years ago I had an incredibly busy schedule working with college athletes and traveling around the country to recruit prospective athletes. I felt like every morning I would wake up, find a caffeinated beverage and pretend to be human. Then I discovered Red Bull, and the company’s slogan “Red Bull Gives You Wings” certainly rang true
I started off by drinking one small can a couple times a week. But my tolerance and need for energy quickly grew to one can a day. During preseason, we were working 12-14 hour shifts, seven days a week and, as a result, I would sometimes find myself drinking two daily. As a regular drinker, I started to feel the withdrawal symptoms and my cravings became worse – which often lead to headaches, irritability, mood swings and weight gain.
Luckily enough, I was able to quit Red Bull like cold turkey and start drinking more water on a daily basis. However, this doesn’t ring true for all consumers and most find themselves in the hospital or 20lbs heavier a few months later.
Just think about it, while you’re guzzling 1-2 cans a day of Red Bull, consider all the other foods and drinks you consume that tack onto your daily sugar intake.
Yogurt (unless it’s plain). Canned soup. Salad dressing, Bread. Granola Bars. Dried Fruit.
These are all foods you may think are totally healthy and benign. But really, they represent just how easy it is for a lot of sugar to sneak into your diet.
Most people know that alcohol can damage your liver. But, sugar can potentially damage it just as badly and in the same way – by fat deposits on the liver.
So the next time you need something to get your through your mental fog, consider picking up one of these items as an alternative:
1) Guru Energy Lite: Natural and organic ingredients with good energy.
2) Raaw Macaw Energy Bar: Raw, 100% Natural energy bars with ingredients you love. Glutren free, soy free, GMO free, certified organic. You can build your own bar or choose from an assortment of flavors.
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