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The Humans are Free article The Coffee Deception: 13 Little Known Facts About Coffee Coffee causes fat gain and cellulite because by triggering the body's flight or fight system.

11. Coffee causes fat gain and cellulite because by triggering the body's flight or fight system (which any poison or threat does). This eventually changes the body's primary fuel source requirement to one of fat.

When the body is threatened, it prefers fat as its' primary fuel source, over sugar or protein.

Constant activation of the body's fight or flight system (via the daily ingestion of caffeine poison) aids in a metabolic shift to fat storage and fat conservation, because again the body prefers fat as a fuel source when fighting any toxic intruder… because fat contains 9 calories per gram for the fight, as opposed to 4 calories per gram housed by sugar and protein.

Welcome to the land of coffee (caffeine) induced fat gain, weight gain and cellulite. Coffee also destroys muscle, as the body purposely flushes muscle, when it's poisoned, to facilitate additional fat storage.

Is there any truth to this claim?

Other Claims from the same source

  • Doesn't the body have to break fat down into sugar before it can be used as an energy source? – GordonM Nov 14 at 12:01
  • @GordonM, fat is broken down by beta-oxidation, which yields AcetylCoa, which enters Krebs cycle, so no glucose is generated. Also, according to this study, caffeine does not stimulate glucose production in the body. – Jan Nov 14 at 13:27
  • @Jan OK, thanks for clearing that up. – GordonM Nov 14 at 14:28
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    Wait, if coffe is poison and that triggers using fat as fuel source how it make you fat? Is there something I don't get? According to that stament being in coffe induced threat stage would mean burning fat but to restore 1 gram of fat it would need 2 (and some) grams of sugar and proteins so eating in caloric surplus would make you loose weight? – SZCZERZO KŁY Nov 19 at 14:07
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In most studies, caffeine intake was associated with no significant weight change or a slight weight loss.

Caffeine - no weight change

1) Caffeinated Coffee Does Not Acutely Affect Energy Intake, Appetite, or Inflammation but Prevents Serum Cortisol Concentrations from Falling in Healthy Men (The Journal of Nutrition, 2011)

Sixteen apparently healthy, nonobese, young men who were habitual coffee drinkers were recruited by local advertisement to participate in this study.

In conclusion, the usually consumed amount of caffeinated coffee does not have short-term effects on appetite, energy intake, glucose

2) Weight gain in older adolescent females: the internet, sleep, coffee, and alcohol (The Journal of Pediatrics, 2008):

A longitudinal cohort of >5000 girls (Growing Up Today Study), from all over the United States and aged 14 to 21 years, returned surveys in 2001 reporting typical past-year recreational Internet time, sleep, coffee (with caffeine), and alcohol consumption.

We found no evidence that drinking coffee promotes weight gain.

Caffeine - weight loss

1) The effects of caffeine intake on weight loss: a systematic review and dos-response meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (Critical Reviews in Food Sciences and Nutrition, 2019)

Thirteen randomized clinical trials with 606 participants were included in the meta-analyses.

Overall, the current meta-analysis demonstrated that caffeine intake might promote weight, BMI and body fat reduction.

2) Body weight loss and weight maintenance in relation to habitual caffeine intake and green tea supplementation (Obesity research, 2005)

A randomized placebo‐controlled double blind parallel trial in 76 overweight and moderately obese subjects (BMI, 27.5 ± 2.7 kg/m2)

High caffeine intake was associated with weight loss through thermogenesis and fat oxidation and with suppressed leptin in women. In habitual low caffeine consumers, the green tea-caffeine mixture improved WM, partly through thermogenesis and fat oxidation.


This claim from the source in the question:

Constant activation of the body's fight or flight system (via the daily ingestion of caffeine poison) aids in a metabolic shift to fat storage and fat conservation, because again the body prefers fat as a fuel source when fighting any toxic intruder…

...is contradictory: If the body's primary fuel when activated is fat, how does this result in fat conservation?

Caffeine does not promote fat storage but its degradation (oxidation):

In conclusion caffeine/coffee stimulates the metabolic rate in both control and obese individuals; however, this is accompanied by greater oxidation of fat in normal weight subjects. (AJCN, 1980)

In conclusion, the summary of evidence does not show that caffeine/coffee stimulates weight gain, but it also does not convincingly show that it stimulates weight loss.

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