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Old Wed, Jan-29-03, 10:58
Suni Suni is offline
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Default Question: Decaf coffee

Hi and Good Morning Everyone

I have a question concerning decaf coffee. I know Dr. S disapproves of regular coffee but how about water-processed decaf coffee - I've never seen this addressed. I can drink green tea in the morning but I prefer my decaf coffee - no sugar but with a bit of whipped half-and-half cream in it (I cannot find pure cream in Vancouver, nor can I find low-carb bread).

And as a carb in a meal, what is the rule on 1/2 cup of whole wheat pasta (I top it off with a stir fry of low-carb veggies) and eat it with a portion of meat. Is this acceptable rather than a bit of rice or a half-potato?

I have read Dr. S's first book twice and am presently reading #2 which I am finding a bit confusing. I began this way of eating almost a year ago and am very pleased with the results. I can now see more muscle mass from my gym workouts, I do weight training once a week rather than mostly aerobic workouts and I am only about 3 pounds from my "goal" weight - YEAH! I so believe in this WOE I have encouraged my kids to buy and read the book and my oldest daughter cooks with recipes from Dr. S's cookbook only - and the food is delicious, plus they've both lost weight.

If somebody could answer my questions about decaf coffee and whole wheat spaghetti I'd be most appreciative.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Wed, Jan-29-03, 12:57
JPMommy JPMommy is offline
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Default Decaff OK, but not the best

Hi Suni-

I'm new here, but I was just rereading parts of TSP and the Dr says "If you MUSt drink coffee, drink water decaffeinated coffe with cream only."

I think she would probably prefer that you were drinking green tea, as stated in other posts here, but a little decaf isn't the end of the whole program, I suspect.
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