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Coffee is okay, isn't it?

I don't drink a lot of coffee and never with a lot of cream or sugar - usually just black. When I do drink it, I make the 50% decaf and tend to have a lot of it, but I don't have it every day. Maybe 4 cups at the most (about 2 mugs full) once a week. I don't feel addicted to it. I could definitely go without it. I usually drink it on the weekends when I would otherwise be tempted to eat out of boredom or whatever. It doesn't seem to be hurting the weight loss any, and I think if I didn't drink it, I would be nibbling instead, which I know would hurt the weight loss. Is there anything terribly wrong with drinking a semi-large quantity of coffee once a week?

Fri. May 25, 2:39pm

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As long as you don't have medical issues that recommend reducing caffeine/coffee (ulcers, high BP, etc) - drink up! It is indeed strangely filling, it contains a load of antioxidants, and research came out recently showing that drinking coffee after a workout reduces muscle soreness.

Friday, May 25, 2007, 3:26 PM

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i work nights so i drink coffee regardless of the healthy nature. It also helps to not eat all night long. Everything in this world will kill you so you just have to pick your convictions. No one will ever be at 100% healthy because you cant control the air or other peoples smoke. If you are healthy in other aspects of your life coffee to me seems harmless.

Friday, May 25, 2007, 11:08 PM

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I do enjoy coffee - but I do have an on and off relationship with it. I find the more I drink the more I want. I have found since I have one of those single serving machines (keurig) that I have one really great cup at a time and don't fall into to that finish the pot trap. I also have found that Fat Free Lactaid milk is awesome.( i don't know why it is different the only additive is the lactaid enzyme) I don't get that blue hue to the coffee that you get from regular FF.

Friday, May 25, 2007, 11:22 PM

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Where would I be without it? I definitely think the caffeine helps my workout stamina and keeps me going.
It is addictive-- I am interested in the keurig machine someone else talked about-- have heard it is AWESOME.

Friday, May 25, 2007, 11:27 PM

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Go for it!

I have a cup of coffee in the morning while I wake up, read email, blog etc. Then head to the gym. This is one of the things I cut back on, successfully I might add. One month ago I was drinking 3-4 cups of coffee a day. Now I drink my one small mug worth in the AM to get me going and green tea at lunch. I would really miss the bittersweet taste of my favorite pick-me-upper. No need to stop. Of all the vices, a cup of coffee now and then, especially how you drink it, is not bad at all.

Saturday, May 26, 2007, 1:43 AM

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Thank you all for your feedback. I will continue to enjoy my occassional coffee indulgences without guilt now!

Saturday, May 26, 2007, 9:14 AM

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Regular, black coffee is GREAT for a diet. Even a non-fat latte (no flavoring) because you get some milk servings in without a lot of calories.

The main ingredient in most diet pills is caffeine. Look on the boxes of Dexatrim, metabolife, one-a-day weight smart, etc. They ALL have caffeine. That is because caffeine is a natural appetite supressant and it can kick-start your metabolism a little bit.

Addiction - to anything - is not a great thing. And the triple breve mocha extra mocha with whipped cream....probably has more calories than your average hamburger!! But if you're talking about regular coffee, every now & then, go for it! If anything, it will HELP you lose.

Sunday, May 27, 2007, 1:05 AM

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Black Coffee is fine.
It only becomes unhealthy when all the sugar and cream is added.
Starbucks and other places also offer "lite" options, if you ask, that are healthier alternatives to the normal drinks.

Sunday, May 27, 2007, 2:25 PM

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I have pretty much given up coffee even decaf because I only like it with half & half. I also find that I get hungrier when I have had coffee. Maybe it doesn't agree with me

Sunday, May 27, 2007, 5:05 PM

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may 27 4:48
where did you hear that? Can you explain why. I definately dont want cellulite

Monday, May 28, 2007, 4:58 AM

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