The Coffee Diet

Sounds appealing when you first think about it. But can you really base a diet on a substance high in caffeine? Well in fact, yes you can as it's the caffeine that helps your metabolism!

To some people the coffee diet seems like the answer to their prayers - eat what you want, and fill up on frappuccinos or lattes all day long.

Although it is a simple plan, the coffee diet is not quite a simple as that. They theory behind the coffee diet is based on the effect of caffeine on the metabolism - it can increase your body's metabolic rate by up to 10%, thus allowing you to burn hundreds more calories per day.

How To Follow the Coffee Diet

Following the coffee diet is simple. Drink five cups per day, as follows:

  • Cup 1: After breakfast
  • Cup 2: After lunch
  • Cup 3: Around 3-4 pm
  • Cup 4: After Dinner
  • Cup 5: Around 9 pm

Is That Really It?

So here's the caveat. This is Java 'straight up'. As soon as you start loading it up with milk and sugar, the plan goes out the window.

What Side Effects / Drawbacks?

Other considerations would be:

  • Dehydration
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Loss of sleep
  • Increased anxiety

Brushing your teeth after meals and drinking plenty of water will take care of the first three, and as for the others, individual reactions to caffeine vary, so it's really going to vary how much five cups of java per day will effect you.

Our Thoughts on The Coffee Plan

The bottom line is that while this is not a miracle weight loss programme, as a part of a sensible plan of eating and exercise it could make a difference - if you can take the increased alertness and the constant toilet breaks!.


You may also be interested in...

  • The Hollywood Diet Plan

    Discover how the 48 hour Hollywood diet can make the difference. This miracle juice helps detoxification and is supposed to help with weight loss too!
  • The Medifast Diet Plan

    Doctors in the US have been prescribing the Medifast diet plan for over 25 years. It is a fast weight loss plan that combines replacement meals and real food.
  • Sugar Busters Diet Plan

    Read all about the Sugar Busters! diet plan as a way for you to lose weight. We have details on a wide range of diet plans, so check out what's best for you now.
  • The Gi Diet Plan

    The essential idea behind the GI diet plan is to measure how fast your body breaks down food to form energy. Get the low down on this popular diet now.
  • Grapefruit Diet Plan

    Discover Grapefruit diet and information on From advice and tips about plans through to foods and recipes
Close close

Join over 50,000 Slimmers

Select your areas of interest