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March 27, 2012 6:43 AM
I either use that Natural Bliss Coffee Mate creamer in Vanilla that someone mentioned or I'll buy organic half and half and use flavored coffee. Plus one packet Stevia in the Raw. Natural Bliss is only 20 calories per serving and they have a low fat vanilla version or the regular version is available in vanilla, caramel and sweet cream.
  10383912
March 27, 2012 7:12 AM
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http://naturalbliss.coffee-mate.com/


I use this! It's great :D
March 27, 2012 7:30 AM
a tablespoon of half and half has only 20 calories, it has to be better for us than the chemicals added to the Coffee Mate and other flavorings/lighteners
March 27, 2012 7:54 AM
My sweetend coffee is my biggest down fall, along with not eating breakfast. My solution Coffee Breakfast Shake.
8 oz Brewed Coffee hot or cold
1 Scoop Vanilla whey Protien Powder
1 TBL Spoon powdered Coco
3 drops Almond extract
1 TBL Spoon CocoNut milk
Mix in a Shaker or Blender.....yummy and about 25 grams of Protien. Problem Solved.

I have also added verious berries or frozen peaches for a yummy flavor twist.
March 27, 2012 8:03 AM
I love the organic coconut milk creamer in the organics aisle. It's a little pricey but the Original is sugarfree and only 10 calories a tablespoon. I also DIE over organic soy creamer because it gives such an amaaazing nutty creamy flavor, but I overuse it when I buy it and I don't react well to soy.
  15575769
March 27, 2012 8:05 AM
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I'm a black coffee gal myself, but if I want a little flavor, I'll add some protein powder. Plus, you get the added bonus of extra protein. Chocolate makes it taste like a mocha coffee.


Great idea I may have to try this one!
  876312
March 27, 2012 8:06 AM
Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
March 27, 2012 8:08 AM
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So funny that you posted this. I stopped putting my Sugar Free French Vanilla creamer in my coffee.

Then just last week, I added it back. I figured that i eat great the whole day and I work out everyday, that it was worth the 3 grams of sugar and 3 grams of carbs. I just enjoy my coffee so much more and it is a pleasure.


i totally agree with this!! i consider my coffee my treat! i use the low fat version though. but shes right i also eat right an exercise so why not have my delicious coffee? i refuse to give it up!
  18996730
March 27, 2012 8:10 AM
If you can find it, I would highly recommend raw cream. It is naturally sweet and you will just have to add a little sweetner if you need it. Organic Turbinado sugar is not processed so it won't affect your body like processed sugar. (in reasonable amounts of course). You could also try stevia for a sweetner as well but that might take some getting used to.
March 27, 2012 8:22 AM
I've tried to give it up, but I decided that it was the ONE thing left in my diet that was "suspect" and I was keeping it. It makes me happy. I have two cups of coffee in the morning and there's room in my diet for the calories.

And doing the research, half and half or light creme was no better calorically speaking anyhow -- and I refuse to use artificial sweetener so in the end, for me, it's a wash.
March 27, 2012 10:43 AM
i drink black mostly, however real cream is best and has least impact on blood sugar than any other option.
March 27, 2012 10:45 AM
I use half and half. When I want some sweetness in my coffee, I add a little honey.
  3597285
March 27, 2012 10:47 AM
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You could also try Stevia which is an all natural sweetener. Sweet n low, splenda and all them other "sweeteners" aren't really that good for you. They are filled with stuff that is not good for the body. Stevia is all natural and comes from a plant. You could also try some sweetened or unsweetened almond or coconut milk.

This is what I do as well.....I was a diehard Splenda user till I read what it breaks down to in your body. I sometimes just go for a teaspoon of half and half but sweetened almond milk is great!
  19939623
March 27, 2012 10:50 AM
I use silk original creamer. 1 gram of sugar and the ingredient list isn't too bad. The french vanilla flavor has 2g and tastes good as well.
March 27, 2012 10:53 AM
i use a teaspoon each of half & half and cane sugar. perfection for me!

the ingredient list on those "creamers" terrifies me. i mean the #2 ingredient is sugar and #3 is partially hydrogenated soybean oil. bleck!
Edited by iysys On March 27, 2012 10:57 AM
March 27, 2012 10:55 AM
I am sure the fat police will get me for this, but I work it into my macros and I LOVE my coffee so I use good old fashioned heavy cream, no carbs involved, which is what I have to watch the closest with two packs of Splenda. It's sweet, and creamy and rich!!! I refuse to give it up!!!!
  16204298
March 27, 2012 10:56 AM
you could try so delicious coconut milk. its right next to the milk in the grocery store.
March 27, 2012 11:00 AM
If you're trying to lose weight you should have "the real" stuff. Full calorie cream.
  16296630
March 27, 2012 11:06 AM
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I have been using Coffee Mate FF flavored creamer for years. A friend and my dr said to try to eliminate the creamer from my coffee. Since it has so much sugar. Problem is milk in my coffee is boring. I only drink 2 cups in the AM. Thats all. Should I keep the creamer or find something healthier? What else could I use? Thanks!


I was looking for a creamer and non of them had anything of any food value....I usually drink my coffee black but when I don't I use a low fat vanilla milk or chocolate milk, that way I'm at least getting calcium and protein.....
  9979217
March 27, 2012 11:10 AM
I use the real deal. Heavy whipping cream. Just a splash - tastes great and no weird chemicals. I try to limit myself to one cup in the morning, though. Add a single packet of normal sugar, and my cup is 70 calories. Nothing to be afraid of in it, and it kinda abates the hunger in the mid-morning office dance of too much to do and no time to take a break to snack.
March 27, 2012 11:24 AM
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So funny that you posted this. I stopped putting my Sugar Free French Vanilla creamer in my coffee.

Then just last week, I added it back. I figured that i eat great the whole day and I work out everyday, that it was worth the 3 grams of sugar and 3 grams of carbs. I just enjoy my coffee so much more and it is a pleasure.


i totally agree with this!! i consider my coffee my treat! i use the low fat version though. but shes right i also eat right an exercise so why not have my delicious coffee? i refuse to give it up!


This!

I use good old fashioned hazelnut creamer, I only have one cup a day so I figure its not all bad when the rest of my day is spot on (usually)
  14715422
March 27, 2012 11:26 AM
I second the Land O Lakes fat free half and half. I can't have anything but half and half or light cream in my coffee and this does the trick
  11948731
March 27, 2012 11:28 AM
unsweetened almond milk! yum! 40 calories a cup!
March 27, 2012 11:33 AM
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http://naturalbliss.coffee-mate.com/


This^ if you can't tolerate sugar substitutes!
  8325451
March 27, 2012 11:35 AM
<<<<<<<< As you can see, I heart my coffee!! I loved it so much as I was gaining weight these past few years. My favorite was the seasonal Pumpkin Spice from CoffeMate or Hazelnut the rest of the year. All those chemicals & calories...YIKES! noway

I got truly serious the beginning of March & the hardest thing I did was give up coffee creamer in my morning coffee. I add Stevia & 1 dash of cinnamon, now my 2 cups are only 5 calories! At first I thought there is NO WAY. Now, I am completely used to it.

If you must have something in it, the other suggestions about almond milk & the "true" creamers with no artificial junk in them are best!
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