If you love coffee good for you. But if you avoid coffee thinking that it will give you diabetes, you need to update your thinking. Coffee is rich in antioxidants that can prevent or delay cell damage. Coffee is also known to improve memory, turbocharge your workout and boost your mood. But looks like swearing by coffee helps you lose weight. Coffee diet is the latest weight-loss buzz, here's all you need to know about it.

What is The Coffee Diet?

The diet involves drinking around three cups of black coffee a day and capping your calorie intake at 1,500. Ideally, those calories should come from lean proteins, unrefined grains, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Creating a calorie deficit can help you lose 1 kilo in a week, and that is quite impressive. Drinking at least three cups of coffee can help you burn fat by boosting your metabolism.

How Does Coffee Aid In Weight Loss?

It is the caffeine in your cup of Joe that is linked to weight loss. Caffeine increases the activity of your central nervous system, heart, and muscles. Therefore, getting 100 milligrams of caffeine a day, which is the amount found in 1 cup of coffee, may help you burn an extra 9 calories an hour.

Does The Coffee Diet Actually Work?

Diet is a tricky word and results are often subjective. So if your friend has been on the coffee diet for six months and has seen impressive results, there is no guarantee that they will stick to it for the rest of their life. Drinking three cups of coffee daily isn’t a chore, but sticking to a calorie limit of 1,500 is surely difficult. So the results ultimately depend on the consistency as the dietary changes that the diet demands are unsustainable. Instead, you may want to try these diets which are not restrictive and still help you lose weight. 

How Many Cups Of Coffee Is It Okay To Drink In A Day?

You must cap your caffeine intake at 400mg a day. That’s about the same amount that’s in four cups of brewed coffee. That said, lower your intake if you find yourself suffering from insomnia and dehydration.  Also, try the K-pop diet for sustainable weight loss. 

Just don't load your latte with cream or coffee. And no bottled milkshakes masquerading as coffee either. If you are drinking coffee black and in moderation, instead of stuffed with calories and in a jumbo cup, you are not going to do your waistline any damage. Just don’t expect it to be the magic bean you need to burn fat.

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