The coffee diet is a relatively new diet plan that’s rapidly gaining popularity. It involves drinking several cups of coffee per day while restricting your calorie intake. Some people have reported short-term weight loss success with the diet. However, it has some significant downsides.
The coffee diet schedule requires consuming a total of 3 cups of light-roast coffee (720 ml) each day. Medium roasts tend to be richer in antioxidants and polyphenols than dark roasts. On the diet, as long as you hit your 3-cup (720-ml) minimum, you can have as much coffee as you want — caffeinated or decaffeinated — You should also stop using sugar or milk.
Your other meals and snacks should be low in calories and fat and rich in fiber from whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. The author also encourages readers to avoid highly processed foods, such as frozen meals and refined snack foods, in favor of whole foods. Appropriate meals for this diet would include tofu and vegetable stir-fry over brown rice, or a grilled chicken salad with a vinaigrette dressing. Some people have reported weight loss success with this diet, likely due to the calorie restriction involved. In addition, some evidence suggests that coffee may aid weight loss.