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One Of The Unhealthy Items I Love To Consume

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My Opinion On Energy Drinks: Not Ashamed To Admit It

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing one of the unhealthy items I love to consume and I’m not ashamed to admit it.

This was a question from #AskLiveLeanTV Ep. 014.

Here’s today’s viewer question:

@UMIKAL on Snapchat asks: Thanks so much for answering my last question. I highly enjoy and value your content. What is your opinion on energy drinks? How many energy drinks in a day is too much?


Since you’re asking how many energy drinks in a day is too much, it sounds like you may currently be drinking multiple a day.

If so, that means you’re already drinking too many.

My Thoughts On Energy Drinks

But first, let me answer your question asking for my opinion on energy drinks.

I actually like energy drinks, but I don’t drink them all the time.

Although I do not usually drink more than one in a day, there have been a few times where I have.

Since I always try to be 100% real with you, here’s the story behind that.

Sometimes when I’m out drinking with my buddies, I like to mix an energy drink with Grey Goose vodka.


Now I know you’re probably thinking, “that’s so bad, you shouldn’t do that”.

Well, I know, but sometimes when I’m out late with my homies, I honestly need it.

Here’s why.

The reason I sometimes mix an energy drink with vodka, is because I need the extra energy to stay awake.

For example, if my buddies want to meet up to go out at 11pm, that’s late for me.

Most nights, I’m already a sleep for two hours by then.

I know, I’m such an old man.

So I actually like energy drinks, but not from a health perspective.

Both Jessica and I do like some things that are not healthy.

I’m not trying to perfect, because that’s not what Living Lean is all about.

Energy drinks are one of the unhealthy items I love to consume.

How Often Do I Have Energy Drinks?

I love caffeine.

So if I want to feel the type of energy where I’m bouncing off the wall, I’ll go grab one.

I will have an energy drink once in a while, usually one every few weeks, but not multiple times a day.

Are Energy Drinks That Bad For You?

So if you’ve already had an energy drink earlier in the day, but you feel like you want another one, just don’t.

Even if you are a person who doesn’t drink coffee, I still wouldn’t recommend drinking one energy drink a day, like a Red Bull.

Side note: I think Red Bull tastes gross.

You can’t really compare an energy drink to coffee, since coffee is more natural and contains healthy antioxidants.

Bottom line, if you’re drinking multiple energy drinks a day, it’s time to cut back.

Unfortunately, cutting back is going to be tough on you because, if your body is used to it, energy drinks can be addictive.

How To Cut Back On Consuming Energy Drinks

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Here’s your game plan to cut back on energy drinks, if you’re currently drinking two a day.

  • Week 1:
    • During the first week of cutting back, have 2 energy drinks a day for 6 of the 7 days.
  • Week 2:
    • Next week, have 2 energy drinks a day for 5 of the 7 days.
  • Then continue to slowly cut back as the weeks progress.

As you can see, by following this plan, I’m being very lenient on you.

You’ll still have at least one energy drink a day, therefore it should be easier on your system, while reducing the negative side effects if you just quit cold turkey.

These typical side effects include headaches and feeling lethargic where you just want to sleep all day.

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