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Coffee vs Weight Loss

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Did someone tried to go cold turkey with coffee for lets say a minimum of one week to see if it can have an influence on weight Loss? I'll do it this week and keep you posted, I'll drink Sencha Tea instead (only 2 a day).


I've created a challenge thats start monday January 24th for anyone that whats to try this with me: No coffee for one week to see if any causality with weight loss.

Good article on the subject: http://www.ivillage.com/does-coffee-habit-slow-weight-loss/4-n-142436

 

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last_time

I was planning on doing the same -

Posted by last_time on Jan. 23, 2011 at 05:36PM

atsnyr

I'm in. I'm even going to drink decaf tea.

Posted by atsnyr on Jan. 24, 2011 at 02:33PM

BelmontSue

coffee

I love my coffee with milk and splenda, so the way I have cut down on my coffee intake is to follow Tim's recommendation and put cinnamon in black coffee.  Yuck.  Easy to cut down.  I don't cheat though.  No milk, and I can get through about a half a cup before the cinnamon sludge gets me.  Whatever path you take, as long as you get where you're going, right?

Posted by BelmontSue on Jan. 25, 2011 at 01:39AM

NewJohn

Not for me but good for you

I have switched from the swill my office provides to making my own using good beans from Central Market, a grinder, and a french press.

 

It's amazing how much easier it is to drink coffee black when it's actually good. ;-)

 

Good luck to you on your efforts.  I hope it helps!

Posted by NewJohn on Jan. 25, 2011 at 09:17AM

Net40by40

[quote]It's amazing how much easier it is to drink coffee black when it's actually good. ;-)[/quote]

 

exactly!

Posted by Net40by40 on Jan. 25, 2011 at 09:41PM

atsnyr

I must say I feel bit more tired than usual and strangely got little bit weaker. I'l push till the end of the challage thou.

Posted by atsnyr on Jan. 26, 2011 at 04:30PM

cainechow

Coffee or caffeine?

That article doesn't seem to be very specific about the physiological reasons that it s bad for weight loss. What I'm interested in is if it is something in coffee other than the caffeine which is physiologically bad, or if it is the caffeine itself.

So what I'm getting at is if we replace our coffee (it doesn't mention with cream, sugar or both) with sencha, tencha, yerba mate or matcha what results do we really see? These all have caffeine but other additional goodies which are supposed to be good for weight loss.

Any wisdom?

Posted by cainechow on Jan. 26, 2011 at 07:11PM

SusanE731

Caffeine

Dr. Atkins' recommendation was no caffeine because your body treats it like sugar.  From FAQ from the Atkins Center: "Caffeine stimulates an overstimulation of insulin, which ultimately promotes weight gain. The biggest need is to stop a caffeine addiction. Once you go 2 weeks without caffeine, you may have it again as long as you don't become dependent on it for energy."

Posted by SusanE731 on Jan. 27, 2011 at 05:58AM