Does Lemon Black Coffee Really Aid Weight Loss?

Lemon black coffee weight loss benefit, Activates the fat burner Brown Adipose Tissue(BAT).

We know that black coffee is a most common and popular hot drink worldwide but mixing squeezed lemon juice in a cup of hot black coffee will shed extra pounds from your body which seems to be unbelievable.

Very recently, a new trend on TikTok went viral in social media, advising that taking black coffee with lemon juice can reduce some extra fat from the body, which is referred to as lemon black coffee drink.

Some TikTok users also claimed that they significantly reduced some fat from their body within a few days after consuming lemon coffee.

But at the same time another video went viral in social media, which claimed lemon coffee drinks have no benefit for weight loss.

But reality is that black coffee and lemon both are beneficial and they have separate benefits of their own.  

In this article we will discover whether the proposed combination of black coffee with lemon has a special effect on weight loss or they can shed some weight because of their own separate weight loss and other beneficial properties.

Why Lemon and black Coffee are chosen?

They are chosen because coffee and lemon both are packed with powerful antioxidants and Phenolic components and many health benefits specially weight loss components. Therefore it is believed that lemon and coffee together can activate and boost your weight loss process.


Coffee is one of the most popular drinks worldwide. Everyday over 2 billion people drink coffee worldwide. Even 75% of Americans drink at least a cup of coffee everyday.

A single cup of black coffee prepared from ground beans has only 2 calories, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Organic coffee beans are full of numerous bioactive compounds. 

Among 1,000 bioactive compounds in coffee beans, caffeine and chlorogenic acid (CGA) are two most active compounds with  antioxidant properties.

Because of containing several bioactive components and antioxidants, Coffee helps to fight against free radicals in our bloodstream, lowering our risk of type 2 diabetes, protecting from heart and liver disease, depression, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.

According to a recent discovery, brown tissue named Brown Adipose Tissue(BAT) is a kind of fatty tissue we already have in our body. Brown Adipose Tissue(BAT) stimulates our body’s fat burning process.

Brown Adipose Tissue(BAT) has more mitochondria than white adipose tissue(our body fat). According to research coffee can activate and stimulate this brown tissue BAT.

Brown Adipose Tissue(BAT) produces energy for our body using our body fat. This is the way Brown Adipose Tissue(BAT) burns our body fat. 

Coffee can help you lose weight faster by increasing your metabolism . It is a fat-burning drink, it also burns fat in the stomach.

It stimulates the neurological system, signaling the body to break down fat cells and use them as an energy source rather than glycogen.

Coffee contains caffeine, theobromine, theophylline, and chlorogenic acid which are  biologically active chemicals that have shown to aid weight loss.

Furthermore, it breaks down fat cells that are converted to energy by the body and speeds up the weight reduction process.


Lemons have been proven to help with weight loss because they include vitamin C and antioxidants that promote digestion and protect our bodies from free radical damage. 

Vitamin C decreases your chances of heart disease and stroke.

Lemons are also rich in diuretic effects, which aids detoxification of your body and burns fat. Experts claim that this magical concoction can significantly increase the body’s metabolism.

Apart from this, lemons contain soluble pectin fiber which expands in your stomach, making you feel fuller for a long time and decreasing your food cramping. 

Lemon juice contains plant chemicals that may help prevent or reduce weight gain in a variety of ways.

Lemons can help to prevent anemia, kidney stones, digestive disorder, and cancer.

Almost all of the kitchen has these two ingredients: lemon and coffee. Both of them are packed with a lot of nutritional value. They also are rich in antioxidants and phenolic compounds.

They have been used for several health benefits over many decades. 

If you want to lose weight, you must consume foods and beverages that would assist you to achieve your goal, coffee and lemon is one of them.


Preparation Process

The weight loss process only works with black coffee. So prepare a cup of hot black coffee and put one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice in it and mix well. Your Lemon Balck coffee is ready to go.


  • Black coffee powder(organic)- as needed
  • Fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon

Note : ONLY BLACK COFFEE, NO SUGAR, NO MILK. It is suggested not to use any instant coffee powder because the instant coffee powder has very less amount of fat burner components. Try to use organic coffee powder from roasted coffee beans.

How and when to consume

Normally you can drink lemon coffee any time in the day but it is suggested to drink coffee at least 6 hours before you go to bed at night. 

Because the effect of caffeine in the coffee remains for 5 to 6 hours in your body. Therefore,late afternoon coffee can kill your sleep at night. 

This drink has lemon in it so if you drink it first thing early in the morning on an empty stomach, there is a high possibility of acid reflux, acidity, bloating, stomach upset. 

So it  is suggested not to drink it on an empty stomach.

You can drink it 10 minute after a light breakfast and anytime on the day before afternoon.

A more effective approach is if you drink it just before going to exercise early in the morning or evening but eat something light and drink a glass of water before you drink this black coffee lemon drink.

Caution: Due to the high amounts of citric acid in lemon juice, it can sometimes cause heartburn, especially if you have a history of acid reflux. Long time consuming over dose of this drink, that acid can likewise be tough on dental enamel.


Obesity and overweight is a  worldwide problem nowadays. It has become a pandemic around the world.

People trying to lose their weight by applying various methods including physical exercise, control food habits, lifestyle change, supplements and more.

Calculating the quantity of calories you need to consume in a day is the first and most fundamental principle for weight management and weight loss.

We should burn more calories than we eat as food everyday. 

The lemon black coffee works most efficiently with at least 20 minutes of exercise daily.

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