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To caffeine or not?!

shazzy_shaz

Silver Member
S: 20st6lb C: 11st6.0lb G: 11st7.0lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 9st0lb(44.06%)
#1

Kat1e

This is for life
S: 17st8.9lb C: 12st12.8lb G: 12st6.2lb BMI: 27.5 Loss: 4st10.1lb(26.77%)
#2
I gave up for 2 weeks just for the principle. It's not necessary and can make it more difficult for some!
 

Cinta

Silver Member
S: 11st0lb C: 11st5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 29.1 Loss: -0st5lb(-3.25%)
#3
I love my caffeine, it doesn't stall me....just helps. LOL
 

snugglysteph

i love my family!
S: 11st8lb C: 10st10lb G: 9st0lb Loss: 0st12lb(7.41%)
#4
I also love my caffeine, if I stall I shall try not having it though
 

lucy4loop

Silver Member
S: 11st10.5lb C: 11st1.5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 25.9 Loss: 0st9lb(5.47%)
#5
I couldn't give up my coffee altogether, but I have cut back. I do half and half filter coffee in the morning, then maybe a decaf or two in the afternoon and evening.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st11lb C: 21st4.5lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 52.9 Loss: 3st6.5lb(13.98%)
#7
I had been having two cups of tea, two cups of coffee and about 3-4 diet cokes every day. Gave up for two weeks, like Katie, then reintroduced a cup of tea in the morning (builders, nice and strong :)) and then a soya latte.

I feel LOADS better for it, especially because I'm drinking so much more water - and if I have any more caffeine than that I get palpitations!
 

shazzy_shaz

Silver Member
S: 20st6lb C: 11st6.0lb G: 11st7.0lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 9st0lb(44.06%)
#8
Yay! Thanks guys! I know I can give up the carbs but caffeine on top would definitely be tok much!
 

kittykat6279

Mad Take Thatter!
S: 9st6lb C: 8st7lb G: 8st5lb BMI: 20.4 Loss: 0st13lb(9.85%)
#9
I must drink about 8 cups a day! If anything it has helped my weight loss, not stalled it. :)
 
#10
Dr. Atkins himself suggested severely limiting caffeine. For many reasons, one of them being that it can stimulate appetite and cravings and has no healthy function in the body - rather the opposite.

The most recent version of the book permits caffeine in moderation (yes, that word again!) so long as it does not cause sleep problems, jitters or other unwanted side-effects. I have to limit caffeine due to chronic sleep problems but if it does not affect you badly in any way, go for it.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st11lb C: 21st4.5lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 52.9 Loss: 3st6.5lb(13.98%)
#11
I have to limit my caffeine because otherwise I'd be sorely tempted by all the lovely pastries in my local coffee shop :D
 
#12
Once on a trip to Manchester I was persuaded to go to Starbucks. There I sampled Caramel Macchiato. There are no words to describe how good it tasted. But oh my, the calories and carbs!

Bliss.
 
#13
I have actually been debating this myself and decided that it is near impossible for me to not have any caffein at all. I also find that it helps me as it fills the gap when im tired and craving sugary junk whilst also stopping hunger pangs. Glad to hear that it is ok to have a little...dont think it has slowed my weight loss so far :)
 

shazzy_shaz

Silver Member
S: 20st6lb C: 11st6.0lb G: 11st7.0lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 9st0lb(44.06%)
#14
Haha! I remember when I used to work at Starbucks and oh my days if I tried to do LC back then I would never have made it! We always had new yummy pastries and cakes every season!! Not to mention those Christmas drinks!!
 
#16
haha i loooove starbucks...not sure i could control myself if i could get them for free all day...would be a nightmare! Is soy milk better than regular on the atkins???
 

tazbabe

Gold Member
S: 16st2lb C: 14st2lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 36.2 Loss: 2st0lb(12.39%)
#17
soya milk is less carbs, takes a bit of getting used to, but i find now that i prefer it.
it tends to 'curdle' slightly but i have found the lidl one is the best for staying more stable.
 


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