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I'm allowed to have decaf coffee on my plan and I have enjoyed a small fast food coffee with cream and no sugar. my NUT said it was ok since is was small and I wasn't even finishing it. Today I got an medium ice coffee and planned to spend the day drinking it as part of my 64oz. but I'm having second thoughts because i don't want to inadvertently consume something I'm not suppose to (too much fat). 

 

I really enjoy coffee and have taken a lot of comfort in having my same coffee (sans caffeine) as I did pre-surgery: cream (half and half) no sugar.

 

What is your opinion-can ice coffee and coffee still be a part of my life or do I need to change this habit? What is your coffee or tea habit? 

 

 

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I drink it with Splenda and half and half. Can't live without it. My doc said its fine in moderation.

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Fat isn't the problem, sugar is. I drink it black with no sugar, maybe half a packet of fake sugar or a couple drops of stevia.

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Truvia, splash of half and half and sometimes a squirt of Torani Hazelnut or some other coffee friendly flavor.

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Half and half here. The recommendation was up to 2 cups of decaf a day. At my year and a half visit, I confessed that I usually drank more than that and surgeon said that was fine--just stick with the decaf. 

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Decaf tea with splenda and fat free 1/2&1/2. 

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I almost never drank coffee pre op. My surgeon says no caffeine in the first six months. I occasionally have a cup of coffee now. As long as you are getting in extra fluid, I don't see a problem with having some coffee. However, I would be careful of those coffee flavored drinks because they are often filled with sugar or other things that are not so good for us.

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I've had a hard time with coffee as of late. My taste buds have been off and coffee and teas taste weird. I'm also sick of SF Torani syrups. Today i found these online and order the french vanilla and the mocha. I'm excited to try them. Hope this will allow me to enjoy coffee again. http://www.splenda.com/products/flavors-for-coffee?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=B.Branded+-+Products&utm_term=splenda%20coffee%20flavors&utm_content=Products+-+Flavors+-+Coffee|mkwid|sMuXwncLj_dc|pcrid|24831815464

 

ETA: That splenda site had some cool coffee drink ideas.  :)

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I've never been a big fan of normal coffee (love the smell but hate the taste) but I've always liked flavored coffees and mixed stuff like that. So on the rare occasion I want a treat, I mix No Sugar Added Hot Chocolate and coffee together to make a Mocha. Tastes good, gives me a pick me up and only 50 calories and 8 grams of sugar.

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With a little fat free creamer and protein powder :)

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I use nonfat dry milk for creamer plus 2 splendas at home. At work or on the road I drink it black.

I used to drink 6-8 mugs of coffee a day preop, with tons of half-and-half. today i may have 2 or 3 max, as above.

My post op program allows caffeine.

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I can only speak for my plan: I'm not supposed to have things with caffeine or higher than ultra-low, and was also told the acidity of coffee and similar should be avoided or taken great care with. It wasn't a huge part of my classes, but it was there.

So, from that I'd say a daily and especially large amounts of daily coffee isn't wise even if it's decaf. But once in a while as a treat or such would be okay.

I'm not much of a coffee person, extra so after moving back here to the US, but when once in a while I allow myself a soy cappuccino with raw sugar in it to my taste for the size of cup.

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Black and full of caffeine every morning 

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Flavored Keurig ...Hazel nut, Butter Toffee or Southern Pecan are my favorites.  I make a "slurry" half & half and one scoop (22 grams protein) unflavored unjury.  One caffeinated in the AM and decaf after work.  No problems, 6 month labs are perfect. Allows me to get my daily protein easily.

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I try not to drink it that much, But working shift work, sometimes I have to (lol)--I drink small cups of it Black

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I love Dunkin Doughnuts original blend. I put about a teaspoon of cream and sugar in it. My doctor approves it. I was having about half a cup a few nights per week, but recently dumped after about 3 sips so it scared me away. No more for me for a while!

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Starbuck's cinnamon dulce sugar-free syrup, yum!  They sell it by the bottle.  I do both decaf and regular.  Also, sometimes Unjury vanilla and sometimes half and half.  Always stevia. I'm addiced to my Keurig!!  Also just ordered sugar-free peppermint syrup because I love "candy cane" coffee and its only around during the holidays.  I'm on my last box of coffee, so the syrup will have to do!!

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I was told to drink coffee to help with constipation.  Problem is I like mine really sweet as I can't stand the coffee taste.   I have a kuerig.  I finally settled on cafe vanilla and cafe caramel flavors. My nut is fine with those. Its my one treat in the mornings.   I used to use coffemate and International delight sugar free flavors but with my older two kids in the house I never get any because they would use mine. My K-cups are locked in my WLS cabinet so they can't get to them. lol

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I drink 20 - 28 ounces of decaf every morning with about 1/2 a cup of 2% milk and either a vanilla or chocolate Premier shake mixed in and a sprinkle of cinnamon. This is my 'breakfast'. Occasionally I'll make it with the Nectar Cappuccino powder and then I use more milk, probably a 1 - 1-1/2 cups to make it not so sweet.

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Either regular office coffee with sugar-free flavored creamer or Starbucks skinny vanilla latte if I'm splurging or someone else is buying  :D

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Coffee has been hard for me to give up.  I'm drinking decaf right now, but with skim milk it makes me slightly ill.  If I could just have it with a little half and half and caramel sugar free Torani, I think I'd be okay.  My nutritionist has said decaf is fine.  Even caffeinated occasionally, especially since I'm taking a pantoprozole daily.  The acidity is supposed to make us susceptible to ulcers is what I'm told.  

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Today, I'm having my coffee decaf, with Torani sf caramel, but with half and half... and OMG I have missed it.  I know the half and half is full fat, but it's 60 calories, a gram of protein and at two tablespoons, hopefully it won't set me back... It's been wonderful.  

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