Originally Posted by loseitalllaura
I've been reading a lot about how caffeine increases cortisol, which contributes to belly fat. I drink coffee (black) every morning along with a sugar free Red Bull. Cutting it out as of tomorrow to see if it makes a difference! Who has cut out caffeine, and did it help with your belly fat?
I have cut caffeine several times and now I am planning to cut it again tomorrow.
Yes, caffeine can rise both cortisol and insulin hormone the latter triggers fat storing process.
Caffeine rises appetite and pushes you to eat too much this is because of its hormonal effect on your pancreas glands.
I cannot give you a personal testimony, because I was drinking beer when I was stopping caffeine intake.
However I think that caffeine effect on your weight is closely related to your overall body reaction to caffeine consumption.
In other words, If you feel some side effects after ingestion of coffee, such insomnia, carving for food or jitter then chances that caffeine can lead you to store fat are high.
Caffeine is present in tea, coffee, chocolate, and soda.