What Is Green Coffee And Can It Help Me?

Based on the responses to starting my own journal on my weight loss goal using green coffee extract (I want to lose 25 pounds at a minimum in about 40 days), I’ve decided to write this article to better help people understand what green coffee actually is.

It seems that green coffee is actually just coffee beans that haven’t been roasted. In the past around 1100 years AD people still hadn’t discovered roasting, so the unroasted beans would be brewed to make a sort of tea instead.

Some researchers tested out the theory that green coffee leads to weight loss and they found a correlation in their double blind experiment. Now, the way you take green coffee is in pill form (as with any other diet product), but you want to make sure not to take a lot before going to sleep or if you already have a negative reaction to caffeine.

My weight loss journal is going to detail what exercises, foods, and supplements I’m taking each day and how far away I am from reaching my goals. Scientists are still skeptical that Green Coffee actually helps with weight loss  as no researchers have duplicated the results from that double blind study (which only had 16 individuals in it — a very small sample size indeed).

I figure that the best way to find out if something actually works is to test it on myself and document all the results. So that’s what I’ll be doing over the next month. I really want to lose 25 pounds as fast as possible, but I know that just taking a pill isn’t going to magically fix everything; I’ll need to work at it and do more exercising as well as cutting down on the foods I eat.

Wish me luck on my journey and I hope you continue reading my blog!

What’s So Special About The Green Coffee Bean

There have been recent studies in actual scientific journals that have been touting the benefits of the green coffee bean on weight loss. In fact, one of the most recent studies was published in the Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity journal. Although the study lacked a large sample size (only 16 adults who were all overweight) and didn’t have a control group (which can be a big flaw of these weight loss studies), what they found is that the subjects lost an average of 18 pounds  in 12 weeks when supplementing with green coffee bean extract.

Those are pretty amazing results, but it’s still clear that further research needs to be done as they didn’t setup the experiment properly (no control group, and a small sample size). Nevertheless, Dr Oz went ahead and also setup a large experiment. They used 100 women who were all overweight. In this study, they had a control group that was given a placebo and one group that was given the green coffee bean extract supplements. The green coffee bean group ended up losing 2 pounds in two weeks with no change in their diets or exercise levels. That’s not jaw dropping weight loss by any means, but it does go to show that this supplement may have some merit.

It seems then that the real weight loss benefits kick in when you use green coffee bean while eating healthier and exercising. If you’re not doing those two things then don’t expect to lose a lot of weight by just taking two or three pills a day. It doesn’t seem to work like that. However, if you are starting to eat healthier and exercise then taking this supplement seems to compound the benefits and you can see dramatic results in as little as 30 days.

On this website I’ll be keeping a journal of my weight loss transformation while taking green coffee. Every week I’ll update my progress here for readers to follow. I’m about 17 pounds overweight so I’ll be taking two pills per day, eating a healthier diet and doing at least 30 minutes of exercise per day.

 

 

 

Pure Green Coffee – What’s the real verdict?

A lot of people have been sending in emails asking what our opinion is on specific Green Coffee bean supplements like Pure Green Coffee. Our opinion is that you’re almost always paying a premium when you purchase one of these supplements online. You’ll see many websites list these products for $40+ when in reality you can hop over to your local health food store and purchase them for a fraction of that price.

Nevertheless, these supplements are just as good as the ones you’ll find in your health food store. Always check to make sure that they’re made in a GMP certified lab as that usually helps attest to the purity of the product. Also, you’ll usually get a discount if you purchase several bottles at once instead of just buying one bottle at a time.

From our research Pure Green Coffee is exactly the same as most of the other green coffee bean supplements on the market, so I wouldn’t go out of my way to make sure to purchase that brand or anything. You can buy just as good a product for less money if you take a walk or drive down to a health food store near you.

Other people have asked how long it usually takes for Pure Green Coffee to work. We usually tell them to give it at least one month before they expect to see miraculous results. Despite the claims, these pills are not magic. You won’t shed 10-15 pounds overnight – if you want results like that then get ready for a starvation diet.

The best way to take this supplement is to take one or two pills with your breakfast or after waking up. Because they contain caffeine, I wouldn’t recommend drinking too much coffee when you’re taking them. I also wouldn’t recommend taking them at night before going to sleep as you might find yourself wide awake.

One thing is clear, if you want the best results by taking these supplements then you’re going to still need to put in some work. Don’t just take them and expect to see results without doing at least a little exercise (walk at least 30 minutes per day), or cutting back on the junk food a bit.

