How to Get Rid of Belly Fat in a Week


Oolong tea enhances metabolism, helps your body to digest fat and block carbohydrates. This tea also comes from the camellia sinesis plant, but is processed differently. When the leaves are picked, they are shaken, which causes bruising. As the leaves dry, the bruised edges turn a reddish color with the surfaces becoming light yellow. The leaves are then pan fried, which creates a semi-fermented tea. Oolong tea also helps you to digest your food better after a meal.
That ice-cold lemonade may hit the spot on a 90-degree day, but it’s not doing your waistline any favors. A 20-ounce Minute Maid Lemonade contains 250 calories and 68 g of sugar. Fortunately, there are plenty of refreshing summer drinks that you can drink without guilt—and they may actually help you lose weight. Here are six ways to quench your thirst without packing on pounds.

Ashwagandha tea gives you a better outlook on life and reduces stress hormones that can wreak havoc on your waistline. A study published in the *Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine* found that “Ashwagandha root extract safely and effectively improves an individual's resistance towards stress and thereby improves self-assessed quality of life.” When it comes to weight loss, stress is not your friend. A recent study at Penn State found that people who react badly to stressful situations have increased levels of inflammation in their bodies—and inflammation is directly tied to obesity, as well as diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. When anxiety rides high, you’re also at the mercy of stress hormones such as cortisol—known as “the belly fat hormone” for its ability to pull lipids from the bloodstream and store them in our fat cells.


Associate Professor Ken Harvey of Monash University's School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine gets straight to the point. "There's really no such thing as a tea that helps you lose weight," he says. "It's the usual story – if it's too good to be true, it usually is. If you're drinking them along with eating a healthy diet and doing exercise you might get some short-term benefits, but this will only last as long as you continue to diet and exercise."
Not only is ginger one of the healthiest spices on the planet, but it also fights inflammation. According to numerous studies, ginger, traditionally used to ease stomach pain, blocks several genes and enzymes in the body that promote bloat-causing inflammation. This means you can enjoy that second serving of nutrient-dense veggies without worry. If you prefer the taste of chai tea, typically made from a blend of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and ginger, that may also do the trick—but may be less potent. Detox Diets: Cleansing the Body
Think of white tea as Spanx in a cup. It actually works with your body in four different ways to promote fat-burning: It blocks the formation of new fat cells while simultaneously boosting lipolysis, the body’s process of breaking down stored fat, according to a study published in the journalNutrition and Metabolism. Another group of researchers found that the tea is also a rich source of catechins, a type of antioxidant that triggers the release of fat from the cells and—bonus!—helps speed the liver’s ability to turn fat into energy. Brew this and burn fat.
Another reason green tea won't melt away your belly fat? Because losing fat from a specific part of your body — called "spot reduction" — unfortunately does not exist. When you take in fewer calories than you burn, you burn fat from all over your body. And if you're predisposed to storing fat in your midsection, you might see differences in your arms, legs and hips before you lose a large amount of body fat.
It’s not carbs, per se, that lead to belly fat; but the type, researchers say. In fact, whole grains are a dietary staple of people with the littlest middles. A Tufts University study found that participants who ate three or more servings of whole grains per day (oats, quinoa, brown rice, wheat) had 10% less belly fat than people who ate the same amount of calories from refined carbs (white stuff: bread, rice, pasta). Further research is required to figure out exactly why this is the case, but the hypothesis is it has to do with the high fiber and slow-burn properties of whole grains. When it comes to diet, being unrefined is a good thing!
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Senna is a stimulant laxative, which means it works by stimulating muscles in the intestine to contract and push stool through your system. If you use senna too long, your bowel muscles may lose their normal tone and be unable to work on their own, reports FamilyDoctor.org. Some brands of dieter’s tea report the amount of senna in one tea bag or serving, but many simply list it in the ingredients, so you won’t know how much is in your cup of tea. Senna can cause cramps, abdominal pain, diarrhea and low levels of potassium. Do not use senna if you have gastrointestinal problems such as Crohn's disease. Consult your physician before using it if you're pregnant or nursing, recommends Drugs.com.
Meanwhile, those on the same dietician-regulated diet, who performed traditional aerobic exercise—45 minutes of continuous moderate cycling three days a week—lost nearly 3 percent of their abdominal fat over the same 3-month period. The study authors did notes that HIIT improved fitness, but suggest that the only evidence to support interval training as an efficient weight loss method was research using young people who were already lean and healthy. Remember: Workouts are only half of the equation. To see the best results, follow these 11 Eating Habits That Will Uncover Your Abs.
Drinking detox teas can help you lose weight quickly. These teas are made by mixing the right amounts of herbs, flowers, roots, and stems with traditional teas like green tea, Pu Erh, etc. The phytonutrients in these teas flush out toxins and boost the health of the liver and the digestive system, thereby triggering weight loss. Also, detox tea drinkers sleep better, look younger, and have better immunity. This article lists the 10 best detox teas for weight loss with the ingredients, taste, cost, user review, and where to buy. So, how does a “teatox” work? Find out below.
Laxatives: Senna is the most popular ingredient in the best weight loss teas that has a laxative effect. It is commonly assumed that forcing food through the digestive system quickly leads to a reduction in the number of calories you absorb and process. This is a dangerous fallacy, and if you overuse laxatives, it could seriously impact your electrolyte balance. In extreme cases, you could suffer a heart issue or fall unconscious.
It’s true that green tea can raise your metabolic rate, so you burn more calories, says David Nieman, Dr.PH., director of the human performance laboratory at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Nieman, who has studied green tea extensively, says this effect is probably due to a combination of its caffeine and catechins—antioxidants that are plentiful in green tea and present in smaller amounts in some fruits, dark chocolate, and red wine.

