Should Coffee Be A Part Of Your Weight Loss Plan?

As you go about your diet plan, one beverage that you may stop and wonder about from time to time is coffee. Most adults do require their morning ‘fix’ to get their day going and don’t give it a second thought. It’s likely a natural habit by now, something you do just as easily as brushing your teeth in the morning.
But, is that morning cup of coffee ideal if you’re aiming to lose body fat?
In order to answer this question effectively, there are a few important things that you should note. Let’s have a look at what they are so that you can get the truth behind whether coffee is a beverage that you should be consuming.
The Type Of Coffee
The very first and possibly most important thing to take note of is the type of coffee you’re drinking. If you’re downing a coffee house prepared coffee that’s complete with whip cream, syrup, and other additives, that coffee is definitely not going to be doing your body justice.
It’ll often pack in 300-500 calories depending on the precise variety and size you get, so as you can imagine, not something that will move you forward towards weight loss.
If you’re having a plain black coffee however, then there will be no added calories, so from a calorie balance perspective, not a bad option at all. Just keep in mind that loading it up with calorie free artificial sweeteners is not in your best interest because although these contain no calories, they are definitely not natural for your body.
The Caffeine Content
The next thing to note about coffee is the caffeine content. Caffeine does provide a nice dose of energy and can also help to speed up your metabolic rate, so from that side of things, could assist with the weight loss process.
Since caffeine is added in many of the fat burner supplements out there, your morning cup could serve as a replacement to these.
That said, some people find that caffeine causes their blood sugar levels to be unstable and if that’s the case, you’re best off avoiding it. Shaky blood sugar levels are going to provoke a hunger response, so could have you consuming more food than you should.
Smarter Options
So if you decide against having coffee, what is a better option? A better option to choose instead would be Green tea. Green tea is a more natural substance to be putting in the body and will also offer antioxidant protection, so it will help your health if you consume it regularly.
Like regular coffee, Green tea is also calorie free and while it does contain caffeine, to doesn’t contain nearly as much as coffee does.
So there you have some of the facts to remember about coffee. If you can do without it and wean yourself off the caffeine, you’ll likely be better off. But if you can’t, then make sure you choose your coffee wisely and it shouldn’t hinder the weight loss process.


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Tamara Gehring

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