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19 Feb 2003

excess coffee
Can drinking coffee excessively limit weight loss. I drink between 10-15
cups a day. Normal coffee not decaf. I gym daily but find that I have'nt lost
any weight in 2 months. Diet low-fat, low carb, high protein

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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear DI
Seeing that many of the over-the-counter slimming products contain caffeine as a diuretic and stimulant, you should be getting the opposite effect! I do think that your coffee intake is excessive and would advise you to reduce it to about 4 cups a day. If you are 'starving' yourself and substituting coffee for meals, then your body will shutdown its weight loss systems. Rather eat a balanced diet and drink less coffee.
Take care
DietDoc
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