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TRYAGIN SparkPoints: (7,021)
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7/3/12 1:34 P

I drink coffee black. Used to drink it with cream and sweetener,
but learned to like it black. No coffee=breaking routine.

STRANGER70127 Posts: 403
6/29/12 12:59 P

Use all things in moderation according to your capacity to stay healthy enough to use it.

ANNESYLVIA SparkPoints: (165,020)
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6/29/12 9:11 A

I usually have one cup of coffee a day. Unfortunately, it is with cream and sugar.

CYNTHIAPITTMANN Posts: 268
6/27/12 3:28 P

I remember when it was the common belief that coffee was bad for your health. Now it isn't. Just like chocolate!

JDD123 SparkPoints: (1,253)
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6/27/12 10:34 A

Love my coffee..black

CSROBERTSON621 SparkPoints: (80,819)
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6/24/12 10:15 P

I have at least a couple of cups a day -- sometimes more. I try to limit it somewhat because I do put milk (sometimes cream, if I'm feeling decadent) in it. But sometimes it's a good trade-off, if it is enough to keep me from eating something with more calories...

HUBLEYDDAVIS Posts: 29
6/22/12 12:53 P

One cup in the morning for me - hazelnut with cream and sugar. Just the thought of it gets me out of bed. Sometimes one more cup at night. Studies show a little caffeine is actually good for you because of the antioxidents.

KITTIESTARS Posts: 186
6/21/12 9:55 P

Get paper off porch, feed kitty, MAKE COFFEE, DRINK COFFEE and read paper.....first order of business.

MUSOLF6 SparkPoints: (116,190)
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6/20/12 6:54 P

Got to have my coffee emoticon

MARYSABEAN Posts: 687
6/14/12 5:39 P

Yuk, coffee! Obviously, I don't drink coffee. I drink water instead.

SHASHA9451 SparkPoints: (263)
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6/14/12 7:53 A

I have to have my coffee in the morning, I drink more at work then I do at home on the weekend, I sure fat free Vanilla creamer. I don't drink it at night anymore it keeps me awake must be because I am getting older!! I don't drink soda. So the rest of my fluids is water.

BEADER1231 SparkPoints: (1,748)
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6/1/12 9:53 P

I just found the almond milk option for cereal, meals, etc. But I never thought of it for coffee. We usually use an expensive (to me) brand of flavored creamer but I am sure it adds a lot of calories. Will try the almond milk with my two large cups of coffee in the am now! (Maybe add some almond flavoring to it to increase the flavor and cut a few calories at the same time.

NEWKID54 Posts: 620
5/30/12 3:33 P

I drink 1 cup of a nonfat ice coffee or latte per day. I've started using my almond milk when I make it at home. Yum emoticon

CSROBERTSON621 SparkPoints: (80,819)
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5/27/12 11:47 P

LOVE coffee, but have to watch it because I need to add milk or cream. My breakfast cup (well, Venti cup from Starbucks) gets half-and-half, and that really helps me get thru to lunch without snacking so it's worth it. I use 2% (it's what they give us free in the fridge at the work) for my afternoon cup -- skim just doesn't do it for me in my coffee.

PITZEL2 Posts: 25
5/21/12 10:32 P

I Iove coffee, but I find I have to limit myself to one strong cup in the morning (and occasionally one espresso after a weekend dinner). If I don't, I tend to forget to drink water during the day.

URBANLOTUS Posts: 1,067
5/12/12 10:26 A

I love coffee emoticon

DB2825 Posts: 26
5/11/12 12:06 P

Can't wake up without morning coffee!

TRISHNOODLES Posts: 138
5/10/12 3:29 P

Which decaf coffee is best in the way it is processed?

FEZZA11 Posts: 34
5/10/12 8:36 A

One cup of good quality, strong, french-pressed black coffee every morning. Must be piping hot. It's the only one I will have all day, may as well be THE BEST Cup of coffee, make it worth it!

KMMR87 SparkPoints: (108,194)
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5/4/12 11:05 A

I drink my coffee in the morning while doing my SP reading. 2 cups. I used to do decaf but stopped because of the decaffeinating process (chemicals). Never drink it in the evening. That's usually herbal tea.

SABLSAUER Posts: 559
5/4/12 7:59 A

I used to drink several cups of coffee each day then I started having anxiety issues, which the caffeine made even worse so I completely stopped all caffeine intake for a time, now I drink only an occasional cup of decaf. It's a major comfort food for me but my major downfall w/ it is that I HAVE to have foo foo creamer in it!

KATYLADY42 SparkPoints: (264)
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5/2/12 4:06 P

I am a coffee nut!!!! I tend to get the flavored grounds and use Fat Free Vanilla Creamer in my coffee. Not other added sugars. The aroma of coffee just is a big ahhhhhhh for me. I am not sure if it is the flavors I am trying or the fact it is coffee, but it gives me such a boost in energy and emotionally. I know it sounds weird but it truly does. The kids or my husband notice when I'm bubbly, singing, and hyper, and they all ask me if I have been drinking coffee. I have to laugh because there is no hiding it from them. I will have 2 to 3 cups in the morning alone. I love my coffee hot or cold both are just great with me.
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JPEARL127 SparkPoints: (14,163)
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4/21/12 3:38 P

I have a fresh cup of coffee with creamer in the morning. If I go to a coffee shop to knit, which happens four times a week, I will either have a cafe au lait or a latte.

