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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.

Coffee Versus Energy Drinks

Compared to coffee, most view energy drinks in a negative light, but rarely do they pay attention to what’s added to our coffee like sugar and cream. Both of these contribute to elated blood sugar, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol and triglycerides, and expanding waistlines.

Most energy drinks are loaded with artificial colors and ingredients that aren't healthy, which is why most people steer clear of them. BUT NOT ALL ENERGY DRINKS ARE CREATED EQUAL.

Are the unequal attitudes towards these popular drinks justified? Energy drink fans will argue no, as just a single ounce of a typical energy beverage has 10mg of caffeine, while a single ounce of coffee contains 18mg (and no one seems to count the excessive sugar and cream added to them). But what’s really in an energy drink, anyways? Let’s dive deeper.

  • Lisa Lynn

RECIPE: Pumpkin Power Smoothie (Pumpkin Pie In-a-Glass)

Pumpkin Power Smoothie (Pumpkin Pie In-a-Glass)


Boost metabolism while preserving and protecting lean muscle tissue. A guilt-free pleasure that serves one, only has three ingredients, and takes less than five minutes to prepare.

  • Lisa Lynn

The Most Effective Way to Reduce Anxiety & Cravings & Melt Off Stubborn Belly Fat

Is stress causing you to gain weight or blocking your weight loss efforts, no matter how clean you eat or how much you exercise? You're not alone, I've been there, and I know exactly how you feel. Stress, whether it's chronic or acute, can cause weight gain and promote fat storage around the belly, hips, and thighs (also known as a barrel shape).
  • Lisa Lynn

RECIPE: Pumpkin Pancakes (Fat-Burning Flapjacks)

Fat-Burning Pumpkin Flapjacks


Serves 1 — Only 3 Ingredients… Cooks in Less Than 1 Minute!

This is the world’s healthiest pancake. A go-to recipe for those mornings when you’re in the mood for something warm and filling that’s good for you too!

  • Lisa Lynn

RECIPE: Keto Pumpkin-n-Peanut Butter Balls

Keto Pumpkin-n-Peanut Butter Balls


Makes (30) 1-inch balls — Serving Size = 2 Balls. Only 5 Clean Ingredients. No Bake!

  • Lisa Lynn

RECIPE: Strawberry Health & Hydration Mocktail

Strawberry Health & Hydration Mocktail


Hydrates, nourishes, boosts energy, immunity, gut health, and mood. A refreshing and delicious way to provide your body with the nutrients it needs.

  • Lisa Lynn

Healthy Habits Make it Easy to Reach Your Weight Loss & Fitness Goals

Healthy habits make it easy to reach your fitness and weight loss goals, as well as prevent rebound weight gain. On the flipside, unhealthy habits have the power to destroy your physical and mental health, and make your life miserable!
  • Lisa Lynn

RECIPE: High Fiber Caramel Apple Smoothie

High Fiber Caramel Apple Smoothie


Delicious, drinkable comfort food. Clean keto, high protein, low carb, metabolic boosting superfood.

  • Lisa Lynn