This is a question I am asked A LOT when it comes to starting a clean eating plan. DO I HAVE TO GIVE UP MY COFFEE??? Well…the answer is NO!
I shared this with my clean eating group today and I wanted to share with you as well.
So let’s talk about this…COFFEE IS NOT REALLY YOUR ENEMY!
Sure coffee dehydrates you, but if you are drinking enough water (1 gallon) coffee will not do as much damage as you think!
In fact 1 cup of coffee a day has been proven to improve brain functionality and your metabolism! I stress… 1 cup! 2 Cups may even be okay! Just don’t sit under the coffee maker and drink it all day! Don’t run an IV into your system of coffee! You need more water than anything else!
Coffee IS a stimulant so if you are trying to go stimulant free…Then give it up.
Hold you over until your next meal because it actually acts as an appetite suppressant Ever notice that? That is why diet pills help to suppress your appetite, they are just caffeine pills! They don’t actually burn fat! They just suppress appetite, just like coffee does. Same thing!
Gives you a little extra mental clarity in the morning.
Helps to burn body fat (not by much but hey! Why not!?)
So if you are drinking enough water, you will flush your system for sure! So drink a cup or two and relax!!
Just do not add crap to it!! You need to be certain what you add to your coffee isn’t full of sugar and crap!
I like to use Stevia and 1 tablespoon of raw whole milk. That would be about 20 calories… Not bad at all!
You can also use almond milk, sugar in the raw, cinnamon, and coconut milk. Just be certain you measure your portions!