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Posted by: dean | 2008/01/14

coffee

if i am dieting why should i cut out coffee? surely the caffeine stimulates metabolism and therefore weight loss?

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Dear Dean
You can drink coffee or tea in moderation while dieting. I don't know who recommended that you should not drink any coffee, but as long as you use fat-free milk in the coffee and no sugar, there is not reason why you cannot have about 4 cups a day (the recommended intake for adults). Caffeine has a mild diuretic function and may stimulate metabolism slightly if you don't overdo your intake. Drinking many cups of coffee a day is not a good idea as coffee is s stimulant which can cause tremors, insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, etc
Moderation is the key!
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