Coffee & Weight Loss:
Coffee and weight loss have often been linked causally, but does that mean that coffee can help you lose weight? In a way, yes.
You see although the research on the link between drinking coffee and losing weight isn’t close to reaching a consensus, there are legitimate reasons that the link could exist. This doesn’t mean that you should double or triple your daily dose coffee, but you should know that the one cup you do have can simply boost fat loss efforts.
There are three specific reasons coffee has been linked to weight loss;
Appetite Suppressant: The caffeine in coffee can suppress your appetite, which inevitably will lead to weight loss particularly if you currently consume more calories than your body needs. This appetite suppression, however, is somewhat inconclusive right now as there is no way to gauge exactly how long the appetite will be suppressed.
Water Weight: For many dieters the caffeine in coffee has diuretic properties which makes you go to the bathroom more. This loss of water will have a positive impact on your weight, but you should keep in mind that this is just water weight not body fat. The temporary loss of water weight will make your weight go down, but not so significantly that you can forego a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Fat Burning: Another way in which coffee and fat loss are linked is due to the thermogenic properties of coffee. The caffeine found in coffee boosts your metabolism so you can burn more of the calories you consume. This can help with weight loss because if you’re burning more calories, fewer of them are being converted—and stored—as fat. When doubled with a calorie controlled diet, its clear to see how this can boost fat loss
More Coffee = More Weight Loss?
Should you drink more coffee to boost your weight loss efforts?
The negative side effects of drinking too much coffee could outweigh the weight loss benefits of coffee. I wouldn’t suggest increase the amount of coffee you already drink each day; just enjoy the weight loss boost you get from your regular coffee regimen.