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Odd question, but what the hey.....

I'm 48 years old and have never been a coffee drinker. I always got my morning caffeine fix with a couple of Cokes (diet, but sometimes regular.) But this week I'm trying to kick the soda habit - for the 25th time - and as part of that, I'm thinking about taking up coffee. All of my loved ones are obsessed, so there must be something to it, right?

Day one discovery: no way I can start with black coffee. Uggg! I've been fine - in fact enjoyed - Starbucks Frappicionos on occasion, but let's face it...those are basically milk shakes, with a ton of cream and sugar. Clearly sugar is a no-no for DS'ers, but what about the cream? Aren't we okay with fats, like butter? Would this mean that cream is okay?

So day one, I got a black coffee and dumped a ton of just cream into it (or whatever is in the silver pitcher at Starbucks. I assume it's half-n-half? wasn't paying attention) and I was able to drink it fine. Purposely skipped any kind of sweetener. No sugar. No Splenda.

My plan is to gradually lower the amount of cream, until I learn to enjoy it black, but that could take awhile. So, what's the verdict? Is cream ok for DS'ers?

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Hi I'm not a DS'er, but I am a coffee snop so you can take this with a grain of salt:

You should check with your team first. Starbucks coffee is highly caffeinated and you may increase your caffeine dependency because of it. It's not automatically an equal playing field, the caffeine in coffee vs soda.

The cream maybe more of a personal tolerance issue, you seemed to handle it fine however you may need to come up with a system to estimate/calculate how much you are using. It's has alot of fat and calories depending on type (regular vs fat free, etc)

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I love coffee and have since I was a kid. First my doc said no caffeine but now he said he's not as worried about caffeine as he is calories. Now, when I say I LOVE coffee, I mean I LOVE coffee. I can drink it hot, cold, black, full of Creamer, sweetened, not sweetened, Decaf, or caffeinated. I don't discriminate. (I don't drink Starbucks, but that's a person thing and nothing to do with coffee). At home, I drink it black, with Stevia and sometimes a little Torani sugar free flavor Syrup. I've even put coffee in my Cappuccino Protein Shakes and in my banana split Protein Shake. I have Turkish coffee, regular coffee, and decaf in my house. No specific brands.

I like my teas iced, my coffee any way I can get it

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I know DSERS who have used half and half or cream with their Cereal. It's fine.

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13 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

Hi I'm not a DS'er, but I am a coffee snop so you can take this with a grain of salt:

You should check with your team first. Starbucks coffee is highly caffeinated and you may increase your caffeine dependency because of it. It's not automatically an equal playing field, the caffeine in coffee vs soda.

The cream maybe more of a personal tolerance issue, you seemed to handle it fine however you may need to come up with a system to estimate/calculate how much you are using. It's has alot of fat and calories depending on type (regular vs fat free, etc)

*Snob

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I always was interested in coffee flavored cream and sugar, got to make some changes there. Life is too bitter to drink coffee black.☕

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