Coffee alone won’t help you lose weight – it takes more than just a caffeine buzz. You would have to commit to calorie control, hunger management, and physical activity. It’s why weight loss is easier done with a complete Isagenix Weight Loss Solution.
But, scientific studies on coffee have shown that the drink can assist with your ability to stick with your weight-loss goals. This is particularly true when you use Isagenix Coffee as part of your regular Isagenix Shake Days and Cleanse Days.
Here are reasons why coffee is a good choice while managing weight:
3 Reasons to Drink Isagenix Coffee
- Drinking coffee regularly can help you with calorie control, which can lead to long-term weight maintenance. A recent study that explored the habits of people who have successfully maintained weight loss found that a lot of them drank significantly more coffee as compared to the normal population (1). One reason is that coffee is calorie-free when it’s not loaded with sugar and cream and tastes great!
- Drinking coffee can help with managing your hunger. In a study that evaluated the effect of different coffee amounts on the appetite of overweight or obese individuals, researchers found that a moderate amount of coffee was effective in reducing calorie intake in a following meal (2). But, be careful with having coffee around dinnertime because the caffeine can interfere with your sleep!
- Drinking coffee can make exercise feel easier, which can lead to an improved workout. Several studies have demonstrated that drinking coffee leads to a reduced “rating of perceived exertion” (3). Not feeling motivated enough to work hard in the gym? Drink a cup of coffee, and try again!
4 Busted Coffee Myths
- No, Isagenix Coffee won’t interfere with your Cleanse Days. Coffee doesn’t interfere with your goal of limiting calories on Cleanse Days, nor does it interfere with the cleansing process or how your liver functions (4). In fact, giving up coffee on Cleanse Days can be especially tough for new users. There’s no need: Drink Isagenix Coffee, and enjoy your Cleanse Days to the fullest!
- No, Isagenix Coffee doesn’t contain chemicals that are harmful. Along with caffeine, coffee contains a broad range of phytochemicals that also make up its taste and aroma. Isagenix Coffee is a medium-roast blend – never over-roasted or burnt – that maintains the integrity of these natural chemicals. In addition, Isagenix Coffee is rigorously tested for mycotoxins, as well as other potential impurities, that could rob coffee of its flavor and potentially cause harm.
- No, Isagenix Coffee won’t dehydrate your body, mess with your electrolytes, or halt your weight loss. Scientific studies have not only summarily put these myths to bed, but they have also found that the opposite is often true. Coffee is great for hydration and can clearly belong as part of a sound weight-loss plan (5-8).
- No, coffee acidity alone won’t hurt your bones – just make sure to get sufficient calcium and vitamin D. Coffee may be naturally acidic, but that alone shouldn’t affect bone health (9-11). (Furthermore, minerals are added to Isagenix Coffee to offset acidity.) However, you still need to balance your coffee intake; avoid drinking so much that it begins to replace sources of calcium and vitamin D in your diet like dairy products. Be sure to consume a good source of both calcium and vitamin D, such as IsaLean® Shake!
Coffee Dos and Don’ts
When incorporating coffee into a healthy lifestyle, there’s a right and wrong way to go about it. Here are a few dos and don’ts to make coffee work for (not against) you and your health goals:
- Do enjoy your coffee black. Avoid sugar-laden creamers and other coffee add-ins. You can also try this tip from Kathy Coover: Add a tablespoon of French Vanilla IsaLean PRO Shake for protein and other nutrients. Be sure to blend with a whisk for a smooth, creamy vanilla flavor!
- Don’t let coffee disrupt your sleep quality. Quality sleep is a critical component of any weight-loss plan. If you’re sensitive to caffeine, avoid coffee later in the day.
- Do keep quality in mind when selecting your coffee. Isagenix puts quality and safety first, which results in coffee that tastes great. Coffee beans are carefully selected by a licensed coffee grader, slow roasted in small batches, and expertly blended by a certified roast master. To keep the perfect flavor, the beans are finished using cool grind technology. The beans are also rigorously tested to ensure that they’re free of mold, pesticides, heavy metals, and mycotoxins.
- Don’t overdo it. The latest U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend a moderate range of 3 to 5 cups per day or up to 400 milligrams of caffeine per day as part of a healthy lifestyle (12).
Scientific evidence continues to mount that coffee poses little to no risk to overall health. Coffee also is proving helpful for anyone trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle, whether they’re trying to lose weight, maintain weight, control hunger, or improve their athletic performance.
Although coffee was formerly a beverage people thought they should avoid or cut back on, coffee is now regarded as an excellent choice of beverage for a healthy lifestyle.
- Icken D, Feller S, Engeli S, Mayr A, Müller A, Hilbert A, de Zwaan M. Caffeine intake is related to successful weight loss maintenance. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2015 Nov 11. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2015.183.
- Gavrieli, A., Karfopoulou, E., Kardatou, E., Spyreli, E., Fragopoulou, E., Mantzoros, C. S., and Yannakoulia, M. Effect of different amounts of coffee on dietary intake and appetite of normal-weight and overweight/obese individuals. Obesity. (Silver.Spring) 21(6), 1127-1132. 2013
- Doherty M, Smith PM. Effects of caffeine ingestion on rating of perceived exertion during and after exercise: a meta-analysis. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2005 Apr;15(2):69-78.
- Saab S et al. Impact of coffee on liver diseases: a systematic review. Liver Int. 2014 Apr;34(4):495-504. doi: 10.1111/liv.12304.
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- Killer SC et al. No evidence of dehydration with moderate daily coffee intake: a counterbalanced cross-over study in a free-living population. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 9;9(1):e84154.
- Armstrong LE et al. Caffeine, body fluid-electrolyte balance, and exercise performance. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2002 Jun;12(2):189-206.
- Hursel R, Westerterp-Plantenga MS. Thermogenic ingredients and body weight regulation. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010 Apr;34(4):659-69. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2009.299.
- Hasling C, Sondergaard K, Charles P, Mosekilde L. Calcium metabolism in postmenopausal osteoporotic women is determined by dietary calcium and coffee intake. J Nutr. 1992;122(5):1119-1126.
- Hallström H et al. Long-term coffee consumption in relation to fracture risk and bone mineral density in women. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Sep 15;178(6):898-909. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwt062.
- Choi EJ et al. Coffee consumption and bone mineral density in korean premenopausal women. Korean J Fam Med. 2014 Jan;35(1):11-8. doi: 10.4082/kjfm.2014.35.1.11.
- Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Washington (DC): USDA and US Department of Health and Human Services (2015).