Continuing my WLS blog series ...
I wrote about attending a support session and discussing coffee. Let's face it, most of us LOVE coffee! Yes, some people hate it, and I wish I were one of them.
So... There was this conversation about coffee. It's not a good idea to drink it. But it's so difficult to give up! No kidding!
Of course there is the caffeine jitters and keeping me up all night, but that's just a given, right?
Caffeine is a diuretic, and increases the need for more water. Also coffee is too acidic for a healing stomach. There was a third reason to avoid it, but it's escaped me for the moment. When I remember, I'll add it to a future blog. If you know it, please tell me in a comment here, and I'll add it!
A fourth reason - for me - to avoid coffee is that I like mine light and sweet! I can somehow make a cup of decaf cost me over a hundred calories! Vanilla creamer anyone? And I don't want just one cup. Gimme three to get me through the morning!
My nutritionist told me that decaf with a little milk can be counted towards my minimum of 48 ounces of water a day. And of course I ran with that! Decaf, sweet-n-low, milk, and just a drop of a flavored creamer. But that drop just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Sigh... I gave up coffee months before WLS. Looks like I should give it up again. I'm really struggling with moderation.
What about you? If you like coffee, could you give it up?
PS: If you're planning to give it up, I'd suggest going to half-caf first, slowing dropping the amount of caffeine. Then giving up decaf shouldn't give you headaches.