How Coffee Affects Your Weight

How Coffee Affects Your Weight

[Applause] for most of you currently watching this video we're going to go out on a limb and assume that coffee is a staple of your morning routine when it comes to actual nutritional value of coffee however not everyone can seem to agree on whether or not this caffeinated drink can be considered healthy especially for people who are trying to lose weight for anyone trying to shut off a couple extra pounds or just trying to maintain a healthy diet you should probably be aware of the fact that coffee contains both pros and cons when it comes to helping with managing your weight let's take a closer look at that cup of joe you pour yourself every day and let's see how it can affect your weight loss regime for the better as well as for the worst while you wait for us to brew a fresh pot of facts feel free to pass the time by clicking on the subscribe button and ringing the notification bell to stay up to date on all of our daily content let's start with some of the positives about coffee on its own black coffee is extremely low in calories and when we say extremely we mean it one cup of black coffee contains as little as two calories however the same can't be said for some of coffees most popular additives such as cream milk and sugar all of which add additional surplus calories to your morning brew if you're trying to lose a significant amount of weight or even just drop a few extra pounds you're probably better off taking your coffee black the fact that coffee is so low in calories makes it a healthy and weight loss friendly alternative to many other beverages as well such as sugary sodas and other soft drinks in addition to being low in calories Coffee is a high caffeine content which can potentially help your weight loss routine by speeding up your body's metabolism by boosting your metabolism the number of calories you burn also increases which can help you lose weight at a faster rate as a result don't cancel your gym membership just yet though according to experts it would take an exceptionally large dosage of caffeine from coffee in order to boost your metabolism by a significant amount in one study on the effects of caffeine and metabolism it was determined that in order to increase the metabolism of a person weighing 150 pounds by as much as 13% they would have to drink a grand total of seven cups of coffee in order to increase their metabolism by that amount if you started feeling a bit jittery just listening to that then trust us you're not the only one so while yes coffee does technically boost your metabolism don't start thinking of it as a substitute for a good old fashioned diet and exercise finally coffee can also prevent unnecessary weight gain by reducing your appetite and therefore encouraging you to eat less than you normally would this is because drinking coffee is hypothesized to reduce your body's level of a certain hormone known as ghrelin ghrelin is a hormone produced by your gut and send signals through your bloodstream to your brain which leads to a feeling of hunger by reducing the production of ghrelin in your body your hunger levels also decrease and as a result you'll feel less inclined to eat more thus reducing your risk of overeating however the actual effectiveness of coffee as an appetite suppressant is something that the jury is still out on some studies indicate that coffee might not actually have a significant amount of impact on whether or not you feel full so now that we've covered some of the potential benefits that coffee can have on weight loss it's time to discuss the elephant in the room what are some ways in which coffee might affect your weight negatively for starters an excess of caffeine can have a negative impact on your sleep patterns which in turn can make it harder for you to lose weight we've actually already made an entire video on how a lack of sleep can negatively impact your everyday life if you haven't already seen it be sure to check out the effects of sleep deprivation on your body on our Channel additionally we previously mentioned that popular added ingredients such as milk and sugar can potentially bog down your coffee with additional calories effectively undoing the low calorie benefits of black coffee in the first place many popular chains of coffee shops also contain caffeinated beverages that are high in sugar and other added ingredients by default meaning that just because it's technically a coffee doesn't mean that it's necessarily low in calories and sugar according to some studies the caffeine found in coffee may also alter your sense of taste and cause you to crave sweet foods which can potentially lead you to binge on sugary snacks if you've ever wondered why donuts and other pastries are popular pairings with coffee this could possibly be an explanation for low sugar low calorie alternatives sweeten up your coffee drinking experience try swapping out the milk and sugar for cinnamon coconut or almond milk vanilla extract or even dark chocolate being one of the most popular and most addictive beverages around the world it's easy to see why people who drink coffee on a regular basis might be concerned with how the piping hot brew can potentially impact their weight the good news is this on its own black unmodified coffee will most likely not impact your weight or weight loss goals in a negative way however many of these things we associate with coffee such as added table sugar and pastries and potentially lead us to fall back into bad habits when it comes to what we consume at the end of the day it would seem that coffee itself isn't the problem but rather the manner in which we enjoy it speaking of enjoyment did you like this video is there anything you think we skimmed over here that deserves a closer examination we're always eager to hear your feedback so be sure to let us know in the comments section below and help us keep the conversation going enjoyed this video hit the like button and 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  1. Did you like this video? Is there anything you think we skimmed over here that deserves a closer examination? If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! ?

  2. My first cup I put a teaspoon of honey in it, after that it's black the rest of the day.
    And it's all I drink unless I'm going to be doing heavy work then I drink a lot of water with crushed lemons in my water jug.

  3. ?. Did I like this vid. ?
    Of course I did.,, it told me exactly what I do is a weight happiness ,, cos I live for my coffee with milk and sugar. ,, so dangerous, instead of water after a meal.,, run for coffee , my only solace in no weight up., thank God.,, and yeah.,, I will start the common sense classes… !

  4. Fer fuck sakes A little cream and sugar doesn’t make a fuckin difference ..shut the fuc up now already…holy fuck man..

  5. Love the fact that you included almond milk as a suitable creamer substitute!!! Feel like to many people forget it is a thing!

  6. Yet another video praising drugs. In the past, smoking was praised until they realized it kills you. Cocaine was praised and used in Coca Cola, until it was forbidden. Beer and wine is praised. Nowadays, marijuana is praised and make legal. Why do people need drugs to feel good? Alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, cannabis, etc.

  7. Green tea is also good.
    However, I don't like coffee black. I'd rather drink green tea without sugar, to lose weight

  8. My instinkt was, maybe im gaining weight because of coffee. I ignorere it, and now its hard to lose weight. Ohhhh noo9ooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  9. Superb video for a coffee addict like me. Had one question though. Can we add low fat, glueten free sugar free creamer to coffee. No sugar. Pl guide

  10. I drink two cups of black coffee per day, sometimes I will add just almond milk r almond milk & sugar. I have never had a problem wth. my weight. I have always been a size 4 r 6 petite 110 lbs.(5'3"), but I would rather stay a size 6. I do walk a lot, giving scriptures from the Bible to people. I enjoy my days, doing this.

  11. Totally missed that it’s a diuretic that flushes out more electrolytes. Electrolytes loss affects energy levels, mood and heart rate. This is why it should be limited.

  12. Sam say that it,s better take it in black sam says take with cream and sugar so du it really matter it,s only the cracy sietists who are getting it so hard.

  13. i have to say that i really enjoy the positivity and optimism of americans. its a very positive introduction to your channel. the presenters voice is also full of optimism also. A satisfying encounter with your channel

  14. Hot, black, and bitter straight from the French press so all of the delicious oils from the grind are in the brew ??

  15. I have to be careful about drinking coffee and lattes my heart goes fast if I drink coffee or lattes I only drink it once in a while

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