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TurtleLamb 05-11-2013 04:27 PM

Fat Free Coffeemate V Sugar Free Coffeemate
 
Okay so I've been drinking a bit more coffee than usual because I like the caffeine bump before working out and I also like it in the late afternoon with my Medi-Melt because I feel reenergized straight through the evening.

I have it with Splenda ....and fat free coffeemate. The doctor's packet said I could choose fat free original powder coffeemate or sugar-free if flavored.

I've lost 13 lbs in two weeks and one day so I don't think its impeded the loss, though I did retain more water this week despite drinking 128 oz + 1 32 oz Powerade Zero daily.

I just looked at my calorie counter after noticing I was halfway through a canister- I've consumed about 9 tsp or 90 calories and 18 carbs of creamer today (40 net carbs over the day and I'm in 'large/purple' ketosis every day).
I'm also working out *hard.

Are these calories/carbs negligible or do I need to dial it down with the delicious splenda / coffeemate coffee? LOL!

Does creamer stall or reduce your losses?

dtg1990 05-14-2013 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by TurtleLamb (Post 16420320)
Okay so I've been drinking a bit more coffee than usual because I like the caffeine bump before working out and I also like it in the late afternoon with my Medi-Melt because I feel reenergized straight through the evening.

I have it with Splenda ....and fat free coffeemate. The doctor's packet said I could choose fat free original powder coffeemate or sugar-free if flavored.

I've lost 13 lbs in two weeks and one day so I don't think its impeded the loss, though I did retain more water this week despite drinking 128 oz + 1 32 oz Powerade Zero daily.

I just looked at my calorie counter after noticing I was halfway through a canister- I've consumed about 9 tsp or 90 calories and 18 carbs of creamer today (40 net carbs over the day and I'm in 'large/purple' ketosis every day).
I'm also working out *hard.

Are these calories/carbs negligible or do I need to dial it down with the delicious splenda / coffeemate coffee? LOL!

Does creamer stall or reduce your losses?

At 18 carbs of creamer that doesn't allow you much for veggies and nutrients if you have the same 25 gram carb limitation that I do, but you ae in ketosis, and you are losing weight. This seems to be working for you and I wouldn't change anything if you continue to do well. I suppose you could cut down on the carbs from the creamer if you start to go out of ketosis or your weight loss stalls.

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TurtleLamb 05-17-2013 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by dtg1990 (Post 16423722)
At 18 carbs of creamer that doesn't allow you much for veggies and nutrients if you have the same 25 gram carb limitation that I do, but you ae in ketosis, and you are losing weight. This seems to be working for you and I wouldn't change anything if you continue to do well. I suppose you could cut down on the carbs from the creamer if you start to go out of ketosis or your weight loss stalls.

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Thanks for you response!

Okay for the past couple of days I've gone into pink not purple on ketostix so creamer is def having an effect. Also I had severe gas pains this week. So I'm nixing the Splenda and dialing the creamer way down.

The doctor did not tell me a number of carbs to stick to but again averaging 30-40 net carbs, in ketosis and lost 3 more lbs this week- 16 lbs in total in 3 weeks :).

dtg1990 05-18-2013 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by TurtleLamb (Post 16428451)
Thanks for you response!

Okay for the past couple of days I've gone into pink not purple on ketostix so creamer is def having an effect. Also I had severe gas pains this week. So I'm nixing the Splenda and dialing the creamer way down.

The doctor did not tell me a number of carbs to stick to but again averaging 30-40 net carbs, in ketosis and lost 3 more lbs this week- 16 lbs in total in 3 weeks :).

Sounds like you are doing great. Hope it keeps going for you!:clap:

reneed 06-09-2013 04:33 PM

I am having an issue with coffee mate too. I would do the sugar free coffee mate if they had an unflavored option, but they don't. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to put in my coffee that won't keep me out of ketosis?

dtg1990 06-09-2013 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by reneed (Post 16463063)
I am having an issue with coffee mate too. I would do the sugar free coffee mate if they had an unflavored option, but they don't. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to put in my coffee that won't keep me out of ketosis?

You could try splenda and cream (small amount).

To be honest, I had to give up coffee. I could only drink it with the fancy creamers because apparently I hate the taste of actual coffee. So to avoid all the calories/carbs I stopped it.

I have been cutting down on caffeine, and am now limited to a single cherry diet pepsi/coke in the morning to avert the withdrawal headache. I hope to cut down even more soon. I usually just do water with some calorie free flavor inhancers.

reneed 06-11-2013 08:17 PM

I know I should. I am a coffee/diet coke junkie and I really need to quit. I find that my coffee wakes me up and helps me stay full and the DC keeps me going. I have been so tired lately :(

emeghdir 06-17-2013 02:20 PM

I'm in the first week - it's been 2 days so far for me. I still drink coffee, just wondering, is Splenda and/or CoffeeMate Creamer Sugar Free ok? It seemed like they only gave 2 options at my consultation - the Land o'Lakes Mini Moos or CoffeeMate powder. My Creamer is definitely sugar free, but it's sucralose, which is what Splenda is. Is this ok? Not sure why they gave me only 2 options?

dtg1990 06-17-2013 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by emeghdir (Post 16474526)
I'm in the first week - it's been 2 days so far for me. I still drink coffee, just wondering, is Splenda and/or CoffeeMate Creamer Sugar Free ok? It seemed like they only gave 2 options at my consultation - the Land o'Lakes Mini Moos or CoffeeMate powder. My Creamer is definitely sugar free, but it's sucralose, which is what Splenda is. Is this ok? Not sure why they gave me only 2 options?


Keep track of your carbs, as long as your total during the first week is less than 10, and you are in ketosis by day 5, you should be fine. I just know that with how much creamer I needed, I had to stop drinking coffee.

emeghdir 06-17-2013 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by dtg1990 (Post 16474556)
Keep track of your carbs, as long as your total during the first week is less than 10, and you are in ketosis by day 5, you should be fine. I just know that with how much creamer I needed, I had to stop drinking coffee.

Total per day, correct? That's awesome that you said that, because that was going to be my next question! :-) Thanks so much for reading my mind!:goodpost:

dtg1990 06-17-2013 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by emeghdir (Post 16474562)
Total per day, correct? That's awesome that you said that, because that was going to be my next question! :-) Thanks so much for reading my mind!:goodpost:

Yes, 10 grams of carbs per day for week 1, then whatever your clinic sets after that. My limit is 25. I also go out of ketosis if I eat sugar alcohols so you will have to determine if you count those. I have to.

Good luck, week 1 can be hard but it is easier after that. :up:


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