But first, the subject of coffee has been brought up numerous times, hmmn...sugar and caffeine....two substances that "get us going" energy wise....or do they? At some point do they work against you? Well, I have no desire to give up my coffee! And I didn't always feel that way, in fact just a few weeks ago I decided to give up my late morning, early afternoon cup. But then I had to question myself, why?
This is why I thought I should.
Isn't it bad for me? No. Coffee has been studied to death and it's never been shown to have a negative effect, in fact it's been shown to have many positive effects. It's as high in natural antioxidants as dark chocolate and green tea.
I didn't want to use coffee as an appetite suppressant....which it can be for me. I wanted to learn to 'not snack' naturally, instead of reaching for that cup of coffee. But, so what! Why worry, why stress? I'm over it. I just refuse to feel bad about an afternoon cup of coffee.
But, I love cream in my coffee, and that just added in another 60-100 fat calories....I know, I know, this is the ridiculous thinking of a crazy calorie counter. Guess what....60-100 calories is not going to make or break me, lol!
The key is that one cup, two cups, doesn't turn into 4 ,5, 6, etc.. People start drinking coffee like water! And what's up with the quadruple esspresso shots? Jeez! And, I guess, what you put in your coffee.....artificial sweetners, artificial fats (Cremora).
I am not a nutritionist, I am just my own expert! Make decisions for yourself. Whatever decisions you make, feel good about it! I'm sure I'll get alot of opinions....these are just mine, based on my experience, for my life. My good life.