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Energy Drinks - Anyone Addicted?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by YFZ_TRD, Jun 13, 2011.

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What's your poison of choice?

Poll closed Sep 11, 2011.
  1. Monster

    51 vote(s)
    36.2%
  2. Amp

    12 vote(s)
    8.5%
  3. Rockstar

    19 vote(s)
    13.5%
  4. Red Bull

    35 vote(s)
    24.8%
  5. Other

    11 vote(s)
    7.8%
  6. No way. I've got healthy levels of energy

    39 vote(s)
    27.7%
  1. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    YFZ_TRD

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    I can't stop buying these things. I have trouble focusing at work unless I've got some of this liquid crack running through my veins. Anyone else?

    Anyone have a story they'd like to share with the class about how they quit energy drinks?
     
  2. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    GTACO

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    Hahaha.... On my way to vending machine to get me a RedBull! Full blown addict....:frusty: Damn it!
     
  3. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    PatHLC128

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    I once drank 12 red bulls in 2 hours while on guard duty in Iraq. It was awful, I felt like my heart was going to pop. Not the smartest thing to do in 110* weather. While this story has nothing to do with quitting, I would just like to tell you that you shouldn't do what I did.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    YFZ_TRD

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    Yeah, cheaper than buying coffee though when you buy them in grocery stores. (I don't mean home brew)
     
  5. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    I'm pretty addicted...
    Love Redbull, also like the Orange Amp, and the lemonade Rockstar recovery.
    I try to stay away from them the best I can, but I usually give in. :eek: Probably drink 2-4 a week on average.
    I also like 5hr energy since they're so quick (ideal when driving long distances) and give me some good energy and alertness without the caffeine rush some of the energy drinks give me once in a while.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    i quit... i am a ex redbull/monster addict
     
  7. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    steve o 77

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    I've had one monster, and one redbull in my entire life. I don't even drink coffee.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO

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    I love my Monster Absolute Zeros! Deployed to Iraq right now and I'm about to try a Redbull "knock off" called "BOOM BOOM" hopefully it won't kill me lol.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    YFZ_TRD

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    Probably will make your heart go "BOOM BOOM" :eek:
     
  10. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    Just got back from vending machine.... out of RedBull!!!! :pout:

    Think I might leave early now.



    :D
     
  11. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    dexterdog

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    No Doze is cheaper and without all the extra crap.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    Man... that's almost scary that people need these things to function. The strangest thing to me is that mostly young people drink them - you know, the people that have the most energy, or should. I gave up all soft drinks (mostly Coke, Dr Pepper) a number of years ago. Took a month or so, and then I just stopped craving them. I rarely drink them, nor do I even want them normally - good thing is I save a ton of calories and money now not drinking them, not to mention the health issues. I drink 1-2 cups of coffee in the morning and that's it...
     
  13. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    I'm a bit of a marketing whore. It's what I studied. These companies are pros at grabbing my generations attention. I need to quit soda and energy drinks. Honestly, I think I'd probably be alright with coffee and an occasional beer at the end of the week. I just have to force myself to do it.
     
  14. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    I by no means need them to function, but working midnight-noon 6 days a week, sometimes I just need a little kick, I also buy them more for the taste than the "energy".
     
  15. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    Amp tastes like shit
     
  16. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    x2 on Monster ... everything else taste like crappp to me
     
  17. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    Cellucor C4. (like being on crack)

    then after workout 75 gram isolate protien chocolate peanut butter shake.,

    should consume 1 gram per pound per day.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    ummm yeah
    energy drinks will fuck your shit up.

    period.
     
  19. Jun 13, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    When I worked in racing I was able to have as much Redbull as my heart desired so needless to say I am sick of it. I consumed so much Red Bull in two years now just smelling it makes me want to gag now. The only ones that I will regularly drink now is NOS, NOS Red or Full Throttle Red. I think AMP and Monster taste like dog crap.
     
  20. Jun 13, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    YFZ_TRD

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    Same. That's why I have no interest in the 5 hour energy shot style ones. I'd like to actually have some taste, not just a shot of chemicals.
     
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