Coffee is bad for you
“I don’t think coffee is bad for you. It can definitely be incorporated into your breakfast, but limit the amount of stuff that you are putting in it,” Maika says, referring to sugary, fatty fillers like, you know, literal packets of sugar and cylinders of half-and-half.
She suggests switching up your coffee add-ins by adding some unsweetened almond milk or 1% milk, and if you absolutely need to add some sugar, just limiting it to half a packet.
Laury agrees. “Most things in moderation are OK,” she says. “If you’re having one cup of coffee a day, that’s cool, but you have to be more careful because coffee has a lot of caffeine. There’s this myth floating around that tea actually has more caffeine than coffee, and it’s just not true. Coffee has a lot more caffeine.”
And caffeine isn’t a great thing to pump into your system unregulated. It can create anxiety, and stresses your heart out if you overdo it. “Don’t make your heart work too hard for no reason,” Laury tells us.
Coffee alone counts as breakfast, especially if you're trying to lose weight
“A lot of people think breakfast is coffee,” Maika says. “That’s a beverage, not a meal.”
“You have to really watch the beverages -- with those Starbucks drinks, you can drink a lot of sugar very quickly, and just get a bunch of calories,” Laury tells us. “Most people know breakfast is important, but they’ll want to skip it to lose weight.”
But since no breakfast means no morning calories, wouldn’t that mean a better bet at weight loss? Not necessarily, Laury explains. “Skipping breakfast can set you up to want to overeat at other meals.”