There is a way to burn your belly fat in just HOURS, claim scientists. Wait, what?
Yep, this is apparently a thing, and this magic drink is…. drum roll…. coffee!
While coffee is a go-to mum drink, not all of us mums can drink heaps of coffee each day – especially if we are pregnant or breastfeeding. So we at The Healthy Mummy have some awesome alternatives below…
The study looked at the effects of coffee and metabolism
Back to the study, which was conducted by Holland and Barrett…
Experts analysed participants with a normal weight after they were given 8 gm per kg of their body weight and then observed their metabolic rate for the next three hours.
Scientists found that the fat burning process increased in the last one hour as compared to the control group that was given a placebo.
Another group of obese people were given caffeine content of 4mg per kg of their body weight and they also had an increase in their metabolic rate. However, only the control group had an increase in the fat-burning rate.
This research concluded that coffee increase metabolic rate in both normal and obese individuals but with greater fat burning in those with a normal weight.
It’s believed caffeine stimulates the nervous system, which sends direct signals to the fat cells, telling them to break down fat and does this by increasing blood levels of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline.
Another study found drinking FOUR cups of coffee could reduce body fat by 4%
Meanwhile, another study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers found that drinking four cups of coffee a day could reduce body fat by 4%.
A 24-week investigation looked at 126 overweight, non-insulin sensitive adults who drunk four cups of regular coffee or four cups of a placebo coffee.
They found that drinking coffee was associated with a modest loss of body fat.
How does your metabolism work?
Your metabolism is a process by which your body converts what you consume into energy, so when your metabolic rate is boosted it helps burn calories and this is what helps you lose weight.
Calories in popular coffees:
Long black 300ml
Flat white 300ml
Hot chocolate 300ml
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