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Is Coffee Good For Weight Loss

by Repfuel Sports 02 May 2023 0 Comments

Let’s Talk About Coffee Today!!

About 80% of world’s adult population consume coffee either in their daily routine or occasionally. We are so dependent on coffee that a day without a cup of coffee (can make us feel lethargic all day) is a nightmare. Morning Coffee has become a sacred part of our lives. For some people, coffee even acts as their morning alarm. In fact, coffee has become the most used compound around the world and has multiple metabolic effects. (Let’s dive into that discussion) We’ll continue to talk about this later in the article.

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

As per the latest coffee statistics of (from) international coffee originations, approximately 1.4 billion cups of coffee are consumed around the world every day. Majority of the studies conducted on effects of coffee on an individual’s health suggested that a moderate coffee consumption (3-5 cups per day) is no reason to be alarmed.

When we consume a 250ml cup of coffee we are basically consuming 80-150 mg of caffeine in our body and it’s rarely seen that any regular coffee consumer stops at just 1 cup so let’s take the consumption we are getting in at least 4 cups, which is equals to around 320-450 mg of caffeine in a day. Although coffee is regarded to be safe according to “Food and Drug administration” but it’s still recommended to monitor your caffeine intake to avoid any health related issues.

Role of Caffeine?

Caffeine that is present inside coffee is responsible for providing energy-boosting effects; which also increases alertness by stimulating our central nervous system, which eventually enhances our focus towards the workout. On top of that, a research has established that coffee have some positive effects on overall health as well, such as lowering the risk of heart failure and even improving memory. In spite having many health benefits it still confuses people when the metabolic effects of the coffee are brought up in regards with weight loss. 

How Does Coffee Help to Lose Weight?

When you are drinking coffee without too many added sweeteners and whipped creams, then yes! coffee can help you lose weight. Research has proved that regular coffee consumption can help promote weight loss over time.

However, consuming more than 400 mg caffeine in a day can be dangerous for your health.

Coffee has activated caffeine that suppresses hunger. You will probably eat less and consume fewer calories if you drink coffee half an hour to 4 hours before a meal. It can also curb your hunger between meals. Eating less leads to a calorie deficit that can aid in losing weight.

Boost energy level- Coffee boosts the energy level in your body, helping you to perform better during your workout. It increases cognitive sharpness and focus so that you can intensify your workouts to lose weight. This appetite suppressor may work longer for people who are suffering from obesity if they consume a moderate amount of coffee.

May promote fat burn- Consuming coffee may increase the rate of burning fat in your body. It encourages your body to use stored fat and boosts your energy to become more active during the workout. The epinephrine hormone stimulates the nervous system and sends signals to the adipose cells to direct them to break down fats; intake of Coffee increases the release of these hormones and balances the body fat distribution and inhibits fat storage.

Why Does Coffee Cause Weight Loss?

Nutrients like niacin, magnesium and antioxidants that are present in coffee helps in improving the metabolic process which further helps in the process of fat loss. Improved digestive system and metabolism can be helpful in promoting weight loss.

Weight loss is always associated with less calorie intake. Taking Coffee, which is low in calories (if taken without sweeteners and whipped creams and what not) can benefit you in losing weight.

It can easily tackle your physical tiredness by boosting your energy during workouts, so you can intensify your workout to lose more weight. Additionally, being a hunger suppressant, taking coffee before meals can lead to eating less and save you from extra calorie intake.

Some facts you should know before taking coffee for weight loss

Coffee helps to reduce weight, but you should keep one thing in mind, coffee has diminishing results which means it will provide you with some weight loss once you start consuming it on a regular basis, but once you stop consuming it on a regular basis, you might regain the weight that you've lost and all your hard work will be a waste. The sugar and saturated fat in a coffee beverage loaded with whipped cream and flavoured syrup might also diminish its benefits and give you extra calories. If that’s how you prefer your coffee this article isn’t for you.

Having higher consumption of coffee doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be getting faster results in losing weight. Certainly, coffee helps you digest and burn off calories, but it is only in a small amount. It increases metabolic rate by 3-11%, which means it makes losing weight easier. However, drinking more than 5 cups of coffee which may have more than 400 mg of caffeine might cause some serious side effects like anxiety, jitteriness, and nausea.

Coffee may interfere with your sleep-It takes almost 10 hours for caffeine to be completely eliminated from your body. This is because the half-life of caffeine is 5 hours and when you ingest coffee only 50% of caffeine remains in your body. The residual caffeine remains in your body and affects you for up to another 5 hours. So even if you drink coffee much before your bedtime, it may keep you energized for quite a while, which may interfere with your night's sleep and can cause a lack of sleep. And lack of sleep can negatively affect losing weight.

Caffeine can irritate your guts- Coffee may be not a good choice for people, who suffer from acid reflux or heartburn. If you feel uncomfortable after drinking coffee, then you may experience a hard time working out, and that would be unpleasant. People who have digestive issues might want to avoid taking coffee in these certain conditions.

Bottom Line

The effect of caffeine is highly individualized; some people consume 3-4 cups in a day, while people who have low caffeine tolerance can feel jittery even if they consume low doses. However, never use coffee as a meal replacement. Coffee can be considered a safe drink if consumed in moderation and will have a good effect on losing weight.

Sip a steaming cup of your coffee and enjoy your day!!

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