Coffee vs. Energy Drinks: Which Works Best?
When you need a jumpstart in the morning, or face that afternoon slump, what's your typical go-to source of energy: a cup of coffee or an energy drink?
If you're trying to lose weight or melt belly fat your choice can make or break your weight loss goals and affect your energy levels. Your best option is the beverage that provides you with the most amount of sustainable energy that also delivers the best health benefits, keeps you in ketosis, and prevents weight gain. I'll do a quick comparison of these two popular energy boosters side by side.
Energy Drinks/LynFit Energy Ignite
The title "energy drink" is a common name for many kinds of beverages that are specifically created to provide us with additional energy.
While most energy beverages might contain artificial ingredients that kick you out of ketosis and slow weight loss, LynFit Energy Ignite contains ingredients that can help make it easy to lose weight and melt off dangerous belly fat, while at the same time provide sustainable energy and focus, or as we say: “energy with a purpose."
- Vitamin C
- Niacin/Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Beta Alanine (amino acid) Caffeine
- Creatine Monohydrate
- L-Arginine (amino acid)
- Citrulline Malate
- Tyrosine (amino acid)
- Organic caffeine from green coffee bean extract
When comparing our popular Energy Ignite to coffee or other energy drinks you may see the very same ingredients listed or assume they work the same, but they don't!
Most energy drinks are made up of all sorts of sugars, artificial flavors, and sweeteners that are added to the drink. Almost everyone is adding sugar, along with some sort of milk, whether it be cream or nut milk. They are all dairy-based and sugar-filled, kicking you out of ketosis and blocking weight loss.
The sugars, in conjunction with the added caffeine, provide the desired energy boost, but with a crash soon to follow. Most people begin to crave carbohydrates and sugar in an attempt to re-energize themselves. Not Energy Ignite!
What is Caffeine?
Caffeine is the world's most commonly used stimulant. When ingested, it can help your brain become more alert and focused, wake you up, and provide energy. It's also one of the best natural fat-burners on the planet, and has been used since the beginning of bodybuilding to help melt off excess body fat down to the single digits.
While some caffeine is beneficial, too much caffeine can make you feel anxious, disrupt your sleep, decrease sleep quality, and can cause nervous jitters and anxiety. A healthy adult can consume 400mg of caffeine daily. Over that amount, and you run the risk of negative side effects.
How Much Caffeine is in a Cup of Coffee?
The amount of caffeine depends on the type of coffee and the size of the cup of you're consuming. A Grande (the most popular) cup of Starbucks coffee contains approximately 225mg of caffeine. However, a Grande cup holds approximately 16 ounces, which is double the size of an average cup of coffee.
In reality, you would probably have to drink around four regular-sized cups of coffee to reach 400mg of caffeine per day. On average, a regular cup of coffee (8 fl. oz.) usually has around 80-100mg of caffeine.
How Much Caffeine is in Energy Ignite?
This depends on how much you decide to use. We will compare the caffeine in Energy Ignite to a medium-strength coffee that’s less potent than Starbucks brand coffee.
- 1 full scoop = 250mg = approximately 2-3 cups of coffee (moderate strength)
- ½ scoop = 125mg = 1½ cups of coffee
- ¼ scoop = 62mg = less than a cup of coffee
Energy Ignite provides much healthier and more powerful energy without the calories, carbs, or sugar. It is FREE of artificial colors and preservatives. Just good clean energy with fat-burning and focus benefits.
Most of the typical energy drinks found at gas stations are loaded with artificial colors, sugars, and harmful ingredients that can leave you feeling worse when they wear off.
LynFit Energy Ignite provides clean energy from caffeine that’s sourced from plants and also contains 10 of the best health boosting, anti-aging, sustainably sourced energizing ingredients that taste good and boosts mood, so you feel better and stronger within minutes.
What About Sugar?
Sugar is the most addicting and over-consumed substance, and has the biggest impact when it comes to harming health. Many add it to their coffee and tea, but it also sneaks in through soy and nut milk, disguised as healthy. It spikes blood sugar and hormone levels, making it harder to lose weight, while affecting energy levels.
Reducing sugar is the best way to improve energy and health, which is why you should either be drinking your coffee black or switching to Energy Ignite, a zero-calorie, sugar-free energy drink.
Energy Ignite contains absolutely no sugar, which is very rare to find in an energy or workout drink. Despite its lack of sugars, it tastes delicious, thanks to the organic fruit extracts that give it its flavor. This means fast, sustainable energy, without the sugar crash or weight gain!
What About Calories?
A typical cup of coffee has no calories. But, if you like to add sugar, milk, cream, or a squirt of flavor, the number of calories will quickly add up.
A typical Grande Caramel Frappuccino contains 450 calories, 17 grams of fat, and a whopping 68 grams of sugar.
The calories found in energy drinks tend to vary greatly. There are energy drinks on the market that have as many as 450 calories per serving, and are loaded with sugar, artificial colors, and have zero weight loss and health benefits.
Bottom line... if you're trying to lose weight, try swapping out your morning coffee for Energy Ignite instead. Your energy and weight loss will soar, and your mood will too! Fast, easy, delicious clean energy, so you can power through your day … with weight loss benefits!
Lisa Lynn, Clinical Metabolic Nutrition & Fitness Expert and Associate Chaplain. Best known for her 18+ years as Martha Stewart’s trainer, who was responsible for Martha’s over-50 amazing physical transformation that caught the attention of Dr. Oz, leading to her many appearances on the Dr. Oz Show. Lisa is not just another trainer; she herself lost 40 pounds and has kept it off, even with a sluggish thyroid and menopause.
- Lisa Lynn