Older mother and daughter spending time together at home drinking coffee and discussing

At one point last year, I was drinking around five to six cups of coffee a day.
I realised very quickly that along with being an unsustainable way to live, this was expensive, unhelpful for the environment, and not great for my health.

Negative effects of too much coffee include: restlessness (duh), muscle tremors, liver damage, insomnia, irritability, and dependency.

So five cups a day, maybe not great. But what about the positives? It can help you burn fat by boosting your metabolic rate, increase your adrenaline (which is great for workouts), reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, make you happier, and is a great source of antioxidants

So, while there are downsides, there are pluses too. The question then is, how much should you have?

Here’s the good news, the sweet spot is somewhere between three and four if you’re not pregnant. The NHS in England equate that to four cups of instant coffee and three cups of the good ole’ fashioned filter stuff.

If you think about it, this number is perfect. A cup with breakfast, a cup when you’re only halfway through the morning and an afternoon pick me up. (These are only suggestions, of course). Barista make coffee cup latte art

Now as to how you drink it; hot or cold, milk no milk, blended not blended, that’s all up to you, but here’s what we recommend:

A cup of bulletproof Keto coffee to kickstart your day (check out or blog all about it, or take a look at the Keto health plans we have in the app. It will help you stay focused and energized for the earliest portion of your day.

A warm cup of black coffee mid-morning. Personally, unless I’m treating myself to a nice Starbucks drink, I skip the syrup and sugar and join the dark side, but however you like it, make it energizing.

An iced-cold cold brew or black coffee on ice mid-afternoon. The key here is ice. If you’re sat in a long class or meeting and don’t want your coffee to grow cold, an ice-cold cup of joe is the way to go!

How much coffee do you drink? Would you drink fours cups a day?

Femi A-Williams is a health and fitness convert trying to reconcile a healthy lifestyle and a happy food life. She is 80% whole grain and 20% donut.

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