If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re probably paying closer attention to your diet, specifically what what you’re eating. However, what you’re drinking can be just as important. If you’re a loyal coffee drinker, you should be particularly careful since so many common coffee ingredients can make weight loss even more difficult. Although you probably already know that you should keep sugar to a minimum when dieting, there are other ingredients that you should be wary of when going for your daily dose of caffeine.
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Artificial sweeteners are always a bad idea.
Artificial sweeteners might seem like a good, sugar-free option to get a sweeter cup of coffee, but the reality is that they can be just as bad (if not worse) for your overall health.
According to Prevention, “In an effort to make coffee creamers ultra-sweet and delicious without turning them into sugar- and calorie-bombs, manufacturers rely on fake sweeteners like sucralose. Problem is, sucralose can still cause your blood sugar to spike, which findings suggest could up your risk for type 2 diabetes.”
Coffee creamers can also add up.
Coffee creamers are another ingredient you’re probably better off without, especially the ones that do not actually contain any cream.
Food Network explains, “They’re nothing but concoctions of oil, sugar and thickeners. To make matters worse, the oils are the partially hydrogenated kind. While a one-tablespoon serving contains less than 0.5 grams of this super unhealthy trans fat, slurping this every morning will quickly pile up.”
So what’s a coffee recipe that’s actually good for your metabolism?
Emory University-trained physician and Amazon #1 best-selling author, Dr. Anna Cabeca, has a Keto coffee recipe that she swears by for kickstarting your metabolism–a good idea when it comes to weight loss.
What You’ll Need:
-1 cup brewed coffee
-1 tablespoon coconut oil or MCT oil
-1 teaspoon unsalted organic ghee
-1 egg yolk (optional)
-1 teaspoon–1 tablespoon hydrolyzed gelatin or powdered collagen (which does not cause liquids to gel)
-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and/or cardamom
-1–5 drops of stevia, monkfruit-based sweetener, or pure vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour into a mug.