Monday, 30 September 2013

Coffee versus weight loss.

Good morning dears and happy new week to y'all! This coffee issue is a controversial one. So whether it's good or bad for weight loss, you be the judge at the end of the day. I personally love coffee, I drink it at least 3 times a week. Not because it can be a weight loss aid, but because I just love the taste and the lift it gives me. Truth be told, initially it helped me shed some weight but, now I think my body has become resistant to it, so I basically take it for pleasure. There some advantages and disadvantages associated with coffee which I will highlight soon. I just want to say that if you are   Pregnant or nursing or you have heart problems, or are prone to migraines, please avoid coffee because it will only worsen your case.
Dry coffee beans.

Advantages of coffee:

  1. It curbs hunger, Makes one feel full so you don't have to eat too much thru the day. I like it especially on days when I have to be on the road and can't get any good food. I make my coffee in a travel mug and carry it in my car.
  2. It keeps me alert and awake, especially on busy days when I didn't get enough sleep. It kick starts my morning. Sometimes I take a small cup 30 mins before I start my workout just to give me an extra boost.
  3. Coffee contains antioxidants which can fight free radicals. (free radicals are molecules responsible for aging and tissue damage.)
  4. It's basically a zero calorie drink. A cup of coffee without sugar or creamer is about 5 calories.
  5. It contains caffeine which is a stimulant. Like I said earlier it helps you to be more active thereby leading to weight loss.
Fresh cup of coffee....isn't she lovely?

Disadvantages of coffee: 
  1. It contains chemicals that stimulate the production of cortisone and adrenaline. These chemicals can increase stress levels and cause insomnia. Cortisone has been linked to increase in abdominal fat. I would advise you to limit your consumption to 1 or 2 Cups a day and don't take it after 4 pm.
  2. It acts as a duretic (it will make you pee a lot) so you have to have as much water as you can when drinking coffee. I suggest about 1 cup of water after a cup of coffee.
  3. Too much coffee can lead to over eating. It triggered something in you to make you binge on sweets and high calorie foods. (I noticed this too, it happens to me sometimes but I try to fight it. Body no be fire soon na)
This is coffee in its green state.

As with every other food when you are trying to lose weight, one has to take everything in moderation. In my opinion , moderate (1 cup a day, 2 to 3 times a week) consumption of coffee isn't bad at all especially if you don't add sugar and all those high calorie creamers. I add a satchet of sweetner (6calories) and a tea spoon of skimmed milk to mine. It has helped me shed some weight, it might help you too, i also hear coffee in its 'green state' aids weight loss more. (i didnt send you message o. Lol) I know some people will have a different opinion, please don't hesitate to share here. Take care and God bless.


  1. I found out that Coffee can also help dull joint and muscle pain if taken before exercise. However, you may want to it immediately before exercising as it may lead to an upset stomach. Also, it's good to help reduce night cravings if taken after dinner.

    1. you are so on point Ify. just that i dont like taking it after 4pm. thanks for commenting babe.

  2. It is a clinically proven fact that green coffee is one of the most effective product to loss weight this is only because of secret ingredient called chlorogenic acid which increases the metabolic rate hence more fat is burnt.

    Finn Felton

    Kopi Luwak

    1. Thanks Finn for that major info. i really needed to hear that. take care.