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DIETITIANBECKY
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4/14/13 6:13 P

While there is some research to support this, it is not a weight loss recommendation that works for all---as in everyone should be having an intake of caffeine. And remember that upper limit for the healthy adult is 400 milligrams.

Based on what you are sharing---I suggest you cut back or stop.

Becky
SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist



ANARIE
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4/13/13 1:21 P

Caffeine is a stimulant. People react in different ways to stimulants. It's not at all unusual for it to stimulate your appetite, and it's also very much possible that it's affecting your sleep-- you might be sleeping the same number of hours, but not as deeply. Poor sleep can stimulate appetite, too.

If it makes you feel bad, don't do it! Some people are helped by caffeine and some aren't. It's not something you need for your health, so there's no reason to use it if you don't think it's helping.



CREATIVITEAPOT
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4/13/13 1:04 P

I've read a variety of articles that claim caffeine is excellent for weight loss insofar as it suppresses hunger and provides you more energy for workouts, so I started incorporating a cup or two of coffee and another cup or two of black tea into my day, but I feel as if the exact opposite has occurred--I feel quite tired even though I'm definitely sleeping enough, and I'm fighting seemingly bottomless hunger. So, I'm wondering, has anyone else experiencing increased appetite from caffeine? Can anyone offer an explanation?



 
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