“I drink two or three cups a day. Not all at once, but one for breakfast, one mid-morning, and occasionally a cup with lunch. I was just wondering if this might be interfering with my diet, because I haven’t lost much weight since I started dieting.”
Yes, it can do. Some people lose additional weight after stopping coffee or caffeine. Studies have shown that caffeine (as in coffee and some sodas) contributes to insulin resistance (thus making it harder to lose weight), increases appetite (again making it harder to lose weight) and contributes to food cravings (making it difficult to adhere to a weight loss diet). In those studies, even decaffeinated coffee is shown to be detrimental to weight loss.
Those who are trying to lose body fat (weight) would do well to avoid caffeine.
Many overweight people, particularly those who have frequently ‘dieted’ and lost weight only to regain it later, are insulin resistant. Unfortunately, many people are insulin resistant without being aware of it. If you have insulin resistance, using caffeine will further affect your metabolism. It will have the opposite outcome of what you want. Follow the Manna Diet to get any stored toxins out of your body.
In the long term, avoiding caffeine will help to boost your metabolism. You can naturally increase your metabolism in a significant way by eliminating or limiting refined processed carbohydrates (apart from the occasional treat) and replacing them with ‘fat burning’ foods.