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Help settle an argument- coffee as a diet aid



  • bmeadows380bmeadows380 Posts: 1,931Member Member Posts: 1,931Member Member
    I may only drink 1 glass of actual water a day if that - usually about 8 oz to chase down my meds, but I routinely get in over 100 oz of black tea, unsweetened in a day, through the 32 oz cup that I keep full on my desk at work and the couple of glasses I'll have at home in the evening. My health markers are all spot on and have been for quite a while, even though this has been my routine for years. My mother put black tea in my bottles as an infant!
  • J72FITJ72FIT Posts: 5,440Member Member Posts: 5,440Member Member
    Coffee is just as bad as your soda. Best way to have your coffee is black. If you wanting to se faster results. Drinking more water will help. Cut back on your coffee. Have a 8 to 16,oz cup a day. One or two cups is all you really need. I know people who are drinking it all day. Thats not good. Water is so much better

  • AquaMeowAquaMeow Posts: 241Member Member Posts: 241Member Member
    At first I used black coffee as a diet aid but then I realized as someone with anemia it was lowering my iron levels
  • conangt87conangt87 Posts: 177Member Member Posts: 177Member Member
    coffee doesn't make you lose weight. A calorie deficit does. Ignore your friend's advice and continue on.
  • rhtexasgalrhtexasgal Posts: 546Member Member Posts: 546Member Member
    I am so stuck on my coffee that I created a "recipe" for myself ... I always bring two travel mugs' worth to work with me (solo office and no communal coffee station) doctored with almond milk 1 tsp of coconut sugar and the rest monk fruit ...

    I also will mix cold coffee with my vanilla protein powder for workouts. While the caffeine doesn't help me lose the weight, it does facilitate my muscles warming up a little sooner than normal.
  • angelexperimentangelexperiment Posts: 1,756Member Member Posts: 1,756Member Member
    It’s more like you cut soda out. However if you would take your coffee down to a 0 cal sweetener and a dash of creamer you could impact your losses more. Case you are cutting out 200 cal out per drink that adds up
  • kenyonhaffkenyonhaff Posts: 1,305Member Member Posts: 1,305Member Member
    Substituting a coffee (not one of those high cal concoctions) for a soda or other such drinks is a BETTER CHOICE.

    Coffee has some other benefits, too. The caffeine helps keep you going instead of a candy bar. It can help regulate the digestive system in a way diet sodas can't. And just having a hot beverage has appetite curbing effects.

    I don't really like the term "diet aid" because that's all too often a term used to sell something to people trying to lose weight that is a gimmick. No one calls walking a mile a diet aid. No one calls thin crust mushroom pizza a diet aid. You get the idea.
  • mydogisthebestdogevermydogisthebestdogever Posts: 433Member Member Posts: 433Member Member
    Coffee is my secret weapon. It satisfies me when I'm hungry for a good hour or two. Just black coffee with a spoonful of low calorie cream.
    It also keeps me alert, and energized so I move.more
    Hey,and it's said to maybe prevent Alzheimers and Parkinson's.
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Posts: 5,521Member Member Posts: 5,521Member Member
    huge big maybe there.

    Unfortunately real life doesnt bear that out - many many people with Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease who drank plenty of coffee
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