Gaining some extra weight during the holiday season is a common worry. All that rich, tasty food feels great on our taste buds, but inevitably leaves a mark, on our waist bands. But it’s really not that big a deal, as you can get back in shape, especially if you have been smart about it and planned ahead on what you can do to get back in shape and lose the extra holiday weight.
And now here’s something else that can help, according to new research: coffee.
Coffee for Weight Loss?
A new research has found that those who had caffeine gained weight 16% less, and gained 22% less fat in contrast to those who didn’t have caffeine. This was based on a diet high in fat and sugar.
How much coffee, though, is good for that? About four cups a day, preferably black.
The research, so far, is only based on rats, but the results are promising.
The research took place at the University of Illinois, USA, and was published in the Journal of Functional Foods.
Being smart is key
Even though this research is promising, it most certainly does not give you a licence to eat as much as you want, as long you drink some coffee. No. Coffee can potentially help, but only if you don’t go overboard. It is not a miracle cure, so don’t treat it as such. Use it as the aid that it can be.
It’s the same with basically everything else that can help – they only work as long as you’re not doing anything to counteract their impact. Because if you do, it’ll be a complete waste of time and energy as any gains you make will be lost. So making good, smart decisions is key to a healthier you.
As for coffee helping with your weight loss, drink four cups of black coffee a day, if you need some help losing any extra holiday weight you may have gained.
Christmas only happens once a year, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy yourself, especially when it comes to having great food. The point isn’t to starve yourself, that’s not what it takes to be healthy. You can (and absolutely should) indulge, just do it in moderation. Making better choices like that, after all, helps you have a better health, which has a significant impact on the quality of your life.
As for this new research, what’s your take on it? Are you a coffee drinker? Have you ever noticed coffee drinking having any impact on weight gain, or loss?
Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.
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