Are you wondering as much as I used to about why green tea is all of the sudden getting so much attention? When I heard green tea could rapidly enhance your weight loss program, I immediately dismissed the idea, thinking no light beverage could ever truly help a person lose weight.
I was wrong. Drinking green tea to lose weight is a viable option nowadays. I wouldn’t say it’s the best way to lose weight in terms of speed, and you definitely need to be doing other things to lose any significant amount of weight, such as getting out and exercising more often. However, I can confidently say that drinking a glass of this tea whenever you would typically be drinking a glass of soda pop would be a big step in the right direction for those trying to lose weight.
I am about to give you 3 tips on how you should apply green tea to your weight loss program. These are the tips that I follow myself, each and every day. I’ve come a long way since I started trying to get my body into better shape, so I can attest to the fact that these tips flat out work.
1) Make sure you are drinking un-sweet tea. Green tea comes in both sweetened and unsweetened varieties. While the sweetened kind is still a lot better than drinking a glass of soda pop, unsweetened tea is miles better for you. Additionally, you could always add your favorite zero calorie sweetener if you simply can’t do without the sweeter taste.
2) Keep your tea close by, especially in the early goings of your weight loss program. It’s tempting to drink a whole glass of green tea in the morning and call it a day when it comes to using this tasty beverage as a weight loss supplement. However, it is much more effective to keep the green tea handy throughout your day, and take sips from it whenever you are thirsty. This way, you maintain the appropriate level of polyphenols that you need in order to most effectively attack your weight loss goals.
3) Buy a thermos. No, this isn’t the most inventive of ideas when it comes to weight loss. But we all know how easy it is to cave and buy a soda out of the vending machine every once and a while. Having a thermos filled with green tea each morning to take with you wherever you go will help you to avoid succumbing to the powerful allure of the soda machine.