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  • #16
    Thank you so much to everyone for your support and advice!

    I ended up stopping at Starbucks before my evening class and getting a Vanilla Rooibos latte with whole milk. My day's Carb intake is still under 80g and my macronutrients are right where I need them to be...but now I have a hot, yummy beverage to nurse while I suffer through class.
    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."-Winston Churchill

    "Keep Calm and Carry On"-British Wartime Poster

    "Don't Panic"
    -H2G2

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    • #17
      I'll sell my soul for a cup of McD's coffee with Monopoly stickers on it...

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      • #18
        Originally posted by EyeOfRound View Post
        I'll sell my soul for a cup of McD's coffee with Monopoly stickers on it...
        LOL, you can have my monopoly stickers.

        I tried their iced coffee once (last Starbucks closes at 11:00) and it was mostly ice. I did the sugar free vanilla sweetener. It was pretty good, but needs more coffee and less ice.
        Last edited by Grok; 10-24-2012, 08:49 PM. Reason: spell cheque

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        • #19
          If I go to starbucks (for myself - I go there all the time for my boss), I order an (unsweetened, iced or hot) Americano with heavy cream, or an unsweetened iced tea. I'll sometimes buy their tea bags, though they're definitely not the best tea ever.
          very VERY rarely (not for months at this point), I'll do some sort of paleo nightmare drink like a mocha, frappuccino, etc.

          Mostly I make bulletproof coffee at home before I go to work - I'll often use my stainless thermal mug from sbux though

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          • #20
            I order as my 20% on occasion a sugar free caramel macchiato with whole milk. They think I am crazy because it's sugar free but with whole milk. I love that! Now that there's a starbucks app, I have customized my drink and can order much easier, less confusion. I need fake sweetener, I have not kicked that yet. One thing at a time. I have found that I no longer like the "mio" drink additive or crystal light like I used to. I am sure the other ones may follow. Daily, I make coffee at home, use cream and "swerve" sweetener I found on amazon. Funny enough, when I decided to go primal, my body wanted coffee instead of tea. I used to swear by tea, but now coffee and cream are way better.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Grok View Post
              LOL, you can have my monopoly stickers.

              I tried their iced coffee once (last Starbucks closes at 11:00) and it was mostly ice. I did the sugar free vanilla sweetener. It was pretty good, but needs more coffee and less ice.
              Ew ... I tried McDonald's sugar-free lattes once. Mine was so horrible, I couldn't get past the first sip. I don't even know what you'd have to do to make it that bad. And I'm not usually a very picky person!!

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              • #22
                Find a good, local coffee house and you won't need sweeteners anymore
                “The whole concept of a macronutrient, like that of a calorie, is determining our language game in such a way that the conversation is not making sense." - Dr. Kurt Harris

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by KimInGA View Post
                  Ew ... I tried McDonald's sugar-free lattes once. Mine was so horrible, I couldn't get past the first sip. I don't even know what you'd have to do to make it that bad. And I'm not usually a very picky person!!
                  I don't like their lattes, either, but I do like their coffee with some cream in it.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by EyeOfRound View Post
                    I don't like their lattes, either, but I do like their coffee with some cream in it.
                    I've heard that their coffee is pretty good. I'm just not a regular coffee fan. I almost always make my lattes at home, to save money and make them with the best ingredients. It's actually pretty easy to roast your own beans, even. You can use anything from a $300 drum roaster to a $50 popcorn maker to a $15 cast iron skillet. Freshest beans ever, roasted just how you like ... and bonus, you can get super high quality beans on the cheap when you buy green!

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                    • #25
                      hmmm...

                      Originally posted by KimInGA View Post
                      I've heard that their coffee is pretty good. I'm just not a regular coffee fan. I almost always make my lattes at home, to save money and make them with the best ingredients. It's actually pretty easy to roast your own beans, even. You can use anything from a $300 drum roaster to a $50 popcorn maker to a $15 cast iron skillet. Freshest beans ever, roasted just how you like ... and bonus, you can get super high quality beans on the cheap when you buy green!
                      Anyone know of a natural alternative to caffeine? I lost my job recently because I wasnt able to work at a fast enough pace. If was a dish washing job starting at 6am. I drink decaf cold brewed coffee at home because it is lower acidity and I drink decaf because im sensitive to caffeine. Is there any natural alternative to caffeine for a sensitive individual? I was going to give ginseng a try but theres tannins in ginseng and im sensitive to tannins which is why I cant drink a lot of wine without getting an instant large tension headache during consumption before I even get drunk.

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                      • #26
                        Chaohinon, have you found any good local places? I've hit up a Dazbog or two, their coffee isn't bad. But they're not exactly local. I heard good stuff about Carino's but they're kinda out of my way. And I'm not hipster enough for Ink.

                        So...ideas?
                        "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."-Winston Churchill

                        "Keep Calm and Carry On"-British Wartime Poster

                        "Don't Panic"
                        -H2G2

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                        • #27
                          So using the terrific advise posted above in this thread, I've transitioned from vanilla latte's and Frappuccino's to breve's and now to heavy cream, as has my coffee/espresso addicted fiancée. I've found that one of the great benefits of going primal is that what would have once been too bland or bitter to my sugar-addicted tastebuds now tastes fantastic.

                          Unfortunately, it means I've found myself a new addiction.

                          My current Starbucks order is a Tall Double/Triple Heavy Cream Latte. Obviously, this is an indulgence. My question is how often is too often? Should I be trying to keep these down to one a week or less? Or have I discovered the modern Grok's breakfast of champions and should I be drinking five a day? Any thoughts?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by doubledown View Post
                            My current Starbucks order is a Tall Double/Triple Heavy Cream Latte. Obviously, this is an indulgence. My question is how often is too often? Should I be trying to keep these down to one a week or less? Or have I discovered the modern Grok's breakfast of champions and should I be drinking five a day? Any thoughts?
                            It really depends on your goals. If you are shooting for a certain amount of fat per day, you could calculate how much fat is in the drink and make sure to incorporate that into your daily count. I would suggest that you at least determine how much sugar you are consuming, as that is probably the worst offense in any blended drink.
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