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How many cups of coffee do you have per day?

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by Glyko, Feb 9, 2022.

  1. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I do too although I use a medium cup....I do have to pop the coffee (plus cream) into a microwave to make it hot though having gone to the trouble of investing in an espresso machine. When we were in Italy and I asked for my coffee that way, they were aghast! They did it though.
     
  2. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hold on, I'm still counting......
     
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  3. Member496333

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    Barmy stuff. Well as long as y’all enjoy it that’s the main thing :wideyed:
     
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  4. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If by "medium cup" you mean a normal tea cup size, then a third of a cup of double cream would be about 300kcal. which seems a lot for a drink.
     
  5. jape

    jape Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In North America, we refer to the % as the fat % of milk or cream. Thus
    0% milk
    1% milk
    2% milk
    3.25% milk
    10% cream
    18% cream and
    35% cream

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  6. jape

    jape Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Apparently there is some substance in coffee that is bad for one if one has chronic kidney disease (CKD). I don't think it applies when one has normal kidney function.
     
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  7. Member496333

    Member496333 · Guest

    Ah ha! Makes sense. Thanks for clarifying.
     
  8. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m in London for the month of February and finding it a challenge because none of the coffee shops have cream. Sooo black americano it is. I think the first day I was here I had 5.
    Must be the water but I haven’t had a bad one yet.
     
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  9. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I usually have one cup to start the day.
    However that is 3 heaped spoons of instant plus butter and double cream.
    I usually also have a black americano at the coffee stop on cycle ride Wednesdays
     
  10. AloeSvea

    AloeSvea Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sitting here with my first lovely strong cup of coffee for the day (I was trained in coffee drinking by serious coffee drinkers - the Swedes, so I learnt my limits with that divine drug caffeine as a young woman). (The Swedes by the way, were the first folks to do scientific studies of the effects of coffee drinking, although I am quite sure the peoples who first discovered it made a fantastic stimulant and drink had lively conversations like this one of the effects and personal limitations with it also!)

    First of all - @jape - I had a kidney function scare recently (urine test result, as opposed to the egfr). So before I got the re-test results I read up in here and scientific papers online on the effect of coffee on kidneys, and the bladder (it can be an irritant). I am just waking up (yeah - with my Swedish-strength coffee) - so I am will reviist with the papers' links - cos this is good info for us to talk about. I cut down my generous consumption first, just in case, but quickly understood that there is no relationship between coffee and the drink, and kidney malfunction and decline - is my understanding. In fact, adorably - there is at least one paper which suggests coffee has a protective effect! (I was not expecting that either.) it would be interesting to hear why your doctor suggests coffee is contributing to CKD - as in the evidence and all that. Doctors mean well of course - but can jump on the nutrition thing with just the same knowledge as everyone else without disclosing that - and patients can think the doctor actually knows on the subject.... well.

    Coffee and tea can be dehyrdrating, so if you are a fan - make sure you aren't drinking it or a lot of it before a standard diabetes check urine test - too much can skew the results. (High summer with high humidity here - so too easy to get dehyrated I discovered - drank a ton of water for an afternoon test, not a first thing in the morning one for the re-test.) (Yes - all normal. Whew!) (the egfr results, from the blood, was the correct one as it was.)

    So my two cents worth - coffee not bad for the kidneys, but, it can be a irritant on your poor old bladder! If you have a poor old bladder. (I do! Alas.) So I keep my consumption to 2 or 3 in the morning, and the same with tea. And that helps my bladder issues which I won't go into! Just to say I have them.
     
  11. AloeSvea

    AloeSvea Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hej på dig, @Glyko.

    When fasting/IFing - I drink coffee and tea, herb tea, water. Or if necessary - bone broth (if I need energy for instance), and coffee with cream for the same reason. Big thing to remind myself - drink heaps of water. Your body super needs it when fasting and IFing, more than usual, and one can get caught up with life and forget too easily I find. To one's peril!


    When Very-Low-Calorie-Dieting (twice for two months a-piece), I gave a gave a - 3-5 calorie I think it was - count for all that plant matter pulversied in my tea pot and in the coffee perculator. And just measured and counted the cream and - I can't remember if I drank bone broth in those days. (i never want to count calories again - ever! Four months of my life was enough.) (But that is just me. I am not a numbers person unless I have to.)
     
  12. Dr Snoddy

    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Two big mugs of strong black cafetiere coffee each morning.
     
  13. Jayne1983

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    3 cups one at 7 o’clock one at 11 o’clock then one at 2 o’clock but heaped spoon fulls black coffee tho.
     
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    i do work late night so take 2 coffee cup at 9:00 PM and sleep around 3 or 4 AM
     
  15. ErinKeegan

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    Pasha Type 2 · Expert

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    Down to 4 a day, each cup made with 8 grams coffee and 60 grams water via a macchinetta.
     
  17. iwilltouchyourcat

    iwilltouchyourcat LADA · Well-Known Member

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    One medium cup of black cafetière coffee in the morning for me - more then that and I get wicked acid reflux
     
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