Drinking Green Tea May Help You Lose WeightWritten by Michael Lewis
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Green Tea Also Has Anticancer Properties
---------------------------------------- Green tea, which has been reported to have anticancer properties and to raise levels of antioxidants in blood that may ward off heart disease, now appears to have potential to promote weight loss. A new study in March issue of International Journal of Obesity concludes that green tea extract increases burning of calories and fat needed to lose weight. Green Tea In Liquid Or Capsule May Aid In Weight Loss
--------------------------------------------------- Previous animal studies showed that green tea extract increased thermogenesis, which is generation of body heat that occurs as a result of normal digestion, absorption, and metabolization of food. In previous human studies, authors showed that consumption of green tea increased thermogenesis as well as energy expenditure and fat loss in healthy men, suggesting that green tea in liquid or capsule form may be an effective way to aid weight loss.
In new study, conducted by Abdul Dulloo, from Institute of Physiology at University of Fribourg in Switzerland, researchers exposed a particular type of fatty tissue from rats to caffeine and to green tea extract containing small concentrations of caffeine.
Green Tea Containing Caffeine Can Raise Metabolism
----------------------------------------- Green tea containing caffeine significantly increased thermogenesis by 28% to 77%, depending on dose, whereas caffeine alone resulted in no significant increase. When stimulant ephedrine was added to green tea with caffeine, increase was even more significant compared with caffeine alone and ephedrine alone. Caffeine and ephedrine are used together in some herbal weight loss preparations, but there are many safety concerns regarding ephedrine because it raises heart rate and blood pressure.
3 Secrets Your Diet Book Won't Tell YouWritten by Amy S. Grant
Are you wondering why youíre not losing weight? If youíre like me, youíve tried every fad diet imaginable, and nothing seems to work Ė at least not long-term. Iíve personally tried Weight Watchers (which worked great until my schedule changed and I was no longer able to attend meetings), Atkins (not easy to follow for someone who travels a lot and loves to dine out), and crazy fad diets like cabbage soup diet, grapefruit diet, juice fasts, and countless others. I was hungry all time, and I wasnít able to sustain any substantial weight loss because there are three secrets that NONE of those diets told me.
First, diets donít work, PERIOD. Any plan thatís highly restrictive, structured or specialized is unrealistic for long-term maintenance. Plus, any diet that requires you to totally eliminate foods from your diet is a recipe for disaster. Personally, I donít care for chocolate. However, when someone tells me I canít or shouldnít have chocolate, itís amazing how I suddenly crave it! When someone takes away a choice, average person wants that choice back Ė even if it didnít mean much when option was available in first place. Additionally, most diets donít work for everyone, and you wonít know if a diet works unless you try it. Trying many diets without seeing results can lead to ďdieterís frustrationĒ which, in many cases, just packs on more pounds.
The second point that most diets fail to mention is that you must eat frequently to regulate your metabolism and burn fat. Extreme low-calorie and tiny ďportion-controlĒ diets put your body into starvation mode, which means your body clings to food because it doesnít know when its next meal is coming. This explains how you can actually eat less food and consume less calories, and still not lose any weight. If your diet makes you feel hungry all time, thatís definitely not a good sign. The best nutrition plans require that you eat five or six small meals per day, no more than four hours apart.