Coffee is your go-to drink in the morning (and maybe throughout the rest of the day, too)—but if you get off track with your weight loss goals every time you start drinking it regularly, you may feel like it’s becoming a frustrating case of what we call, deja brew.
In and of itself, coffee has plenty of perks: Research shows that it may help you live longer, enable your body to process glucose (sugar) better, and decrease your risk of health issues like Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancer, and heart failure, per Johns Hopkins Medicine. However, it’s what you mix into it—as well as pair it with—that can quickly derail healthy eating habits. (Related: 15 Underrated Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work.)
“I think coffee itself is fine, but it gets a bad reputation because we tend to consume excess fat, calories, and sugar with our coffee,” says Adriana Sobel,