If you’re trying to lose weight you don’t have to give up on your favorite coffee drink. Read the stuff below and learn how to drink coffee while you are on a diet.
Please note, I work with coffee. I’m not a medical professional. These are some general information, studies results and my personal opinion. Please consult with your physician or other qualified healthcare provider for more details or if you have any specific questions. Thank you.
#1 Forget about the diet coffees
First of all, I don’t think you should buy diet coffee types. We should be aware of the fact that coffee and caffeine have their boundaries and they can’t do everything for you.
The good news are that caffeine stimulates calorie burning and helps reduce cellulite. But, caffeine can’t help you lose 20 pounds, can’t help you lose weight in “just one month” and it certainly can’t give you nice abs.
So, why pay for “diet” blends when you’re getting all caffeine benefits in your regular coffee blend.
You should know that drinking 10 cups of coffee a day will not help you achieve results faster. Nor it would be healthy. Just stick to your regular coffee drinking schedule.
#2 Choose the right coffee in a cafe
Although cafes have really delicious coffee drinks on their menu you should avoid them during your diet. Coffee drinks with too much chocolate, caramel, whipped cream, syrups etc. are not recommended. I suggest ordering a regular coffee or standard espresso. Bottom line, you can order your favorite one, but use less sugar or skim milk.
#3 Milk and creamers
There is no need to give up on milk in your coffee, unless your weight loss plan forbids milk products. Skim or dairy free milk would be a perfect choice in this case.
As for the creamers…please read labels. Sometimes a fat free creamer will have much more sugar than a regular creamer. Read labels and choose wisely.
Although sweeteners are a good choice if you want to get a sweet coffee taste with no real sugar in it, some studies have confirmed that it is much better to use regular sugar.
It is believed that body recognizes true sugar (carbohydrates) from fake one. Our body needs carbohydrates, so without them your body suffers and further on, you feel hungry all the time. There is a possibility that you will lose less pounds if you use sweeteners instead of regular sugar. After all, sweeteners are not made for weight control but for people with diabetes.
So, if you want to fulfill your diet’s and your body’s requirements, it is best to halve the amount of sugar you usually put in your coffee. You will have sweet coffee but you are still on the right track with your diet. If you don’t want to use sugar, I think that Stevia is a better choice than artificial sweeteners.
#5 Whipped cream, syrups, sauces…
If you are on a diet you should reduce whipped cream, syrup or sauce usage. If you really can’t do without them, once again, always choose reduced fat and low sugar forms. Homemade sauces are great too.
Coffee Take Out
Weight loss doesn’t necessarily have to be a difficult process. As you see, you are free to enjoy your favorite drink completely. Of course, if your weight loss plan allows coffee consumption.
You just need to choose wisely. Drink regular coffee, avoid too much sugar and switch to reduced fat (or even better homemade) creamers and syrups.