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How many cups of coffee a day will help to lose weight

How many cups of coffee a day will help to lose weight How coffee helps to lose weight (photo: freepik.com)

The foundation of any successful weight loss strategy always involves diet and physical exercise. However, there is another tool in the fight against excess weight that doesn't require special effort and hard work - a cup of coffee, says the New York Post.

It's no secret that caffeine can be an ideal companion on the path to weight loss, but how much do you need daily to shed those extra kilograms?

Experts Tammy Lakatos Shames and Lyssie Lakatos argue that the recommended dose should be between 200 to 400 mg, depending on the size of the cup, and on average, this translates to two to five cups of coffee per day.

This aligns with research from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, which showed that four cups of coffee a day can reduce fat deposits by approximately 4%.

"Coffee contains caffeine, which has thermogenic effects and can speed up metabolism, helping you to burn more calories. Some studies have shown that it can help to decrease BMI, body weight, and body fat. Coffee can also curb appetite and reduce hunger," say The Nutrition Twins.

Research indicates that coffee before meals can reduce the calories you consume during the next meal, even if you drink coffee four hours before eating. Coffee also contains chlorogenic acid, which has been proven to accelerate fat burning and may help slow down the absorption of carbohydrates.

"Beware that by adding cream, whole milk, or sugar to coffee, you can easily offset any of the calories you burn from the coffee. New research published in Clinical Nutrition found that drinking a cup of coffee a day can help with weight loss, but if a teaspoon of sugar is added it negates the benefit," note the experts.

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