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Can a mocha wake up your metabolism in the early morning?


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I know you are supposed to eat something right away when you wake up to get your metabolism going but its hard. Embarassed However, I always have a mocha right away.  Does that count? I usually follow it with a healthy breakfast within a couple of hours. 
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What's in your mocha besides coffee, caffeine and sugar?

=^..^= MOLLY

2% milk? :)
well... the milk i guess gives you calcium and stuff. but the sugar will likely make you crash later on.
ahhh more negative unhelpful comments from molly. surprise surprise.

I came across this molly and i think you need to read it:
" With knowledge and experience comes a new level of maturity. Look at the best coaches and trainers, or at least listen to what Dave Tate wrote in his book, Under the Bar:

"If you're going to criticize someone, make sure you can also offer a plan of action. If not, keep your mouth shut." "


How many cals are in it?
Calorie intake wakes up you metabolism. It has nothing to do with the purity of the calories. Its better to have a little something you like and can stick with like your mocha instead of choking down some egg white omlet you hate for the a.m. time.

You are just eating backwards but perfectly for the a.m.
You are going snack to meal...when most go meal to snack.

It will still work though. Maybe tryout some meal replacements that are chocolate. Theres also carnation instant breakfasts. Good luck and dont fret about being perfect. Just stick to your calorie goals and you will get to your personal wt goal eventually no matter what time you eat.
Just as an aside, I always love mollymouser's comments. As to the question: I would say that the mocha is fine as long as you do have a healthy breakfast later. If you really love it, that is. If not, you're "wasting" calories, and a good strong cuppa tea might do. For me, worrying when to eat what has never made any difference as long as I have watched my calories, ate mainly good stuff, with a couple hundred calories of "junk" thrown in, and exercised.
i know what you mean about it being hard to eat right away, esp when everyone else seems to be skipping breakfast.  really any calorie intake gets your metabolism going.  so a little milk is just fine.  it's not the most nutritious of snacks (you might balance it out w/a fruit salad and nuts, or just whole milk instead of 2%), but it's enough to restart your metabolism.  and, as i'm sure you know, caffeine revvs your metabolism too.
Instead of a mocha, why don't you try a green tea, tea, or just straight coffee.....i sweeten my coffee with stevia, it has no calories and its from a natural plant....
if you get your mochas from starbucks....we will be getting sugar-free mocha syrup on january 3rd! But shhhhhh.............I didn't tell you. :)

And you can get it with less mocha syrup pumps, no whipped cream, nonfat milk, soy milk, decaf espresso shots, etc...I love starbucks. Healthy options everywhere you look.

Enjoy your tasty treat, but it's not going to boost anything helpful. 

Over the past 20 years of failed yo-yo dieting, and the past 2 years here at CC with successful weight loss and maintenance, I've learned that there are no magic foods that will do anything to help you lose weight.  I only do what has been proven to work. 

Look at this article in the CC+ Library

How to Boost Your Metabolism

The methods cited are tried and true, and notice that the author, Mary Hartly, has footnoted her sources.  I like information from Experts who know what they're talking about.

The important thing is that after a few hours you proceed to a healthy breakfast. 

Caffeine is a diuretic  though so I be sure in that later breakfast to include plenty of liquid. 

I also wouldnt give up on eating for breakfast - you may find something that works for you which is a preferable route and eating breakfast can become a habit  One perk from eating breakfast for me is Im not as hungry late evening. 

Hey lina,

Actually just started doing this not too long ago.  If i am in a hurry, or just am not hungry enough to eat a full breakfast I put a scoop of chocolate whey protein in my coffee with some soy, and really no sugar needed since it is sweet enough for me.  I also make sure I eat something substantial within 2 hrs.

Give it a try.  Yummerful :)

Take care.

Original Post by chop_chop:

ahhh more negative unhelpful comments from molly. surprise surprise.

I came across this molly and i think you need to read it:
" With knowledge and experience comes a new level of maturity. Look at the best coaches and trainers, or at least listen to what Dave Tate wrote in his book, Under the Bar:

"If you're going to criticize someone, make sure you can also offer a plan of action. If not, keep your mouth shut." "

You could also benefit from the old addage, "If you don't have anything nice to say, shut the hell up and offer your advice instead of trying to pick on other people in the forum." 

Molly asked a question, which is perfectly permissible (last time I checked) and unoffensive. I find the question to be thought provoking in a non negative way, which promotes independent research and more importantly, spurs one to THINK. It's called coaching, some people use this approach, some don't, but maybe you already knew that since you are so smart and already know everyone elses intentions, no?

