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Feeling low as the ground(s)
We get free coffee at work. Do I put lots of sugar in because it almost counts as food, and will give me energy; or do I just rely on the fact that coffee suppresses appetite?

No poll, can't be arsed.
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ghoti From: ghoti Date: May 17th, 2004 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Lots of sugar would be my vote.
From: angua Date: May 17th, 2004 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)
In my healthy dieting way (yeah right) I quite often just drink endless cups of tea and coffee if I haven't got any food with me or haven't had breakfast.

Hmm.. maybe that's why my caffine withdrawal last week was so painful, I vary the amounts quite a lot but I pretty much *always* have caffine.
lnr From: lnr Date: May 17th, 2004 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Clearly you should find a day this week whn you can take a long enough lunch to claim your birthday present. Then you can be full without having to worry what it cost. *hugs*
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: May 17th, 2004 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Sugar was Barbara Woodhouse's answer to minor depression.
Mind you, why would you take the advice of a tweed-hockey-sticks stylee dog trainer?
I think you should decide on taste: I no longer like sugar in coffee.
I take sugar with tea, though.
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j4 From: j4 Date: May 17th, 2004 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Never understood the English habit of adulterating tea with sugar and cow juice.

Is this just because the Scots do it (like everything else) more sensibly, or because you're just so cosmopolitan?

Sugar with ordinary tea (e.g. Tetley) is fairly understandable to me, the tea is a bit grim and tanniny & putting sugar in it helps to make it palatable. I wouldn't dream of putting sugar (or milk) in any of the look-at-me-I'm-so-middle-class teas I drink by preference.
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: May 17th, 2004 04:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, well, what with being (ex-)working class, I ONLY drink tea that dissolves your spoon and frightens the horses anyway.
Except, obviously, in Chinese restaurants.
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imc From: imc Date: May 18th, 2004 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I am under the impression that most of the bog standard tea (with milk and sugar) we English drink comes from India. China tea is much less likely to have milk put in it (it's also something I'm not particularly keen on).
acronym From: acronym Date: May 17th, 2004 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I drink black tea with sugar, and I'm Scottish.

Just, y'know, a data point.

- A
j4 From: j4 Date: May 17th, 2004 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)
The amount of sugar I put in coffee tends to increase in proportion to the amount of stress I'm under. I don't mind the taste of sugar in coffee, I don't really care either way any more; I've sort of trained myself to be able to put up with pretty much any combination of milk and sugar in commonly-available hot beverages.

IME sugar doesn't help with depression, or rather it gives me a brief rush of energy and then a crash afterwards. Not great.

Rosemary is supposed to be good for depression. We have plenty at home, I will make rosemary tea.
nja From: nja Date: May 17th, 2004 05:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I've sort of trained myself to be able to put up with pretty much any combination of milk and sugar in commonly-available hot beverages.

I can't drink tea with sugar in (it's one of the few tastes that really make me gag for no apparent reason), but otherwise I'm not too fussy. Black coffee and tea with milk (no sugar in either) preferably, but I'll drink other combinations. Had one of those exasperated-with-parents-getting-old moments the last time I was down there, Dad made me a cup of coffee and put milk in it. So I started drinking it, put it down and went out of the room for a few minutes to find the newspaper, coming back to find it had been poured down the sink (by Dad, who was arguing with Mum about it when I returned) because Andrew doesn't have milk in his coffee. There's something that happens to people's brains when they get past sixty that makes them take all this terribly seriously - my late grandmother wouldn't have a cup of tea at 3.25 because it was "too early", then five minutes later she'd wander into the kitchen because it was time for her cup of tea.
juggzy From: juggzy Date: May 17th, 2004 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Take some of the fresh spriglets that are at the top of the plant - about five, and rub them in your palms so that they break down. Bring your hands to your face and inhale for a minute or so. Do this a couple of times, with fresh leaves. You can feel the darkness lifting. Don't tell anyone, or they'll ban Rosemary!

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