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I can't decide if I should kick the habit or not.<br>
My biggest concerns are the caffeine (which, honestly, happens to be the only reason I drink it in the first place) and the sugar (no artificial sweeteners for me, thanks.).<br>
Sometimes I buy fair trade and sometimes Foldgers is on sale and I can't pass it up.<br>
It's bad for my teeth and breath, but seems to keep things moving in other areas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
So, what do you think?<br>
Kick the habit or keep on chuggin?
 

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Please don't take away my one addiction. I love my coffee.<br><br>
Check these out.<br><br><a href="http://www.ineedcoffee.com/00/03/myths/" target="_blank">http://www.ineedcoffee.com/00/03/myths/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/coffee_health_risk.htm" target="_blank">http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_...ealth_risk.htm</a>
 

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Coffee is a glorious gift to mankind!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/caffix.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="coffee"><br><br>
PP is right. It actually has a whole bunch of health benefits (and antioxidants). One of my favorite reasons for getting out of bed, too.
 

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I wouldn't give up my 2 cups of morning coffee for anything. I think in moderation it's fine. And it is a sublime way to start the day.
 

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Unless you're allergic or sensitive to it, or are currently BF a baby who's allergic or sensitive to it, I think it's fine in moderation. Just don't have 12 cups a day!<br><br>
Stevia is an all-natural, calorie-free sweetener. If you're concerned about the sugar in your daily coffee, you might want to give stevia a try.
 

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just take a day off of coffee here and there. nothings wrong with a little coffee.<br><br>
i second that it is a glorious gift to all.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/caffix.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="coffee">
 

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If loving coffee is wrong, I don't want to be right. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">just take a day off of coffee here and there.</div>
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Or not. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Not much could make me give up my 2 cups a day!
 

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Oh, soooo good, and yet so evil...<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Seriously, I know coffee is evil based on what happens to me after I skip a day or so. I might as well just start on Prozac after the first missed morning--I am so incredibly depressed and angry, I can't even control myself. But I can hardly survive our lives at the moment without (note my siggy) and it's tastes so good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">.<br><br>
It's basically crack in a cup for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Unless you're allergic or sensitive to it, or are currently BF a baby who's allergic or sensitive to it, I think it's fine in moderation. Just don't have 12 cups a day!<br><br>
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You know what's funny? I must be super-sensitive to it, as is my first DD. I can only have a cup a day or I'm practically incoherent. When I was nursing my first DD, she was so monstrously sensitive to it that even a cup of decaf or the chocolate chips in a granola bar would make her crazy. On the other hand, I continued my regular non-PG drinking habit while nursing my second and it never made a whit of difference. I haven't thought of that in a long time. I guess it's more problematic for some.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If loving coffee is wrong, I don't want to be right. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"></div>
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I rationalize it by buying organic or fair trade beans at Sam's Club (no chemicals), but I have to have it with soy milk (too much sugar, I know). It's why I get out of bed in the morning!
 

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Good it is!<br>
Okay, so what about the sugar???<br>
Stevia bloats me up terribly and I can't have artificial sweeteners at all for basically the same reason.<br>
Anybody ever tried anything else??
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I rationalize it by buying organic or fair trade beans at Sam's Club (no chemicals), but I have to have it with soy milk (too much sugar, I know). It's why I get out of bed in the morning!</div>
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Do you add sugar, too? Or is the soymilk sweet enough? Vanilla soymilk in coffee sounds pretty yummy.
 

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When I am not pregnant I enjoy Organic, fair-trade coffee with organic milk and either raw sugar or stevia and it is NOT something to feel guilty about. Being pregnant I stick to a an occasional cup of decaf with the same fixins.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think moderation is key.<br><br>
Personally our household loves a GOOD cup of coffee.</div>
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Absolutely! I only have one cup a day, but man, is it good. DP makes a mean cup of coffee in our french press.
 

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I love, love, love my morning cup of coffe<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
The only thing that i don't like about coffee is the bad breath issue<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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