Drinking coffee does not affect appetite
Many people think that drinking coffee will suppress their appetite. It becomes a sort of myth that have been trusted, especially for those who are dieting. But a recent study published in the journal Appetite reveal that coffee drinking does not have an effect on appetite at all.
These results are found by researchers from Australia after doing experiments on nine women, average age 26 years for four times. Every time they were given breakfast, placebo, caffeine pills, or one of two types of drinks (water and decaf coffee that do not contain caffeine). Afterwards participants were asked to have a lunch two hours and a half afterwards. Researchers also observed breath, blood, and appetite of participants.
The results showed that there was no significant difference in participants’ appetite and the amount of food they consumed when they drank either coffee or water, and caffeine pills. They were taking the food offered and have the same appetite.
Of course this study has limitations because it is done on a small scale. However, the authors argue that there is the possibility of coffee to not affect a person’s appetite and can not be relied upon to suppress appetite when dieting. If you want to lose weight, you should still get hung up on a healthy diet and do not consume too much coffee while hope your appetite is reduced.