CoffeeIâ€™ve never been the type of person who needs coffee every morning. But I know others who canâ€™t function without it.
Maybe theyâ€™re onto something because when it comes to weight loss, coffee is actually worth considering.
As registered dietitian Kathy Taylor mentions:
â€śSome studies have shown that drinking coffee with caffeine may slightly increase weight loss or in actuality prevent weight gain by suppressing the appetite or the desire to eatâ€ť.
Taylor continues that coffee:
â€śMay also help with calorie burning by stimulating thermogenesis â€“ our bodyâ€™s way of generating heat from metabolizing food. Ultimately caffeine acts like a diuretic causing us to have water loss so there is a temporary decrease in body weightâ€ť.
Now, this is not a free pass to live on coffee alone since starving yourself of important nutrients can actually slow your metabolism down. But it is a green light for one cup a day if water weight is weighing you down.
Keep in mind: for every cup of coffee you drink, youâ€™ll need to add one cup of water to combat possible dehydration.