Top 5 ingredients to add to coffee for weight loss

Tales about weight loss and coffee's strong credentials when it comes to boosting metabolism have been doing the rounds for a long time. Read on to know how you can make your cup of coffee even more effective for weight loss.

Weight loss is a topic that can be discussed anytime-anywhere, with men or women, at a party or an office coffee break. The discussions can be excruciatingly long and dense because everyone has some ‘new’ diet they read about on the internet or some hack to speed up metabolism. One of those sub-topics is black coffee for weight loss.

Does black coffee help you lose weight? Well, the answer is Yes! But a lot depends on how you drink it, what time of the day you consume black coffee for weight loss and also, how many cups of black coffee you consume in a day.

If you love black coffee as it is, super. If not, then what other choices do you have to make the black coffee tastier and also those that can help you in speeding up your weight loss journey. Morning coffee is sacred and most people don’t shy from the usual additions like milk, cream, and sugar. Recently with the increasing awareness about healthy alternatives and diets that actually work, people have started to experiment with what they put in their coffee. Here is a list of ingredients you can add to your coffee to help in your weight loss process. So skip the milk and refined sugar and hop on to healthier alternatives.

Did you know the most expensive coffee in the world is made by cat poop? Yes! Poop.

Kopi Luwak, an Indonesian coffee, is made from beans digested from the Asian Palm Civet and later excreted. It is one of the most expensive coffees in the world.

What to add to your coffee for weight loss?


Cinnamon is known to add depth of flavor in any beverage. Adding a pinch of cinnamon powder to your daily cuppa might not only enhance the flavor but can also help in speeding up weight loss. According to NCBI, cinnamon increases insulin sensitivity and can help keep blood sugar levels stable. Not only that, but cinnamon is also a mild appetite-suppressant that will eventually help in losing weight by reducing cravings. Get set, sprinkle!

Add a dash of cinnamon powder to your coffee while brewing to enhance its taste and health quotient.
Add a dash of cinnamon powder to your coffee while brewing to enhance its taste and health quotient.

Dairy-free milk alternatives

Can you not leave coffee with milk? We’ve got you! Milk procured from animals has very high-fat content and can hinder the process of losing weight. Using dairy-free milk alternatives like coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk are not only low-calorie options but healthy too. Switching to nut milk in your coffee is a good alternative.

Milk alternatives are low in calories in comparison to cow’s milk.


High in fiber, flaxseeds are a superfood. Adding some to your coffee can help you tremendously if you are trying to lose weight. Grind it into a powder and mix some with your coffee to reap its benefits.

High in fiber, flaxseeds are a good addition to your coffee.

Fat – Grassfed butter and coconut oil

If you have not been introduced to the concept of the keto diet and keto coffee, let’s give you a quick introduction. Keto diet is a high fat, low carb diet that helps your body to lose weight by putting it into a metabolic state called ketosis. If you are doing a keto diet, then adding a spoon of coconut oil and grass-fed butter to your cup of coffee can help you shed those extra kilos.

Coconut oil is a healthy fat

Cocoa powder

Many professionals recommend adding cocoa to coffee as it helps boost metabolism and can help the body to metabolize fat in a better way. Cocoa powder is also rich in fiber which many studies have shown is a good thing if you want to lose weight and regulate blood sugar levels.

Add some unsweetened cocoa powder to your coffee for a yummy blend.

For any coffee lover, it is a hard task to experiment with their daily coffee. As appalling as some of these ingredients may sound, be assured that your weight loss journey will be a smooth one with the addition of these.

Disclaimer – This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information before making any dietary changes.

About The Author

Nishtha Asrani Sethi, born and brought up in Delhi, is a content writer who has previously worked with NDTV and Resolver. Her roots are deep within the food industry, thanks to her family business and a keen interest in contemporary food products. Nishtha loves to serve her articles with a side of humor. Her Bachelor’s degree in Home Science comes in handy while researching the science behind the food. When she is not trying to win a battle of fries vs fruit with her daughter, she is busy experimenting with her huge joint family with crazy recipes.

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  1. Tasty and good for weight loss ! All at the same time ! Who would Imagjne ? Thank you for these innovative ideas on how to lose weight and enjoy it !

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