Does Coffee Make You Gain Weight?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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Does coffee make you gain weight? Drinking coffee will not make you gain weight. Drinking coffee promotes healthy weight loss because it is low in calories, and it is a good appetite suppressant. Low calorie beverages like coffee can help with weight loss especially if you keep the sugar and cream at a minimum.

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1 cup of black coffee contains only 2 calories if you drink it without sugar, cream or any extra ingredients or fillers. One of the biggest reasons why people drink coffee is because of the caffeine in it. It is a natural stimulant which is also found in tea and soda.

One cup of coffee contains about 95 mg of caffeine. Research studies have shown that caffeine can help influence your metabolism in a positive way. It is one of the reasons why caffeine is loaded with so many weight loss supplements.

There was a study that found that a caffeine dose of 4.5 mg per pound of bodyweight increased metabolism by up to 13%. That is equal to 680 mg of caffeine which is equal to 7 cups of coffee for someone who weighs 150 pounds.

Consuming any type of caffeine including coffee can reduce the levels of your hunger hormone called ghrelin. Research shows that drinking caffeinated coffee may reduce the number of calories you consume.

But there are some studies that have shown no appetite suppressant effects. I know me personally when I drink a big cup of coffee in the morning time I feel it suppresses my appetite.

If you drink coffee with a small bit of sugar and minimal cream then you will not gain weight because the calories are just too low. But if you add all the fillers and extra stuff that most people do to their coffee then those calories of that drink will increase exponentially.

It is advisable that if you drink coffee make sure you drink it in the morning time and not in the evening time. If you drink it in the evening time it will negatively affect your sleep. And poor sleep is correlated and linked to weight gain.

“Drinking coffee promotes healthy weight loss because it is low in calories, and it is a good appetite suppressant.” Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

The Bottom Line is drinking coffee will not make you gain weight because the calories are too low. Also, research suggests that drinking caffeine like coffee can make you eat less food and suppress your appetite.

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