You’re going to hear a lot of crazy stories in the coming months saying people have lost huge amounts of weight by taking green coffee bean extract. Don’t believe all the hype, most of them will be fabricated in order to sell more products. Instead do your own research and come up with your own conclusions on how well these supplements work. Remember, Dr. Oz is in the business of selling supplements to people too – why do you think he always touts a new magic berry or fruit every couple of  months. He’s a commercial doctor.

Are Diet And Exercise Enough?

A lot of people are under the impression that if you eat relatively healthy and exercise at least three times a week you’re pretty much going to end up looking lean. Unfortunately, that really isn’t what happens. Some people exercise three times per week and cut out junk food, but they don’t end up losing the weight they wanted to. Why is that?

New scientific research has actually found that when you exercise more, there’s a compensatory effect that takes place that makes you eat more. We all know that dropping the pounds has to do with the calories in, calories out equation right? So if that’s the case, then even if you’re exercising and ‘think’ you’re eating better, you could be standing still and going nowhere when it comes to weight loss. Losing weight isn’t as simple as some people make it out to be. It’s not just about eating right and exercising, it’s about eating less. Exercising has nothing to do with it unless you’re tracking how many calories you’re eating per day.

My advice is that if you’re trying to lose weight to download an app on your phone that allows you to track your calories. Figure out what you need to eat to maintain your current weight, and then eat 500 less calories per day. Other research has also pointed to diets high in protein helping to speed up your metabolism and thus help you lose weight faster. On the other hand, high protein diets have been linked to cancer and aging faster as well – so it’s a tradeoff.

Another way people have found it easier to drop weight is by Intermittent Fasting. You fast for 16-20 hours per day and you eat as much as you want for four hours of the day. The beauty of this is that it’s much easier to fast for 16-20 hours than it is to go on a long term calorie restricted diet. Some people find it easier to fast – and gorge, and since this has been shown to help with weight loss it can be a good way to go for some people.

Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract – Does It Help With Weight Loss?

There’s a new buzz in the diet community. Gone are the days of the Acai Berry being the number one supplement to take for weight loss, and in are the days of Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract. Does this supplement actually offer any real benefits though? A lot of people are saying it does, but then you have the other side of the fence that says it hasn’t been clinically proven to aid with weight loss.

So what should a person believe? Until further scientific studies are done, the only way you’ll really know is to give it a try yourself. And that’s exactly what I ended up doing.

I wanted to buy something that had pure green coffee bean in it, and not a bunch of filler ingredients. So what I did was research the most popular supplements on the Internet, and ended up purchasing something called Pure Green Coffee. The reason I chose this supplement was because it had great reviews online, it didn’t contain any fillers, and you only had to pay once for it (none of that free trial billing bs).

So after ordering Pure Green Coffee and receiving it in the mail, I started taking 3 pills a day. I’d take one with each of my meals (20 minutes prior to eating).

The first week I saw minimal results. Nothing really special and I figured that it wouldn’t do anything for me in terms of weight loss. But after reading all the reviews people were saying that they took it for a full month to see the real results. I continued with it without changing my exercise or diet routines.

After two weeks I started to notice something strange. It seemed like the pills were actually working – I lost 8 pounds in my second week! That’s over a pound a day of weight loss, which in any diet circles is absolutely incredible.

So obviously, I started to think that maybe there was actually something to this new supplement. I kept taking it everyday, and another two weeks later I had hit my target weight of 120 pounds. I’d lost an astonishing 25 pounds in 4 weeks. This was beyond what I was ever expecting. The best part is I didn’t change my diet/gym routine at all. In fact, I was probably eating more fast food than ever before (something I’m not proud of since I’m sure it still is bad for your health).

You know there might be something to the pure green coffee bean when a daytime television doctor touts its benefits. I’ve actually kept taking it just because I find that I feel better and more energetic throughout the day (and also more full). I’ve lost a couple more pounds but nothing significant, now I mainly take it just for the health benefits.

If you’re on the fence about trying this supplement  I don’t blame you. There have been a lot of hoaxes, and snake oil salesmen touting diet products that don’t work. But with this new one I really think you owe it to yourself to give it a try. It’s made a world of difference in my life, and I almost didn’t want to try it myself. Dr Oz promoted it on his show without mentioning any specific brands, so that should say something to you about its effectiveness.

I’ll be posting more stories/testimonials and other information on this new supplement on my blog. I’ll also be talking about my weight loss journey and how I got here.