Do you know how many milligrams of caffeine you consume in a day? Do you know how much is a healthy daily amount and how it affects your body other than giving you a burst of energy? If you have been struggling to lose weight, are always exhausted and stressed out, this video I did may blow your mind! Tune in and leave your key takeaways in the comments!
Fun Facts Mentioned: - 400 mg of caffeine daily is the healthy limit.
- Caffeine can cause:
Addiction (needing an increasingly larger dose for the same effect)
Adrenal Fatigue (Stress on the adrenals causing hormonal imbalance)
What happens when we drink caffeine? The science: Caffeine sends signals to the pituitary gland which tells the adrenals to pump out adrenaline and cortisol. These are our fight or flight hormones, those which cause our body to go into stress mode of do I fight off or run from danger? When we get in an unhealthy and repetitive cycle of caffeine injections, it starts to affect hormonal health and insulin resistance. This is how we end up in adrenal fatigue, and subsequent weight gain or inability to lose weight.
How much caffeine is in some of our common sources?
8 oz Dunkin Donuts K-Cup: 125-150mg
8 oz Redbull: 111mg
8 oz Monster Drink: 100mg
1 scoop Energize (Pre-workout Powder) 100mg
Diet Coke: 46mg