Lately, I have been reforming my caffeine consumption habits by cutting out about 80% of the usual amount of sodas I drink and sticking to only diet Monster. However, I keep getting beef from my folks about how they aren't healthy for you and not, and I digress. I think that - yes - they are bad, but besides high levels of caffeine, what harm does diet Monster have? So, as an extreme measure, I am looking into the best alternative for me (and other caffeine addicts) to get off energy drinks. Besides sleep (being the most obvious alternative for energy), what are some healthy resources for that extra energy I need to get through the day? EDIT: I did a little bit of research and found that chai/black tea is an excellent alternative in amounts of caffeine. It's a bit strong/bitter, but it tastes great with a splash of milk.