How to lose weight fast is the million dollar question for dieters – and now one expert has explained how drinking coffee in the morning can help.
Nutritionist Sarah Flowers advises drinking the beverage first thing to “boost both concentration and energy levels” but also to slim down.
One of the ways it does this is to boost metabolism. Sarah explained: “Your daily cup of coffee can help boost your metabolic rate, by stimulating thermogenesis, helping you in turn to burn more fat.
“Coffee also contains Chlorogenic acid, which helps to slow down the absorption of carbohydrates, as well as stimulating the hormone Epinephrine, which helps to break down fat.
“Before you start guzzling coffee all day long, the fat burning effect diminishes the more coffee you have and you could become intolerant to its effects, so it is actually better to choose your coffee wisely and drink only a cup or two per day to enjoy all the benefits.”
Caffeine also acts as a stimulant, boosting energy and burning more fat stores
Gym goers will be pleased to learn coffee could give them an extra advantage. Sarah said: “Caffeine has been shown to help improve performance in the gym, especially when it comes to endurance sports or HIIT, which is why so many diet pills and sports nutrition contain elements of caffeine.
“Caffeine also acts as a stimulant, boosting energy and burning more fat stores. Caffeine also stimulates the central nervous system, which has been said to help make exercise feel less arduous when training.”
Those looking to further boost their metabolism and burn fat should try Skinny Coffee Club mixes, www.skinnycoffeeclub.com.
Sarah advised: “Skinny Coffee Club coffee mixes are a great beverage for anyone who wants to boost their weight loss. They contain a blend of ground coffee, green coffee bean extract, green tea extract, Garcinia Cambogia and Siberian ginseng, all of which work together to help speed up metabolism, reduce appetite and burn more fat.
“They also contain Siberian ginseng, the ultimate adaptogen herb which also helps balance the adrenals.”
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Another type of coffee to try is Bullet Proof, which is coffee blended with butter or coconut oil.
Sarah said: “Bullet Proof coffee may sound a bit odd, but it is incredibly popular with the low carb/ketogenic community, as well as athletes who want to boost their energy and performance as well as reduce appetite.
“Bullet proof coffee is also said to help boost your concentration and cognitive skills. To make your own bullet proof coffee, simply blend freshly brewed coffee in a blender with grass-fed butter and coconut or MCT oil.”
Finally, coffee can help to reduce appetite – perfect for those whose diet has got out of control and need help eating normal amounts of food.
Sarah explained: “Coffee can stimulate thermogenesis (heat and energy) which in turn reduces appetite and need, temporarily, for food.
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“Coffee also contains chlorogenic acid, which helps to slow down the absorption of carbohydrates and supresses our hunger hormone, Ghrelin. This hormone is stimulated by carbohydrates, which sits in our stomach and growling at us to feed it more and more.
“Carbohydrates also shut off our leptin response – this is the hormone that tells our brain when we are full. By supressing ghrelin and stimulating leptin, we can effectively reduce our appetite.
“It is also interesting to note that decaffeinated coffee still contains the important Chlorogenic Acid, and therefore could still produce an appetite supressing effect.
“A word of caution though to coffee lovers who are partial to more than a simple cup of black coffee. Some coffees, such as milky lattes and cappuccinos, can contain a huge number of calories and sugars, all of which can contribute to weight gain, as well as increasing our insulin and ghrelin levels.
:If you are opting for coffee to help lose weight, choose a simple black coffee or one with a dash of milk and avoid sugar and drinks laden with syrup and lots of milk.”