Need your morning Joe? Can't live without it? Turn into a total Bitch when you can't get it? Well you might be doing yourself a favor by drinking it if you are trying to watch your waistline. A study at Vanderbilt University in Nashville found that caffeine in coffee speeds metabolic rate by 5% and boosts fat burning during physical activity by 31%. That is enough burn to see a 15 pound weight loss in a year without changing your diet.
If you want to boost your endurance and increase stamina by 34%, just drink a cup of coffee 30 minutes before working out. Stimulates steady adrenaline output while the caffeine acid speeds blood sugar absorption by muscles. It was also shown to shut down cravings. So when you want that piece of cake at the work birthday party, you should just do a coffee run instead.
If you are looking to suppress your appetite, drink coffee first thing in the morning. Lowers blood sugar swings by 50% and it will last all day. Another study from Harvard showed coffee can reduce type 2 diabetes by 32% if you don't add sweeteners.
Anything with caffeine will show the same results; tea, green tea pills, caffeine pills.
So to get your coffee buzz on, Starbucks is having their 40th anniversary this week. Um, why is this surprising to me? I guess I just always assumed they opened a few Seattle corner stands in the early '90s. So good for them for holding on strong.
If you go to Starbucks you can get one of their petite's, a small little sweet treat that are all under 200 calories. I want that red velvet whoopie pie in my mouth now!
|Birthday Cake Pop|
|Salted Caramel Sweet Square|
|Mini Carrot Cake Cupcake|
|Rockey Road Cake Pop|
|Tiramisu Cake Pop|
|Red velvet Whoopie Pie|
|Peanut Butter Mini Cupcake|
|Lemon Sweet Square|
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