Legal products that help you lose weight
Over the counter weight loss
products do not work. They rely on the placebo effect to encourage you to eat
less and exercise more.
The over the counter product
does nothing to add to the weight loss effect with the exception of one product
The only natural product
that helps lose weight is Green Tea
without sugar. The results have shown that people who drank green tea compared
to a placebo lost an additional 1Kg over
a 12Week period by consuming approximately 2.5 cups a day (2-3 cups a day)
Some studies have shown an increase
in calorie output of about 100 calories over a 24-hour period.
Green Tea is drunk clean
without sugar or milk.
Taking green tea with a
sugar replacement is fine.
Why does green tea work for weight loss?
Green tea contains caffeine
and a type of flavonoid called catechin, which is an antioxidant. Research
suggests that both of these compounds can speed up metabolism. Catechin can
help to break down excess fat, while both catechin and caffeine can increase the
amount of energy the body uses.
A review published in 2010
found that green tea supplements, containing catechins or caffeine, had a small
but positive impact on weight loss and weight management.
However, research studies in this area tend
to use doses that contain a higher proportion of catechin or caffeine than
would be found in a typical cup of green tea.
It is important to note that any benefits of
green tea for weight loss are likely to be very small. The impact of green tea
is not as beneficial as other healthy weight loss methods, such as exercise,
that have far greater metabolic benefits.
Regularly exercising and eating a healthful
diet with plenty of vegetables are highly effective weight loss strategies.
Green tea used alongside these methods may increase their positive results.
How to consume green tea
Drinking hot green tea during the day may help aid weight loss.
Drinking between 2 and 3 cups of hot green
tea throughout the day should be sufficient for supplementing weight loss. The
exact amount will vary from person to person, depending on how much caffeine
they consume and their natural metabolism.
Green tea comes in a number of varieties
but, for weight loss, there are unlikely to be significant differences between
them. Plain, minimally processed green teas are likely to have retained the
richest nutritional content.
Green tea is considered safe to consume. However,
care should be taken in some cases, as large doses of caffeine can pose
problems for those at risk of heart problems or with high blood pressure.
tea not your taste? Try this combination:
Any time tea: Green Tea with Lemon and
Like green tea, lemon and ginger can also
promote fat loss, and adding them to your daily cup can enhance the natural
benefits that green tea has. Simply heat water to a boil and seep green tea for
a few minutes before pulling out the leaves. Squeeze in the juice from half a
lemon and infuse the blend with a teaspoon of grated ginger. Let seep for
fifteen minutes, and enjoy!
Breakfast smoothie: Green Tea and Avocado
Blending green tea and avocado makes for an
excellent combination of protein, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants. Just
combine a tablespoon of green tea, half an avocado, one banana, and enough hot
water for everything to blend well (about half a cup). Seep the green tea in
the heated water for half an hour, and process everything together in the
blender to create a subtly sweet breakfast smoothie.
Green Tea breakfast Oatmeal
The concept is simple. While you usually cook your oats in a simmering pot of water, cook them in a simmering pot of green tea instead. All that means is once your pot of water comes to a boil, before you add your oats, steep a few of your tea bags in the water. Remove the bags, add your oats, and cook as usual. You can even use this method with overnight oats, adding the oats to the hot tea and simply letting the mixture sit until the morning.
Don’t steep the tea too long or it will
become bitter. A small amount of honey makes a nice addition here as well (remember
that honey has a lot of calories, and so can be replaced with a powdered sugar
Removing or replacing your sugar intake with a substitute will go a long way to weight loss
White Sugar 387 kcalories / 100g
high GI, all sugar! Bad! Very bad.
Brown sugar 380 kcalories / 100g
Brown sugar contains 95 per cent sucrose and 5 per cent molasses, which adds a flavour and moistness but has no great nutritional benefits over white sugar.
Honey 304 kcalories / 100g
Honey has a lower GI value than sugar, meaning that it does not raise blood sugar levels as quickly. Still bad.
Xylitol 240 kcalories / 100g
Xylitol polyols is 100g and 0g sugar, Xylitol is not fully digested or absorbed by the body, and is a great substitute for sugar without using artificial sweeteners.
Artificial sweeteners are low-calorie or calorie-free chemical substances that are used instead of sugar to sweeten foods and drinks
It has been suggested that the use of artificial sweeteners may have a
stimulating effect on appetite and, therefore, may play a role in weight gain
However, research into sweeteners and appetite stimulation is inconsistent. Also, there is little evidence from longer-term studies to show that sweeteners lead to increased energy intake and contribute to the risk of obesity.
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- stevia (steviol glycosides)