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  1. Standard memberSeitse
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    14 Feb '16 07:32
    So, for years I've had a cup of coffee in the morning. It wakes me
    up and puts the stomach in motion, causing a trip to the loo.

    However, I've been running an experiment for the last couple of
    weeks. Basically, I drink just hot water instead. The result? Exactly the
    same. Today I'm starting the morning tea phase of the experiment. If the
    results are identical, then we're unto something.

    What is your morning drink? How does it work in you? Share your
    stories.
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    14 Feb '16 07:40
    Originally posted by Seitse
    So, for years I've had a cup of coffee in the morning. It wakes me
    up and puts the stomach in motion, causing a trip to the loo.

    However, I've been running an experiment for the last couple of
    weeks. Basically, I drink just hot water instead. The result? Exactly the
    same. Today I'm starting the morning tea phase of the experiment. If the
    results are ...[text shortened]... 're unto something.

    What is your morning drink? How does it work in you? Share your
    stories.
    Coffee contains a laxative substance that affects 30-40% of people, and caffeine is a diuretic, so that's probably why you go to the loo. Water shouldn't have the same effect, and tea would only give the diuretic effect of caffeine.
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    14 Feb '16 07:40
    Originally posted by Seitse
    So, for years I've had a cup of coffee in the morning. It wakes me
    up and puts the stomach in motion, causing a trip to the loo.

    However, I've been running an experiment for the last couple of
    weeks. Basically, I drink just hot water instead. The result? Exactly the
    same. Today I'm starting the morning tea phase of the experiment. If the
    results are ...[text shortened]... 're unto something.

    What is your morning drink? How does it work in you? Share your
    stories.
    I occasionally forget to drink coffee in the morning [if I hit the ground running in my home office] and only remember to do so when I start wondering why I am so sluggish and distracted.
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    14 Feb '16 08:19
    Originally posted by Seitse
    So, for years I've had a cup of coffee in the morning. It wakes me
    up and puts the stomach in motion, causing a trip to the loo.

    However, I've been running an experiment for the last couple of
    weeks. Basically, I drink just hot water instead. The result? Exactly the
    same. Today I'm starting the morning tea phase of the experiment. If the
    results are ...[text shortened]... 're unto something.

    What is your morning drink? How does it work in you? Share your
    stories.
    Always have a coffee or two in the morning but avoid caffeine in the afternoons as it disturbs my clouded conscience causing me to lose sleep.
  5. Standard memberSeitse
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    14 Feb '16 08:26
    That's useful, NER, though it seems water has achieved the same effect, at
    least in my self experimentation. I will report back the results with tea.

    @FMF Has it happened to you that you do stuff while no coffee is in your
    system and later your recollections of such stuff are fuzzy at best? Sometimes
    I have had chats with dog owners while walking mine and, frankly, can't pin
    them down later.

    @divegeester That's wise. Since I cut coffee after dinner my sleep has improved.
    I don't what the hell I was thinking with such bad habit.
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    14 Feb '16 08:28
    I recall reading about a Darwin award to a doctor who cracked his right hand
    knuckles for a decade or so, but not the left hand's, and then he wrote about
    the results as proof that doing so is not a cause for arthritis.
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    14 Feb '16 08:38
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Sometimes I have had chats with dog owners while walking mine and, frankly, can't pin them down later.
    Frankly, I don't drink enough caffeine to make me want to go out looking for dog owners to pin down. But if I did ~ with there being no referee to count to ten ~ rather than wait till later, I'd probably just opt for cuffing the owners on the chin and then standing over them so they couldn't get back up. Same difference, no?
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    14 Feb '16 08:42
    Originally posted by FMF
    Frankly, I don't drink enough caffeine to make me want to go out looking for dog owners to pin down. But if I did ~ with there being no referee to count to ten ~ rather than wait till later, I'd probably just opt for cuffing the owners on the chin and then standing over them so they couldn't get back up. Same difference, no?
    Judo chops work wonders too.
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    14 Feb '16 08:44
    I couldn't leave the house in the morning without a coffee inside me doing its sinister magic.
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    14 Feb '16 08:44
    Originally posted by Seitse
    That's useful, NER, though it seems water has achieved the same effect, at
    least in my self experimentation. I will report back the results with tea.
    Bear in mind it may just be part of your normal biorhythms to have a bowel movement soon after you get up.
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    14 Feb '16 08:49
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Judo chops work wonders too.
    But I used to promise my sensei that I wouldn't use for any reason other than self-defence. I suppose... if the wretched hound barked at me... or even looked at me sideways... I might be able to square it sensei if he found out I'd "pinned down" its owner.
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    14 Feb '16 08:51
    Originally posted by FMF
    But I used to promise my sensei that I wouldn't use for any reason other than self-defence. I suppose... if the wretched hound barked at me... or even looked at me sideways... I might be able to square it sensei if he found out I'd "pinned down" its owner.
    LOL, you're having fun with the 'pin down' expression, aren't you? 🙂

    Some of us use the ancient knowledge for evil too. Remember, ying needs yang.
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    14 Feb '16 08:522 edits
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    I couldn't leave the house in the morning without a coffee inside me doing its sinister magic.
    Do you ever see it as ~ in fact ~ you getting yourself on the outside of a coffee rather than you getting the coffee inside of you?
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    14 Feb '16 09:02
    Originally posted by FMF
    Do you ever see it as ~ in fact ~ you getting yourself on the [b]outside of a coffee rather than you getting the coffee inside of you?[/b]
    Until i've had a coffee, i lack the ability to answer that.
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    14 Feb '16 09:06
    Coffee is a meta-metaphor, then.
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