Fitness Friday: How Coffee Affects My Weight-Loss Journey

how coffee helps me lose weight

Hello all my gorgeous friends,
           I really mean it.  You guys are all gorgeous inside and out.  Thanks for supporting my weight-loss journey so far. Three people told me that I have lost a lot of weight this week. Let's see, my son was the first one who told me on Wednesday. He is in first grade, but he is currently reading at a fifth grade level,  #proudmama. He broke the news to me before I had a chance to read his AR (Accelerated Reader) scores.  I asked him to give me a big hug. After he hugged me, he looked at me and said, "You lost weight, mommy." I guess it's because it was easier for his little arms to go around me this time. I am sorry; I am getting emotional here. Can I get some tissues, please? My sister told me when she woke me up from my sleep at 5:30 yesterday evening to return my laptop. And my co-worker told me when I got to work. So thank you guys for keeping me motivated. I appreciate that. This post is for you coffee drinkers. Skip this post and hop on if you don't drink coffee:-)  Did I tell you guys that I got addicted to coffee once? Okay, you probably did not have to know that! But now you know, and what are you going to do with that information? I know, right? Nothing! Anyway, I got over my little addiction and coffee has been a major part of my journey now.
         

#FitnessFriday 

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    Fitness Friday
  • Energy Booster: While coffee is not enough to produce a significant weight loss, it has been my best energy booster in the morning, especially when I drink it before my morning walks. Drinking a regular cup of coffee 45 minutes before I start working out keeps me alert and keeps me going longer than I would if I did not have one. 
  • Calorie Burner: Coffee helps me burn more calories while I work out. I am not sure why, but I tend to sweat more if I drink coffee before my workouts. 
  • Appetite Suppresser: Coffee suppresses my appetite. I take my coffee strong, black, with sugar. And one cup with two slices of bread is all I need until it's time for me to eat lunch. Yes, I get to skip snack when I have coffee for breakfast. 
          Consuming too much coffee can also be a problem. Coffee has been linked to insomnia, which in turn leads to over-eating.  Some chemicals in coffee increase the production of cortisone, a stress hormone that increases belly fat. Even a good thing should be taken in moderation, or it will become a bad thing. 

          How do  you like your coffee? 



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25 comments:

  1. I so agree with you 100% percent I cannot function lately without my first cup of coffee and their is days I need more than one cup. As per you reaching and going after your goal is admirable and you are the one motivating us never give up great job doll. Have a wonderful weekend.
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  2. Im a huge coffee drinker and I couldnt be more agreed with you. That image made me so smile! xo

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  3. I'm a french vanilla addict lol, confession is a great first step right?! Believe it or not you ladies keep me motivated, because of fitness fridays I've workout at least two days a week for the last few weeks :) it may not sound like much but it is better than no exercise at all!

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  4. Interesting post... I like coffee!
    Happy friday and happy May doll!!!

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  5. I wish coffee tastes the way it smells. I have tried to like it, but......


    Good job it's working in your favour weight-loss-wise ;-)

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  6. The best indicator that you are losing weight is always the response from people and I am glad they are noticing it Nerline. Keep it up!

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  7. Thanks for reading my post and your sweet comment, Candice. Working out two days a week is a major step.

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  8. You done Good. . nothing better than a hug from your child!! I did not know about your weight loss journey and I am happy you are staying positive. I love coffee and can't do without a cup in the A.M. Be strong!!

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  9. Hahahaha! Love that coffee quote! Keep up the hard work and stay motivated because you're looking great :)


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  10. I'm dying over that coffee meme! Those coffee haters should encourage you to drink up because they wouldn't last a minute if you weren't hopped up. LOL! Kudos to your kiddo! And dust your shoulders off too. He totally didn't do that alone!


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  11. Lol! Thanks, KLP. My husband usually does most of the dusting:-) He takes credits for everything.

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  12. First things first hun, congrats on your new weight loss! Well done! Kudos to your son! Sorry no tissues here right now ;-) just kidding hun, I like my coffee as cappuccino only and only cappuccino, though. The only problem I have with coffee is, it makes me sleepy, but that's another story, though.
    kisses darling
    Lenya

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  13. That's so awesome that your little guy noticed. Rock on that he's reading at an accelerated level. Proud e-Auntie over here!!!! Congrats on your weight loss. Outstanding effort!

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  14. Congrats, girl!
    Coffee is SUCH an appetite suppressant for me, too - it's insane! I've literally had two cups of coffee and completely forgotten to eat before.

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  15. I'm a coffe girl too! I love it and it's my guilty pleasure. Got your tag, will answer questions this week sometime promise. Congrats on your weight loss journey! I'm on a fitness journey myself, I'll try to post more tasty healthy foods on the blog this summer.

    Much Love,
    Tania

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  16. Congrats on your weight loss journey it takes a lot of will power but I know you will be successful .

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  17. Way to go dear, you will reach your goal weight soon. I have stopped taking coffee.

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  18. Great information! I can not survive without my coffee in the morning. Have a terrific day!

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