Coffee is a brewed drink from roasted coffee beans. It has several health benefits including weight management. Coffee is one of the most popular beverages allowed on the HCG diet. Drinking coffee can contribute to a light to moderate weight loss. Coffee also has protective benefits including a lower chance of having chronic diseases.
Drinking coffee on the HCG diet
Coffee can help the HCG increase your metabolic rate. Coffee on the HCG diet must not be sweetened with sugar or any other unhealthy sweeteners. Coffee has properties that can help in mobilizing fats in your body. Thus, helps the HCG in dealing with your body fats. It also keeps your brain on focus and alleviates high-stress levels. Coffee is one of the unlimited drinks during the HCG diet. You can have it during breakfast or at any time of the day.
How does coffee help you during the HCG diet?
- Coffee gives you energy- The caffeine in the coffee acts as a stimulant that keeps you alert. This will give you extra energy to do other activities. The extra energy improves your performance and productivity even when you are eating less. It increases blood levels of adrenaline which activates fat tissues for digestion.
- Increases metabolism– Coffee also boosts the resting metabolic rate. It increases your metabolic rate by up to 11 %. It helps the HCG in resetting your metabolic rate especially if you are obese or overweight.
- Suppresses appetite- It helps you feel less hungry during the very low-calorie diet. You will feel less likely to grab snacks or get hungry. Coffee is also filling which holds your appetite up to the next mealtime. This helps the HCG suppressing your appetite and curbing your hunger.
- Lowers the production of sugar- Coffee can slow down the production of glucose. This means that it stops you from gaining weight. It also helps with digestion by stimulating the production of gastric acid. It’s also one of the sources of antioxidants that help you fight against free radicals.
When coffee is can be bad for your HCG diet?
Adding sugar and creamer to your coffee can cause dangers during the HCG diet. Drinking coffee too much can also deposit more caffeine in your body. It causes sleeplessness, anxiety, and alertness. If you are sensitive to caffeine you can avoid this during the HCG diet. Coffee must be consumed with plenty of water to avoid the effects of too much caffeine. You can drink coffee at any time when you are on the HCG diet. However, you have to make sure that you are maintaining a very low-calorie intake.
In addition to this, you also have to make sure that you avoid dairy products. Avoid adding milk or yogurt during coffee breaks. You also avoid drinking coffee when you are physically hungry. Eat foods instead to avoid hunger pains or nutritional deficiencies. Drinking coffee is dangerous when you have it for the whole day. Avoid drinking ounces of coffee all at once during the HCG diet to avoid digestive issues.