Dieting and coffee creamers
The coffee creamer and your diet
The coffee creamer makes your coffee look good and taste even better. I don’t have much to say on the whys of using it – I gave up cream of any sort in my coffee over 20 years ago, for dieting reasons – I wasn’t losing weight – and slowly changed to black. It was a process and took a year.
Using creamers can quickly up your calorie and fat intake – even if you eat perfectly the rest of the time – it can sabotage weight loss. It’s one of those things you simply don’t realize how much you might be using.
On Instagram today, I see a mention of something called Leaner Creamer, only has 10 calories and .5 grams of fat. Per TEASPOON. It is still half fat. No matter how you slice it. Half fat.
Coffeemate liquid (the original – I didn’t look at anything else) on the other hand, has 20 calories per TABLESPOON and 10 calories of fat. Compare for yourself:
Let’s break it down.
There are 3 teaspoons to a tablespoon.
If you use one tablespoon of the Leaner Creamer, this makes it 30 calories per TABLESPOON, and 15 fat calories, per TABLESPOON. Higher in fat and calories but yet they call it lean, and you can’t get away from that half fat thing, just like Coffeemate. Hmm.
Leaner Creamer does advertise that it’s supposed to curb your appetite – it has Hoodia in it, but I cannot speak to that, my concern is the calories and fat in it.
This is a great example of why it is so important to understand labels and what you’re getting – and it’s why I ALWAYS convert fat grams to calories – it’s more realistic.
Use this kind of product and you’ll find yourself not losing weight not matter how hard you try – unless you strictly measure and factor it in your overall calorie and fat intake daily.
The Coffeemate may be a bit lower in calories, but it’s just as dangerous.
The lowdown on Cremora
Curious about Cremora, I took a look at Cremora Original and Light and Creamy. The Light and Creamy is 10 fat calories and NO fat calories per TEASPOON.
The Cremora Original weighs in at 10 calories and 5 fat calories per teaspoon, same calorie count as the Leaner Creamer. And, just like Leaner Creamer – one carb. I suspect it’s the same for the Coffeemate though it doesn’t say.
It’s also important to understand why it’s important to learn to count calories, and fat, even though the “thing” seems to be now is to not count them. I like to know what I’m eating, how many calories and all that good stuff. It’s also ingrained into my head.