Cutting Out Sugar In Coffee

Measuring Spoons

I drink quite a lot of coffee, mostly decaf these days. On average I drink around 7 or 8 cups a day, and I still have sugar in them – not a lot, just half a small sugar spoon’s worth but it adds up over the day… week… year…

I’m trying to cut refined sugar out of my diet completely and this is pretty much the last area I need to get rid of.

I’ve been reducing it down each week, and that’s how I’m now at 1/2 a small spoonful but it’s hard to remember to only have “a little bit” and I often have slightly more in the evening to make it a little bit sweeter when my defences are down! I’m not managing to cut it out completely, coffee isn’t yet a pleasant experience for me with no sugar at all.

So I’ve devised a slightly more scientific plan to reduce it to zero over the next few weeks. I’ve bought a set of fun measuring spoons. The measurements are called a “Tad”, “Dash”, “Pinch”, “Smidgen”, and “Drop”! And according to the comments on Amazon they are roughly equivalent to:

Tad = 1/4 tsp
Dash = 1/8 tsp
Pinch = 1/16 tsp
Smidgen = 1/32 tsp
Drop = 1/64 tsp

So I’ll see if I can manage with just a “Tad” for the first week, then I’ll try moving down to a “Dash” and so on! And there will be no way to add “just a bit more” unless I actually add a second spoonful.

I’ll let you know if it works.