How coffee can enhance your FITNESS plan?? Yup, enhance your fitness plan. I have been drinking coffee all wrong, which I figured. My coffee of choice is a sweet one, with not too much of a strong coffee taste. Starbucks is my go-to place and usually done once in a great while. My favorite time of year is when they have their Eggnog & Peppermint Latte’s. During the holiday season, when Grandma watches the kids, Todd and I will stop by Starbucks for a coffee treat while we go shopping. Otherwise, my non-holiday go-to coffee drink is a Vanilla Latte and in the summer a Frappuccino.
With that being said, I’m looking at the following caloric value:
Eggnog Latte (Tall): 460 calories, 21g fat, 53 carbs, and 230g sodium
Vanilla Latte (Tall): 250 calories, 6g fat, 61g carbs, and 240g sodium
(off of the Starbucks Website)
Not exactly an ideal beverage choice for weight loss, but usually when I do drink these it’s an indulgence, since I’m pretty sure these put me over my caloric intake for the day.
When, Author, Bela Csepregi asked me if I’d be interested in reading his book, “The Cafe Diet” , I had no idea it’d be about coffee. Bela is not only an Author, he’s a Coffee Roast Master, and had made coffee roasting into an art. By chance Bela noticed a “happy accidental side effect, appetite suppression”. This inspired him to do extensive research and developed this diet plan upon his findings.
This book is quite interesting, taking you through the life of a coffee bean. Where it originates from and its fascinating history. Bela breaks down the scientific aspect of your favorite blend. The list of different coffee variations was very educational, since I usually stick with the basic frou-frou drinks. What I noticed about reading all these variations is that I probably stick with the frou-frou drinks because I simply wasn’t aware of all the different flavors and blends. Ordering a coffee can be very complicated, at least for me.
Drinking coffee the right way, and not meaning the overly sugary kind, can be beneficial to your health. Coffee has “Polyphenols, which are a type of antioxidants that supports the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and osteoporosis”. Now too much caffeine can be harmful, but with the right amount it can definitely benefit you. Now this doesn’t mean just drink coffee and you’ll lose weight, of coarse you have to incorporate healthy foods and activity. Using coffee as an appetite suppressant and regulating the times you drink coffee can enhance your weight loss efforts. “The Cafe Diet” will surely show you how to do this!
“The Cafe Diet” was very interesting, I couldn’t put it down. I would often stop what I was reading to tell my husband, Todd, about what I had just read. Thank you so much Bela for allowing me to review your book, and opening my eyes to the benefits of drinking coffee the right way.
I very much enjoyed it.