Caffeine belly fat is a term we will use to refer to belly fat resulting from caffeine use. Caffeine is usually an ingredient in weight loss tablets and has long been known to increase metabolism.You are probably ware that caffeine is also found in coffee.
We will discuss briefly how caffeine affects your weight when you take your mug of coffee or chocolate everday. caffeine is included in most fat burning diet pills and because it is a stimulant, it’s thought to increase fat metabolism and encourage weight loss and belly fat loss . Some people believe a daily cup of coffee or other caffeinated drink can help them to lose belly fat.
Although caffeine is included in several drinks it is not a safe fat loss substance as it is often responsible for many of the factors contributing to weight gain and continued obesity. The intake of caffeine appears to increase the signs of physical stress, mental stress and emotional stress among others. This makes you to have increased levels of the glucocorticoids such as cortisol.
There is a well documented relationship between persistently elevated levels of cortisol and other stress hormones. Persistently elevated levels of cortisol are associated with the caffeine belly fat which which ultimately ends up as obesity due to increased intake of excess calories in the foods we eat, particularly increased ingestion of fats and sugars.
Caffeine stimulates the adrenal glands to produce the stress hormones called cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine.
Guarana is another caffeine-like product used in weight loss supplements. caffeine and guarana will lead to high levels of cortisol. These levels have have a negative effect on the part of the brain responsible for memory. They also dampen the immune system and interfere with the body’s ability to fight infections such as bacterial and viral infections. Cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine are responsible for increased heart rate and blood pressure. Circulation of oxygen to the brain and extremities is decreased and the immune system is suppressed.
Chronically elevated blood cortisol levels caused by frequent stress or regular coffee intake leads to an increased buildup of caffeine belly fat which results in excess weight gain.
This type of weight gain further stimulates the release of additional stress hormones. This becomes a cascade of events repeating itself severally.Instead of fat burning we have increased fat gain and weight gain.
Caffeine triggers food cravings and increased appetite.Caffeine makes you to desire to eat more food with higher fat content. caffeine causes you to have increased caloric intake, further interfering with your ability to maintain a healthy weight. It leads to what we have referred to above as caffeine-belly fat.
Drinking coffee has been linked to higher levels of serum cholesterol.
You should therefore not depend on weight loss supplements, weight loss tablets,weight loss diets, diet carbonated drinks that contain caffeine if you really want to loses weight.