We see all these tiny celebrities photographed clutching cups of Starbucks and running around with coffee cups that are bigger than they are. They look like they live off the stuff! It’s commonly believed that caffeine will help you lose weight. It’s said to raise your metabolism and help you burn calories. There is a fad drink in the US right now that is packed full off caffeine and because of the high levels of caffeine it makes you twitch and shake. It’s said this will help you lose weight because your burning calories as you are moving more.
Coffee is the main source of caffeine in a person’s diets other than fizzy drinks. On average many people will drink between 2-3 cups a day. With dozens of people drink a lot more than this. Coffees caffeine content is very high between 80-120mg per 8oz cup.
Caffeine is said to raise the metabolism and increase the amount of calories you burn. But this isn’t the whole story. In many cases caffeine can prevent weight loss by slowing down your metabolism. Drinking coffee releases endorphins. This can make you feel better and raise your metabolic levels. So you not only feel good you feel a bit more awake and perky! The good part about that is that when drunk before exercise it can act as an aid to making you exercise for longer s you are less tired.
However, caffeine raises the cortisol levels, which could leave you feeling a lot more hungry As cortisol is a stress hormone, the body programmes itself to build up fat in stressful situations. The tummy area normally results from this kind of fat build up due to the elevation of cortisol.
To help your body not to raise the cortisol levels, you need to think about the way you’re going to drink your coffee. Eating a breakfast with your morning coffee can help reduce the stress levels caffeine puts on your body. Don’t drink coffee when you have an empty stomach, especially in the morning. Think about how you’re going to drink it, if you’re not an espresso fan try an Americano or add a dash of milk. Try if you can not to have sugar, good quality espressos do not need sugar. Consider adding espresso to water which makes it easier to drink without adding sugar or milk
Remember that if you want to lose weight you do need to reduce your calorie intake, exercise and a lot of effort! Don’t give up your coffee break! It is a bit of a hit and misses with caffeine and weight loss. Think about what your drinking, drink it in moderation, and don’t drink it when you’re hungry!
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