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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I can get the aftertaste in almost all low calorie drinks of the sweeteners,some are not as bad as others,but its kind of off-putting for me.
    Try the Fevertree lite range of mixers. They are the only low calorie mixers I have found that taste as good as the real thing. (Although if you are mixing with an alcoholic beverage, using a low calorie mixer seems a bit pointless!
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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Try the Fevertree lite range of mixers. They are the only low calorie mixers I have found that taste as good as the real thing. (Although if you are mixing with an alcoholic beverage, using a low calorie mixer seems a bit pointless!
    That's because (along with the other "naturally light" tonics from Fentimans, Bottlegreen, and even Tesco Own brand), the difference is that they have a different type of sugar and less of it - no artificial sweeteners or even stevia...thus they taste "right"

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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Wait, there's a vote thingy? I totally missed that....

    Must need more caffeine
    Oh, you got it bad, Jim.
    Noli nothis permittere te terere.


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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    I have an enormous Coke Zero habit which I only seem to be able to cut down on when I'm not at work for some reason...

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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    I have recently got a Nespresso compatible machine (no frother) and "some" (250?) capsules for it. I have 2 a morning, sometimes 3, in quick succession. It sets me up nicely for the day and while I did initially have some sleep problems, they seem to be gone.

    Don't really like instant or filter coffee. This way for like 15p + cost of milk I can have decent quality coffee at home. Would recommend for home or workplace.

    Also, coffee is really good for you.
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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    I tend to start the day with a shot of espresso (1x nespresso pod) but the rest of the day I just drink tea. 3-4 cups a day is normal these days, i've cut down a lot (used to be nearly 1 an hour up until 8pm). I try not to drink caffeine after 4pm or it can risk keeping my mind racing too much into the early hours. Will switch to decaff though if I do fancy a hot drink the evening (and usually a decaff nespresso latte with a double shot of Jameson if its a weekend ). Depends if I have any of the non chemically decaffeinated tea in the house (it can be hard to find!).

    Very rarely drink cola these days - I was a big fan of Coke Life when they had that in the UK..didn't have the revolting taste of coke zero/diet coke/pepsi max/etc and not quite as much of a sugar rush as regular coke. I was sad when they dropped it..they should have kept life and got rid of Zero imo but hey ho.

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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I can get the aftertaste in almost all low calorie drinks of the sweeteners,some are not as bad as others,but its kind of off-putting for me.
    Interesting. I don't notice any after taste with aspartame, but sucralose even in small amounts tastes horrible.

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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambersuccubus View Post
    That's because (along with the other "naturally light" tonics from Fentimans, Bottlegreen, and even Tesco Own brand), the difference is that they have a different type of sugar and less of it - no artificial sweeteners or even stevia...thus they taste "right"
    Though note that anyone on a low FODMAP diet has to avoid them like the plague.

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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Try the Fevertree lite range of mixers. They are the only low calorie mixers I have found that taste as good as the real thing. (Although if you are mixing with an alcoholic beverage, using a low calorie mixer seems a bit pointless!
    I shall give them a try!


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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    ... if you are mixing with an alcoholic beverage, using a low calorie mixer seems a bit pointless!
    A single of clear spirit is around 55 calories. 200ml of conventional soft drink is ~ 80 calories. Swap that for a diet version and you're saving more than half the calories. Even if you're drinking doubles it's still saving ~ 40% of the calories...

    EDIT: yes, I missed this part of the post originally. spotted it in the quote above, and thought it was worth pointing out just how many calories you save moving to a low-calorie mixer

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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

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    It's the only cola that actually tastes good? shots fired

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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    I usually have this feeling about cookies I have a cup of coffee as a part of my morning routine and don't tend to indulge in it much during the day

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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    I've worked out that on average, I consume in the region of 1000mg of caffine a day, with about 8 cups of coffee and 2L of Cola

    Suffice to say my caffine tolerance is rather high...

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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    I canna feel the back of my head if I drink more than a pint of coffee in the day
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: That "one cup too many" feeling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    I canna feel the back of my head if I drink more than a pint of coffee in the day
    Brilliant way of putting it into words

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