Coffee in moderation can increase fat-burning. However, excessive amounts of caffeine triggers your stress responses which may increase your cortisol levels and stall fat burning. If you do drink coffee, work yourself down to only 1-2 cups per day to optimize your fat-burning abilities. For those who have extreme difficulty in stabilizing SHMEC, or for whom coffee is an issue, adding fat to it can often provide a nice way to balance the metabolism and decrease hunger and cravings while making energy levels more stable. Above all, avoid sweeteners in your coffee. Try a sprinkle of cinnamon instead.
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