Rupert Hambly


Is coffee making you fat?

There are over 70,000,000 cups of coffee drunk per day in the UK alone.

It’s true that Coffee can help increase your metabolic rate which helps reduce body fat.

There is another side to this story though:

In some individuals caffeine increases blood glucose levels for prolonged periods of time… and what happens when your blood glucose increases? Your insulin kicks off.

Do this enough times and those more genetically sensitive to caffeine (which causes a more sustained effect of caffeine), can then start to become insulin resistant and that is bad news…

Why is it bad news? Because insulin resistance is often a prerequisite for body fat storage.

So what can you do about this?

Well for one be sensible about your caffeine intake. If you are struggling to lose weight and you’re knocking back shots of espresso like Clint Eastwood in a western saloon bar drinking whiskey, start a reduction plan.

Another good tip is to only drink coffee in the morning and avoid anything above a single shot of coffee, even if it is within a latte… it’s far faster for your body to digest and eliminate a single shot than multiple.

Here’s to staying lean,

Rupert Hambly

ps. More about coffee here

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