Will Sipping Black Coffee Help you Shed the Pounds?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 08, 2012

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Quick Bites

  • Weight loss property of coffee is attributed to caffeine.
  • Coffee affects the metabolic rate of the body.
  • Caffeine also promotes lipolysis (conversion of fat into fatty acids).
  • Coffee also provides minimal no. of calories to the body.

Coffee, especially black coffee not only acts as a mood freshener in the morning but also helps you lose weight. This is because it is free from sugary syrups and saturated-fat creamers. The amazing weight loss property of black coffee is attributed to the presence of caffeine.


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Effect on Metabolic Rate

The caffeine content in coffee affects the metabolic rate of the body aiding in energy production with the burning of body fats. It stimulates thermogenesis, which increases calorie burning. Thermogenesis is a way of producing heat and energy by using calories to digest food. This causes weight loss.

Low-calorie Drink

Coffee also provides minimal no. of calories to the body. Black coffee is basically a calorie-free beverage, so you can enjoy it anytime even while dieting. Also, coffee is rich in anti-oxidants that aid in weight loss.

Extra Energy to Work Out

Coffee makes you more alert and gives you extra energy to workout for long. Increase in workout burns more calories, thus reduces weight.

Curbs Hunger

Coffee also temporarily decreases your desire to eat by suppressing your appetite. It has caffeine which stimulates the release of CCK, an appetite suppressant hormone. CCK delays the onset of hunger and promotes a feeling of fullness.

Diurectic Effect

Coffee also has a diuretic effect, which causes a short-term weight loss because it lowers the overall body weight.  but not fat  by decreasing the amount of fluid you are holding. This is beneficial for women who retain more water during menstruation.

Promotes lipolysis and Decomposition Fat

Caffeine also promotes lipolysis, a process of conversion of fat into fatty acids.It promotes the decomposition of hidden fat. The fatty acids and the muscle will be absorbed into the body releasing energy, and aid in losing weight.

Better Bowel Movements

Black coffee helps to flush out your stool. Coffee is a coarse fiber food and acts as a mild cathartic agent which has a rapid effect. Only 4 minutes after drinking coffee, gastric peristalsis begins and this causes weight loss.


Black coffee is a great way to reduce weight but getting addicted to it has its own disadvantages. Too much black coffee can cause headache, muscle aches, upset stomach, irritability, nervousness and insomnia. So for a healthy life, enjoy black coffee in moderation and stay slim.




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  • chris04 Jan 2013

    very true..

  • cuty27 Jun 2012

    Thankq soo much for the valuable details..

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