There are many things that affect fat loss. Diet and exercise are the two main components of a successful weight loss plan, but there are many other
factors that also play a significant role.
Caffeine is a stimulant that can affect many different things in the human body. Fat loss is one. Caffeine affects everyone differently. Some people
feel withdrawal symptoms if they don't consume something each day that contains it while others feel absolutely no adverse effects. Others find it
beneficial to drink coffee, tea or another caffeinated beverage before working out as it gives them more energy. It is important to recognize that
caffeine will have different affects on different people, so what works for one person may not necessarily work for you.
If you are someone who is not really affected by caffeine, you may not feel as if it helps you burn off any body fat at all. Others, however, have
reported that it gives them more energy and helps them remain more focused. This, in turn, helps to burn off body fat.
There are both positives and negatives of consuming caffeine. While large amounts can be really bad for you, when taken in moderation, caffeine will
not hurt. This means only a few cups of coffee a day or maybe even one soda. Tea contains less caffeine than coffee or soda and is healthier for you.
In fact, if you are adhering to a strict well-balanced diet, soda is most likely not a regular part of it.
Other studies have found that taking in caffeine right before exercising can actually assist with fat loss. It is recommended that you workout first
thing in the morning. This means exercising before even eating breakfast. While drinking a cup of coffee isn't a bad idea, adding copious amounts of
sugar and cream will add calories which will negate the benefits a morning workout can bring. The purpose of working out in the morning is to burn
stored fat. This is possible because there aren't any immediate calories to burn because you haven't eaten anything. Adding calories will only mean you
will burn them and the end result may be burning no stored fat at all. On the other hand, drinking a small cup of coffee just for the caffeine might
not prove to be a bad thing if it gets you moving. As with anything else, limit your amounts of caffeine and you should be fine. If you find it really
doesn't make a difference, wait until after your morning workout to ingest that first bit of caffeine for the day.