Summer has arrived people! The season for Shades, shorts and sandals and of course a time where many like to get in shape. We here at Connect have a special ingredient that may help with curbing the weight loss. This particular tool seems to go unnoticed for some of its other unique qualities.
Hint: it lurks in many household cupboards and very frequent in the workplace
Got it? No? Yes…ok we will stop the mind torture. The secret ingredient is Caffeine! Yes research carried out over the years has proved to show that caffeine can boost weight loss or prevent weight gain. Caffeine is found in many beverages, including coffee, tea, energy drinks and colas; in products containing cocoa or chocolate; and in a variety of medications and dietary supplements, including supplements aimed at weight loss. There are two qualities of Caffeine that have led to many theories over the years as to why Caffeine contributes to helping one reduce weight. One is the Appetite suppression – Caffeine may reduce your desire to eat for a brief time and the other is Calorie burning. Caffeine may stimulate thermogenesis — one way your body generates heat and energy from digesting food. Caffeine prompts the body to burn more fat stores instead of the limited stores of carbohydrate in our muscles.
Of course this does not mean you simply need to consume caffeine and you can watch the weight fade away, all the scientific research carried out is based on consuming caffeine pre and post workout training.
According Dr Len Kravitz whilst exercising Caffeine may increase the release of free fatty acids in the bloodstream, which helps you work harder for longer. Caffeine is also an energy booster and can help mental focus so ideally a
A plain, black espresso, which contains high caffeine levels, will help boost your metabolism and help you burn extra calories during your workout. caffeine is also known as a sports performance enhancer.