Our expert says:
The caffeine in coffee is a stimulant and addictive. So by stopping your caffeine intake you may have triggered the so-called cannabinoid receptors, which make us crave sweet and fatty foods in similar fashion to giving up smoking. Another possibility is that lack of the caffeine may be lowering the serotonin levels in your brain making you crave carbohydrates that help to increase the serotonin levels again. Drinking moderate quantities of coffee (e.g. about 4 cups a day) with low-fat or fat-free milk and no sugar, is not regarded as harmful, so there is no reason why you need to give up coffee to lose weight. Just skip the sugar and use low-fat or fat-free milk and don't go overboard with the number of cups of coffee that you drink.
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