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bettycookerbettycooker Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
I can't seem to give up my Caramel Macchioto coffee creamer! It costs me 200 calories at breakfast, which is more than my breakfast alone...how can I switch it up, but still enjoy that creamy goodness? SF coffee syrup maybe?

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  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 2,373 Member Member Posts: 2,373 Member
    I can't seem to give up my Caramel Macchioto coffee creamer! It costs me 200 calories at breakfast, which is more than my breakfast alone...how can I switch it up, but still enjoy that creamy goodness? SF coffee syrup maybe?

    It takes A LOT of coffee creamer to get to 200 calories...how much are you using?
    Maybe just try reducing the amount...slowly if you have to...until you get to a number that fits your calorie goal better.

    You could also use milk instead, and then maybe add a little of the creamer you like to get the flavor.
    Sugar free syrup could give you the sweetness you want.

    In the end, you don't have to give up anything that you love. But, to make it fit in your calorie goal, you might need to moderate the amount that you use.
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 24,274 Member Member Posts: 24,274 Member
    I can't seem to give up my Caramel Macchioto coffee creamer! It costs me 200 calories at breakfast, which is more than my breakfast alone...how can I switch it up, but still enjoy that creamy goodness? SF coffee syrup maybe?

    It takes A LOT of coffee creamer to get to 200 calories...how much are you using?
    Maybe just try reducing the amount...slowly if you have to...until you get to a number that fits your calorie goal better.

    You could also use milk instead, and then maybe add a little of the creamer you like to get the flavor.
    Sugar free syrup could give you the sweetness you want.

    In the end, you don't have to give up anything that you love. But, to make it fit in your calorie goal, you might need to moderate the amount that you use.

    Another vote for using less. Cutting with milk to decrease the calories is a great idea. I use 1 teaspoon half & half plus 60 g 1% milk in my coffee. (And 6 g sugar.)
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,719 Member Member Posts: 1,719 Member
    TI suggest sugar free caramel Nutpod with cocoa powder. 1 tbspNitpod is 10 calories. Cocoa is 10 or 20 calories depending on brand. There are also sugar free syrups- my favorite is Skinny syrups salted caramel
  • wunderkindkingwunderkindking Member Posts: 951 Member Member Posts: 951 Member
    My answer to this is either:
    Sugar free coffee syrup + whole cup of almond milk (30, total)&
    Or cup of almond milk + reduced calorie swiss miss cocoa powder. (75 total)
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 3,365 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,365 Member
    Silk plain cashew milk is 25 calories per cup and is excellent in coffee. I use half a cup.

    I add an ounce of zero calorie skinny syrup. The caramel cheesecake flavor lends a very creamy taste.

    Net 15 calories for a large 2 cup mug of tasty coffee.
    edited June 14
  • JthanmyfitnesspalJthanmyfitnesspal Member, Premium Posts: 2,869 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,869 Member
    a) If you can accommodate the calories, you don't have to give it up! If it gives you a bit more pep in the morning, then it's totally worth it.

    b) The Starbucks one is only 40kcal/tbs. You could use less.

    c) You can substitute for something else, like frothed whole milk, agave syrup, and various spices (cinnamon, cocoa powder, etc.) Of course, you have to do the math to make sure it actually has fewer calories.

    d) You could do what I did 30 years ago and give up coffee, switching to tea, which tastes good with 1% milk.

    edited June 14
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Member Posts: 39,404 Member Member Posts: 39,404 Member
    I would start by having coffee with some creamer instead of creamer with some coffee... :D

    Just kidding...but yeah, 200 calories is a lot of creamer. That said, there are some things that are worth it and really only you can determine that. If it's worth it and you can work it in then you don't have to give it up.
  • lexcoulstringlexcoulstring Member, Premium Posts: 385 Member Member, Premium Posts: 385 Member
    Would you like some coffee with your cream... JK :p I had to slowly cut my amount of cream in my coffee until I was fine with it near black.
  • JthanmyfitnesspalJthanmyfitnesspal Member, Premium Posts: 2,869 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,869 Member
    Would you like some coffee with your cream... JK :p I had to slowly cut my amount of cream in my coffee until I was fine with it near black.

    I loved coffee until I found that it gave me cramping. (Initially, when exercising in the afternoon. Now, I get stomach upset almost immediately.) So, I quit it about 30 years ago. My point is that something that requires a ton of added sugar and flavorings to consume might be something that you actually don't like.
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