Consuming caffeine and drinking coffee or colas can play havoc. If you drink caffeinated beverages throughout the day you may actually be causing yourself to eat more. If you struggle with health issues or to lose weight you may want to kick the habit of caffeine.
Caffeine intake will increase your snacking throughout the day and you’ll eat even more for lunch. Decreasing caffeine can and will help control food cravings. How do these food cravings start? Caffeine raises the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol raises the heart rate, increases the blood sugar, and signals your body to increase energy stores. This increases your want for something sweet and sugary. This is evident after lunch, in the early afternoon when the cravings for sweet foods hit and you’re down at the vending machines at work. This could all be due to the morning coffee you had with or without breakfast.
Caffeine can trigger hypoglycemia which can trigger appetite and cravings for higher calorie foods. The more caffeine consumed, the more you want to eat. Caffeine can make you feel jittery and affect your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Caffeine induced stress can affect how you feel about yourself and trigger emotional eating or comfort food, not to mention overeating causes weight gain. Caffeine can also lead to feelings of depression.
As mentioned before caffeine increases cortisol levels and with prolonged levels can:
Lower your immune system
Slow your thinking
imbalance blood sugar
increase fat making hormones
increase blood pressure
weaken bones, causing osteoporosis
increase belly fat
Caffeine has been shown to contribute to insulin resistance. When this happens, insulin and glucose build up in the blood. Coffee and soda’s with caffeine can also cause insomnia and sleep deprivation. There are a lot of symptoms and diseases that are caused by increased levels of insulin, other than weight gain.
At Lean Healthy Life we offer a replacement for your coffee and soda’s. Our programs will give you energy and necessary vitamins, enzymes, minerals, amino acids, essential protein that caffeine drinks cannot do for you. Call our office or drop by for a free sample, which comes in chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and orange cream.
This week’s success is from Doug and Melinda
Dr. Eric and Inger Lane,
First of all, thank you for the years of devoted health care that you have provided our family. We can’t begin to describe the benefits we have received over the past fifteen years. You and your staff have kept us moving along in spite of our injuries and mishaps. Recently, Melinda and I participated in the 21 Day program which included the supplement program designed by Herbalogica. The results were everything we had hoped for. Not only did we lose a combined 20 pounds, but we realized several additional benefits. We further solidified our commitment to stay away from all soft drinks and minimize our overall sugar intake. Both of us have experienced a heightened level of energy. Gone are the intermittent crashes due to carbohydrate overload. Dr Lane and his wife have been terrific during our program. They have inspired us with continual follow-up calls to measure our progress and keep us on track. Also, we have referred to Dr, Lane’s book on several occasions and deem it to be a positive guide to overall healthy living. Clearly, they are invested in our success as well and that has made all the difference in the world. Again, we could not be more pleased with the program, products, and personal assistance we have had. WE FEEL GREAT!
Doug and Melinda Knoles
Remember whether you are just trying to lose that extra weight or get over chronic health issues, take time to attend one of our free seminars on Wednesday evenings. For the next month I am giving every one who attends a copy of my new book, “Improve the Quality of Your Life – Why Live in Pain?” We look forward to seeing you.
Until next week try to minimize or completely eliminate your caffeine intake and see how much better you feel. You body will fight you and you will have a few difficult days, but once you go through what we call the , “Healing Crisis” you will feel so much better. If you are not satisfied with where you are in life get excited. That thought can motivate you to change. Remember we are never stuck where we are. We can always change, Just DECIDE too.