Taking a diet too far

The hardest part about this diet thing is giving up caffeine.

“Caffeine? What does caffeine have to do with a nutritionally balanced diet?”

Nothing really, I guess, I’ve just decided that if I’m going to eat healthy I might as well throw out the baby with the bath water.

“That’s crazy talk man. You’re not Catholic, and it’s not even lent for cripes’ sake.”

True enough, but to be perfectly honest I haven’t given it up altogether. I’m just not consuming it at work.

“That’s even worse. Now I know you’ve gone ’round the bend. Work is the MOST important place to have caffeine. If you don’t use it at work, where the hell would you have it?”

Once again, you’re right. However, consider that if work is the most important place to have caffeine, it is also the place you would most likely abuse it. Nervous tremors will only take you so far in business, at some point you’ve got to be able to sit still at work, and that’s hard to do when you’re hopped up on a caffeine rush.

“What about Starbucks? You’re not giving them up too are you?”

That’s crazy talk man. There’s always room for Starbucks.