well I hate to blow your theory but I drink a little coffee with my creamer. Creamer being coffeemate or any other powdered creamer. I go through about 4 HUGE jars a month. Sorry no color changes. Than again everyone is different. You should see what spinach does to me. hahaha!
You know what's really sick? This topic is getting a huge response. We are a lot sicker than I thought.
I saw this and joined this site just so that I could pass something on to you Okie. I too used to drink about 4 'vats' (that's the name my husband and I gave to the large cans) of coffeemate a month. I began to experience some strange symptoms just this year (2009). I began to rapidly gain weight no matter how I tried to diet or exercise (I'd been dieting off and on for the past few years) ..and to have slight itching in my hands. I've had allergic reactions before so I recognized the itching. The weight was weird because it felt more like my body was swelling. I couldn't figure out what was going on.
Well long story short..I finally read the label on the 'vat' one day and realized that at 10 calories a teaspoon and 500 teaspoons in a can ..I was consuming 5000 extra calories a week just from the Coffeemate alone. I stopped drinking it..immediately. ..Approximately 2-3 days later I felt 100% better. Within a week I had energy that I hadn't had in years and was visibly shrinking. I began to reform this chest area where just a few days before I'd had nothing but gigantic, swollen cleavage. I could actually put my hand up and feel my chest. I can now reach around and scratch the middle of my back with complete ease. ..And sleep. I can sleep again. I am not obese by any means but I had gained weight (swollen) and my energy level was reduced to an all time low. I had achiness in various parts of my body..all of which began to cease when I gave up the Coffeemate. ..I believe I am allergic to something in it.
This didn't happen overnight. It all started about 2002..when I began to regularly drink coffee at work. My energy level started slipping and I begin to have to work like a demon to keep the weight off. ..That became worse after I married and began to make coffee at home everyday. It reached an apex starting last fall until I stopped having Coffeemate at all during the first week of February (2009).
The symptoms began very slowly then became worse over time. And just think, if I hadn't become aware of the calories I was consuming by drinking so much of it ..I would never have discovered that what I was experiencing were allergic side effects from it. I consider it poison now. ..If someone drinks only a little ..then, to me, it's like they are taking only a little arsenic. Slow poisoning. .If someone drinks a lot of it..they may be rapidly killing themselves. ...So please be careful with that stuff. ..You may be in for a pretty bad experience down the line.
Post Edited (Ashima) : 2/27/2009 6:25:56 PM (GMT-7)