Green Tea & Weight Loss
Although no one would characterize me as overweight at first glance, I could
still stand to lose 5 to 10 pounds. That doesn't seem like much of a challenge,
but I've found that sometimes the fewer pounds I want to shed, the harder it is.
I know that's counterintuitive, but that has been my personal experience. For
me, it has always been easier to go from 150 to 149 than from 120 to 119.
Fortunately, I think I've finally discovered something that can help me achieve
my goal of slimming down: a green tea weight loss program.
Green tea weight loss programs have been around forever, as this beverage has
long been known for its positive effects on the body's metabolism rate. But I
had never tried any green tea weight loss diets before because I'm not all that
fond of the drink. It's definitely an acquired taste as far as I'm concerned,
and even after drinking the stuff for about a month and a half, I still cannot
sip it leisurely or linger over the cup for an extended period. Instead, I have
to chug it down and then chase it with a bit of water just to rinse the taste
out of my mouth. I know that seems pretty childish, but that's what I have to
do! At least I'm still getting all the benefits of the beverage!
So how does a green tea weight loss program work? Well, most of the time these
programs are meant to be followed in conjunction with ordinary dieting
activities such as exercise and reduced caloric intake. You will not lose
significant pounds simply from drinking special teas -- unless you completely
eschew solid food while on the program, which is definitely NOT recommended. So
despite what some green tea weight loss programs claim, it's not a miracle
product, but it can help you burn up an extra hundred calories or more per day
depending on how many cups you drink. While that doesn't seem like a lot on the
surface, those calories certainly do add up in the long run.
As I said, I've been on a green tea weight loss program for about six weeks now.
(Bear in mind that this is in addition to an exercise regimen that I already had
in place.) Without changing anything else about my eating habits, I have already
lost three pounds, which for me is amazing news considering how long I'd been
stuck on that dieting plateau. A couple more months of doing this should have me
weighing in right near my target.
If you're looking for a miracle product that can magically reduce your waistline
by several inches and slim you down practically overnight, I'm telling you right
now it doesn't exist. If it did, we would all know about it and there wouldn't
be any more debates about what works and what doesn't. Nevertheless, a green tea
weight loss program can help you slim down slowly, steadily, and naturally if
you're willing to give it a chance. Try adding five cups to your daily routine
to see if it helps!