Your morning cup of coffee can help you lose weight-especially if you choose a light roast! Coffee’s secret weapon is chlorogenic acid, a compound that instructs fat cells to burn stored fat for fuel, balances blood sugar and dials back cravings. Chlorogenic acid typically burns off during the roasting process. That’s why lighter roasts end up containing more of the slimming substance than darker roasts. To get the benefits, sip 2 cups daily.
Tip: If caffeine doesn’t agree with you, three cups of decaf deliver the same benefits!