Does Coffee Increases or Decreases your Weight?

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Are you a fan of coffee? Drinking every day and wondering if it adds your weight, or not? Well, you’ll get your answer here. Does coffee increases or decreases your weight? The answer is..

YES but..
• Only if you drink a caffeinated cup of coffee within an hour before you work out so…
o You can have more energy to workout harder and longer to burn more calories to lose weight faster
o Caffeine helps your body use or burn mostly only fat for energy while you work out
o As a Bonus: Caffeine increases your metabolism and suppresses.
• Only if your coffee doesn’t have a whole lot of extra added calories from creams & sugars
• Only if you drink about 1-to-2 cups of coffee per day so on the other hand

NO..
It is not okay to drink more than 1-to-2 cups of coffee because when trying to lose weight because in the long run. Too much coffee and caffeine will only make you gain weight mainly by making you eat too much because:

  • Caffeine increases the stress hormone cortisol and cortisol increases your cravings for sugary, salty & fatty foods that make you gain weight
  • The sugars and creams you put in your coffee will cause your blood sugar levels to rapidly go up and then right back down making you hungry for more food
  • The artificial sweeteners like Nutrasweet, Equal, & Sweet N Low that you use in your coffee will make you gain weight by also increasing your cravings (just like diet sodas do)
  • Too much caffeine will also make your blood sugar levels go up and down quickly increasing hunger.

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What happens when you drink a lot of coffee?

You’re going to end up drinking too many calories that does nothing to satisfy your appetite and when you’re on a basic diet you don’t want a large part of your diet made up of liquid coffee, soda and/or tea calories.
So basically, if you want to lose weight while drinking coffee & caffeine you need to observe the following.

  • Drink no more than 1-to-2 cups of coffee per day
  • Drink those 1-to-2 cups within 1 hour of working out to lose weight faster
  • Limit the amount of sugar and creams you use
  • Use natural sweeteners like Sweetleaf, Sun Crystals , Stevia,Truvia or PureVia
  • Avoid using the artificial sweeteners like Nutrasweet, Equal, Sweet N Low, Sweet Twin, Sugar Twin, Splenda, Sunett & Sweet One that make you gain weight

But what does “too much caffeine” means?

Well, that answer will vary from person-to-person but generally when it comes to burning fat faster. All you need is about 50-to-300mg of caffeine within an hour of working out to get the energy boosting & accelerated fat burning benefits and More than 300-to-600mg of caffeine per day is too much because it may lead to side effects like nausea, headaches, trouble sleeping, nervousness, irritability or fast heartbeat but when you’re trying to find out the right amount of caffeine for you, try the following.

  • Start off with only 50mg, 1 cup of coffee, ½ can of red bull or ½ the serving size of your fat burner
  • If that doesn’t give you the energy boost you need then get more caffeine
  • But once you get to a point where you need more than 300-to-600mg
  • You’re going to have to bring your tolerance levels back down by not taking so much caffeine for next few days, weeks or months so you can continue to get an energy boost off the safer 50-to-300mg of caffeine.

Since your body gets used to caffeine very quickly and usually (depending on which study you look at) within 2-to-12 days of taking 50-to-300mg of caffeine daily the fat burning & energy boosting effects will wear off because your body has gotten used to or developed a tolerance to the 50-to-300mg of caffeine you’re taking and that’s why your fat burners, cups of coffee and energy drinks stop giving you an energy boost because you use them too much without giving yourself a break from caffeine. So remember these: Once you get to a point where you need more than 300-to-600mg. You’re going to have to gradually stop using so much caffeine for a couple of days, weeks or months so you can reset or lower your tolerance to caffeine so that you can go back to increasing your metabolism, burning more fat and getting an energy boost off the much safer 50-to-300mg per day.

Amount of caffeine in coffee, energy drinks & supplements

Coffee & Teas

• Coffee brewed: 100mg
• Coffee dripped: 150mg
• Instant coffee: 50-to-100mg
• Starbucks Brewed Coffee: 180mg
• Starbucks Instant Coffee: 140mg
• Espresso 1 oz.: 40-to-75 mg
• Green Tea: 25-to-40mg
• Brewed Tea: 50-to-100mg
• Iced Tea: 10-to-30mg

*All amounts except espresso are based on 1 cup or 8 oz. serving sizes

Energy Drinks

• 5 hour energy 2 oz.: 138mg
• AMP sugar free 8 oz.: 74 mg
• Cocaine Energy Drink sugar free 8 oz.: 280mg
• Enviga 12 oz.: 100mg
• Full Throttle 16oz: 200mg
• Red Bull sugar free 8 oz.: 80mg
• Rockstar Zero Carb 16 oz.: 240mg
• Monster Zero Ultra 16 oz.: 135mg
• No Fear sugar free 8 oz.: 77 mg
• SoBe NO FEAR sugar free 8 oz.: 154mg
• VAULT Zero sugar free 8 oz.: 47 mg

Supplements & Fat burners

• 4ever Fit Caffeine: 200mg
• Cellucor C4 Extreme: 135mg
• Cellucor Super HD: 160mg
• Jack3d Micro: 180mg
• Nutrex Lipo-6: 200mg
• Hydroxycut Hardcore: 270mg
• MusclePharm Shred Matrix: 150mg
• MuscleTech NeuroCore: 120mg
• Xenadrine XT: 270mg

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