Once I realized the ingredients were legitimate, I started the detox. My first impressions were that the tea tasted really good (just like green tea and honey) and drinking it every morning was a breeze. From the get-go, I could tell it was highly caffeinated—and a diuretic. I swapped out my usual cup of coffee so I wouldn't get too jittery, and the symptoms subsided after the first few days.
Clare Hughes, CCNSW nutrition manager, tells us, "We are increasingly seeing claims about products that fall into that grey area between foods and therapeutics. In some cases it's food products that appear to be making therapeutic claims. In others, it's the form of the product – a pill or a powder for example – that suggest the product could be a complementary medicine, not a food. And sometimes the product is an ingredient that could go into a food or therapeutic good." 
Before a workout, turbocharge the fat-blasting effects by sipping a cup of green tea. In a recent 12-week study, participants who combined a daily habit of 4-5 cups of green tea each day with a 25-minute sweat session lost an average of two more pounds than the non tea-drinking exercisers. Thank the compounds in green tea called catechins, flat belly crusaders that blast adipose tissue by triggering the release of fat from fat cells (particularly in the belly), and then speeding up the liver’s capacity for turning that fat into energy.
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Touted as a ‘natural’ way to ‘cleanse’ the body, Teatox claims that its tea will boost your metabolism, flush out toxins, reduce bloating and burn body fat. Teatox tea contains radish seed, oolong tea leaves, hawthorn, lotus leaf and cassia seed. The brand claims that Teatox products are free from laxatives and caffeine, however it seems cassia is usually considered a laxative and oolong generally contains caffeine, unless it’s been decaffeinated. Teatox recommends drinking two teabag brews per day. It’s also available as ‘flower bombs’ which each make 4-5 serves of tea, for ‘teatoxing’ together with others.

You are supposed to drink one 6 ounce up in the evening (this is a caffeine free tea so it will not keep you up all night), and no more than that! This tea contains Senna, which is a natural laxative, so if you take too much of it, you will more than likely get painful cramps. The box clearly states that you should not drink any more than one cup per day, or you will end up with diarrhea because of the Senna herb.
An instant supplement made of resveratrol, green tea, sweeteners (xylitol or stevia) and other ingredients, Green Tea X50 is marketed as an energy and metabolism-boosting drink. The brand claims the resveratrol content has anti-aging properties – a claim yet to be proven by scientific evidence from what we could find online. It also claims the concentrated green tea content and its corresponding high antioxidant content promotes weight loss. Sachets are mixed with water to drink, and can be used as a supplement in food – the Green Tea X50 website offers recipes in its blog.
Because the Senna Diet Products contain no weight loss ingredients or fat burners, it is are not an effective treatment for weight loss or appetite suppression and does not in fact work as advertised. Moreover, Senna does not prevent absorptions of calories from food, as it acts to stimulate the large intestine and not the small intestine where nutrient absorption takes place. Accordingly, Senna only effectuates loss of fecal matter and water from the lower bowels, resulting only in dehydration, loss of vital electrolytes and, at times, painful cramping.
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