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Should You Drink Coffee If You’re On A Diet?

Some people are under the impression that if you drink coffee while on a diet it will actually hinder weight loss, while others believe that it will boost your metabolism, but hinder your energy levels. Some believe it can actually boost energy and metabolism, making it a great addition to a diet and exercise plan (in moderation). The range of opinions is wide ranging but when you sit down and talk to an open minded health care professional about it they can explain why the range is so different.

Most of us don’t drink the same type of coffee drink, many going for the “dessert” like concoctions instead, like gourmet Donut house k-cups, or a frappucino at Starbucks. Coffee, when you get it at a local cafe, comes is a wide variety of choices beyond a straight up drip coffee. When it comes to adding a coffee to your weight loss plan they don’t mean the blends that are packed with calories, full fat milk, whip cream, sugary syrups – you get the picture. Obviously mocha/syrup/sugar filled blends aren’t going to be an asset when it comes to losing weight, so whether you drink regular ground coffee or coffee from k-cups, you need to make sure you minimize the amount of sweeteners in your brew. On the other hand, if you opt for straight coffee with low fat milk or half and half, and perhaps a natural sweetener, you’ll be alright, and as long as you enjoy it in moderation it delivers some great benefits. If you drink coffee first thing in the morning with your breakfast, it can boost your metabolism and in a big way; it’s a great way to start the day.

Coffee is better in moderation and you need to make sure that you keep it at that level. If you drink too much and go overboard you can end up lowering your metabolism, decreasing your energy levels and eventually causing dehydration.

Coffee can boost your metabolism and deliver better results when you’re working out and trying to lose weight so make sure it’s a healthy part of your diet.

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