Coffee and Weight Loss: It’s a Smart Idea!
So I know you’re asking, “what is it that makes this coffee so special?” It’s the herbs. We’ve infused our coffee with herbs that will give you more of what you’re expecting from your cup to help you boost two factors for successful weight loss: speed up your body’s fat-burning processes and help you control your appetite to reduce the amount of calories you’re consuming.
Dr. Oz has featured the two main ingredients of our “weight loss coffee”, garcinia cambogia and yerba mate on his hit TV show that aired October 29, 2012.
Here is a clip from that show.
According to the Mayo Clinic, metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During this complex biochemical process, calories in food and beverages are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function. Even when you’re at rest, your body needs energy for all its functions, such as breathing, circulating blood, adjusting hormone levels, growing and repairing cells – and fat burning.
When we are younger, our metabolism is at its peak. Unfortunately, due to a combination of inactivity and/or aging, our body’s metabolism can slow. As such, weight gain can result. When this occurs, we need to implement ways to increase our metabolism through diet, exercise and supplementation.
Yerba mate is a central nervous system stimulant containing caffeine, but it also contains a number of other nutrients, including antioxidants, amino acids, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. The chemical compounds and nutrients in yerba mate tea affect your metabolism to make your body use carbohydrates more efficiently. This means you’ll get more energy from the food you eat.
You’ll also burn more of the calories your body has stored in fat cells as fuel when you drink coffee with yerba mate regularly. Regular yerba mate consumption also helps keep lactic acid from building up in your muscles so you can decrease post workout soreness and cut your recovery time. Yerba mate has stimulant qualities to help you feel full sooner after you begin eating, and it slows your digestion so that your stomach stays full longer. Combining yerba mate with a healthy diet and regular exercise can help boost your metabolism to burn more calories, and it can help you eat less by curbing your appetite slightly.*
Controlling portion size may be the single most effective thing you can do to promote lasting weight loss, a new study shows. Researchers found overweight people who spent the most efforts in controlling the portion size of what they ate were more likely to lose weight and keep it off. Although increasing planned exercise also help people shed pounds, researchers found portion control efforts seem to offer the biggest payoff.
Garcinia Cambogia is found naturally in India and parts of Asia, and also on the Pacific coast of South and Central America all the way from Peru up to Mexico, and likes a humid forested environment. Also known as Brindall berries, garcinia is believed to act as an appetite suppressant and allows you to lose weight by diminishing your desire for food. Not only does Garcinia Cambogia suppress your appetite, but it also limits the body’s ability to turn carbohydrates into fat. This factor, combined with increased calorie burning and a suppressed appetite, prohibit the body from converting excess carbohydrates into stored body fat. In fact, instead of increasing your body fat, you may increase your energy!*