A 23-year-old female asked:
Does green coffee beans really help you lose weight?
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Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Calories in vs out: There are no magic bullets (or magic coffee beans) for weight loss. It is always the simple calculus of burn more calories than you take in. A good place to start would be the good folks over at www.Sparkpeople.Com. They have helped a lot of people loose a lot of weight, carefully and safely. Many others also promote balanced diet eg american dietetic association www.Eatright.Org.
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Dr. Pamela Pappasanswered
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Maybe: Some studies have shown that green coffee bean extract (which contains very little caffeine) may help weight loss. However, only certain products are reliable. Find one that has ingredients with svetol or gca -- and contains at least 45% chlorogenic acid. This inhibits glucose formation in the liver. You don't want any fillers in your product. Dose is 400mg, 30 min before each meal.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
How to lose weight for 14 year olds will green coffee beans work?
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Dr. Robert Kwokanswered
Pediatrics 35 years experience
See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and green leafy lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, as fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. Avoid sugar and simple starch calories, and don't buy green coffee beans.
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Last updated Nov 1, 2016
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