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GingerSnaps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:08 PM
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How many cups of coffee do you drink each day?
I need some suggestions on how to change from drinking my coffee with half cream in it to drinking it black.

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ramapo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:10 PM
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1. 2-3
I always take mine dark w/cream or milk. Started drinking it black in work cause there was never any milk. My daughter takes her cream dark w/a bit of coffee. yech.
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GingerSnaps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:15 PM
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6. I take a little coffee with my cream
How much does she put in?
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:23 AM
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22. same here. I am a cafe au lait type of person
so I do about 1 large mug and sometimes 1/2 of another.
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kanrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:13 PM
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2. None. I quit caffeine
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:14 PM
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3. None, anymore
it makes me EVEN MORE tense!!!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:14 PM
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4. Two big strong cups a day,
w/ sweetener in it and 2% milk, that's all it takes. Interestingly, I bought a new coffee 'system' today.
You can't use cream any more? Any type? Powder, evap, nada? Maybe, depending on where you live, iced coffee might work. I'm not a black coffee person, so good luck.
WOW! The java thread got my attention!
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Amich Donating Member (235 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:14 PM
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5. at least 1 12cup pot if not more
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:19 PM
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7. Zero
I drink tea. One of the reasons I drink tea is that I put too much stuff in the coffee. It's more like a chewy dessert by the time I get finished with it.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:10 AM
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13. Yum-chewy coffee-new concept. :o} nt
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helnwhls Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:19 PM
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8. 6
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:23 PM
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9. Zero, never had a sip
For whatever reason, a hot murky liquid never appealed to me. Even on a frozen morning, I crave ice cold OJ. I'm a water, OJ, ginger ale guy.

My vague knowledge of what coffee must taste like are decades-ago samples of coffee candy.
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theorist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:24 PM
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10. Between 5 and 10 cups per day.
You should probably give up the cream gradually, because that's what you're used to.

If you want to make a quick transition, then you should avoid the usual coffees you drink, and go with something like flavored coffee or something exotic.

I gave up on sugar and cream about a year ago and haven't regretted it. I try not to drink cheap stuff, because I actually taste the coffee now. It's great. Good luck.
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GingerSnaps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:09 AM
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24. Either do I
That's one of my major problems.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:29 PM
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11. two
but I MUST have those 2 in the morning. Rarely a third in late afternoon.

I use fake powder and real sugar. (fake powder is delicious and addicting)

Why do you want to quit the cream? Maybe work your way to half and half, then regular milk then to 2% etc...
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GingerSnaps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:25 AM
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17. Half & Half has less carbs in it
Like it's going to help me if i count the carbs and drink a quart of half and half a day.

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short bus president Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:33 PM
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12. usually 2
sometimes 3 if I have an after-dinner cup.

half cream? As in half coffee, half cream? Or half cream, as in a bit of half n' half?

I switched from half n' half to soy milk for my coffee awhile back - I think it adds a nice flavor.

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GingerSnaps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:26 AM
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18. What does soy milk taste like?
:shrug:
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:12 AM
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14. 2-3 cups.
But it has to have cream. Just can't drink coffee without it.
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:22 AM
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15. at least a pot a day
How many cups is that? :shrug:
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GingerSnaps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:24 AM
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16. How many cups in the pot?
I have a pot in the morning before my classes and then I have several cups during the day. What's funny is I can have a cup before I go to sleep and it doesn't effect me.

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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:06 AM
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19. 36
How many cups is that?
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:07 AM
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20. Two cups fully leaded, another two or so decaf.
Depends on the day, really. Sometimes I'll drink a whole pot of decaf.
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:08 AM
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21. Zero,
I used to drink coffee, but don't anymore, it made my penis constrict.
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GingerSnaps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:05 AM
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23. I have no idea what you are talking about
:shrug:
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jdots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:01 AM
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25. 80- 1000 cups O Joe per mile.......
if the coffee is good you can drink it black. just eat ice cream at the same time.
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iamsofnsorry Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:02 AM
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26. 2 pots in the winter - 1 pot or less in the summer
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corporatemedia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:09 AM
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27. "I never drank coffee but I have inhaled it" - B. Clinton
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GingerSnaps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:32 AM
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33. It sounds like you are a "fan" of President Clinton
;-)

How do you like my picture of Tim Russert?
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corporatemedia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:47 AM
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36. yup, big fan of bubba...
but not Timmy Turd - he's just another speaker wired to the machine
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kodi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:23 AM
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28. hard to determine since i use an IV drip bag full of coffee all day long
.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:26 AM
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29. Just one.
In the morning. That's it. :donut:
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GingerSnaps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:29 AM
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30. I drink a pot before I go to class
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 08:29 AM by GingerSnaps
It's a very bad habit and I am worried about gaining weight so I need to cut back on the half and half. :donut:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:29 AM
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31. None
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 08:32 AM by supernova
I occasionally have decaf in the evening w/ dessert. When I do that it's about 1/3 cream (yes, real cream -- not silk, not skim milk, not 1/2 and 1/2) and coffee.

I've given up caffeine in my quest for weight control. :P

For hot drinks now, it's herbal teas for me. :-)
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:34 AM
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34. I often wonder if that would help these last 10 pounds.
I had wanted 10 more pounds off, but I remain stuck and unmovable. I mean, I'm at a healthy weight, but still, I wanted a specific number that I have yet to attain. I keep saying I "should" give up the one cup, but that's the one little vice I can't quite seem to give up.
(At least, I came out of my Halloween candy frenzy of two weeks ago. It's amazing how that carb addiction thing can creep up again when you're not careful or under stress.)
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:39 AM
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35. I didn't give it up for a long time
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 08:42 AM by supernova
I drank coffee as a kid. I ate what I called "coffee soup." Mostly milk and sugar with a little coffee in it for taste. I liked dipping my buttered toast in it. :9

I finally gave up caffiene for good when I read what it does in your body, depending on your sensitivity to it. Caffeine engages your fight or flight response.... which means releasing cortisol, the stress hormone.

Cortisol is yet another hormone, besides insulin, that says "store my fat!" That's why I don't do caffiene anymore. :-)

It's amazing how that carb addiction thing can creep up again when you're not careful or under stress.)

*Nod, Nod* Yes, even now I have a tough time stopping at one serving if I endulge in a wrong food: a piece of regular bread; pasta, some kind of pastry, and whole grains, even.

There's a part of me that's dreading the holidays because of it. :P

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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:31 AM
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32. 1-2 cups per week
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