How Coffee Can Enhance Your Fitness Plan – The Cafe Diet Book Review

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.

How Coffee Can Enhance Your Fitness Plan - The Cafe Diet Book Review

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!

How Coffee Can Enhance Your Fitness Plan - The Cafe Diet Book Review

“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.
-Jenn

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4 Comments

  1. Nicki Mann said:

    I also usually only like more sugary and flavored coffee drinks, if I drink them at all. Coffee is too bitter for me most of the time. When I go to Starbucks or someplace like that, I usually order hot chocolate or cider in the winter, and one of those delicious fruit and cream drinks in the warmer weather! But maybe if I learned more about different kinds of coffee, I’d find one I actually liked. Have you found one yet?

    February 18, 2015
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    • Hi Nicki, I’m still trying to regulate my caffeine. I don’t want to have too much of it, which ends up making you feel more tired. What I’m doing, and seems to be working, is I take a cup of coffee and I break it into 1/2 cup drinks. Right now I’m using a blend that my husband brought home. A friend of ours, Marco, has a coffee shop and roasts his own beans. I just asked him what the blend is that we’re drinking and he’s going to find out tomorrow. It’s strong, but not overly strong. So, I brew it and I throw it in the fridge. I like cold drinks in the morning over hot, I’d take a Diet Coke over coffee if it’s not a yummy sweetened one. I drink 1/2 a cup in the morning before breakfast and then one before lunch. I drink it almost as a shot, because it’s black – no sugar, no yummy-goodness, just plain black coffee.. I cringe just thinking about it. I don’t want to try this at night, since I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately.

      I’ve also been trying to drink more water. My appetite feels more in check. 🙂

      February 19, 2015
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  2. I too unfortunately like the REALLY sweet coffee drinks – especially at Starbucks…guess I’ll have to find another way to loose that baby weight that is still hanging around after 4yrs! I will pass this onto my husband though who loves coffee.

    February 19, 2015
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    • Hi Minh, You and me both… Haleigh is turning 4 this July, and I am needing to lose my collective weight over the 3 kids. I too am not a coffee fan unless highly sweetened, but I’ve been drinking this almost as a shot. Very quick. Almost like drinking cough syrup, lol. OR when you’re eating out of the Jelly Belly assorted flavor mix from Costco (the big huge container) and you accidentally eat a coffee one, it’s like that. I am hoping that I’ll find a new found love for the straight stuff, but it’s going to take some time.

      I’m sure I could take a coffee bean supplement, but I’d rather do it this way. The book is very interesting, I’m sure your husband would enjoy it.

      -Jenn

      February 19, 2015
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