21-Day Vegan Kickstart

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Created on: 01/04/13 10:05 AM Views: 768 Replies: 3
Beverages
Posted Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10:05 AM

How does coffee play out? I have enjoyed 2-3 cups of black coffee a day for years and years and years ... Is this something that is ok?

RE: Beverages
Posted Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Black coffee is fine for the Kickstart!

Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education

RE: Beverages
Posted Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10:23 AM

As long as you're not putting dairy creamer in it, it's vegan. As long as you're not adding lots of non-dairy creamer and sweetener in it, it's not high calorie/fat. But, do keep in mind that caffeine can dehydrate your body, so you'd need to be mindful of adding extra water to your day to offset that diuretic effect. For me, caffeinated beverages tend to make me feel hungrier due to adding acidity to my stomach as well as revving my system (not to mention doing flaky things to blood glucose readings). And, you might also check into the coffee you're using as well as far as how much chemical processing it undergoes to get to you - some brands, especially decaf varieties, use chemicals in processing, others don't.

--DebR

RE: Beverages
Posted Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9:59 PM

I'm not sure the fat content, but there are vegan coffee creamers out there. Before I gave up coffee (it really hated my stomach), I would use my regular vanilla soy milk for a creamer too.

- Amanda
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