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Old 02-24-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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fourth week on induction.. Can I drink decaf coffee?

Is decaff coffee ok? Or will it stall? Help!
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:11 AM   #2
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yes or regular. Its what you put in it that screws you over.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:09 PM   #3
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yes or regular. Its what you put in it that screws you over.
Ah Thank you! So the powder cream and a little bit of sweet and low would be ok?
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Powdered cream is full of terrible stuff. Go for heavy whipping cream or heavy cream instead, tastes better and it adds fat to your diet. A packet of sweetener (Splenda, Stevia in the Raw) are okay. Or black with a packet of sweetener.

My DH has had his regular cup in the morning and at noon every day. His neurosurgeon advised him to have no more than 2 cups per day, but he's a special case.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:02 AM   #5
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In the beginning coffee really messed with my blood sugar. Now I am fine with it. Everyone is different. Try it and see. You need to do a lot of experimenting to see what works for your own body.
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I agree with previous poster to avoid the powdered creamer. Read the ingredients list, yuck! Go with HWC, 1/2 and 1/2 perhaps, CO, or even butter.
I have never given up coffee or caffeine in induction and has never interfered with weight loss, although who knows I might have lost faster? But it's a small indulgence that I am loath to give up. I don't do artificial sweeteners, as the cream is plenty sweet for me, but many here do. There are no hard and fast rules, but I feel most strongly about avoiding the powdered creamer.
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Is decaff coffee ok? Or will it stall? Help!
I drink 4 cups of coffee in the am with 1/2 T. DaVinci Sugar free Syrup and 1/2 T. International Delight Sugar (liquid) creamer (2 grams of carb w the 4 cups). "Real" Coffee hasn't affected my weight loss. I think I read somewhere that for some people coffee triggers cravings... ?? BTW I also count calories (HWC = 90-100 kcals per T & ID Creamer = 20 per T + 1 carb) so that why I do the ID Creamer.
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Keep your foods clean and chemical free. I too indulge in sweetener but switch the Sweet & Low for Splenda. It is the most recommended if you must have sweetener. Dump the chemical cow and go with whipping cream or anything over 35%. Milk products ie: whole, 2% or skim are not recommended. Remember, on Induction you are upping the fat to counteract the low carb and calories at this point are mute. The more you remove sugar and/or carbs from products, the more chemicals have to be added. Simple and natural will work better. I cannot give up my coffee either! Caffeine does not trigger hunger for me, it does quite the opposite. If you are able to switch to decaf, I guess that would be even better but I couldn't!! LOL Hope that helps.
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Help

I am starting induction today and I need some advice. I have been here many times and never really put forth an effort. I really really want to do this any advice is welcome.
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You might want to refresh your memory of induction guidelines, and then prepare.
For me prep would be ridding my house of stuff I can't eat, and planning my meals several days in advance. There are indication threads here that would be great to participate in for on line suppport.

Can you be brutally honest about why it hasn't worked before, why you didn't put forth an effort? I think to understand this would be important for this time to be different.

Good luck though, it could be this is the time. You need to really want it and plan for it.
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:59 AM   #11
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Thanks Patience. In being honest with myself I guess I never really started. However now I am at the point of not being happy with my weight and really wanting to make the change. I have simply put it off repeatedly. I know that having the full understanding of the do's and dont's will aid in my being successful. Thank you for the feedback it is very much appreciated. My journey begins now. No more excuses!!!!!
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