Most women want to lose weight after baby is born. But life is keeping them busy and there are certainly other priorities after you have given birth to a cute bundle of joy. There are also short days with not much sleep after the baby is born. After all – every 3-4 hours your baby wants to be fed. There is not much room for rest or sleep accordingly. Coffee is one of those “life savers” during those times that helps to stay awake and to make it through the long days somehow.
Up front I want to point out that if you are nursing your baby you want to keep the overall caffeine intake very limited. Too much caffeine passed on to the baby through breast milk is not exactly what you want. So, it is even more important to a) time it properly when having a cup of coffee and b) make it a really good cup of coffee when you have it. With the latter I do not mean those cups of coffee that you get at Starbucks. All those fancy Latte’s taste really good, but they come with a hefty price and I do not mean Dollars by that.
If you want to lose the excessive weight after pregnancy loading up with sugary and fat-loaded coffee drinks is not a good thing. There are better ways to enjoy coffee and to actually reap some health benefits from having a cup of coffee. In addition, enjoy coffee and let it help you to lose weight. I just recently read an article that pointed out three major issues about how we drink coffee these days. I was very surprised about the options that the article suggested and when I tried the suggested variations I actually I was really surprised (and I think you would be surprised, too).
What would come to your mind if you hear about coconut milk or coconut cream as well as Cinnamon and Cocoa? There are ways to spice up your coffee with those ingredients that you would not see at Starbucks or whatever your favorite coffee house is. I was really surprised accordingly.
What is your overall take on coffee? Do you just drink anything that comes along under the label “coffee”? I stopped buying cheap coffee a few years ago. I also tossed the cheap coffee maker and bought a fairly inexpensive Espresso Maker. Krups makes some inexpensive Espresso Makers and I got one of their models in the $70 range. It is not a high-end appliance for sure, but I like the simplicity of this Espresso Maker. I also bought a Krups Coffee Grinder and I am grinding my own coffee beans once a week. You would be surprised that this inexpensive setup makes for really good coffee. In addition, it is so much easier to mix in different coffee flavors all the time. Some of the more expensive Espresso Makers have only room for one type of coffee bean and you are stuck with that flavor until it is empty. I have 3-4 zip lock containers in my fridge with different flavors of Espresso and more or less exotic coffees (Kona, Kaladi’s, and others). The remaining beans are in the fridge as well and I only grind enough for a few days to get most of the flavor that you do not get from pre-grinded coffees you get from the store.
I love coffee, but I do not like just any cup of coffee. I love good coffee and when I have a cup I make sure it is always a little special.