First of all, it’s important to address how weight is lost. Although factors like hormones and age play a role, ultimately it is through eating a well balanced diet.
while coffee may play a role in boosting your metabolism and reducing your appetite, the jury’s out on the extent of the impact.
“Probably not, and certainly not without a calorie deficit. Weight management is far more complex than sipping on cups of coffee and watching the pounds of fat melt away.”
Research suggests that caffeine may reduce your appetite, potentially resulting in you eating fewer calories. But there are caveats. “While coffee can slightly reduce your hunger hormone ghrelin, we are not sure how significant the appetite suppressing effects are,” says Dr. Vishnumohan.
“Coffee intake speeds up metabolism, likely due to the caffeine content,” explains Lon Ben-Asher, registered dietitian at Pritikin Longevity Center. “It enhances fat-burning through increased thermogenesis [the production of heat] and stimulation of neurotransmitters such as adrenaline.”
While coffee may have a modest role to play in your weight loss plan, you’ll want to avoid common mistakes which could result in unintended weight gain.
“You can cut calories by using cinnamon to sweeten your coffee.” Speaking of added calories, resist the urge to add a cake to your coffee order. Try consuming your coffee at home with eggs to keep you feeling full and avoid temptation.