Lose Belly Fat With Green Tea

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  1. JoJo says:

    I really need to switch that cup of coffee I have in the afternoon with a cup of green tea. Do you need to brew a fresh cup to get the benefits? I know there are a lot of green tea drinks out there, but I never know how much tea there really is in any of them.
    .-= JoJo´s last blog ..Melissa And Doug Corner Kitchen $59 =-.

  2. BlueKayak says:

    I recently read an article that said you can increase the absorption of Catechin, (the part of green tea that is good for you), by adding citrus to the tea. Turns out 80% of the Catechin passes right through you without being absorbed. Adding citrus, like a lemon, increases the absorption rate by changing the acidity of your intestine. Just a little FYI.


  3. Rob says:

    Increase the absorption rate of green tea catechin by adding citrus to it. Hadn’t heard that. I’ll look for more information on that and see what I find. Do you have a source that would shorten my search?

  4. Enrik says:

    Beyond just losing fat, I believe Green Tea is really essential for your body, providing all that anti-toxins which can really help you be fitter and healthier.

  5. bob says:

    i love to drink green tea, but in the gym they told me it has a negative effect on testosterone levels. do you know if that’s true rob?

  6. Trainerpack says:

    Yeah GT is great! Tooo bad it tastes so awful!

  7. John Fontana says:

    Great post. I love some tea. What’s everyones favorite types of exotic teas?

    Just a little side note, CLA from red meat can help burn belly fat as well.

  8. Lisa says:

    Does decaffinated green tea have the same effect?

  9. Rob says:

    Lisa, from what I know about the decaffeination process, it’s done with chemicals. Personally, taking a perfectly good creation and then running it through a chemical process is not something I’d want to consume in the end.

    I could not find a credible resource to direct you to in regards to the health benefits being lost in decaffeinated green tea, but I did find something about removing a good portion of the caffeine at home.

    The theory is that most of the caffeine is released in the first 30 seconds of steeping (it’s a theory at least). So, prepare your tea, steep it for 30 seconds, pour off the beverage, and then add more hot water and steep for desired length of time.

    If it’s a true green tea, with all the health benefits associated with it and it happened to be packaged by nature with a little caffeine, I’d trust it the way it is.

    Just my 2 cents

  10. Ryan says:

    I doubt that drinking lemon with green tea will do anything to the acidity of your intestines. The lemon has to pass through your stomach. Your stomach is full of acid which is a factor stronger than the citric acid you’ll ingest from the lemon.

    What lemon does do is make green tea taste really nice. Better than coffee.

    Here in Netherlands at least you can also buy a mix of green tea with mint. Which again is really nice :)

  11. Meghan says:

    I’ve been drinking green tea for 5-6 years at least 2-3 cups a day. It is great. It gives you energy and makes so feel good as well as boosting your immune. I can tell you that it does not promote weight loss. Trust me. It gives you energy and health to help exercise and use your body. But just drinking tea is not going to “gobble up fat” and I also don’t know about the Chinese blood pressure study. I suggest strong Sencha, it also works like flax, cleaning the pipes and all.

  12. Meghan says:

    @bob, no way. It actually does the opposite. If you are concerned about that, by natural, organic w/o chemicals on the plants.

  13. nathan says:

    what about the green tea that comes in the bottles http://www.viruz.com/images/lipton-diet-green-tea.jpg minus the diet part…is it the same thing does it till give you all those benefits

  14. marina says:

    Nice article! Green tea speeds up metabolism, hence the fat around your belly (which accumulates there generally because of slow metabolism) melts away.

    My favorite green tea recipe that I have coupe of times a week is this:
    1 tablespoon of green tea, few whole black peppercorns, fresh ginger, cardamon and lemon zest. Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Then cover and wait 5-10 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of honey.

    It is refreshing, stimulates digestion, provides vitamins and minerals, and help to burn fat.

  15. Rob says:

    @Marina, your green tea recipe sounds incredible. I love green tea and I love what you’re doing with it there. I love black pepper, ginger and cardamom. Will have to give your green tea recipe a go for sure!

  16. Rob says:

    @Bob, sorry I missed your comment earlier about green tea having a negative effect on Testosterone. I see that @Meghan answered it correctly. Green tea would only improve Testosterone.

  17. Lisa says:

    I don’t like the taste of green tea alone so I would add fresh lime juice and honey. But I’m not getting the results I expect. What would u recommend?

  18. rea says:

    i tried drinking green tea at least once a day. it’s calming. unfortunately, after a couple weeks, i need to stop it due to hyper acidity. any ways to reduce its acidity?

  19. muzza says:

    Help, I have been trying to shed oe weight for 3 months, I must be doing it all wrong at th gym as I have gained 9 kilos.

  20. Rob says:

    @Rea, define “hyper acidity” and what happened to make you think that. Green tea should be alkaline, not acidic. You may be interpreting “symptoms” incorrectly

    @Muzza, if I hadn’t changed anything except started going to the gym and weight training and gained 9 Kilos (20 lbs), I’d be very very happy. That’s what exercise does… it puts on muscle. Throw away the scale and start measuring yourself instead. You want to drop body fat, not body weight. In other words, you want to gain weight, lose fat. I dont know what else you’re doing, so pretty hard to give any advice. If you’re new to weight training and have the right hormonal picture, you’ll gain weight at first as you build muscle, then you’ll burn fat.

