So you’ve made some New Year’s Resolutions. THIS year is THE year you WILL:
- Lose weight
- Get up early to exercise more
- Save more money
- And so on
And coffee WILL help you get there. How? Take a look below.
- Weight loss.
Did you know that one of the reasons coffee is served at dessert and not before or during very traditional dinners is because hosts and hostesses of years ago understood its appetite-cutting properties? So they served it after dinner so that guests wouldn’t feel full before the main course. If you’re looking to lose weight, drinking coffee (so long as it’s not filled with sugar or sugared flavors could help keep the empty tummy at bay, helping you resist the siren call of your refrigerator.
- Get up earlier to exercise in the morning.
It’s hard to exercise later in the day or after work for most people because “something always seems to come up”: pick up the kids from school, a work meeting that goes late, congested traffic on the commute home, and so on.
But if you got up earlier in the morning you could hit the gym, treadmill or even just the streets outside your home to get some exercise in. In fact, people who exercise in the morning tend to stick with their exercise regime more than later-in-the-day exercisers.
How can coffee help? Well, it turns out that caffeine actually can help you burn about 15 percent more calories for the three hours after you exercise. In addition, drinking a small amount of caffeine when you wake up can help you feel more alert as you get ready to exercise. Be careful, however: you’ll want to exercise within minutes of drinking the coffee as it can have a laxative effect within about 45 minutes or so.
- Brew coffee at home to save money.
You’ve decided to get your finances in order in 2017 and one part of that resolution is to save more money. Brewing coffee at home can save you big time: as much as $600 per month, even if you brew specialty, premium, more expensive coffee (such as Ubean Coffee).
Imagine what easily saving $5,000 a year would do for your bottom line, not to mention your New Year’s Resolution!
- Write that book!
It’s said that all of us have a story inside us and many of us want to write it down. What if you were to write that book in 2017? Just 250 words a day (one page of double-spaced typing) would see you having written that book in just a matter of months. Since most novels run between 60,000 to 80,000 words you could have you 60k-word tome done in just 240 days, or just 48 weeks of writing for half an hour five days a week (or just a bit more than 34 weeks if you wrote every day).
Imagine, a book done in just eight to 12 months. You could easily halve that time if you were to double your writing output to just 500 words a day.
And imagine doing so at your favorite café, sipping your favorite brand of coffee. Or in your favorite chair at home, tapping away on your laptop or tablet.