Coffee can make you fat

@ddaguno (3110)
Philippines
June 28, 2010 1:40am CST
I've been gaining weight this past few months at first I was happy because I thought I looked better with the few pounds added, but now I've started dieting because the weight gain continually rises and my tummy is now bulging. I trimmed down my rice consuption and eat less of everything but I can't seem to get rid of my excess fat. So I thought maybe it's the coffee. I searched it up on google and there are some studies which relates caffeine to gaining weight. However, there are other studies that contradict that statement. When it comes to coffee, I don't know what to believe in... I just know that I need to have a cup or 2 everyday. I don't really care if it makes me fat.
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26 responses
@webzap (885)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
OMG. This is the first time I heard about gaining weight thru coffee. If that is true, I think I have to double my intake of my coffee since I need to gain weight fast these days. Thanks for the info.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
Want to gain weight? Eat a lot and don't excercise.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
28 Jun 10
If you take your coffee black, it has nothing in it to make you gain weight. Since you like to sweeten it, try an artificial sweetener like Equal or Splenda. They taste pretty much like sugar, but no calories.
• Canada
28 Jun 10
Bad choice as artificial sweeteners contain aspartame in them which in my opinion is worse than sugar
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
28 Jun 10
I've always have a love-hate relationship type of outlook on coffee.. I mean, I've read countless benefits and the not so good stuffs about coffee, and yet I'm still partially addicted to them. I mean, what's not to like about coffee..the aroma, the effect it has on me, at least.. and strangely, it relaxes the mind and I get lots of inspirations from drinking coffee. It also motivates me to do my job. However, with that being said, I'm trying to cut down on it still. I'd like a balance of some sort; don't want to be too hooked on it though.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
I think the aroma is one of the biggest factor why a lot of people are hooked. You just can't resist when you smell it.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
5 Jul 10
That's so true.. The aroma is one of the best ever..
@advokatku (4037)
• Indonesia
28 Jun 10
No. Coffee does not contain ingredients that make fat. However, if when making coffee laced with sugar or creamer that much, the sugar and creamer which that potentially make you fat
• China
28 Jun 10
I couldn't agree with you more
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
I read on one article that caffeine can sometimes lead to thyroid problems that can make you fat...YOu know if this is true?
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
29 Jun 10
Hi, ddaguno. I have never heard of coffee making some fat. Have you ever thought about trying sugar free coffee? This has no sugar in it. And no calories too. Having no calories cannot contribute to excess weight gain. Maybe you should consider trying this. It tastes good to say that it is low calorie and sugar free.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
I haven't tried because my mom friend who is a dietician told us to stay away from artificial sweeteners because they have chemicals that is bad for the health. I don't really remember everything she said but it was something like that.
• United States
29 Jun 10
Coffee doesn't make you fat. It has 5 calories per 8fl oz. It's what you put into the coffee that adds more calories to it! Use splenda or some other sugar alternative, and use low fat milk or low fat Coffee Mates!
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
There's a low fat Coffee Mate? I'd have to check that out.
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
29 Jun 10
There is just too many contradicting news on coffee. I read in some that drinking coffee is bad for the health/heart while I saw in others that coffee help to reduce the risk of heart disease. Both report quoted reputated studies but both carry vastly different results. So which is which? I am confused. But, I still love my cup of hot coffee.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
Same here. Cheers!
@cheszka (169)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
I don't know...maybe for some people, because of sugar. I myself is so addicted to coffee, I consume 5 cups a day but never gain a weight. I'm so thin, I do really want to add more weight hopefully by the end of the month. So if coffee does make one gain weight, hmmm... maybe I should try adding 5 more cups a day? :D. But i think it's really not the coffee, that made you fat.. maybe something else... :)
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
Yah... maybe...
@laratri (254)
• India
29 Jun 10
hi... I know sugar makes me fat. If you take sugar-free coffee. Have a good day... Thanks Laratri
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
Yep.. Sugar does make us fat.
