Maybe you’ve got a breakfast routine down pat — one that supports your weight loss goals and ensures you are getting enough protein, vitamins, and minerals to keep you fueled for hours.
But there’s always room for improvement, and the right hot beverages can take you a long way and even boost your metabolism and aid with weight loss.
This is the one hot drink you should start having before breakfast to shrink your waistline over 40.
Are you used to taking your coffee after you eat breakfast? Or have you given up on coffee altogether because you suspect it isn’t as healthy as tea?
Making two simple changes: actually drinking a cup of coffee and enjoying it before breakfast may be key ways for you to increase your metabolism (before you’ve even left your house in the morning).
In addition to containing a wealth of cell-healthy antioxidants, a cup or two of coffee has just enough caffeine to boost your metabolism through a process down as thermogenesis. And it can accomplish this without making you feel edgy and anxious — just limit your intake to one or two average-size cups.
Coffee is also an appetite suppressant, which means that drinking it before breakfast can prevent you from overeating and indulging in foods that you might not otherwise eat.
This isn’t to say that you should replace healthy meals with coffee. Your metabolism and health benefit the most from protein-rich foods and foods with fiber and healthy fats like eggs, avocado, and whole grain toast— and not from deprivation.
But a cup before breakfast may just help you eat enough without going overboard.
Be careful of what you put in your coffee to jazz it up. Milk or milk alternatives like almond milk, and even a dash or two of cinnamon or turmeric are all ingredients that add to the flavor of your coffee without contributing to a whole lot of added calories and fats. But ingredients like non-dairy creamer and half and half can contains both trans fats and additional saturated fat that your body doesn’t need.
Otherwise, a delicious cup of hot coffee before breakfast is the perfect beverage to get your metabolism moving and help shrink your waistline.