Really? Drinking Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat

By November 5, 2016

Have you noticed that caffeine is a staple ingredient in many diet pills? Ever heard experts suggest drinking coffee to lose weight? All of this begs the question, does coffee really help you burn fat?

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The answer is YES! Here let’s explore how coffee helps you burn fat (lose weight).

Break Down Fat from the Fat Tissues

The most known ingredient in coffee is caffeine, which is a stimulant. Caffeine stimulates the nervous system, which gives the fat cells a signal to break down fat. Besides, caffeine increases the blood levels of the hormone Epinephrine, which give a signal to the fat tissues to break down fats.  

Boost Your Metabolism

Studies show that caffeine can increase the metabolic rate (means how many calories we burn) by 3-11%. The higher the metabolic rate is, the easier for us to burn fat. According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, consume 100mg caffeine a day may help you burn an extra 9 calories an hour.

Then there are people wondering whether the more coffee you drink, you more calories burnt. It is not like that at all.

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Drink coffee to lose weight – How Much? When? How?

How Much: Though caffeine helps you burn calories, yet you cannot drink too much coffee. Why? Drinking too much coffee may cause dizziness, increased thirst, insomnia, headache, fever and irritability. Instead, you need to limit your caffeine intake to 400 mg per day. In other words, drinking 4-5 cups of coffee per day is your limit.

When: Though coffee may help you burn fat more efficiently, don’t expect to make any progress sitting on your butt all day. Plus, over time, your body develops a tolerance to caffeine, which will nullify any of the weight-loss benefits. So, only combine coffee and excise will help you lose weight. The best time to drink coffee is between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM. Drinking coffee 20-30 minutes before you start to exercise or having a cup of coffee after a meal may enhance weight-loss effects.


  1. Light roasts are preferred over dark roasts as they require less heat when brewing. 
  2. Iced coffee or hot coffee? If you want lose weight with coffee, better results can be realized through hot coffee.
  3. Let try not to put too much sugar in our coffee. It is best for you to just drink your coffee black.

 Take action, lose weight with every cup of coffee.

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