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Can You Really Use Coffee to Drink Yourself Thin?

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Coffee – you either love it or you hate it. There is usually no in between, and from what I can tell – most of you LOVE it! But are you drinking it safely?

By: Betsy Stevens NCCPT  |   Grab Your Free 7 Day Pass NOW
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Ah, coffee. One of the most recognized and desired drinks out there. It keeps us going, encourages good conversation, complements desserts, and is overall  one of the most consumed beverages in the entire world. We love it so much that it comes as a shock to coffee lovers when we come across someone who doesn’t enjoy our favorite beverage!

Now, those who don’t particularly like coffee, may not just dislike it for its taste, but for some of its side effects. Many people are really sensitive to the way coffee affects their bodies. You know what I mean. It’s almost like a circle of feelings.

  1. Drink coffee to wake up.
  2. Feel energized and ready to conquer the world.
  3. Get anxious.
  4. Become tired.
  5. …back to #1.

That anxious feeling is almost enough to keep people away from caffeine altogether. I’m not one of those people. I think that feeling must have just gone away over my years of 2-3 venti size coffees a day. (For you non Starbucks people, a Venti is their version of a large. Venti is Italian for 20. So, 20 oz.)

There is one other not so pleasant side effect that I haven’t mentioned. Did you know coffee is used by MANY people in the world to aid in weight loss. For some, coffee doesn’t have this particular effect for them. What am I talking about? To put it lightly, coffee is used by many to lose weight, because it makes them have to go to the bathroom.

It’s not a intriguing topic of conversation, but it’s the truth. Coffee stimulates the bowels, which causes a quick sensation and urgency to get to the bathroom. Not only that, coffee is also an appetite suppressant. What this means is that coffee has the ability to reduce the desire to eat food for some people. So, between causing bathroom trips and tricking people’s brains into believing they aren’t hungry, you can see why a lot of people may be “abusing” coffee.

Alcohol isn’t the only drink that should be consumed responsibly. Many forget coffee can also cause health issues when consumed in large quantities. Problems like:

  • Dehydration
  • Severe headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Acid reflux
  • Insomnia
  • Addiction
  • Cardiac arrest

Stay responsible. Coffee is something none of us want to remove from our daily lives, but if its abused and you are drinking for the wrong reasons, it should definitely be cut from your diet. Cut back at least until you feel that you can drink it without the intention of using it for a weight loss aid. Just remember that it can cause much more harm than good when it is used this way. Enjoy coffee the way it was meant to be enjoyed – with friends, family, and on the back porch watching the sunrise! Use the gym for your weight loss tool!

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Besty Stevens

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I am NCCPT certified Personal Trainer Betsy Stevens and I train out of Golds Gym on Chapel Hill Road and Hospital Drive in Douglasville, Ga.