Is coffee really a magic fat loss supplement? Yes it is! But not by itself, let us explain.
Just a whiff of the black magic has been shown to improve the mood of individuals which isn't just a benefit to those around you. When our mood is improved we're more likely to adhere to our plans which means we wont be reaching for those fresh pastries Alice brings in every morning (damn you Alice). Now you're in a good mood let's look at the real hero here, caffeine.
As we know caffeine is a stimulant which not only gives us a kick up the backside so we're able to focus more and work harder but it increases our body's fat burning abilities. When we digest caffeine it begins a host of fat burning benefits like increasing our metabolic rate and the mobilisation of stored fat for fuel. One study showed improved fat loss results in both obese and lean individuals so it doesn't matter where your starting from.
If you group that together with caffeine's ability to improve Thermogenesis (heat production) and appetite suppression then your daily cup of joe (caffeinated of course) could be your single biggest weapon in the war on fat.
Studies have shown improved recovery and cognitive function in regular coffee drinkers which means you're able to get back in the gym quicker after your workout while functioning better as a human.
What to drink
Just because we've given you the go ahead doesn't mean you can knock back all those fancy coffees. An espresso and a black coffee (with a little milk if needed) is your best option and always keep your water intake high.
When to drink it
If you're using coffee to fuel your workouts then 20 - 30 minutes before is a great starting point. For those of you who simply enjoy a coffee and/or the mental benefits then spread 2-3 caffeinated coffee's throughout your day to take advantage of this and it's appetite suppression abilities. Be aware everyone that everyone is different and so is their tolerance levels so make sure you're sticking to yours.
What if I don't like coffee?
Many health stores now carry caffeine tablets which can be used but Tea would be our first option. Green tea, black and white tea's are all great source of caffeine so give those a try but remember to have them neat.
Yes coffee and caffeine is good for you and your fat loss results but even though this might seem like a magic bullet it will only work if your gun is properly looked after through diet and training.
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Speak soon, The Team.
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