Does Caffeine Help You Eat Less And Lose Weight?


A new study has found that caffeine is not effective as an appetite suppressant or weight-loss aid as most people think. 

Participants who drank caffeine consumed about 10% less food in the morning, however it didn't change their hunger throughout the day. They still felt just as hungry if not more.

Professor Panek-Shirley of the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at SUNY University leading the study says, "Caffeine speeds metabolism or affects brain chemicals that suppress appetite."

The purpose of the study was to see if the amount of caffeine can be liked to food intake or suppressed appetite, and if the results can vary by BMI.


They studied fifty healthy adults ranging from 18 to 50 years of age. The individuals were observed once a week for a month. 

Some drank drinks with added caffeine or they had drinks with a caffeine placebo.

"..participants who drank juice with a low dosage of caffeine consumed about 70 fewer calories at breakfast. However, they were found to compensate for the calories later in the day."


There wasn't really any changes in their appetites when it concluded, she just reinforces how important it is to have good eating habits.


What do you think? Do this change your thinking?

 
Kari Steele

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