When it comes to weight loss, there is a variety of substances people use to speed along the process. Today, we will discuss four popular, albeit every day, items people believe will assist them in their weight loss endeavors.
Is there anything better than the robust aroma of your favorite “Joe” first thing in the morning? Were you aware that coffee is also a diuretic? You thought you were simply regular in the morning when all along it was your first cup of coffee that got things moving in that department.
Coffee has its uses.
It is a delicious way to perk up your morning and if drank in moderation, there are no real health issues. It has gained notoriety as a diet aid because it is believed to suppress appetite and boost metabolism.
While it may have some suppression effects, they are negligible as are any boosts to your metabolism. However, it is better than munching a Granola, because it has added sugar in it.
How to drink Coffee?
Black coffee is the best option. Alright, mixing some milk or cream is fine. But absolutely no sugar or artificial sweetener. Sugar makes your coffee poison, not deadly though.
Black is beautiful – isn’t it? So, practice drinking black coffee. Slowly it becomes sweeter than hot kisses!
How much to drink?
Most people drink 2 cups of coffee per day. When you are trying to lose weight, you can drink up to 4 cups. Make sure that you are not getting addicted to it.
What are the side effects?
Really? Does coffee cause side effects? Yes, only if you consume it in large quantity. Coffee is diuretic, but overdose may lead to constipation! Some people are allergic to caffeine, so coffee is not for them.
Over consumption of coffee/caffeine may cause irregular heartbeat, nausea and stomach upsets etc. So, limit your caffeinated drinks intake.
Do you get a boost from energy drinks or coffee? Caffeine is the ingredient responsible for your jump in energy. Therefore, some people feel like it is a viable option for losing weight.
Individuals who are looking for a boost but do not care for the taste of coffee or the diuretic effect, tend to turn to this substance.
Can caffeine help you lose weight?
In the short term, you could see some improvement, but the problem with caffeine is the fact that your body will become immune to the effects. This means you will constantly have to increase the amount you take in and at some point, this could become a health issue.
How to take caffeine?
Simple, drink coffee. If you don’t like coffee or don’t wan to drink lots of it, then taking supplements is viable option. Caffeine supplements are cheap, and you can buy it from Amazon or vitamin shops.
However, caffeine pills by itself are not very effective alone. In the past, the combination of Caffeine+Ephedrine was popular. Ever heard of ‘Hydroxycut fat burner’? Yes, the original Hydroxycut had this deadly combo of Caffeine and Ephedrine.
It was popularly known as ECA stack (Ephedra + Caffeine + Amphetamine). Now the public health watchdog FDA has banned the usage of Ephedra in dietary supplements. But supplements manufacturers found another ingredient called ‘Citrus Aurantium’ which mimics Ephedra!
Read this > Best Illegal Fat Burner: ECA Stack
Yes, Crazybulks Clenbutrol contains both Caffeine and Citrus Aurantium (Synephrine) that can help you burn fat quickly. Read the full review here.
What is this anhydrous thing? Caffeine occurs naturally in plants with cacao, tea and coffee being the most obvious examples. Caffeine without water and impurity becomes ‘Caffeine Anhydrous’
How it is made?
Caffeine anhydrous is distilled through a specific celebratory process. Through the process, chemicals and water are removed from it, leaving a dry pure form known as anhydrous caffeine.
As you can imagine, this form of caffeine is more potent, and therefore more prone to being utilized in weight loss supplemens. The question is will it help and should you consider it? We have already discussed the issue of caffeine and weight loss, you will have these same issues since this substance shares the same side effect profile. Additionally, there is a significantly increased risk of overdose, even to lethal levels.
Where to get Caffeine Anhydrous?
Coke: Regular or Diet
The Regular Coke
Coke, soda, pop, whatever name you give it, this carbonated, caffeinated drink is not generally considered a viable option for weight loss.
Yes, they contain the caffeine to give the body a bit of a boost, but the sugar content pretty much negates any positive weight loss benefits.
What about Diet Coke?
Many people want to lose weight, but they have a hard time giving up their favorite beverages, so they turn to the diet alternatives. Unfortunately, studies are showing these drinks are worse for you than their sugared counterparts. In fact, they are increasing the risk of diabetes regardless of the person’s body weight.
What happens with diet coke?
For starters, the artificial sweetener tastes much sweeter, which tells the body sugar is on the way so convincingly, it kicks up the insulin release, which in turn stores body fat!
Drinking diet coke can cause ‘insulin resistance’ which is bad for your tummy fat. When you reach this ‘zone’ you constantly feel hungry within couple of hours after eating full meal. This can lead into over-eating and destroy your weight loss efforts.
Over-eating, binge-eating, and emotional eating are all result of ‘insulin resistance’. Of course, there is another thing called ‘Leptin-resistance’ as well which is related to ‘hungry & full’ hormone.
So, what you must do?
Kick the coke and kiss the coffee!
What about Green Tea?
Yes, Green tea leaves contains caffeine. But that is not the only reason why you should drink green tea. There are lots of health benefits. Read this article for more information.
A little boost to your day could help you get that workout in or give you the energy to take the stairs rather than the elevator.
At the end of the day, however, you do not want to rely on this substance in any of the above forms for consistent and healthy weight loss.