National Coffee Day
Well today is the big day, and Starbucks is catching hell on Facebook for not offering free coffee to its patrons today as is its tradition. Every day is national coffee day for me since I have not skipped my daily cup of coffee in more years than I can remember. I have cut back considerably in recent years. I have narrowed it down to one cup a day. This is huge for me.
Does Coffee Hinder your Weight Loss Efforts?
All of us coffee-A-Holics have had our struggles with caffeine. Not to mention a daily trip to Starbucks, dropping five dollars for a cup of coffee isn’t a cheap way to get your caffeine fix that’s for sure. coffee does have its benefits, as it speeds your metabolism gives you more energy and for many of us keep this on the move and motivated for this simple reason. I endorse while on a weight-loss program, but now let me get into the negatives of caffeine.
Caffeine is a stimulant a drug and is mood altering most experts will say that caffeine hinders weight loss for a couple of reasons one psychological, and the second physiological. the effects coffee has on the brain have been studied numerous times over the years. Everyone loves the feeling of being wired and awake in many cases. This stimulation turns to nervousness, and can impact your mood negatively making you feel cranky at the same time. This affects blood sugar levels and increases your craving for caffeine all over again.
Coffee also wakes up your adrenal glands, which in turn affect your stress hormones, and in conjunction with the stress of daily life and poor eating habits lead to the crash, which is when in the afternoon. We all go for our second dose of caffeine, whether it be through another cup of coffee a Coke or one of the many energy drinks available on the market today. Performing another habitual event on the same day.
Is Coffee Good Or Is It bad?
There are many differing opinions on the health benefits or the negative side effects of coffee. Many studies show a cup or two of coffee every day does wonders. Other studies show that it is just another drug we are all addicted to however like most things in life. I believe moderation is the key. If you need three or 4 cups of coffee to get your day started every morning and a rinse and repeat every afternoon. Then yes, for you coffee probably is bad. However there are many beneficial properties to these wonderful little beans, and in moderation. I think the benefits far outweigh the negatives.
Since today is national coffee day 2010 so lets all get out and enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee and raise our mugs to caffeine!
Live Long & Stay Healthy.