  21. ejs says:

    Do you have any recommendations on which green tea to buy? Im in so cal and there are tons of brands on the shelf. I just want to get the most potent one available.

  22. Rob says:

    Which green tea should you buy? Good question.

    As far as I’m concerned, the top green tea’s are the loose leaf teas that you have to use a tea ball or tea diffuser. doMatcha is a brand I like to use. Here’s a link to my Amazon Store about Green Tea so you get an idea of what I’m talking about.

    I’ve been drinking Sunrider Calli tea and Fortune Delight tea for almost 20 years now as a rule, but they’re an network marketing company and when people hear MLM, they tend to freak out a bit. It’s not different than shopping online anywhere else, but the products tend to be a lot better.

    With Sunrider, you need a sponsor to be able to join with a membership and place your own orders. IF you like, I can refer you, then you can just order Sunrider Calli tea on your own.

    It’s a lot different. Calli tea actually nourishes the cleansing organs and is an alkaline forming beverage. Good stuff.

  23. Seda says:

    Hi Rob, first of all thanks for all the information you provide. I am a 48 years old mom of 5 kids. Couldn’t lose weight after my 5th pregnancy. I am struggling now since 6 years, but I can’t get rid of the weight I put on. I am drinking 3-4 mugs of green tea every day, but my weight doesn’t change. I need urgend help ! Please !

  24. Seda says:

    I forgot to mention that my blood sugar and cholesterol is normal. the only problem I constantly face is fatique.

  25. Gates from Healthy Naturally Diet says:

    I have been trying to switch from my regular coffee habit to green tea. Obviously there would be a lot of benefits including weight loss help. Maybe I’ll start by going to the milder black tea to make the transition easier.

  26. Jerome says:

    I guess I’m kinda lazy! 😉 I drink the diet green tea bottled by Lipton. I have been drinking it for several years now! I may have to try some higher quality green tea in the near future!

  27. kosie says:

    I’m a 21 year old woman i was weighing 65kg but now i’m about70 i would like to lose that 5kg, can u reommend green tea for me and how often must i drink it to lose weight fast

  28. Daniel says:

    I drink about 3-4 liters of water a day. I usually put 1 GT bag in a 1 liter bottle of water, and drink that for a few hrs, when done I do the same thing again, until i go through about 4 of those. BUT I drink it at room temp. Will that give me the same effects?

  29. Rob says:

    @Daniel, sure. It’s about the ingredients of the green tea, not the temp

  30. Zahra Brown says:

    My Chinese friend gave me some of the best green tea as a gift. I tried drinking it, but I couldn’t stomach it, which is a shame because I’m want to reduce more body fat before increasing my muscle mass. Is there any way to make it taste better?

    Anyway, the effects sound really good, so I might try again. I’ve still got the tea, so it’d be a shame to let it go to waste.

  31. I just started drinking green tea about a month ago, is their such thing as drinking too much green tea. How much is too much?

  32. Steve says:

    Thanks for sharing Rob!

    Here is a summary of some of the benefits of green tea that research has demonstrated:

    • Antiviral
    • Antioxidant
    • Antibacterial
    • Antiangiogenic, which means it stops the formation of cancer blood vessels
    • Antimetastatic, which means it stops cancer from spreading throughout the body
    • Increased fatty acid oxidation, which may lead to weight loss
    • Improved blood lipid profiles
    • Improved blood sugar profiles
    • Improved various hormone profiles (including growth hormone (GH)

    With all these benefits it is certainly a drink that is worthwhile having on a regular basis!

  33. Misha says:

    Thanks for info, GT helps me much!

  34. Joi says:

    Green tea is everything it’s said to be and then some. Drinking green tea regularly aids weight loss like nothing else. I learned, first hand, that it can be your best friend when you’re taking off unwanted weight.

    For those who can’t quite get accustomed to the taste, Truvia or Stevia (natural sweeteners) may help you along. You might like to add a full packet the first week, then half a packet the second, and try no packet after that. Your taste buds will adjust and, trust me, they’ll come to CRAVE green tea!!

  35. Mike says:

    Agree with most of the comments made here. Green tea combined with a sensible diet will keep you fit.

  36. Jenny Devares says:

    I just wanted to share my experience with a product made of Green Tea, Yerba Maté, and some botanicals.
    It is called Sai’Tea. It is from Chile, and is just being sold here. This is truly all natural, nothing extracted, isolated, or added. It does not stimulate you central nervous system, or effect lipid uptake (no liver problems. In fact, the only caffein in it occurs naturally from the tea & maté.
    It works 2 way, first it subtly curbs your hunger. Second, it drastically reduces the amount of food you need to feel full and satisfied. You simply feel full with less food. I have been able to eat about 1/2 to 2/3 of the food I normally eat. The best part is, I really don’t miss it! No B.S. it really works! I think these guys may have found the perfect lifestyle modifier to loose weight, without going into cardiac arrest, or needing a liver transplant. I have been using it since December, without any exercise but walking 2-3 times a week, and have lost 28 lbs. Not the fastest weight loss, but slow and steady, and I can still have REAL food!
    I found it at Herbs for Health in Salt Lake City, but I now order online from their website (as I no longer live there). There website is: http://www.saitea.com

  37. Abel James says:

    Hi Rob,
    Do you know how to judge the quality of green tea? Where is the best place to buy it for optimal nutrient composition?

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