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Old Mon, Jan-13-20, 09:03
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Question Coffee decaf or regular?

I started my induction phase on Saturday and as per the Atkins diet it says no caffeine. I'm trying to seen off it by cutting down to just 1 cup of regular coffee in the morning but the brain fog is intolerable . Has anyone had any success on this diet drinking regular coffee with caffeine ?
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Old Mon, Jan-13-20, 09:41
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Coffee is fine and good with heavy cream but no sugar at all. Creamers that are not real cream have carbs so don't use them.
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Old Mon, Jan-13-20, 09:43
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I drink caffeinated coffee every day, 3 cups, have for all the years that I have been eating low carb and it has never caused a problem for me. Although I didn't specifically follow Atkin's induction plan I eat in a very similar way. I drink my coffee black although before going low carb I always added cream and sugar.
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Old Mon, Jan-13-20, 12:00
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A lot has happened since Dr. Atkins put out his original DANDR in 1972, and subsequent updates (I have the 2009 paperback). So the new answer is caffeine is A-ok! - Per Eric C. Westman, Stephen D. Phinney, Jeff S. Volek:

The New Atkins for a New You

I limit coffee to my eating window - which for me is stacked from breakfast to maybe sometimes lunch - so caffeine never affects me getting to sleep.


New Atkins Diet is better than ever: Flexibilty in veggies, caffeine revamps popular regimen

"It's okay to have limited amounts of coffee," Westwood says, citing both caffeine's good and bad effects on blood sugar and weight.

^ they probably meant Westman lol

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Old Mon, Jan-13-20, 18:00
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Coffee is fine and good with heavy cream but no sugar at all. Creamers that are not real cream have carbs so don't use them.


Ok. I never use milk or sugar. I o oh use a bit of heavy cream. The first ti.e I sent on this diet 17 ears ago I read Dr atkins new diet revolution and it said that caffwi e can cause you insulin to become u stable. First time I did the diet I lost 75 lbs and eliminated caffeine. Everytime I tried the diet after that I drank regular coffee and didn't have success. I recently picked up the book and totally forgot about the no caffeine part so I was wondering what everyone else was doing.
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Old Mon, Jan-13-20, 18:29
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I like coffee for a dessert.
I grind my own beans and sometimes sprinkle a little cinnamon on the grounds before brewing.
Then you can whip your cream with a hand mixer and have a nice treat for your coffee.
It also curbs the appetite.
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As with so much else, it depends on how your body reacts to it.

I do "bulletproof coffee" with coconut oil and heavy cream and try to keep myself to one French Press worth, first thing in the morning. This keeps it from affecting my sleep.

Also, I don't drink mud. I make good coffee and enjoy it.
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Old Tue, Jan-14-20, 06:44
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I drink caffeinated coffee - 3 cups - black - every morning. Clears up brain fog.

Thinking about adding chicory to add flavor. I LOVE southern coffee. They brew the best coffee in the world.
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Old Tue, Jan-14-20, 07:22
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As with so much else, it depends on how your body reacts to it.

I do "bulletproof coffee" with coconut oil and heavy cream and try to keep myself to one French Press worth, first thing in the morning. This keeps it from affecting my sleep.

Also, I don't drink mud. I make good coffee and enjoy it.
. I've made bullet proof coffee before with butter & MTC oil and other times with MTC & coconut oil. Unfortunately I end up with nausea followed by the Hershey squirts. 🤐
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Old Tue, Jan-14-20, 14:44
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I always drink two cups of coffee every morning as soon as I get up. I grind my beans and drink it black. I used to do cream and sweetener, but stopped years ago on some diet. Now I like it black. I've done the bulletproof coffee but run out of the stuff and just drink it black.

I don't remember it being a no, no on Atkins.......
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Old Wed, Jan-15-20, 01:37
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I used a Bonivita 8 cup for the longest time. Then got a hand grinder and did pour over for a few weeks. Now it's KISS (keep it simple silly!) and I get mcdonalds large coffees and have a cup a morning. Two for one when you do the receipt survey. And twice a week my wife gets me a large (tall?) s'bucks from the casino. Speaking of which, reminds me of the scene in Role Models (2008):

Can I get a large black coffee?

A what?

Large black coffee.

Do you mean a venti?

No, I mean a large.

Venti is large.

No, venti is twenty. Large is large. In fact, tall is large and grande is Spanish for large. Venti is the only one that doesn't mean large. It's also the only one that's Italian. Congratulations, you're stupid in three languages.

A venti is a large coffee.

Really? Says who? Fellini? Do you accept lira or is it all euros now?
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Old Wed, Jan-15-20, 06:06
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. I've made bullet proof coffee before with butter & MTC oil and other times with MTC & coconut oil. Unfortunately I end up with nausea followed by the Hershey squirts. 🤐


MCT oil is the likely culprit. I'm a FAT BURNING BEAST who does well with very low carbs, and can take a chunk of coconut oil the size of a whole pecan in my coffee. But I worked up to that.
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Old Wed, Jan-15-20, 07:11
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Getting back to the topic of the thread. I'd like to hear some more feedback from members on caffeinated coffee vs decaf , Have you had different results ? Have you not lost weight drinking caffeinated then switched to decaf and began losing?
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Old Thu, Jan-16-20, 10:15
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I have not switched to decaf to enhance losing as there is no research -to my knowledge- that supports this claim

Instead I going going to try a chicory enhanced fully caffeinated coffee to see if it tastes any better than the stuff I buy at the market.
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Old Thu, Jan-16-20, 10:28
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I have not switched to decaf to enhance losing as there is no research -to my knowledge- that supports this claim

Instead I going going to try a chicory enhanced fully caffeinated coffee to see if it tastes any better than the stuff I buy at the market.


I never thought of looking into Dr Atkins claim of caffeine affecting your insulin. After work I'll have more time to do a search to see what I find.
As for coffee we only buy Starbucks dark roast or Red Brick Double French Roast. Thanks for your input and happy low carbing 😎

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