Can tea really help you lose weight and jumpstart your day?
We can’t hide from the fact that many people want to lose weight and are looking for ways that are effective and convenient.
According to different studies, there is a connection between obesity and certain illnesses such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Etc.
Drink a cup of tea instead of grabbing for other sugary beverages can help to boost your metabolism, suppress your appetite and accelerate weight loss.
It doesn’t take much effort to add tea to your diet. Right?
I mean losing weight can be super hard for many and time-consuming.
From trying to eat clean, to cutting out sugar and trying different diets.
But, just a cup of tea can be a game-changer! Not to mention, it is very nutritious, inexpensive and taste good ( I’m a tea lover) and made with natural ingredients.
Benefits of Drinking Tea:
- Reduce your cravings for sweet or sugary foods
- Suppress your appetite
- Help you lose weight
- Stimulate thermogenesis to help your body burn fat
- Regulate your insulin effectiveness
- Lower your cholesterol
- Keep you energized during the day.
Can Drinking Tea Alone Make You Lose Weight?
No, if I tell you that all you need to do to lose weight is drink a cup of tea and you’ll magically start losing weight like crazy while eating whatever you want – then I wouldn’t be realistic.
It sounds good though…
What makes tea so effective is the ingredients found in it which help to boost your metabolism and increase fat burning.
To see quick results, it would be best to combine drinking tea with a diet plan or clean eating and exercise.
If you on a diet already then kudos, join along.
5 Best Teas For Weight Loss
1. Green tea
It’s likely that you have heard about green tea.
This tea is the most popular or known about because of its benefits.
According to different studies, green tea has been known to blast fat and boost your metabolism.
To make your workout more effective; drink a cup of green tea as this will turbocharge your body’s ability to burn fat and reach your weight loss goals quicker.
One main antioxidant that is found in green tea called catechins makes all this weight loss possible.
This beverage contains numerous antioxidants and nutrients that your body will thank you for later.
2. Black Tea
This tea contains a compound called polyphenols which is responsible for blocking fat absorption.
In addition, black tea contains a high concentration of caffeine compared to other teas which help to increase your metabolic rate and boost energy levels.
Fun fact: black tea has about half the amount of caffeine found in a regular cup of coffee. Yet, still effective!
Replace all your sugary beverages with black tea which tastes delicious and is calorie-free.
With the combination of a healthy diet and exercise, you can lose weight a lot or much faster.
This tea has undergone more oxidation than other types of tea such as white or green – which gives it a darker color.
3. Oolong Tea
Oolong tea also known as the ‘black dragon’ is a traditional Chinese tea.
It has undergone partial oxidization which places it somewhere between green tea and black tea. In other words, oolong tea would be slightly stronger than green tea and milder than black tea.
The flavor of oolong tea varies depending on the level of oxidation from floral to grassy.
Drinking a cup of oolong tea which is packed with catechins can help accelerate fat loss by speeding up metabolism and reduce body fat.
A study has shown that participants who drank oolong tea over the course of 6 weeks, lost 6 lb.
With a sip of tea, you can lose a pound in one week!
4. White tea
White tea is a natural tea which has not been processed or minimally processed compared to other teas.
Because of the high concentration of powerful compounds such as catechins and polyphenols, it helps prevent new fat cells from forming.
This tea is beneficial in helping you lose weight and the breakdown of fat which is essential in preventing weight gain.
It’s known for its mild flavor and natural sweetness.
5. Rooibos Tea
This tea is exclusively grown in South Africa.
One of the ways people gain weight is because they have no control over their cravings. This is where rooibos tea comes in by stopping hunger and keeping you filled for longer periods.
Another crucial factor in losing weight is controlling your stress levels. As stress can lead to overeating and binge eating.
Thanks to the compound found in rooibos tea call aspalathin that helps to reduce stress hormones such as cortisol which then leads to weight loss.
If you’re feeling stressed or burnt out, drink a cup of this caffeine-free tea any time of the day to feel relaxed and burn fat.
Tips to Lose Weight When Drinking Tea
- Drink tea throughout the day instead of drinking a cup of tea in the morning and that’s it – Why not have it all day? For instance, before and after a physical workout as this will help metabolize your body.
- Stop bad eating habits and plan ahead – in order to lose weight quickly you need to combine healthy eating. You can try the keto diet along with drinking tea regularly to burn fat and see results. You can’t eat any and anything and expect to lose weight magically and even if you do you’ll gain it back quicker than you think.
- Replace sugary treats and beverages with tea – instead of grabbing for a soda, replace it with little to no-calorie tea that will give your body the energy and nutrients needed.
- Don’t overeat, drink tea– learn to only eat when you’re hungry and if you feel like you want something to pick on then have a cup of tea as this will help fight or reduce cravings and energize you.
Which Tea Taste Best?
White tea– Its often described as light and slightly sweet. It is pale in color and does not have a strong aroma as green or black tea.
Green tea- The flavor of this tea varies from being a bit grassy to slightly bitter.
Oolong tea – Depending on the processing technique oolong tea flavor varies so it can range from light to full-bodied, floral to grassy, and sweet to toasty. It can be closer to green or black tea. It all depends!
Black tea – is stronger in flavor compared to other teas meaning that it has higher tannin content.
If after you have tried these teas in it’s the natural state and would love to try different flavors to it then go ahead and do so.
Different flavors include chocolate, mint, cherry, coconut, orange, pineapple, vanilla, caramel, Ginger, Apple Etc.
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