Friday, October 03, 2008

Caffeine as a diet drug...

I remember years ago when I worked at a local gas station one of my co-workers was convinced that drinking diet pop heavy with caffeine would help her loose weight. It really didn't, as later studies have shown that even sugar free pop can make you gain wait with the way it metabolizes through your system. In other products that use caffeine, like Fenphedra it's stated that the addition of what some refer to as "a legal form of cocaine" which is what the Coca Cola company came up with when they had to stop using the "real thing" (Yes, ironic twist of a slogan) was caffeine, which now of course has been modified and has been used in a variety of diet pill formulations for many years.

Does it work? While most diet products contain more than just caffeine, here is what researchers say about caffeine alone as a diet product:

Here's what researchers have found:

* Caffeine may act as an appetite suppressant.
* Caffeine may increase your body's ability to burn calories.
* Caffeine acts as a diuretic, this water loss may temporarily decrease your body weight.

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