Fat Loss Tip #3 – Caffeine

caffeine

Everyone loves a cup of coffee as a pickup. Be it in the morning, pre workout, or mid-late afternoon for that final ‘work burst’.

The problem here, is that caffeine is a stimulant. It stimulates the adrenal glands, which in turn produce adrenalin, which gives you this buzz.

It can have a time and a place, but if you’re drinking more than 2 cups of coffee a day, regularly, you could well be on the way to adrenal fatigue. This is where you adrenal glands, cannot produce any more andrenalin, and your body starts to break down, often resulting in illness due to a damaged immune system, and more. Not only this, but caffeine can stay in your system for 6 hours, so if you’re drinking coffee after 4pm in the afternoon, chances are it will affect your sleep pattern, in turn upsetting your hormonal balance, and your bodies wellbeing. Count fizzy drinks, and alcohol in the list of stimulants, sugar as well, and that’s a lot of stress being placed on your adrenals. Burnout will be inevitable.

Drink water and green tea which contains a lower caffeine content, and more antioxidants, and give your body a rest. Most people live on stimulants and resort to these any time the feel sluggish, whereas chances are, you’re whole diet is causing you to feel sluggish, and if you don’t adjust the root cause, you’ll continue to be reaching for the stimulants and in turn, breaking your body down.

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