7 Tips To Lose Weight Fast With Coffee
If you can’t start your morning until you’ve chugged a cup of coffee, then I have some good news for you.
In addition to a much needed shot of energy to get you going in the morning, it turns out the beverage may also help you lose weight!
I’ve decided to do some research on losing weight with coffee to share with all of my fellow coffee addicts.
#1 Sensibly Drink Coffee
You definitely don’t want to just chug 5 cups a day if you plan to use coffee as a weight loss supplement. Make sure you keep your coffee habits at a reasonable pace.
Healthy Amounts Of Coffee
A little bit of coffee goes a long way. It can temporarily quench your appetite and may encourage minimal calorie burning.
However, excessive coffee consumption can lead to increased stress levels and insomnia, both of which may lead to overeating.
Just 1 or 2 cups of fully-caffeinated coffee per day may be enough to help you lose weight.
Regulate Drinking Times
If you want to obtain the most weight-loss benefits from drinking coffee, think about spacing out your intake through the day.
Not only can this give you an added boost at work or during exercise, but may also ease food cravings.
For example, if you can safely drink 4 cups of coffee per day, you could have a cup in the morning, one at lunch, one mid-afternoon and a cup at dinner.
Adjust the schedule to see what works best for you.
If you want to drink more coffee throughout your day, try switching to a mixture of full and decaffeinated beans, often called half-caff.
This will allow you to safely drink coffee up to eight times a day and may help you lose weight more effectively.
Make sure to read product labels to ensure you’re getting half-caffeinated coffee. The label may also indicate how much caffeine is in a cup. By staying within the safe consumption limits every day, you can have as many cups of half-caff as you like.
You can also make your own half-caff by mixing one-half cup of regular coffee with one-half cup of decaf coffee. Another trick is to drink a half a cup of regular coffee with a half a cup of hot water.
#2 Get Full Physical Benefits
Your daily cup of coffee can help boost your metabolic rate helping you to burn more fat. Plus we all know caffeine gives you energy to help get through your daily activities.
With that being said, we’ll now discuss the physical benefits of coffee for weight loss.
Reduce Cravings With a Cup Of Coffee
One of coffee's positive traits is the ability to decrease your appetite. Seeing as how the more you eat, the more you gain, we can all conclude that a decreased appetite may in turn help you to lose weight.
If you find yourself wanting a second plate at the dinner table, try going for a cup of coffee instead. This may reduce your cravings until your next meal.
Augment Coffee With Water
Unlike most diuretic beverages, coffee won’t cause dehydration. Drinking coffee and water simultaneously throughout the day may also help you stay fuller longer and avoid the temptation of eating.
In addition, it can prevent you from drinking too much coffee and disrupting your sleep. Aim to get 3 liters of water a day if you are a man, and 2.2 liters if you are a woman.
Water is important to stay hydrated, but hunger may also signal thirst instead of a need for food.
Coffee Before Working Out
Coffee may stimulate thermogenesis, which is the body’s way of making heat and energy from digesting food, also known as your metabolism. It can result in the loss of some extra calories.
By sipping coffee in conjunction with a workout, you may help your body burn more calories and fat.
Drink about 200 mg of caffeine from coffee before working out to obtain optimal results. This would be the equivalent of a small regular brewed coffee from a place like Starbucks.
#3 Avoiding Pitfalls Of Caloric Coffee
Remember that with weight loss, every calorie counts, even if it is in liquid form. You definitely don’t want to add unnecessary calories when trying to lose weight.
Read Product Labels Carefully
Specialty coffee products taste great, but they can come with extra calories, extra fat, and more sugar, which can contribute to weight gain.
In addition, anything you put in your coffee like cream or sugar will increase the calorie content of your coffee.
Reading the labels of any coffee products you purchase can help you stay away from coffee that may disrupt your ability to lose weight.
Say No To Cream And Sugar
Coffee only has about 2 calories per cup. Adding cream and sugar to your coffee can significantly increase the caloric content.
If you cannot drink black coffee, use skim milk and sugar-free sweeteners instead.
Eliminate butter if you add butter (as with bulletproof coffee). One tablespoon of butter is 102 calories and has almost 12 grams of fat. Both of these can keep you from losing weight.
Make sure to get unsweetened creamers and milks. Flavored milks often use sugar or other additives that add empty calories.
Reading the nutrition information on the products can help you figure out how many calories each serving of a product has.
As I mentioned earlier, many coffee shops offer delicious specialty coffees, such as pumpkin spice or mint mocha.
These drinks are often more like desserts that have hundreds of calories and added fat. If you’re trying to lose weight, stick to simple brewed coffee and allow yourself an occasional treat.
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Try To Reduce Calories
Remember that it’s occasionally acceptable to splurge and have a specialty coffee beverage. If you really want that pumpkin spice but also want to avoid calories, consider alternative additions to reduce the calories.
Order the smallest size possible and ask for sugar-free syrup, skim milk, and artificial sweetener instead of regular options. Skip the whipped cream on top of your coffee. All of these together can help you save a lot of empty calories.
#4 Benefits And Health Concerns About Coffee
For most people, coffee can be a healthy part of the diet. It is fine to enjoy a couple of cups a day unless you can’t control your consumption.
However, caffeinated coffee may not be beneficial for everyone. Those with certain heart conditions, caffeine sensitivity, and pregnant women should stick to decaf.
Also, drinking excessive amounts may be interfering with some of the benefits because of the large amounts of caffeine they are consuming. These people may benefit from a caffeine detox to reset their tolerance.
The key is moderation, which is typically 2-3 cups a day, to get the health benefits but avoid the negative issues associated with too much caffeine.
#5 Mobilizing Fat From Fat Tissue With Coffee
Caffeine stimulates the nervous system by increasing blood levels of the hormone epinephrine.
Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, travels through your blood to your fat tissues, telling them to break down fats and release them back into your blood.
Of course, releasing fatty acids into your blood does not help you lose fat unless you are burning more calories than you consume through your diet. This condition is known as a negative energy balance.
You can reach a negative energy balance by either eating less or exercising more.
#6 Increasing Metabolism
The rate at which you burn calories at rest is called resting metabolic rate. The higher your metabolic rate, the easier it is for you to lose weight. Which also means you can eat more without gaining weight.
Studies show that caffeine can increase your metabolic rate by 3-11%, with larger doses having a greater effect.
Most of the increase in metabolism is caused by an increase in fat burning. Unfortunately, the effect is less pronounced in those who are obese.
The effect also appears to decrease with age and is greater in younger individuals.
#7 Long Term Weight Loss
One downfall of coffee is people become tolerant to the effects of caffeine over time.
Although caffeine can boost the metabolic rate and increase fat burning, after a while people become tolerant to the effects and it stops working.
Even if coffee doesn't make you decrease calories in the long term, there is still a possibility that it lessens appetite and helps you eat less.
Whether coffee or caffeine can help you lose weight in the long term, it may depend on the individual. At this point, there is no evidence of such long-term effects.
Which One Do You Like The Most?
If you decide to use coffee to lose weight, please comment the method you tried and let everyone know the effects it had on you.
Don’t forget to share these insights to your friends and family so they can lose weight, too!