Coffee Nutritional Value?

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  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Fitday says its only ~4cals per 8oz?

    Is this accurate? Coffee OK to drink I'm assuming while cutting?...i've been avoiding.
     
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    Drink coffee as you want, it's calorie free, but tea is healthier ;)
     
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    Good point. :o
     
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    Coffee in black form with no sugar or cream is basically calorie free. In fact, it is actually good for cutting because it is a stimulant and helps boost the metabolism. Lastly, coffee offers antioxidants.

    When cutting I drink coffee and green tea. But with the coffee I add a tiny bit of non-fat milk and some nutmeg and cinn. It tastes good.
     
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    black coffee is fine also with a little skim milk too is ok
     
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    Just skip the sugar I'm assuming, right?

    And I usually use just skim milk.
     
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    Skim milk is fine. Not really any carbs and low on fat/cals but gives you some protein. As for sugar, either do not use it, or use a little of it. If you want, just stick with a packet or two of splenda... and like I said, a little nutmeg and cinn. go a long way the flavor department when it comes to coffee.
     
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    I'll have to try that. Feel silly because I've avoided it for almost a year now... Had some this weekend, was so damn good. :hs:
     
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    i drink coffee with sugar free hazlenut syrup... doesn't add any calories, but picks up the freeze-dried crap we have at work
     
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    mmmmm.....
     
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    mmmmmmm coffee. Couple cups a day for me :yum:

    it can't make that big of a difference in the overall picture
     
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    Black coffee or coffee with a bit of skim milk gets me through my day :wiggle: when I'm at the office, green tea+ splenda too. On site however, black coffee is usually the only thing you can get, so I've learned to love it.
     
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    Caramel latte FTW:bigthumb:
     
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    only thing I hate about coffee is that it dehydrates me like crazy. I have to chug water all day after only one cup. I don't even enjoy the flavor, but I crave the caffeine. I usually just load it up with sweetner and creamer, then put in a few ice cubes and chug when they're melted.
     
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    I sometimes throw a scoop of vanilla icecream in.....same end result:bigthumb:
     
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    whats so bad about sugar?
     
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    Nothing... just make it fit in your daily intake.
     
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    That depends. If you are cutting or low carb, you want it restricted. Most people that track their foods for the day would rather use up their allowed sugar intake somewhere else other than on a cup of coffee.
     
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    Same here. I don't drink coffee daily though... Maybe like 3 times a week when I am studying late, or when it gets cold out for winter I will start doing it 5 times a week because shorter days = more tired and when it is cold out I like the warming effect of coffee.

    For the dehydration thing though, I just drink a cup/bottle of water prior to the coffee and one right after. That usually takes care of it. If you get water in your system around the same time you drink the coffee (just before and right after) it usually prevents the "all-day dehydration" thing from happening.
     
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    Same here... thats how I originally started getting into coffee - spent a winter in Seattle and was freezing my ass off (being a Floridian and all)
     
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    Sounds like you might be imagining it, honestly? Recent studies have shown the liquid that is present in caffeinated beverages like coffee and soda more than compensates for the slight dehydrating effect of the caffeine. Regardless, just chase it with a cup of water and you should be fine :wavey:
     
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