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Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby Janeyc1983 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:26 pm

Hi all,

I am on my first day of giving up coffee....I had usually only allowed myself a skinny latte per day, and then first cut out the one sugar, then started using equal and recently cut that out too after hearing so many negative things about artificial sweeteners.

Anyway - I have just decided that the coffee is an extra 100 caloies per day that I don't need, and if I can switch to green tea instead I'll be doing my body a favour. I intend to have one or two lattes per week, perhaps on weekends, but am going to cut out the morning work latte (not to mention I'll save $20 per week)

Has anyone else given up coffee for weight loss or other reasons? How do I get through the cravings? I seriously feel like I am missing something having not had one yet today!
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Re: Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby Kellicopter » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:29 pm

i tried that but i ended up going crazy and eating heaps more so i decided 100 cals was ok! ;) a slim small gloria jeans without sugar is only 68 cals from memory, and i dont think 1 artificial sugar a day is too bad.

you could try those jarrah hot chocolate/coffee things? probably about the same cals though. im drinking a fudge hot choc one right now and its 41 cals
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Re: Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby court » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:37 pm

i cant give it up! i love my skim FW with one sweetenr ;) I dont have one everyday though - maybe 4 a week?
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Re: Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby Jisgone » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:47 pm

Im not giving up coffee :)
drinking one coffee a morning is better than chewing off my own arm which is the likely alternative :P
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Re: Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby BBgal » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:54 pm

I cut down my coffee intake, but I actually like the boost to my energy the coffee gives me... I have a coffee flavored shake in the morning and put a shot of coffee in it, I found this great cos I don't have to add any extra artificial sweetener because the shake has enough... I read some where once that coffee boosts your metabolism ..... but I do agree too much is bad for you... I do also drink a cup and a half extra of water a day to counter act the diuretic affect of the coffee though. I think 1 coffee a day really isn't that bad but I also now drink 3 cups of green tea a day for hydration and that I heard that is good for loosing weight too lol... yes I will try anything once hehe
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Re: Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby Karnak » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:57 pm

The only thing I have left in my life is coffee :shock:

I exercise daily, I don't touch junk food, I drink 2 litres of water, I get a good nights sleep and being naughty for me is a Moo Icecream :shock: .

I am my own definition of annoying :cry: . Coffee is my way of clinging on to normality.
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Re: Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby Gordz » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:31 pm

coffee is my saviour!! argh! i nod off regularly at work, and if it wasn't for my coffees i don't know what i'd do! ohhhh next week australia is getting this new energy drink called 'cocaine' ... 80 grams of caffiene in every can WOOOOOOO



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Re: Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby BBgal » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:43 pm

lol that doesn't seem healthy...
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Re: Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby Gordz » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:24 am

of course it's not! thats why it's going to be so profitable and why if i had money i'd buy shares!
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Re: Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby martini85 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:06 am

I usually get a venti house brew from starbucks, with a dash of cream and a couple of sweeteners, pretty much every day! I went off coffee for the first 3 months of 2009, but missed it sooo much! I get cream in it because I'm following a low-carb diet so a small amount of cream is better than milk (less lactose) and tastes amaaazzinggg! :)
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Re: Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby court » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:53 am

I just went and bought a skim flat white :D
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Re: Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby martini85 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:11 am

HAHA, I know! There is no Starbucks near me, so i just went and brewed myself some coffee... but its like liquid gold in my tummy!
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Re: Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby CrimsonThunder » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:56 pm

Doesnt coffee have no calories, its only the milk? if so take out the milk. :)
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Re: Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby BBgal » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:12 pm

Yep it is the sugar and the milk that accompanies it that adds the calories.... that and coffee acts as a diuretic so you lose more water than you drink in it.
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Re: Giving up coffee - so hard!

Postby kateden » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:39 pm

My answer would be don't give it up .. I used to be anti-stimulants due to the effect they have on the nervous system (they can increase stress hormones and cause you to store more fat), but my thoughts now lie otherwise for coffee. Within reason (2 cups p/day is max). And that's because of it's extraordinarily high antioxidant value. I know you can get antioxidant in loads of other places but coffee really does have the good stuff. In fact, one study I read said that people who drink coffee live five years longer on average! My advice is to keep the coffee if you love it - and definitely with full-fat milk. Low-fat dairy is unrecognisable to the digestive system and actually causes such disruption that it results in MORE fat storage - not to mention possible food intolerances. It's not always about calories - quality and type of food will dictate whether you lose weight. Our bodies are not machines - it's not always true that 1+1 = 2.
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