How 'bout you let the OP decide if they feel the question is unhelpful or not? Last time I checked I didn't see a rule that said, "Oh, by the way, if you don't have an answer or can't help, don't bother posting."

YOU were the genius that derived everything else, and the "more" part of your criticism just makes one realize that you have been obsessing about her comments in particular. So why don't you just throw your 2 cents into the pot for the OP, stop playing "forum police" when no rules have been broken, and quit implicating a comparison of what must CLEARLY be your EXEMPLARY efficiency (lets all bow) compared to that of the person you have decided to pick on or victimize for what you deem to be their attempts to sully, or take up space, their un-helpfulness and what YOU assume to be negativity..God forbid anyone have what YOU deem to be an unhelpful, non-sided question or opinion.

You remind me of an aunt who used to snap at me for not looking up a word in the dictionary before asking her what it meant. Maybe next you'll start picking on the posters for not going to the other forums and looking up their answers first eh? I mean GEEZ, clearly they are not doing the MOST IDEAL thing they could POSSIBLY do to get their ANSWER! I mean, how Un ideal and unhelpful is THAT?

Pick your battles buddy, no one was offensive on this thread- but there is one person that is on the cusp of jerkdom due to their own personal preferences of how they feel something should be worded or handled (which as you may or may not know is not how the world works). 

Wow, thank you, xochitl92113 , for summing up the wrong-headedness of chop_chop's little rant. 

Molly mouser's responses are always polite, helpful, cheerful, and totally nonjudgemental, including her response to the simple question:
Can a mocha wake up your metabolism in the early morning?

The clarification requested:
What's in your mocha besides coffee, caffeine and sugar?

..has no judgment that I could see, and I think she was doing her due dilligence by requesting clarification. After all, one person's black cuppa joe (0 calories) is another person's 4x4, 500 cal fancy coffee.

Anyway. 

Caffeine certainly revv's my metabolism -- badly, and temporarily. When I eat breakfast, I tend to burn through the cal's quickly, requiring another snack soon thereafter.  But then I'm a self-caffeinated person. I've recently switched to decaf and have felt less cranked in the a.m.

On the other hand, some folks can't stomach food first thing, and need a jolt of something to wake up in a timely fashion. 

Aside from the caffeine boost, since it's a calorie- and macronutrient-void diruetic, coffee shouldn't be more than a stop-gap until mealtime, but as vices go, it's a lightweight. 

Now I have a coffee craving!! Cool

ps -- if you do want your coffee to fill a little nutritional gap until you're hungrier, you could blend some with skim milk and a bit of stevia/splenda/honey, and ice.... or even add some protein powder. Iced frappucino, yummy!!! 

In a word...no. (unfortunately).  I am like you - I like to have only coffee when I wake up in the AM & eat something after a couple of hours.  I add sugar to my coffee (2 spoonfuls - 50 calories per cup) so I do get some calories.  

 However, it is not the same as eating something according to my nutritionist.  An interesting tidbit he told me -- when they want sumo wrestlers to gain weight, they make them skip breakfast!

If you can, eat a small bowl of cereal, piece of toast, even yogurt, something.  I know it is hard because I too hate to eat in the AM (plus I prefer "saving" the calories for evening...).  Good luck to us both! 

whatever people...every thread I popped in on with a negative comment  when someone asks a honest question happened. No matter how much you liked it. Such a double standard. Just because someone doesnt directly call someone else a moron...lol

THATS acceptable...nice

I wasnt talking to you anyway. Mind your own BEESWAX and take your own advice.

Original Post by chop_chop:

whatever people...every thread I popped in on with a negative comment  when someone asks a honest question happened. No matter how much you liked it. Such a double standard. Just because someone doesnt directly call someone else a moron...lol

THATS acceptable...nice

I wasnt talking to you anyway. Mind your own BEESWAX and take your own advice.

 

You weren't minding your own beezwax with regard to Molly, so I just thought I'd pay you in kind and MAKE IT MY BEEZWAX.

Sounds like all nutritionests are different....as I really don't like eating when I wake up (or even a few hous later) I got my nutritonist to say I can drink a mocha and count it as a bit of a meal.....I do sugar free with nonfat milk...but the milk add's calories and nutrients so it is better then nothing. They would prefer a piece of toast, fruit and yogurt but if you can't then milk from the mocha is better then nothing!
Cut it.
You are being way over dramatic.

Its strange i point out a post isnt helpful but just rude and i get a personal attack...I wasnt obsessing by any means. It was what i saw every single time i saw her post below newbie questions.


whatever

LOL


way to blow it out of proportion.

what a joke


have  cup of tea instead
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