Weight loss: Here is how caffeine affects your weight loss diet  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images
New Delhi: Before you pick up your cup of morning coffee, here is something you really need to read. For some people, coffee is not just a beverage, but an emotion. It is the drink that keeps them going even on bad days and when they are stressed or worked up, all they want is a cup of good, brewed coffee to make things easier for them. However, if you are someone who is on a weight loss spree, coffee may not be making things as easy as you think.
Coffee is a natural stimulant and is known to help in weight loss. Coffee increases metabolic rate helps mobilize fat from fat tissues and also boosts energy which helps in exercising better and burning more calories. Caffeine also suppresses appetite, keeping you away from eating too much or too often. Black coffee essentially contains zero calories and is considered a good pre-workout drink for weight loss. READ – Weekend weight loss motivation: Total Dhamaal’s actress Madhuri Dixit’s diet and fitness secrets
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How does caffeine affect weight loss in the long run?
While initially, coffee may have effects on your weight, you will notice that in the long run, it does not produce the same effects. This happens because your body becomes too immune or used to such effects of caffeine. READ – Weight loss: Not shedding pounds on a vegetarian diet? Nutritional tips to help you burn belly fat fast
Too much caffeine can also cause problems like increased heart rate and blood pressure, insomnia, nervousness, trembling of hands, etc. A moderate amount of caffeine consumption is safe for healthy adults. However, if you have any existing health condition or are trying to avoid them, a regulated amount of caffeine is the way to go. Do not overdose on caffeine thinking it will aid weight loss because, after a while, it might not.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.