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    Hi everyone! Although I've been on again/off again following a low-carb diet for about a year ever since I watched Tom Naughton's "Fat Head", I'm new to eating completely primal. I've been reading the book and looking through the forums for the past week and I'm hooked!

    Anyways, my question is about coffee creamer (liquid Coffee Mate). I know the ingredients list is terrible, but for the little amount I use (I only have one cup of coffee in the morning daily), will it really have an adverse effect?

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    Why not heavy cream? Even better grass-fed raw cream?

    "Pasture raised" heavy cream is not too hard to find... or, just some good organic.

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    try natural bliss coffee creamer or straight up heavy cream
    also do some research on bulletproof coffee and see what you think
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    Once you go heavy cream you can never go back... look for the pasture raised Organic Valley one. Or for a dairy free alternative try something like coconut milk.

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    Thanks guys!

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    I have been using heavy cream which I love, but it does a number on my stomach. If I make my coffee at home, I use creamer which is all crap, so my only alternative is to change the coffee that I get so I don't need any cream, or buy coconut milk for my house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simpstr View Post
    I have been using heavy cream which I love, but it does a number on my stomach. If I make my coffee at home, I use creamer which is all crap, so my only alternative is to change the coffee that I get so I don't need any cream, or buy coconut milk for my house.
    Heavy cream does the same to me if I use it daily. Half and half doesn't. If you buy organic or pastured, it's a little spendier than creamer (which I used to love), but in the end, it's one more way of getting corn and bad oils out of one's system.

    Also, a half to three-quarters tablespoon of good quality butter is a terrific "creamer." The coffee (blended) looks darker than liquid milk products make it look, but the mouth feel is very similar.

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    Coffemate is transfats and sugar, absolutely horrid, though it does make normal milk seem pretty lame if you're used to it.

    If using cream make sure it's real cream, not some equally artificial junk.

    Simpstr makes a good point, in that it may be worth experimenting with different brands of coffee to find one you can enjoy black or with normal milk or whatever. Don't even think about Nescafe, which is carefully formulated to taste pants with anything except Coffeemate (same company).

    I've moved to using freshly roasted beans which I grind myself, then use 'whipping cream' and a teeny bit of xylitol (natural sugar substitute). Then again I do live next door to the island of Java

    As for butter in my coffee, I can't try that as I'm on a potato fast and zero fat for a week but deffo gonna give it a try...



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    butter in my coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    Heavy cream does the same to me if I use it daily. Half and half doesn't. If you buy organic or pastured, it's a little spendier than creamer (which I used to love), but in the end, it's one more way of getting corn and bad oils out of one's system.

    Also, a half to three-quarters tablespoon of good quality butter is a terrific "creamer." The coffee (blended) looks darker than liquid milk products make it look, but the mouth feel is very similar.
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    Hi, whipping cream is the same as heavy cream yes?


    Simpstr makes a good point, in that it may be worth experimenting with different brands of coffee to find one you can enjoy black or with normal milk or whatever. Don't even think about Nescafe, which is carefully formulated to taste pants with anything except Coffeemate (same company).

    I've moved to using freshly roasted beans which I grind myself, then use 'whipping cream' and a teeny bit of xylitol (natural sugar substitute). Then again I do live next door to the island of Java

    As for butter in my coffee, I can't try that as I'm on a potato fast and zero fat for a week but deffo gonna give it a try...



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