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KKKAREN
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5/22/11 4:03 P

I only drink 2 cups a day so I make regular.



RRP546
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5/22/11 1:14 P

neither



MYCUTEGIZMO
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5/22/11 1:14 P

Water is the best!!



KEFIORINI
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5/22/11 12:45 P

Caffeine can actually raise cortisol levels, which in-turn, make you want glucose due to rising insulin levels, which makes you eat more. I try to stay away from caffeine as much as i can. decaf as much as possible.



BATTY30
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5/22/11 12:34 P

Regular as I need the caffeine rush.



ANARIE
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5/22/11 12:12 P

The only way that caffeine can harm your weight loss is if it keeps you from getting enough sleep. That's important; we're finding that lack of sleep can cause weight gain even if calories are controlled.

But as long as you're 100% positive that it's not affecting your sleep, then caffeinated coffee has slightly more health benefits than decaf. Drinking a moderate amount of coffee (about 2 cups) is associated with lower rates of a few rare but deadly cancers, and it seems to help balance blood sugar in people who are NOT diabetic. (It makes it worse for people who are already diabetic, though.) This is just an association; that doesn't mean coffee actually protects against cancer. It could be that people who drink coffee have some other habit to go along with the coffee. That means that people shouldn't start drinking coffee just because of the possibility of benefits, but it does mean that people who already drink and like coffee shouldn't feel like they have to quit for the sake of their health.

But it doesn't help or hurt weight loss.



FLYING2007
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5/22/11 11:09 A

regular



2B-THIN-2B
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5/22/11 10:26 A

regular



CAROLJ94941
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5/22/11 10:17 A

I drink decaf unless I really need the jolt of regular (like at a boring afternoon meeting)



PARKERB2
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5/22/11 10:13 A

I drink both. decaf after 1 pm or 2 pm.

Edited by: PARKERB2 at: 5/22/2011 (10:13)


ILOVEMY2BIRDS
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5/22/11 10:04 A

I drink regular.
Switching to decaf has nothing to do with losing weight. Black coffee barely has any calories.... it is all the milks and sugars that you add to a coffee that pack on calories, so it doesn't matter if the coffee itself is decaf or regular for losing weight.



BUBBLES1541
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5/22/11 9:49 A

regular



SPMOM2
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5/22/11 9:16 A

regular for me



ALPOPLUP
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5/22/11 9:10 A

regular



JWAKJA
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5/22/11 9:02 A

Reg



PEDAL-PUSHER
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5/22/11 8:56 A

If I have coffee when dining out, I am asked, "Regular or decaf?" and my response is always the same: Hightest. Yes, regular.



PVILLAGO
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5/22/11 8:46 A

When I was in college over 30yrs ago my Dr. told me I was allergic to caffeine and should avoid it. I ignored his advice.. Now I am 54 and have alot of stomach issues and I LOVE MY COFFEE so finally decided maybe I should try and eliminate caffeine from my diet. I headed to Starbucks cause I like my coffee strong and I figured if they didn't have a strong decaf then I wasn't going to drink it. I purchased a decaf from them and started drinking Decaf. It was good. I now drink Great Value Decaf from WalMart and I love it too. The stomach issues have gone away.. hmmmm The Dr. was right? I think Decaf could be best for those of us who are allergic or have stomach issues but it's a preference too.



SHERRY9300
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5/22/11 8:46 A

I only drink regular and have a two cup a day limit.



SHERRIE59
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5/22/11 8:00 A

For me, it's the real dea....so it's reguar



ATLTRAINR
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5/22/11 7:58 A

regular



HAPPYNSMILING
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5/22/11 7:57 A

I love it all



KEELY128
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5/22/11 4:49 A

I like regular but sometimes I do half and half



RUQAYYAH3
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5/22/11 4:35 A

Decaf




CHOOWY
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5/22/11 4:10 A

I drink regular in the mornings, but if I were to have an evening dessert (rarely) at a restaurant, sometimes decaf coffee tastes good with it.



CHER321
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5/21/11 9:39 A

My doctor had me switch to decaf many years ago, and it has worked out fine for me. I love the taste of coffee, and don't need the caffeine burst.



INGMARIE
Posts: 7,797
5/21/11 8:32 A

My kind of question. Love my Coffee and it has to be with caffein.
emoticon 2 a dayis my limit.And with a dash of Cinnamon. emoticon

Edited by: INGMARIE at: 5/21/2011 (08:33)


DOROTHYLEE61
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5/21/11 8:16 A

I dont drink coffee



MLAN613
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5/21/11 8:14 A

Regular. When I lost my 80 pounds, I stuck to regular. As has been mentioned, moderation is key.



HAPPYNSMILING
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5/21/11 8:08 A

I like them both, also Half-Caf.



MLOVEJOY34
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5/21/11 6:43 A

I drink Folger's 1/2 caff. I only have 1 cup once or twice a week with 2 tablespoons of half and half. Today sounds like a good day for it.
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WALIDGAZALA
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5/21/11 6:34 A

regular



BAYSIDE07
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5/21/11 6:28 A

Regular



CARLARCO
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5/21/11 6:27 A

regular


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THROOPER62
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5/21/11 6:12 A

Taster's Choice regular coffee



BARABOODAN1
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5/21/11 6:06 A

reg



ATLTRAINR
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5/21/11 6:02 A

regular



LOSTLIME
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5/21/11 4:43 A

regular



DWROBERGE
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5/21/11 4:34 A

regular with splenda and skim milk.



PLINTHESS
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5/21/11 4:26 A

don't see the point of decaf - if you don't want the caffeine hit, drink milk or juice or something.



DALEJR_FAN_TINA
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5/21/11 3:29 A

I prefer Regular



CHERYLSBUTT
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5/20/11 11:34 P

Regular and then 2 more cups of water per 8 oz of coffee.....:-)



RUBENB2003
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5/20/11 11:32 P

skip the coffee get some water



SLEEPYNURSEMOM
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5/20/11 11:30 P

I drink decaf, and very little nowadays due to stomach issues, although I was weaned on starbucks triple shots and absolutely love the stuff. As a nurse we recommend decaf for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, vein diseases, migraines, kidney disease, diabetes and such... to reduce health problems, otherwise in a overweight but otherwise healthy individual, moderation is the key... not too much of any one thing, including caffeine.

Edited by: SLEEPYNURSEMOM at: 5/20/2011 (23:32)


MADDIE10281
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5/20/11 10:32 P

Decaf for me



FENWAYGIRL18
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5/20/11 10:25 P

iced



BLUSTAR
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5/20/11 10:21 P

regular



KAYE454
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5/20/11 9:34 P

regular coffee



REBCCA
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5/20/11 9:32 P

I emoticon coffee and my non-coffee drinking man makes Organic (pesticide free unlike conventionally grown) regular/caffeine included coffee for me. He uses a Burr grinder which gives a much smoother taste. emoticon



REDSHOES2011
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5/20/11 9:27 P

Drink what you like best, moderation not deprivation.. Life style change not strict diet removing stuff..



SNOWFLAKE561
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5/20/11 9:19 P

I am interested to see what others think about only drinking decaf coffee vs regular. Which do you drink?? Should I switch to decaf to help me lose weight?



 
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