Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Coffee for weight loss?

I've been following my friend Adam Steer's battle with coffee for a couple weeks now.

Adam is trying to "give up the juice" for two weeks, before starting back up with a respectable 1-2 cups per day (a far more reasonable number than his previous average of 4-5 cups per day).

You can read about Adam's experiences by visiting his blog here ==> ADAM STEER

I've also been trying to alter my coffee habits . I'm a big believer in the idea that when you are following Eat Stop Eat, little changes in the way you eat on your eating days can have dramatic results in the long run.

So, I've cut the sugar out of my coffee.

Since I have 2 (sometimes 3) coffees over the course of the day, this small change should result in about a 50-100 calorie decrease in my daily intake.

Like I said, small changes can create big results with Eat Stop Eat.

If you are looking to make a change in the way you eat, start small and conservative. The easier the change, the more likely you are to stick with it, the more likely you are to see results.


PS- Here's something odd, I still find my coffee to be noticeably sweet, even without the added sugar, perhaps its from the cream?

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billy said...

One of the big changes I made when I underwent my transformation was banning cream and sugar from my coffee altogether and taking it black. It was an adjustment, but I've been doing it for over a year and a half now and I don't even think about it anymore. Think of all those useless sugar calories I've saved! Occasionally I do sweeten when faced with bad coffee though... (I drink the whole bean stuff).

As far as "coffee for weight loss" goes, I think the caffeine helps rev up the metabolism, control hunger, and increase athletic performance.

Acai said...

Whoaaaa! Thats alot of coffee (4-5 cups per day). I like coffee, but I hate the breath it gives me. I have to take it with LOTS of sugar and creme.

Hope you can get over the stuff!