Coffee Diet: Can Your Daily Cup Lead to Weight Loss?

Coffee Diet: Can Your Daily Cup Lead to Weight Loss?

Andy Andy
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Coffee lovers looking to tip the scales in their favor might find the concept of a “coffee diet” intriguing. With coffee already an integral part of your daily routine, leveraging it as a tool to lose weight could be an effortless addition to your routine.

Understanding the Coffee Diet

But what exactly is the coffee diet? Also known as the “coffee cleanse,” this new way to detox and achieve weight loss involves upping your coffee intake or drinking coffee after every low-calorie meal as part of a low-calorie diet. 

There are also studies suggesting that it has to be coffee with a high phenol content. Phenols are the antioxidants found in your coffee drinks, and according to studies, the higher the phenol content, the more health benefits and slimming effects you get.

Before you get too excited over this coffee diet, however, you have to know what this game plan is and what it’s not. That way, you know what to expect, how to approach it, how to make it work for you in terms of weight loss, and be able to tell if it’s actually worth a try.

To help you out, here are some important things you should know about how your favorite Bones Coffee affects your nourishment, your eating habits, and your weight loss journey.


Boosting Metabolism with Coffee

First of all, coffee is a calorie-free beverage, so you can drink as much as you want without worrying about calorie intake. Unless, of course, you like your cup of joe with sugar and milk, then it may not be as guilt-free as you imagined. 

In general, though, black coffee can boost your metabolism. According to studies, caffeine can increase your resting metabolic rate (RMR), which is the rate at which you burn calories at rest, by 3% to 11%. The same studies show that larger doses of caffeine have a greater effect, which is beneficial for weight loss.

Caffeine also stimulates the nervous system, increasing the blood levels of the epinephrine hormone (a.k.a. adrenaline), which travels through the blood to the fat tissues and signals them to break down fats and contribute to a calorie deficit.


Controlling Appetite with Coffee

Coffee can suppress appetite, and thus, it helps you eat less and stick to whatever diet plan you’re into. The reduced food cravings make you take in fewer calories, so apart from the fact that it aids with the faster burning of fat, it also functions like your supportive buddy who discourages you from eating another croissant. Your body, in turn, won’t have to worry about burning excess fats and helps maintain your calorie intake.


The Real Deal

According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, a cup of coffee a day may help you burn an extra nine calories per hour. However, nine calories is not a lot. Even if you multiply it by 24 hours, it won’t be enough for you to notice any significant difference in your body weight, especially if the calorie intake you take in is still more than you burn, which is a crucial aspect of weight loss.

Also, our body can develop tolerance to caffeine intake over time, so caffeine intake can boost the metabolic rate and increase fat burning until we become tolerant to the effects and it stops working.

In reality, while the coffee diet can help you lose weight minimally, the result may not be long-term, and it may not help you lose weight as fast as proper diet and exercise would. So if you really want a diet that works, combine your coffee-drinking habits with a sensible eating plan and a regular workout.

*Remember, we’re not doctors! Check with your doctor before trying any diet.

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