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Is Your Coffee Causing Weight Gain?

Progesterone is a natural diuretic to help you shed unwanted fluid but that first cup of coffee in the morning can seem like a lifesaver, but could it also be contributing to your weight problem?

Dr Andrew Weil

A cup of plain,¬†black coffee¬†has about 10 calories. But add sugar, sweet whipped cream and other flavor enhancers and coffee-shop staples such as mocha lattes can contain more calories than a Big Mac. When you consider that many people have these drinks daily, the total calorie intake can add up quickly. If you are not ready to give up coffee just yet but want to steer away from the sugar-laden versions, try these simple steps: you’ll still get the flavor, but with less sugar.

1. Skip the chocolate sauce and instead opt for a small piece of high-quality dark chocolate (at least 70 percent cocoa solids) on the side.

2. Add cinnamon (which may aid digestion) or organic almond extract rather than caramel or other sweeteners.

3. Forgo the whipped cream; a modest amount of unsweetened half-and-half, a dollop of heavy whipping cream or canned coconut milk are better options.
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More information:
https://www.bio-hormone-health.com/2012/10/08/losing-weight-after-menopause/

https://www.bio-hormone-health.com/2012/11/01/menopause-rearranges-womens-fat/

https://www.bio-hormone-health.com/2014/01/13/how-to-stop-that-bloated-feeling-naturally/

https://www.bio-hormone-health.com/2014/01/27/the-dash-diet-is-no-1-for-weight-loss/

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