@sagar21 (1583)
• India
29 Jun 10
yep,I too dug and found something... Its true that caffeine is related to gaining weight...but not directly...... Caffeine actually increases our appetite...esp for sweets and fatty foods .. check this link http://teeccino.com/building_optimal_health/129/Caffeine-%26amp%3B-Weight-Loss.html thanks for the topic..... have a great day/night.......
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
Thanks for the link
@Jotomy (6355)
• India
28 Jun 10
Hi ddaguno, now i have to plan for this, after reading your discussion i am afraid that i may gain weight because i like coffee and i will have every morning.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
It's not really proven so you can still drink it
• India
28 Jun 10
Well dear, excess of anything is bad. No matter if its coffee or whatever. So you shouldn't consume anything in an excess just because you love its taste. Moreover caffeine does have some bad effects on our system and not just the gaining weight thing. So its better to keep your diet in check and avoid excess use of anything. take care Good luck for your dieting session :)
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
Thanks and yes, I did read about too much caffeine being bad
@laratri (254)
• India
28 Jun 10
hi... Its not coffe actually, eat some fruits and vegetables are increase in your weight. I think it's really sugar and cream that are the culprits. Good day mylotters... Thanks Laratri
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
Good day to you too.
@Compy91 (49)
• India
28 Jun 10
I am also a coffee addict. Atleast 2 glass of coffee is a must for me a day but even after drinking so much of it i have never gained any weight...!
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
good for you!!!
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
I think it's the sugar and cream that we add to coffee that makes us gain some weight. Otherwise, just plain coffee will only stimulate us but the sugar and cream are the ones that give us more calories. I have given up coffee for about five days and I would like to see results in the next few months. As of now, I can also feel my tummy getting heavy, and I am not liking it.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
better get back on the caffein then
• Romania
28 Jun 10
I don'n tink is true... abut the weight the most important is to feel good with you. The importnat is you attidune not how you look.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
plus, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder right! I hope more people would find chubby women cute
@juggerogre (1659)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
I don't think coffee can make you fat. If you add cream or sugar or milk then those will really make you fat. I know someone that loves to drink coffee but he don't get fat. I don't know. Maybe its just a case to case basis.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
Yah.. maybe...
@incus99 (1086)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
Coffee doesn't make you fat.. its the sugar that makes you fat.. if you take sugar-free coffee.. you increase heart rate and metabolic rate of the body making your body digest food faster and eliminate unwanted waste earlier...
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
Can't drink sugar-free coffee... at least I don't have nay problem eliminating waste
• Italy
28 Jun 10
Cofee it self not has fat, so he doesn't contain anything bad! It's the sugar that has fats!
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
Thanks Lorenzom...Welcome to myLot!
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
28 Jun 10
coffee it self doesn't contribute to your weight gain but sugar and creamer does, actually the caffaine in coffee contributes to burn fat if you use it in the morning with empty stomach before you'll have your cardio-exercises...if shredding those is your aim, eat 6 times a day and your diet should consist of 60% protein, 30% fibrous carbs (carbs came from veggies) and 10% essential fatty acids..
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
Guilty as charged.. I put to teaspoons of sugar and cream on my coffee. Without it, I don't enjoy my cup, and if I don't enjoy my cup I'd rather not drink it.
• United Arab Emirates
28 Jun 10
Its not coffe actually, but adding sugar to coffee. Sugar has fats in it and that makes you fat. If you want to put down a few pounds see that you eat things that have firbres in it. Like vegetables and fruits. Bcos fibre takes a lot of time to digest and it will burn out the fats in you in the process. Also see that you dont over eat. You can eat many time but little. Just what is needed for your body. When you over eat the excess food gets converted into fats. Alos keep in mind that skipping meals to reduce weight is not good.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
YEp, I also noticed that if ever I do skip meals I tend to eat 2x on my next meal... lesson learned.