Recently, an undercover CI source brought up the connection between caffeine and cellulite in her Cellulite Story. I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker so this is an angle I didn’t focus on in my previous research. But now that I’ve been looking into it, there does seem to be a viable connection.
Here are several ways that cellulite is thought to be affected by caffeine intake*:
Another factor to consider is what you’re consuming with your coffee.
As Malcolm Gladwell explains in his awesome TED speech, when you ask an American what kind of coffee they like, they always say “a rich dark roast.” But in taste tests, they consistently prefer coffee that is weak and milky. Most people don’t want to admit they like weak, milky coffee.
Most of the popular creamers are packed with partially hydrogenated soybean oil and high fructose corn syrup (you remember how soy affects the body, right?). You might even be able to blame your big ‘ol coffee mug for your lack of resistance to all those sweets your coworkers are bringing into the office this time of year. As caffeine increases insulin levels, your body will crave sweets to keep your insulin elevated.
This isn’t to say that coffee is completely forbidden on an anti-cellulite diet, but experts do recommend limiting your intake to a cup or two a day. Our investigative CI source noticed a dramatic increase in her cellulite approximately six months after taking up a daily coffee habit.
What about you? Has anyone else noticed a connection between caffeine and cellulite?
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