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Is your coffee making you fat?

Written by Anika DeCoster – Asst. Program Manager, LifeTime WeightLoss

We Americans love our coffee.  Whether we depend on it for energy or just enjoy a warm beverage in the morning, our daily cup(s) of joe have become a vice to many of us.  Such a vice, that when I consult with clients, their biggest fear is that I’ll take it away.  We’ve discussed the benefits of coffee before, but now it’s rarely drunk in its natural black-cup form; it has been transformed into one of the most popular sugar-sweetened and artificially flavored beverages on the market.  Do you know what’s in your favorite drink or how it could be negatively impacting your waistline?  Read on below to discover the DOs and DON’Ts of coffee drinks to confirm you aren’t making any health mistakes!

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Try-It Tuesday: Yerba Mate

Have you heard of Yerba Mate tea? Yerba Mate (prounounced YERB-ah mah-TAY) is a species of holly native to South America. It contains three different xanthines: caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline. Yerba Mate provides only 25-30% of the caffeine content that brewed coffee does...

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Coffee Consumption: Health Pros and Cons

It’s hard to drive more than a mile down a major city block without seeing a coffee shop. Coffee is one of the most-consumed beverages worldwide. Past concerns about the negative effects of coffee are being replaced by a growing list of health benefits associated with the beverage. The following are some of the health benefits research has linked to coffee drinking.

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Health and Happiness in Your Cup of Joe

During my time as a Personal Trainer, I met many members in FitPoints who were eagerly beginning a new fitness program. We often discussed their health and exercise history, as well as details on their eating habits. It seemed like more than half of the time, as we began discussing nutrition, they were excited to tell me that as part of their commitment to their new fitness program, they had given up coffee. While the commitment to make a change to eating habits was a noble one, the focus on dropping coffee may have been somewhat misdirected.

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