707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 27 Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
I tend to have twice or thrice a day a cup of coffee, and I have the bad habit of putting too much sugar in it ( friends and coworkers often make the joke that I add coffee on my sugar).
Anyway, I am aware ingesting too much sugar can be dangerous to one's health, (what with diabet and obesity (please, no comment about that UTA )) and I would like to decrease the amount of sugar I put in my coffee.
Two years ago, I was putting 4 sugars in a mug, now it is down to 2 and a half, but the coffee is too bitter if I go down to 2 or less. Any idea on how to do it ?
707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
Actually, I'd prefer avoiding sweeteners. They don't really have the same taste as suger, and it's been discovered rececntly that they were not really healthy. It appears that when the mouth/tongue tastes/eat something sweet, be it from sugar or from a sweetener, it will send the signal to the brain who will ask for insulin release. Good if there is sugar to store, bad if there is no actual sugar, as it is the case with a sweetener.
NZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1995 times:
This is how I did it:
Put 5 heap teaspoons of instant coffee in your cup instead of 1-2, and no sugar. Then take it like a man, and drink it. Have it for a few days, and your taste buds will never be the same again. 2 sugars will start to taste like 4.
Now my coffee sugar has cut back heaps. It's too bad i'm drinking over 1.5 litres of pepsi a day.
Don't use artificial sugar, those things will give you cancer.
UTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1981 times:
I think that instead of the coffee, you should cut down on stuff like sweets (when I purchased 707cmf's Astrhaa it came with 3 kg of sweet wrappers as standard equipment), candy bars, chocolate, etc...
These things made your butt look like the way it is today.
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XJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2511 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1940 times:
Did you ever hear of a program called DARE over in the states? Well if you didnt, it basically taught the dangers of drugs and alcohol from local law enforcement(cops ) and they told us to say no. So perhaps you could pretend that its a drug and you tell it NO!.
Caribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1649 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1932 times:
Perhaps try switching to brown sugar (you didn't specify but I presumed you used white sugar).. maybe brown will be sweeter (and a little more healthier) and you'll need less.. Also just try weening yourself off the sugar completely. I used to always put sugar in my coffee now I can't stand it. Now I actualy taste the coffee (and that says a lot for North American coffee which is about as weak and horrible as coffee can get)... in Europe you at least have fabulous flavor so why ruin it with sugar... enjoy.
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1922 times:
Keeping your sugar consumption at its present level probably won't be any big deal. You said that you have two or three coffees a day, with 2.5 spoonfuls of sugar in each one. Assuming three coffees, and counting the sugar as 20 calories per spoonful, you're only talking about 150 calories per day from the sugar in your coffee. If your diet's otherwise okay, and your weight's not a problem, I wouldn't worry about adding sugar to your coffee.
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