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Coffee/beverages

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by HR-Guy, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. HR-Guy

    HR-Guy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, as a D2 I find myself enjoying and craving coffee with full cream a little more than before the D2 life. Is this something that is going on with me or do you find yourself drinking more coffee? I find the mornings in the last few months a little tougher to get going and the second cup tends to get me in the groove. Maybe coffee is not your thing, is there something you drink that you would like to share.

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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I've gone from 1 coffee with cream to 4-5 a day and now have cream in tea as well (ran out of lactofree and I think I prefer the cream).
     
  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I just have decaff coffee with cream in a morning, and about 5 cups of tea with dash of skimmed milk during the day (also decaff). Other than that, water.
     
  4. HR-Guy

    HR-Guy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bulkbiker, thanks for sharing. I have been doing the same. I find it helps be deal with skipping snacks and dulls the hunger pains.
     
  5. HR-Guy

    HR-Guy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing Bluetit, I find the tea is great, however, it seems to make me more hungry for some reason.
     
  6. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I have never been hungry since I started LCHF. I have never in my life snacked or grazed. It wasn't something people did when I was growing up. I eat enough fat and protein to stop any hunger. It was carbs that made me feel hungry. Not having a sweet tooth helps I suppose.
     
  7. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My morning ritual is making myself 4 mugs of chai. 4-5 tsps Brookes Bond or similar tea, ½ tsps T plus masala, 4 sticks of cinnamon, 20-25 green cardamoms crushed in a mortar and 2 x star aniseed ditto. Sometimes I add cloves and ginger too. A full kettle of boiling water into the saucepan and let it boil for ... dunno 10 min? Drink with cream. Repeat 4 times. Go "Yummy!!" after each sip.
     
  8. jayney27

    jayney27 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I’ve always loved coffee, especially lattes and cappuccinos. Just before I was diagnosed I got a lovely coffee maker that produces the lovely milk foam for these coffees, I couldn’t bring myself to banish it to a cupboard so I do use it most days, I have a cappuccino at breakfast time, my guilty pleasure. I also use it to make a black coffee which I then have with cream, usually when I get in from work. The rest of the day i drink water, I used to hate it but now I drink lots, during the warmer weather I have been flavouring this with slices of lemon, lime, strawberry, sprig of mint. I am also now partial to a bullet proof coffee now and then.
     
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  9. HR-Guy

    HR-Guy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Jaynet, thanks for your reply. My first cup of coffee in the morning is usually with a tsp of coconut oil with full cream plus a sprinkle of cinnamon. I drink a lot of water throughout the day, I must admit it does get boring. Last cappuccino for me was before the diagnosis.
     
  10. HR-Guy

    HR-Guy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Briped, thank you for sharing your recipe, I am going to give it a try. I have all of the spices on hand.
     
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  11. HR-Guy

    HR-Guy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bluetit, consider yourself lucky not to crave snacks :)
     
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  12. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Does a nice Bourbon count?
     
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    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You're very welcome. Please let me know how it went. You even have the chai masala? If not, then just add more of the other spices.
     
  14. HR-Guy

    HR-Guy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Funny thing is since my diagnosis I have not had one drop of alcohol. I read it does not mix with the metformin. I do have a bottle in the kitchen that used to make bourbon steak.
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    I rarely drink, even before diagnosis but it nice to have a taste now and then.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    For breakfast???? ;););)
     
  17. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Not usually. Lol
    Would that help with the awful liver dumps I’m having lately?
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Definitely it would! Alcohol will always stop the liver doing other jobs!! Not advocating it as a remedy though. :)
     
  19. lindijanice

    lindijanice Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey @jayney27 not meaning to derail the thread but this current picture of you is great!! You can certainly see the effects of LCHF - keep it up - you look wonderful - and happy:) Cheers/L

    Bullet coffee is my new BFF since doing the May Fasting Challenge!! I usually have three big mugs of coffee/day - read somewhere that it helps to lower BS in Type2s:):) Cheers/L
     
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  20. jayney27

    jayney27 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Aww thank you for your kindness, I changed the photo as it looked weird seeing myself all bundled up in a coat while we are enjoying lovely warm sunshine most days. The original photo was taken in Feb and was about 3mths after diagnosis and this new one was taken a month ago on holiday, so 6mths from diagnosis. I certainly feel well and think the low carb eating suits me plus all the other benefits we get along the way are to be celebrated.
    I have just left my surgery having had my 2nd blood test, results to come, fingers crossed for good news.
    I love the bullet proof coffee, I also love seeing people’s reactions when I mention what’s in it :)
     
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