How much do you like coffee? According to USA Today, as many as 83% of US adults drink coffee and according to Wikipedia in 2017, there were about 245,300,000 adults in the US. Well, if you are one of the coffee lovers then you can use this to lose weight. This article is more about how much and which coffee you need to drink to speed up fat burning in your body, but not a coffee diet.
What does science think?
A recent study showed “Rats that consumed the caffeine extracted from mate tea gained 16% less weight and accumulated 22% less body fat than rats that consumed decaffeinated mate tea.”
“For four weeks, the rats in the study ate a diet that contained 40% fat, 45% carbohydrate and 15% protein. They also ingested one of the forms of caffeine in an amount equivalent to that of a human who drinks four cups of coffee daily.”
This means that four cups of coffee in the day will help you burn fat 22% faster.
Which coffee to drink?
Do you think that drinking your favorite Starbucks coffee helps you lose weight? Well yes, but actually no. Caffeine does help us with fat burning, but there are still calories in coffee. Coffee with various syrups is very high in calories.
- “Espresso” – 4 kcal
- “an Americano” – 6.1 kcal
- “Cappuccino” – 8.8 kcal
- “Turkish coffee” – 12 kcal
- “Late” – 26.1 kcal
- “an Americano” with milk – 37 kcal
- “Latte macchiato” – 90 kcal
- “Mocha” – 145 kcal
- “Frappuccino” – 215 kcal
If you add syrup, chocolate, cream, and other additives, the calorie content will rise to 300-350. This is quite a lot if you are dieting. It’s best to make your own coffee with natural additives like cinnamon. This way you can control the number of calories and choose your favorite coffee.
- Yes, coffee helps us burn fat.
- Drink 3-4 cups of coffee for the maximum effect. (Don’t drink coffee on an empty stomach)
- Avoid coffee with additives such as syrup, chocolate, marshmallows.
- Drink coffee with natural supplements like cinnamon, low-fat milk or orange juice.
- No sugar