Weight Loss: Green Tea May Help

cup of green tea contains fat-burning flavan-3-ol, catechin,Drinking green tea for weight loss is a potential choice for anyone who wants to lose weight.

You drink this natural weight loss aid like any other herbal tea and perhaps with lemon.

You will find it in almost any grocery store.

In addition, if you do not agree with the taste, green tea extract is available in health food stores and can give you the benefits of green tea in capsule form.

So how does green tea help you to lose weight? 

First, let us be clear that all weight loss requires a combination of a healthy eating plan and an exercise plan. 

In order to lose weight, a person must eat less and exercise more. You cannot lose weight if you keep on eating too much of the wrong fats and sugar.

Most weight loss aids work by reducing the appetite, or by increasing the calorific output, more calories burned. Studies show green tea seems to help burn calories by increasing the metabolic rate.

It does this by stimulating the thermogenic process of the body, responsible for turning fat into energy. Thus drinking green tea for weight loss seems to help your body burn fat. It seems to work like the drug ephedrine without risks for heart health.

Nevertheless, consult with a doctor before using green tea particularly with history of heart problems or other health issues.

In concept, green tea can have a weight loss effect even when not changing your diet. However, in practice, this outcome would be gradual, and there is a risk of not paying attention to your diet would just eat more to offset for the energy burned.

Therefore, it is important to exercise some control around food and at least be sure that your calorie consumption has not increased.

You might also want to apply that extra energy by starting an exercise regime. Consistent exercise can support weight loss in two ways: first by burning calories while you exercise, and by escalating the metabolic rate so that there is a slight increase in calories burned even when the body is at rest.

A good time to take green tea for weight loss is around 30-60 minutes before a mealtime. Green tea contains caffeine so it is advantageous to decrease your drinking of coffee or regular tea by substituting with green tea.

If you do not usually ingest caffeine, it is a good idea not to drink green tea after midday so that it does not disturb your sleep. Decaffeinated green tea is available but studies suggest that the fat-burning flavan-3-ol, catechin, will be removed with the caffeine losing efficiency for weight loss.

Take care and be well.
Tommy Douglas


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