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Coffee + Heavy Cream Pause Fat Loss?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 17, 2012 at 3:34 PM

I have cut back my coffee in take gradually so eventually it will become a treat, but at this point it's about twice/week. These days I usually have it with heavy cream. Though we all know this is the better option, the calorie range is outrageously different.

For fat loss, would you say that this is an issue?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Honestly I get at Starbucks, and unfortunately I haven't checked on how much they put in, but I am definitely asking now, lol. I'm 5.4 128lbs with 29% BF, looking to get down to 20% at least

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on August 18, 2012
at 12:51 PM

I've come to prefer coconut milk -- Native Forest -- in my coffee than cream. The coffee tastes richer to me!

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on August 17, 2012
at 05:01 PM

A breve latte is made with half & half and usually costs extra. I have no idea what you're getting if you're asking for an Americano with "breve". I pretty much only drink Americanos there (hot or iced), and I generally ask for room and then ask for the heavy cream to dose it myself. Lately though, I've been drinking my coffee black except for some coconut milk a couple of times a week.

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on August 17, 2012
at 04:18 PM

It's just an Americano with 'breve.' Very good question, I definitely will be asking that PS. I always do small, 'tall'

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on August 17, 2012
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They put it in for you? Are you getting just coffee or some froo-froo drink? They should be able to hand you the cream so you can put in the amount you want. (At least they *have* heavy cream! I think there are some SBs that don't even have it on hand...probably not enough room in their fridge with all the soy & skim they have to stock, hehheh.) Also, make sure the cream isn't sweetened. I think their whipped cream is sweetened, but not sure about the plain, liquid, heavy cream.

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on August 17, 2012
at 06:07 PM

I drink two tablespoons of heavy cream in my two coffees every morning. I'm still dropping about two pounds a week.

Man, that's a lot of "twos"

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on August 17, 2012
at 03:39 PM

What coffee does and doesn't do: http://examine.com/supplements/Coffee/

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on August 17, 2012
at 07:36 PM

Personally, I use the full fat unsweetened coconut milk (the kind in a can) every morning in my coffee in place of heavy cream. My goal is fat loss, but sustainable fat loss so I am trying not to lose it too fast.

It has been my personal experience over the past two months (after fasting breakfast but having a couple cups of coffee in this manner daily since February) that I am dropping inches rather rapidly lately.

Now, even if you consume heavy cream isn't it the point that you are consuming a healthier fat, therefore quality is outweighing quantity? True we should be concerned about caloric intake and portion size when trying to drop fat, but the point of paleo that I understand is that it is quality that is the most important. The caloric count alone doesn't easily translate into fat loss, but I would watch the portion size and the quality of the substance consumed.

Besides these thoughts, I've found that if you are worried about how a food item is affecting your body then cut it out. See how your body responds after a week and then after 2 weeks. Then you can experiment with a substitute. There's just a bit of lag though, which is where people lose their patience when dealing with nutrition, so I would say give that a try. You may find the heavy cream didn't make a difference at all or wasn't even a culprit. And then that would lead you to question what else it could be and albeit it takes time and patience, but at least you may find your culprit before you spend six months aggravated, not drinking your heavy cream that you like, and not reaching your goals.

And I would also bring your own cream as suggested.

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on August 17, 2012
at 05:08 PM

I honestly found that eating heavy cream even in moderation stalled my fat loss somewhat so might be worth dropping it if you think it's interfering

Some people can't stomach it but try coconut milk instead? Or even home-made almond milk to top off your normal black coffee

The calories in our local coffee recipes (Branch called Costa, we don't have Starbucks here!) are crazily high so I would definitely suggest like Nicole said and getting your own cream to add to a standard black americano

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on August 18, 2012
at 12:51 PM

I've come to prefer coconut milk -- Native Forest -- in my coffee than cream. The coffee tastes richer to me!

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on August 17, 2012
at 05:03 PM

A breve latte is made with half & half and usually costs extra. Wikipedia says a 12oz has 426 calories!!!

I have no idea what you're getting if you're asking for an Americano with "breve" though. I pretty much only drink Americanos there (hot or iced), and I when I'm on the dairy, I generally ask for room and then ask for the heavy cream to dose it myself.

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on November 27, 2012
at 06:59 PM

If the coffee is Organo gold then it is good for you. http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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on August 17, 2012
at 03:48 PM

Twice a week is not a lot.

How much heavy cream are we talking? I know it's very calorie dense, but a Tbsp or two (or even 3) twice a week is probably not going to have that huge an impact. Depends on where all your other factors are. (How much fat are you trying to lose? What's your current weight/BF%?)

E15c5c2d17c4a5d723ce7bb4437062e6

(789)

on August 17, 2012
at 04:18 PM

It's just an Americano with 'breve.' Very good question, I definitely will be asking that PS. I always do small, 'tall'

E15c5c2d17c4a5d723ce7bb4437062e6

(789)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Honestly I get at Starbucks, and unfortunately I haven't checked on how much they put in, but I am definitely asking now, lol. I'm 5.4 128lbs with 29% BF, looking to get down to 20% at least

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on August 17, 2012
at 04:09 PM

They put it in for you? Are you getting just coffee or some froo-froo drink? They should be able to hand you the cream so you can put in the amount you want. (At least they *have* heavy cream! I think there are some SBs that don't even have it on hand...probably not enough room in their fridge with all the soy & skim they have to stock, hehheh.) Also, make sure the cream isn't sweetened. I think their whipped cream is sweetened, but not sure about the plain, liquid, heavy cream.

6eb2812b40855ba64508cbf2dc48f1b6

(2119)

on August 17, 2012
at 05:01 PM

A breve latte is made with half & half and usually costs extra. I have no idea what you're getting if you're asking for an Americano with "breve". I pretty much only drink Americanos there (hot or iced), and I generally ask for room and then ask for the heavy cream to dose it myself. Lately though, I've been drinking my coffee black except for some coconut milk a couple of times a week.

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