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Coffee is great... However...

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  • lemurcat12
    lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886 Member
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    angerelle wrote: »
    tracefan wrote: »
    Plus. Milk has sugar!!!!

    Er, I know I'm British and don't really know what half and half is, but doesn't it contain milk and cream? That both contain milk sugars?

    It's about 10% fat (to answer the question upthread about what it is -- it's got a lot less fat than whipping cream). It does have sugar, but not a lot, and less than milk (for the same volume) just because a higher percentage of it is fat. Also less protein. I don't see what's wrong with lactose anyway.
  • jprewitt1
    jprewitt1 Posts: 264 Member
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    I add whiskey to mine

    I sometimes add spiced rum. I'm glad I'm not the only one who adds a little "kick" to the morning juice.
  • queenjaquita
    queenjaquita Posts: 7 Member
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    But my morning cup o' joe has 3 TABLESPOONS HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM

    Amen to this! I love me some heavy cream. I have weened myself off for the most part and now drink my coffee black but when I want a treat a splash of cream is the answer!
  • Steff46
    Steff46 Posts: 516 Member
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    I have to have my coffee! I pre log it a whole week in advance. I add two tablespoons of Half n' Half, 1 teaspoon sugar, and add a few drops of vanilla extract and I'm good to go:) Sometimes I'll add almond extract but can't part with my half n' half & sugar...........
  • kyrannosaurus
    kyrannosaurus Posts: 350 Member
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    Either learn to drink your coffee another way or make it fit.

    I wasn't willing to use so many calories on coffee. In the beginning I couldn't drink coffee without milk and sugar. I slowly reduced the sugar until it was gone completely. Then I started to cut out the milk. Eventually I learned to love coffee straight up. I did hate it for awhile but eventually you become accustomed to it and learn to enjoy coffee for the sake of coffee.

    But work out what your own priorities are.

  • robingmurphy
    robingmurphy Posts: 349 Member
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    I use unsweetened almond milk in my coffee because I can use as much as I want and it's still super low-cal. Like 30 cals a cup.
  • ty_fit0815
    ty_fit0815 Posts: 67 Member
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    2 cups of folgers instant coffee, 3 international French vanilla or hazel nut creamers, 2 stevia, and I'm a happy happy girl. I'm still losing..which means I'm winning. :D

  • leckzzz
    leckzzz Posts: 1 Member
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    I add almond milk and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and blend my coffee in a blender. Tastes great, helps your immune system, added energy, and helps your metabolism!
  • rugbyphreak
    rugbyphreak Posts: 509 Member
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    Chocolate and beer. I will give up eating for the rest of the day just so that I can have my chocolate before bed. Omnomnomnomnom
  • peaceout_aly
    peaceout_aly Posts: 2,018 Member
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    Coffee is my literal weakness. I'm pretty sure I'm beyond the point of stopping my morning caffeine fix..ever. I've tried, and then end up succumbing to my craving half-way through the day. My suggestion is to find a way to fit it in. Make healthier switches - skim milk instead of cream, two packets of sugar instead of three, etc. When I "drink out" and get coffee from Dunkin, Starbuck's or Wawa, I always pre-log which helps me ensure that my coffee fits into my daily diet. As you start decreasing the sugar/milk you add, it will get easier. I used to be a full on latte with extra syrup girl and now I'll drink coffee and even espresso black!
  • missblondi2u
    missblondi2u Posts: 851 Member
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    I have had this argument with so many people, but this means that YOU DON'T ACTUALLY LIKE COFFEE.

    Sorry, but this is invalid. If I add pepper to my eggs, does it mean I don't like eggs? If I put butter on my toast, does that mean I don't like bread? We add stuff to other stuff all the time, so why is coffee different?
  • Afura
    Afura Posts: 2,054 Member
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    My favorite creamer is International Delights Salted Caramel Mocha. And it uses way too much for me to get it how I like. :frowning: Most days I drink Skinny Cow Mocha, which is not a whole lot better (and filled with other garbage) but at least I don't ID
  • allysar
    allysar Posts: 87 Member
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    I agree. I just log it. Two tbsp half and half and two tsp sugar. I toss in a couple of tsp of Benefiber too. It is roughly 100 calories but I enjoy them. Every drop.
  • shinycrazy
    shinycrazy Posts: 1,081 Member
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    I do instant coffee with 2 tsp of sugar free vanilla caramel coffee mate and one splenda packet. 24 calories for a 20oz cup. I usually have it over ice.
  • dhickey5350
    dhickey5350 Posts: 3 Member
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    I love my iced coffees and always had them with mocha and cream and sugar. I only really drink iced coffee and recently got an inexpensive iced coffee maker and decided to try adding just a scoop of French vanilla protein powder and surprisingly it tastes good! And much healthier than all the cream and sugar I would normally add. Plus it holds me over a little longer!
  • cbelc2
    cbelc2 Posts: 762 Member
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    Try microwaving the milk in your mug then adding hot coffee. And let me put in a plug for black coffee. It's delicious fresh brewed and not too strong.
  • lbaxandall
    lbaxandall Posts: 62 Member
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    @tracefan Better Stevia has an English Toffee flavor of Stevia, which I started drinking in my coffee and I LOVE! 0 calories, all natural, and you only need 2-4 drops so it lasts a long time!
  • Emi1974
    Emi1974 Posts: 522 Member
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    I used to put sugar in my coffee. Where I grew up, I never heard of putting milk/cream in coffee or in tea for that matter.
    Anyway, the first time I tried coffee without sugar, my first thought was: "so this is what poison must taste like"...
    I drink my coffee black for many many years now and like it :)
  • Cynsonya
    Cynsonya Posts: 668 Member
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    Nothing wrong with that. I sometimes have coffee and I like it super light WITH 4tsp of sugar (16oz cup). I just log it and fit it into my deficit. I did however, give up the daily 20oz RedBull I had drank everyday for the last 10 years. That was a struggle, lol.