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CRAZYNDNCOOK Posts: 699
1/3/13 4:28 P

Brew a weak herbal tea for your water intake, use no sugar at all. I used 1 teabag to each liter of water when I just don't want water.

CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (54,724)
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1/3/13 11:53 A

I really like Fat Free Half and Half - I usually buy the store brand instead of the name brand because it is cheaper.

I sometimes use Splenda in my coffee and sometimes not. It depends on what kind of mood I am in

MISSSVJS Posts: 543
1/3/13 10:51 A

Coconut milk is another good option and if you want a bit of sweet try stevia or xylitol.

KMHOADLEY SparkPoints: (2,009)
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1/3/13 10:45 A

Thanks everyone! I think I might try some almond milk and also pick up the Land O Lakes just to try both. I do have one more question I am a terrible water drinker and I am really trying to drink more. I have tried the flavorings and its still hard for me to hit my daily intake. What I would like to know is do any of you count the water in tea or coffee? I know they are both diuretics so I am really not sure if I should count it or not? Thanks again for all the replies! Add me as a friend if you like I am just starting out again and I dont have many friends yet!

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1/3/13 9:03 A

I don't care for the fat free creamers and I can't stand milk in my coffee (even almond milk!). For me, I like my light cream. I have cut back on my coffee and don't drink it daily anymore, so I feel no guilt about adding light cream to my coffee (usually 1-2 tablespoons). I just factor it in to my daily intake. I've never used sugar in my coffee and I do sometimes drink it black depending upon what I'm brewing.

This is my personal choice though.

GRAMCRACKER46 SparkPoints: (29,158)
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1/3/13 8:30 A

I agree that fat free creamer is full of chemicals. Just read the ingredients. Skim milk or 1% is the best choice. Occasionally I have real cream as a treat. I believe in all things in moderation.

CREATIVECALICO Posts: 300
1/3/13 8:15 A

I love almond milk in my coffee and tea!

PSCHIAVONE2 SparkPoints: (18,903)
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1/3/13 8:12 A

If you like the taste of almond milk, that could be a good choice. Less calories plus the added benefit of a nicely flavored coffee.

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,899
1/3/13 8:00 A

Glad you gave up the creamer as it has trans fats (not good for your choleterol) probably has high frustose and high in fat content too...Avoid creamers with partially hydrogenated soy or canola oil.

Still want cream.....Try Land O’Lakes Fat Free Half & Half...It has satuarted fat (1 gram in two tablespoons) but is less tahn regular creamers....20 calories in two tablespoons.

Try Skim Milk which is better for you.

ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (105,260)
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1/3/13 6:38 A

I used to drink coffee double double (2 cream, 2 sugar). I cut down to 1 cream 1 sugar and then milk + sugar and lastly cut out the sugar altogether.

Fat free creamer is full of chemicals.

KMHOADLEY SparkPoints: (2,009)
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1/3/13 6:30 A

Ok sooo I need some help with how to make my morning cup of coffee. I used to dump a ton of fat free creamer in and now I am using milk instead no sugar. I am confused about what is a better lower calorie choice? I dont use sugar gave that up so it has to be light...I cant stand it black! There are so many options I am just wondering what has been an ok choice for a drinker that likes it light. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! Kassie

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