Caffeine Helps Boost Your Metabolism
Now that the holidays are over, the overindulgences we got ourselves into are becoming our New Year’s Resolution to climb out of. All of those cookies and pies and wine come at a price and your body is paying for it! With all the hype gone, we’re left to sit in piles of presents that we have nowhere to put and forced to drag ourselves back to work, giving us no time to recuperate from all the running around we’ve done. I don’t know about you, but my body is spent and I’m finding it hard to afford all of that wine now that I’m glued to an office chair again.
Here's where all that coffee you drink comes in. If you drink it black or with little to no additions, coffee can actually help you lose weight. Here are two ways coffee can help you lose.
Caffeine Can Boost Your Metabolism:
Caffeine jumpstarts the process of lipolysis, which is when your body releases free fatty acids into the bloodstream. When this occurs, your body is essentially breaking down fat stores to convert it into energy. In short, caffeine boosts your metabolism slightly and helps to burn fat.
Caffeine Can Boost Your Energy:
Even for those who have never touched a drop to their lips before, know that when coffee is mentioned, it’s most often, globally referred to as waking the f@*^ up. A kick in the nuts, if you will. Rise and shine b!#ches! That’s because caffeine is a stimulant. It wards off drowsiness temporarily, which means you can perform certain tasks for a longer period of time. Along with mental tasks, physical tasks are also benefited from caffeine. As little as one shot of caffeine can give you the energy you need to crush your workout, time and time again. Giving 100% at the gym, every single time, means faster results.
While caffeine has proven to be successful in boosting metabolism and aiding weight-loss, it can also hinder your efforts if you make careless mistakes like...
Getting your caffeine intake from sugary or high-calorie drinks.
- If you’re getting your caffeine from energy drinks or high-calorie fancy coffee beverages (like lattes), then you are doing your body more harm than good. Try sticking with black coffee.