HOW TO USE COFFEE CORRECLTY TO INCREASE FAT BURNING
There is no denying it, I love my coffee. Coffee with HONEY & FULL CREAM MILK.
I start every day with this delicious brew and feel fantastic knowing it’s a pro-metabolic, completely balanced beverage that will stimulate thermogenesis, and even increase fat burning. How good is that.
“Coffee is a potent metabolic stimulator and must be viewed as such. The caffeine in coffee is powerful and can act like thyroid to increase your metabolic rate and the oxidation of sugar, making it a health-protective food” Functional Performance Systems.
COFFEE DONE WRONG
As coffee is such a powerful stimulator it can stimulate the adrenals leading to increased cortisol and raising blood sugar levels. At this point the body needs glucose (carbs/sugars) otherwise it will BREAK DOWN PROTEIN FROM MUSCLE/SKIN to convert to glucose. So coffee done wrong will burn muscle not fat!
If caffeine triggers the stress response, hypoglycemia (jittery, wired or shaky), can be experienced. Instead coffee should increase focus, metabolism, motivation and stabilise energy.,
HOW TO DO COFFEE RIGHT
TO ELIMINATE THE STRESS RESPONSE
1. Have coffee with a meal OR add sugar / honey and milk. This will help stabilise blood sugar and ensure the caffeine enters the blood stream without causing an insulin spike. It’s the insulin spike that sends messages to store fat.
2. If drinking coffee on its own first thing in the morning add Honey/sugar and or cream/milk to support adrenals and prevent blood sugar spikes. In other words, nutritionally support the stress response to minimise it.
HOW TO DO COFFEE AND WHY
I add full cream milk and honey to my morning coffee. This way I’m consuming protein, fats and simple sugars; this provides my body with the nutritional support to match the metabolic stimulation and my body’s stress systems are not activated. As the caffeine stimulates my metabolism (I feel the warming effect of it being wakened), I am also providing the sugars and protein so that my body doesn’t have to break down my own muscles to access glucose to deal with the increased blood sugar and cortisol from the stimulating effects of the caffeine. I feel energised, I don’t experience a crash, I feel calm and centered. My day begins and I’m ready to take on the world!
OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS OF CAFFEINE
Coffee is protective of liver damage, blocks excess iron absorption too much iron is toxic), contains B vitamins, magnesium, it’s brain protective (the purines), and provides the building blocks for uric acid which is an antioxidant.
“Caffeine synergises with progesterone, and increases its concentration in blood and tissue” (great for those with excess estrogen)”
Caffeine: A vitamin-like nutrient, or adaption” by Ray Peat, PhD.