TEA AND COFFEE AND CAMBRIDGE DIET!

Discussion in 'Very Low Calorie Diets' started by dizzy-n-mizzy, 21 September 2006 Social URL.

  1. dizzy-n-mizzy

    dizzy-n-mizzy Not dieting ATM!

    Diet:
    Together we lost 8 stone on CD.
    What is the latest view on drinking tea and coffee on Cambridge. I always take tea and coffee black no sugar but on starting my counsellor said best to give it up altogether and so I did (cold turkey!) I was quite glad to do so as I associated tea and coffee with comfort foods and drank way too much. After a week I introduced green tea which I used to drink for 2 years when I lived in Canada and couldn't stand the tea over there. I found I almost immediately felt better, after the withdrawl, and was noticeably less anxious. I now occasionally have a black coffee when I'm out as a treat but have not had a black tea for 3 months. My counsellor seems to think that there are new rules coming out to cut out the tea and coffee.

    I am just interested in whether this is correct or not? Also how many others still drink tea and coffee? How has it affected your diet progress etc.

    Thanks to all

    Dizzy x
     
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  3. Isobel1965

    Isobel1965 Gold Member

    OOh I haven't heard anything yet about no tea or coffee - I drink loads of peppermint tea (on ss and off) so I'll be gutted if you can't! Personally, it helped me through ssing massively!!!
     
  4. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Diet:
    Don't diet anymore!
    Hiya

    On current guidance it is perfectly fine to drink black leaf based tea and black coffee with tablet sweetener.

    That to my knowledge is not about to chance.

    M.
     
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  5. dizzy-n-mizzy

    dizzy-n-mizzy Not dieting ATM!

    Diet:
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    Cheers for the speedy replies. Thought so but actually still quite glad to have 'given up'.
     
  6. Libbie

    Libbie Silver Member

    Diet:
    CD
    Hi
    I have drunk black coffee sll the time I have been doing CD.
    Had days when I could not have managed with out it.
    Would hate to give it up alltogether.
     
  7. kati

    kati Gold Member

    Diet:
    Cambridge diet
    I cant drink coffee black and I'm not that keen on black tea either so I just have the water. Haven't tried peppermint tea maybe I will get some to see what it's like.

    Trying the vanilla shake with coffee in it was just wonderful to me. I was tempted to ask for all vanilla's just so I could have 3 cups of coffee every day. I used to drink a lot more of it before starting this diet and cut it out co turkey too, not good.
     
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  8. CW Consultant

    CW Consultant Gold Member

    Hi,

    I attended the training day yesterday and there is no change you can still have black tea and coffee, I have not heard anything anywhere about stopping tea and coffee:confused: .

    Linda
     
  9. Gill-cdthing

    Gill-cdthing Gone, but who cares huh

    i hate black coffee too, so i use the cappicino mix in coffee in the day, which is ok for me as i dont have the 4 packs a day i should have,
     
  10. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Diet:
    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    I thought the CD book said something about not stopping drinking coffee in the early days (at least), because of the caffeine withdrawal.

    I only remember it because I went over to decaff from day 1 of SSing, and my CDC pointed it out.

    Sure it said something like that:confused:

    Not that it hurt. Just that it's a bit harder doing withdrawing from caffeine and going into ketosis at the same time.

    Something like that anyway.
     
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  11. CW Consultant

    CW Consultant Gold Member

    Years ago we used to advise changing to decaff coffee and tea. However, the headaches that were experienced from caffeine plus carb withdrawal were horrendous for some.

    So it was decided that ordinary coffee and tea could still be used to minimise the risk of headache.

    It was a double whammy back then.


    Linda
     
  12. westhills

    westhills I STILL mean it!

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    I always have one of my packs spread out through 4 coffees during the day. (10g in each) Butterscotch & toffee walnut are my favourites.
    Ann x
     
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  13. dizzy-n-mizzy

    dizzy-n-mizzy Not dieting ATM!

    Diet:
    Together we lost 8 stone on CD.
    Thanks for all the replies. it's interesting to hear of everyones coping strategies. As I associate tea and coffee with eating I think it was probably just as well for me that my counsellor took that root. I am rid of my caffeine addiction/habit. But at least I can enjoy an occassional black coffee without guilt. I am slightly nervous of slipping back to my old ways during maintenance though. Thanks again it's been interesting for me and will try some of your combinations. Dizzy x

    ps My husband (Mizzy) has also gone cold turkey with the tea and coffee and replaced totally with water as he doesn't like any alternatives. He is also happy with this and quite satisfied with the water now after 7 weeks. We both feel much better for it and I was amazed how less anxious I felt cutting out the caffeine.
     
  14. Heva2015

    Heva2015 Full Member

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  15. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Diet:
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    Boaters coffees are a no no from Cambridge due to the natural flavourings that can (and do!) spark food cravings.

    M.
     
  16. Heva2015

    Heva2015 Full Member

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  17. sarahgates

    sarahgates New Member

    Hi guys how many sweeteners are we allowed in SS as I need a little pick me up from the caffeine withdrawals (coke zero drinker) so was thinking it may make black tea bearable, have bad bad headache that even meds aren't touching! I'm only on day 3 (still positive btw) thanks guys x
     
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  19. weasey

    weasey Gold Member

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    Assuming you mean Slim and Save I think you're allowed any number of sweetners as long as they are tablets and not powder. However, you can also drink coke zero. You might get more responses on the slim and save forum.
     
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