6BALLMAN SparkPoints: (66,640)
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4/20/12 6:54 A

I enjoy coffee int he AM (or beginning of the shift as I work a fireman's schedule) but after 12:00 (either end of the clock), I also have had to stop with caffeine of all sorts. This has made it so I can manage my sleep reasonably.

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
4/19/12 6:18 A

I cannot answer your original question, about how many YOU should drink.

What I drink varies according to what I'm doing.
I have, however, switched to decaf after noon - just in case it impacts my sleep patterns.

My hubby & I often have a coffee together in the evening, so this is when the decaf really matters.

I tried to use almond milk my tea (because I drink my coffee black), and I don't think I like it - I think it's sweeter than regular milk/cream - and I don't sweeten my tea, so it alters the flavour to something I'm not fond of consuming. So, unless I go back to coffee cream for my tea, it will be herbal, green or black tea; no add-ins, for me, I think.

Hope those who switch to almond milk for their coffee are not disappointed - perhaps it's a personal thing

GRAPHICS2 Posts: 3,478
4/17/12 9:26 P

I have a cup of freshly brewed black coffee in the morning, it wakes me up and I just look forward to it. But that's it for the day usually

LUCITAK Posts: 14
4/4/12 10:03 A

Wow never thought of having my coffee with almond milk. I will try that.

I usually have an expresso in the morning and occasionally a cafe con leche after dinner.

For all those out there taking medication for their thyroid, make sure to wait atleast an hour between meds and coffee.

GAELA-I-CAN Posts: 2,000
3/23/12 10:57 P

Love my coffee in the morning. Now I have a one cup at a time brewer and so it's fresh every time!

THINJIM1 Posts: 3,030
3/19/12 9:05 A

two cups in the morning

MSMOBILEX Posts: 14
3/18/12 5:25 P

I drink 24 oz. of coffee in the morning. My sister and mom both have acquired diabetes,and never really liked coffee. There is a study to this effect and I'm going to keep on drinking it. emoticon

KENDALL68 Posts: 72
3/11/12 8:02 A

I have 2 large mugs (about 30 oz total) in the morning. That's the only time of day I drink it and I just can't see giving it up- I make so many other sacrifices in my diet and my favorite time of day is the early morning when I'm the only person in the house awake.

I brew an organic product I buy from Hawaii and use stevia (truvia) and fat free half and half.

2012ISNOW SparkPoints: (6,766)
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3/6/12 12:48 P

Oh, oh ... I am trying to reduce my daily intake. Used to drink about 10 cups a day, and is aiming for 4.

JAOTTO SparkPoints: (47,597)
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3/3/12 11:32 P

no thanks

JAY-NINE2 SparkPoints: (12,120)
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2/28/12 3:10 P

To add sweetness to coffee (or tea) use Stevia (aka President's Choice Truvia) Stevia is a plant and the leaves are used. I grew it once and the leaves are super sweet.
This is a natural sweetner unlike aspertame and splenda. It is NOT recommended for pregnant women, children or those who have a low blood pressure.
The box says that it's "Beneficial in the maintenance of health blood sugar and blood pressure levels.
I don't use it often but I have found that there is no aftertaste when I've used it sprinkled on fruit salad.

JAOTTO SparkPoints: (47,597)
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2/23/12 5:50 P

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EASTENDCLAM Posts: 1,920
2/15/12 8:07 P

I drink 2 large cups of black / no sugar before breakfast. I never drink coffee after 7 AM.

JAOTTO SparkPoints: (47,597)
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2/13/12 10:52 A

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NEWENGLANDISO Posts: 241
2/6/12 2:52 P

1 to 2 cups black coffee a day.

CRIPPLERAM SparkPoints: (9,203)
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2/6/12 8:08 A

I have to have coffee in the morning! I know I shouldn't, but I often drink coffee at night too, after work.

BORNFREE2012 SparkPoints: (21)
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2/5/12 10:48 A

l don't drink coffee

ROBIN618 SparkPoints: (68)
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2/4/12 9:49 P

I love coffee but like it a little sweet. Need a good way to make it taste good without the added calories.

MISMARISA SparkPoints: (1,143)
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2/3/12 4:09 A

I love coffee but have decided to go off of it because it gave me the jitters and if i had it after 3pm id be restless all night. Bummer!! but its a case of having to do whats best for me.

JAOTTO SparkPoints: (47,597)
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2/2/12 10:34 A

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CHARMCITYSPENCE Posts: 170
2/1/12 6:10 P

i've cut back to 1 or 2 cups a day. a lot of nutritionists recommend giving it up completely but I just love coffee. I've also switched to half-caff.

AMYSPOCK SparkPoints: (2,796)
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1/29/12 12:37 P

I drink one cup-there is actually health benefits to coffee in moderation-with half cup almond milk. Yummy!

LADYVOLSFAN1954 SparkPoints: (94,391)
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1/29/12 12:30 P

just grabbed my first cup

JAOTTO SparkPoints: (47,597)
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1/26/12 12:09 P

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MELODYSPARKLES Posts: 1,670
1/24/12 9:34 P

2 cups of coffee.. Half caf/ half decaf no sugar or cream

SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 31,089
1/24/12 1:53 P

Here is a Healthy Beverage Guidelines article that covers how much coffee (and other beverages) you should drink per day: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=605
. Short answer though, for unsweetened coffee is about 0-4 servings (0-32 ounces) per day.

Coach Denise

LAFAUCI SparkPoints: (88)
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1/23/12 12:17 P

How many cups of coffee should I drink in the morning? or a day?

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