Green Tea for Weight Lossby Henry Hound on January 30, 2012
It seems as if there are a lot of products on the market that promote easy weight loss. Many magazine articles, television ads and even talk shows now say that green tea can help you achieve fat burn and shed the pounds but can that be true? Can it really be as simple as that?
You’ve seen the ads and now you wonder if drinking tea can actually make you skinny. The short answer is ‘No.’ Simply drinking green tea will not cause the pounds to shed, BUT drinking green tea or taking green tea supplements can help you lose weight. It’s true!
The fat fighting components in green tea are called catechins. These compounds work to increase your metabolism all day long so you can actually burn more calories while you’re watching TV!
While it is not true that drinking green tea is the best way to lose weight, it is a great little helper! This is something you can easily add to your daily meals. Have a cup of green tea with breakfast, that’s enough to spike the metabolism for hours. Of course, if you don’t like the taste of green tea, you can simply add a green tea supplement, as these have the same effects on your metabolism.
The question you should really be asking is just how many cups of green tea do I need to drink each day in order to see real results? Well, the experts say four. But even if you just add one cup it will help.
When you are shopping you might note that there are many new ‘diet’ drinks out there that use green tea and promise you results. However you should really read the nutrition info and the ingredients. If the drink is chock full of sugar and calories, you’d be better off just brewing up a cup of green tea!