Weight loss fads come and go, often debunked beyond doubt, so does Coffee suppress appetite, or is it yet another myth? That is the question we’ll be attempting to answer in the following article - in the safest and most responsible way possible.

Please keep reading to hopefully determine, once and for all, whether it does what some people claim and, if so, how does Coffee suppress appetite?

Regardless of if you’re aiming to drop those pesky pounds, nothing starts the day better than a deliciously wholesome cup of Coffee. Enter The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.

Our factory shop, situated in the stunning vistas of the Kentish countryside, is where we pack some 70 types of Coffee fresh to order. The same is true of our Loose Leaf Tea. Be sure to browse and buy once you’ve learnt the facts.

Pros and Cons of Appetite

The Pros and Cons of Appetite Suppression

That rumble in your stomach when you’re hungry is a normal phenomenon. It indicates that your body needs refuelling, which is something you should almost always listen to. One of the only times you should think twice, perhaps, is when you’ve just eaten.

You don’t need a rocket scientist - or, indeed, a nutritionist - to tell you that consuming more food than required will probably lead to weight gain.

Now, before we get into the question, “Is Coffee an appetite suppressant?”, allow us first to run you through the pros and cons of appetite suppression overall.

Curbing hunger for an extended period could help you lose weight, and there are several things on the market that enable you to do just that. The chances are, however, that it’ll not work as well as you might hope.

It is likewise vital to recognise that appetite suppressants don’t work on their own. Your best bet, in other words, is to exercise frequently and eat healthily. And then there is the emotional factor.

Non-professionally advised weight loss has the potential to contribute to mental (and physical!) health issues, so we’d urge you to speak to a doctor or another medical expert beforehand.

Coffee Suppress Appetite

Does Coffee Suppress Appetite?

With that out of the way, we can move on to the reason you’re reading: Does Coffee suppress appetite or does Coffee increase appetite? The primary reason people tend to believe it has an influence one way or another is the presence of Caffeine in Coffee.

This stimulating chemical compound famously gets us out of bed in the morning. According to preliminary research, it might also keep your waistline in check.

The research in question isn’t definitive, though there are several theories about how caffeine might affect weight - acting as an appetite suppressant among them.

But why, exactly, might it have that capacity? That remains to be seen. As mentioned above, the evidence is still in its early stages, meaning we simply don’t yet know enough about its ability. Therefore, we cannot endorse nor myth-bust it.

Don’t be too disappointed. There is a silver lining. What we DO know is that Coffee has diuretic activity, enabling it to promote the formation of urine. This, in turn, could result in a reduction of water weight.

It’s not the perfect solution, we concede, and it probably hasn’t quite addressed your query, “Can Coffee suppress appetite?” in the way you expected. But it might be good news nonetheless!

Other Natural Options

Other Natural Weight Loss Options

There are also arguably better, more weight loss-efficient alternatives in the world of Loose Leaf Tea. Take Matcha Tea, a type of Green Tea ground into a fine powder.

This infusion contains a beneficial antioxidant called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, EGCG boosts the metabolism of fat cells, enabling the body to burn fat better.

Another option is the South American Herbal Tea known as Yerba Mate Tea. Results from a 12-week study in overweight people found that consuming three grams daily could lead to losing 1.5 pounds (0.7kg) over an extended period.

Additionally, participants reduced their waist-to-hip ratio by 2%. From Pu erh to Ginger, Turmeric to Oolong, the possibilities are almost endless.

Summary to Coffee and Appetite? 

A debate persists surrounding the pros and cons of appetite suppression. Those who decide to do so might find that it doesn’t help people lose weight as much as expected.

There are risks involved. But should someone persevere despite these issues, they could start wondering, “Can Coffee make you lose your appetite?” The answer, at least for now, is “possibly.” Science is working to clear things up.

Matcha, Yerba Mate, Pu erh, Ginger, Turmeric and Oolong Tea are just some of the alternatives to consider should fitting into your favourite jeans remain paramount.

That said, nothing beats morning jogs and evening salads as, unfortunately, there is no fix-all solution to weight loss. Does it really matter, though, when your favourite cup of Fresh Coffee tastes so heavenly? Buy from us today.

Author: Richard Smith

Partner at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company

Richard Smith is a Tea expert, entrepreneur, and owner of The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. Part of a family of renowned Tea planters dating back four generations, he was born in Calcutta (Kolkata), India, where he spent his childhood between Tea Estates in Assam and Darjeeling.

In the late 1970s, having accumulated years of knowledge in the industry, Mr Smith and his mother, Janet Smith, moved to Kent, South East England, to establish a Tea business in the village of Pluckley. Their early days of packing Tea Bags by hand from chests of 10,000 prompted the creation of the company’s flagship infusion known as Pluckley Tea. It remains our most popular product today.

Mr Smith, who studied economics at London Polytechnic, has since specialised in over 1,000 types of Loose Leaf Tea - in addition to around 70 varieties of Roast Coffee - from around the world. These are now available at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, where everything is still packed by hand and fresh to order, not only to honour tradition but to ensure the utmost quality and consistency.