GREEN TEA?!

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Cocola...

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Posted: 17 Oct 2010, 22:39
I Was Told That Drink'n Green Tea Makes You Lose Stomach Fat...Is This True?!
mspeanut

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Posted: 17 Oct 2010, 22:44
Well I am not sure about that.. I have been drinking green tea for years and still have my muffin top!
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fawkesmom

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Posted: 17 Oct 2010, 23:00
Green Tea is a metabolism booster, but I've never heard that it can target a specific body part - I doubt its true. It also isn't nearly as good a metabolism booster as exercise Smile
ThinEd

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Posted: 17 Oct 2010, 23:23
I don't think green tea helps you lose visceral (stomach) fat, but it does have many health benefits. There is research indicating that drinking green tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as improving the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol.
Green tea's antioxidants, called catechins, scavenge for free radicals that can damage DNA and contribute to cancer, blood clots, and atherosclerosis
Nicky111

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Posted: 18 Oct 2010, 07:55
Hi, Be very carefull of green tea if you have an underactive thyroid - it could slow your thyroid down even more which will slow your matabolism down. I went over from herbal infusioin teas to green tea in January and my thyroid worsened so badly that my Doctor had to double my thyroid medication. I stoped drinking green tea and the problem went away. Make sure you take enough multi vitamins and especially Vit B complex. The only way to lose weight is stay away from sugars and white flour and sweets/chocolates! Low GI and no carbs after 15h00. This works for me. If you really crave something sweet have just a small portion (not the whole slab!) and give the rest away so you are not tempted to eat it all. One cheat meal per week not a full cheat day!

Good luck
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Cocola...

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Posted: 18 Oct 2010, 13:20
Guess There's No Way Of Getting Around Those Sit-ups....Thanx For The Insight, Very Helpful!
an00bis

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Posted: 18 Oct 2010, 13:33
EEK, sit ups won't do it either!

What do you guys do to make the tea taste better?
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Knightm

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Posted: 18 Oct 2010, 14:30
Doubt I’ve been drinking organic green tea for the longest time and notice nothing, nada in the weight loss area. I do notice I get fewer colds though.
Go figure…if I were looking for a cold remedy,I would probably lose weight. Laughing
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Oddity

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Posted: 18 Oct 2010, 16:42
What do you guys do to make the tea taste better?

Try buying better quality loose leaf tea. Also, the second cup with the same leaves is always better. Of course like many foods, you may just not like it.
an00bis

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Posted: 18 Oct 2010, 16:45
Oddity wrote:

Try buying better quality loose leaf tea. Also, the second cup with the same leaves is always better. Of course like many foods, you may just not like it.


Good to know. I'm usually pretty big on tea. My favorite is rose hip; I could drink it by the gallon. Unfortunately, my parents bought me a bunch of green tea, but I'm having trouble getting rid of it.
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gizmonel

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Posted: 18 Oct 2010, 20:34
Green tea has benefits... Antioxidants which help relieve oxidative stress. It also helps free up fatty acids for easier removal from body so I suppose it can help with overall body fat removal but it by no means targets ab fat.
isaacjr

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Posted: 19 Oct 2010, 12:22
I love any kind of tea. But, I don´t know why, green tea makes me sick and causes me nausea. Since I bought a big box of it I still drink it once in a while.
cocobutt

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Posted: 19 Oct 2010, 13:14
I switched from coffee to green tea and I am definitely losing belly fat, but it's probably due more to my cutting way down on refined carbs and sugars. I like Whole Foods' organic cranberry pomegranate green tea. It gives it just enough of a fruity taste to make it more palatable than plain green tea.
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Posted: 19 Oct 2010, 13:59
There's a commercial for a specific green tea that claims you'll lose belly fat but I think it just generally is better for you than soda. I use instant for convenience sake. I like it.
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Posted: 01 Jan 2011, 11:09
I've been drinking green tea for years and have never had an issue with belly fat--Ive always sort of credited the tea for lack of it.

Many people make the mistake of buying green tea in bag form, which is packaged in some sort of cardboard wrap. This sucks all the good taste out of the tea!!

You're best bet is to buy quality loose leaf and get a difuser. Never add it to water hotter than 80 degrees celcius, and don't steep for more than 3 minutes, otherwise the tea will taste slightly burnt and paper-y.

Green teas also come in a variety of delicious flavours that still have the same benefits as regular green tea. Right now I'm drinking cactus fig green tea. It's the tastiest thing I've ever drank!!
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baseball_mom

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Posted: 01 Jan 2011, 14:14
I love diet green tea citrus and have subsituted it for soda. still have belly fat though
bbaze15

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Posted: 01 Jan 2011, 16:36
Okay, quick question with regard to green tea...is the stuff you add to your water bottle just as good as brewed tea? You know, that tea on the go stuff?
Tubbs McGee

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Posted: 01 Jan 2011, 22:01
No. Not even close to the real thing. The packets are loaded with unnecessary sugars. If you're looking to sweeten up your water, do it naturally with a squeeze of lemon, frozen fruit pieces or fresh mint. I used to be such a sucker for the on-the-go packets, but after reading what's actually in them I quit cold turkey. I still have about 50 in my cupboard for some reason...
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kwebs

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Posted: 02 Jan 2011, 15:54
I drink at least 3 cups/mugs a day all thanks to my familys Kuerig brewer!

Here's what the experts quoted in WH Magazine say: "It's the closest thing to a metabolism potion," says Tammy Lakatos Shames, R.D., author of Fire Up Your Metabolism: 9 Proven Principles for Burning Fat and Losing Weight Forever. The brew contains a plant compound called ECGC, which promotes fat burning. In one study, people who consumed the equivalent of three to five cups a day for 12 weeks decreased their body weight by 4.6 percent. According to other studies, consuming two to four cups of green tea per day may torch an extra 50 calories. That translates into about five pounds per year. Not bad for a few bags of leaves, eh? For maximum effect, let your tea steep for three minutes and drink it while it's still hot.
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