Caffeine, consumption over the long term is proven to reduce your metabolism. You start to need increasing amounts of caffiene just to stay alert. And,with a slower metabolism, you gain weight eating less food.
Caffeine also raises cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone responsible for fat storage in the body. It causes your blood sugar to spike. As the caffeine begins to wear off your blood sugar plummets. This causes you to crave sugar. In other words you think your hungry when you’re really not.
Obviously this is counterproductive to your weight loss goal. Have you ever noticed you crave carbohydrates after a cup of coffee? This is why. Your body is trying to get you to eat carbs to get your blood sugar back to where it should be.
After a caffeine high wears off you feel tired. So what do you do – have more caffeine to be alert. Then by the end of the day, most people who drink coffee, are exhausted and they dont know why. This fatigue makes it difficult to exercise which is how we should be regaining our energy.
Coffee not only is proven to add to the body fat in women, it causes you to sleep less. And, if you use cream and sugar it's adding more calories that you're not even thinking about.
Coffee will dehydrate you. Depending on your intake, you may be cancelling out the extra water you have been drinking. Caffeine can cause the body to lose calcium, and that can lead to bone loss over time.
So the disadvantages of that extra cup of joe may outweigh the benefits. Drink only one cup of a coffee a day and drink water instead.
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