When I wake up in the morning while I wait for the coffee to get done brewing, I have gone back to drinking a full glass of 1 part unsweetened cranberry juice and 7 parts water. It wakes me up pretty fast, it hydrates me from sleeping all nite (altho I keep a big glass or bottle of water on my nightstand for during the night), and it flushes my body. The unsweetened cranberry is pretty tart so I’m not sure if that’s what wakes me up or the fruit itself, but it works well for the reasons I drink it.
My true love in the morning, after a big meal, or in the afternoon when I really need a pick-me-up is coffee. I pretty much gave up diet sodas for water a few years ago per WeightWatchers instructions to drink at least 8 glasses per day.
I probably only took up coffee because my Dad used to drink it. I was definitely a “Daddy’s Girl”. I remember he used to drink it with cream and sugar and it would just taste so good. I wasn’t really allowed to drink it at home except when I would steal a sip while getting it for him, but every Sunday in between the 2 services at our church I could get coffee and stand there so grown up for my 9 years.
Later in my teen years, when my father affectionately started calling me “Bubbles” because of getting fat in puberty, I laid off the cream and sugar as a way to decrease my intake of calories. I’ve drank it black now for so many years, that I can’t hardly stand the sweet in it anymore if I actually get one with sugar.
I probably drink at least 12 cups a day as a minimum, so you can imagine my dismay a few years back when they came out with the big coffee scare that it was so bad for us. Like most things to do with health they have done a backflip on that and now say it’s actually good for us and has antioxidants that prevent certain diseases. (I wish they’d come out with a study like that for a fifth of vodka. LOL)
The other day in my inbox is the headline “Coffee Could Be Sabatoging Your Weight Loss”. My heart jumped. I drink so much coffee, and I never thought of it having any calories. I just don’t count it at all. Most of the article talked about all the stuff we put in our coffee, or the special coffees we get at those “special coffee” places, but it did get me to wondering how many calories I was consuming per day.
The internet seems to be a bit confused as to whether an 8 oz. cup has 2, 5 or 9 calories per cup. A lot of the sites that have their oppinion on how many calories don’t tell you anything about what else is in there. The nutritional facts below is the one I’ve decided to go with, and at 2 calories per cup, I don’t think it’s going to make or break me. Notice the “B” vitamins and the amount of protein? Who’da thunk? No wonder we get moving. LOL
Serving Size: 8 fl. oz.
|Amount per Serving 8 oz.|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Folic Acid (Folate)||1%|
Est. Percent of Calories from:
|Fat 0.0% Carbs 0.0%|
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