Cutting down on sugar, using my Nespresso Machine

I am currently into my 2nd week of a diet plan (90 days of agonising discipline) and before the plan, I took a medical check up and found that my sugar levels were on the high side.

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Based on my report, my glucose level is 5.8 compared to the standard range of 3.9 to 5.5. The doctor said I needed to cut down on my sugar intake and I was really thinking what are the items which I normally consume that is high in sugar and the first thing that popped into my mind was my Nescafe 3-in-1 coffee. I consume a lot of that and I normally use two sachets at a time to make a tall glass of hot coffee. Sometimes I drink coffee 3 times a day which meant I am using up to 6 sachets which I think definitely caused my sugar levels to spike up.

So first thing first, I got rid of my 3-in-1 coffee and started using the Nespresso Machine that I have at home.

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I got this machine in Sydney when I was there earlier this year in March. There was a promotion going for it at Harvey Norman and managed to snap up one at the price of AUS$159 (if I can recall correctly) at the time. All this while, my wife has been using this machine as I thought that the process of ordering capsules and waiting for them to arrive a bit tedious.

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Thanks to my recent medical test results, I have decided to jump on the bandwagon and started making coffee and using as little sugar as I can. Normally, I would use up to 3 teaspoon of sugar with my coffee for a standard cup. Now I am sticking to just one teaspoon of brown sugar.

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I had to learn first of all how to operate the machine from my wife as well as what sort of mixture. She tried making a couple of cups for me at first but I felt that it was rather weak. So now my combination involves two capsules of Dharkan, make two shots of espresso with it and mix it with frothed milk and a teaspoon of brown sugar. I also gotten quite a number of tips on Facebook so now I just ordered 150 capsules from the website (free shipping, yay!) and ordered a capsule stand on eBay, I hope to slowly wean off sugar completely in my coffee.

Here is to a healthier living and diet!