Drinking coffee might help you to lose weight

If you find yourself downing a cup of coffee first thing in the morning then here's some good news!

Nutritionist Sarah Flowers believes that drinking limited amounts of coffee might be the secret to losing weight.

Speking to The Express, Flowers said "your daily cup of coffee can help boost your metabolic rate, by stimulating thermogenesis, helping you in turn to burn more fat."

"Before you start guzzling coffee all day long, the fat burning effect diminishes the more coffee you have and you could become intolerant to its effects, so it is actually better to choose your coffee wisely and drink only a cup or two per day to enjoy all the benefits."

She went on to add that "coffee can stimulate thermogenesis (heat and energy) which in turn reduces appetite and need, temporarily, for food."

While Flowers suggests this will help lose weight, of the course the best way is to maintain a balanced diet mixed with exercise.