I remember as a kid coffee was a forbidden drink. It was for adults only. I had plenty of energy, and I'm sure my parents didn't want me to have even more.

Occasionally I would try it, feeling very adult about it the entire time. Drinking coffee is an acquired taste, and I just never took to it.

Then fast forward a few years to a time when I was trying to lose weight. I drank a lot of coffee; it was delicious, but later learned it wasn't the best for me.

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Just like many other substances, you can get addicted to caffeine. The more popular the coffee shop, usually the more caffeine it has in the drink.

A Starbucks 16oz Grande Dark Roast Coffee has about 260 mg of caffeine. Having two of these in a day would exceed the amount of caffeine that appears to be safe for most healthy adults according to the Mayo Clinic

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They also suggest that you may want to cut back if you are drinking more than 4 cups of coffee a day, or the equivalent of about 376 mg of caffeine.

Coffee Interferes With Your Sleep Patterns

Adults need an average of 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep per night. Drinking coffee at any time of day could be affecting your sleep.

This is one of the main reasons I stopped drinking coffee and don't have caffeine anymore. I have never slept better than after I stopped drinking that brown gold.

If you can't go a day without some caffeine consider this. You need coffee because you drank it yesterday, and because of that you didn't get enough restful sleep last night.

If you feel you can't go without coffee for a couple of days in a row, you might want to take a break from it occasionally and see how you feel.

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