Weight Loss Drinks to Make at Home
Detox: Unless you have something wrong with your liver or kidneys, the expert view is usually that you don’t need help to detox your body. Your organs are far better at removing toxins and waste from your body than anything you could eat or drink that is said to be a ‘detox’. If you do have liver problems, you should be seeing a doctor and following their advice rather than some tea merchant.
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McGrice adds that the caffeine compounds found in some tea products may be beneficial for weight loss due to their impact on increasing metabolic rate. "Many of the teas contain compounds such as caffeine or the catechins in green tea, which research has shown can produce changes in metabolism – the effects of these compounds are small, but better than nothing. They won't help you lose 10kg but they can have an impact," she says.
The added Stevia gives the tea a reasonably sweet taste, and since you only have to drink it once a day, at least you won’t forget to take it! The company claims that it lowers hunger for 4-6 hours and it does seem to suppress the appetite reasonably well. It is a relief to see that caffeine doesn’t make an appearance and guarana is probably the strongest stimulant. Overall, Fit Tea has a lot of health benefits, and it is an effective way to detox and lose weight as long as your diet and exercise regimes are in order.
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It’s every chocoholic’s dream: Research now shows that eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate can reduce overall body fat and shrink the waist. A study among women with normal weight obesity (skinny fat syndrome) who ate a Mediterranean diet that included two servings of dark chocolate each day showed a significant reduction in waist size than when on a cocoa-free meal plan. Researchers say it has to do with the flavonoids, heart-healthy compounds in chocolate that have important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Just be sure you’re reaching for a bar with at least 70 percent cacao, and stay away from the “alkalized” stuff, which has a significantly reduced flavonoid content.
Blending green tea and avocado makes for an excellent combination of protein, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants. Just combine a tablespoon of green tea, half an avocado, one banana, and enough hot water for everything to blend well (about half a cup). Seep the green tea in the heated water for half an hour, and process everything together in the blender to create a subtly sweet breakfast smoothie.
Total Tea Gentle Detox tastes great and is fast acting. Initially, you may have to go to the washroom frequently as the tea first cleanses the colon. After 2-3 days, bloating and any discomfort will disappear. You will also start to notice an improvement in your energy levels and productivity. And soon after, you will see visible changes in your appearance, get a flat tummy, and be highly motivated to eat and live healthily.
Well, that’s exactly what will happen if you take that teapot from metaphor to reality. Tea—at least, certain types of tea—can rev up your body’s ability to melt fat as quickly and easily as turning a stove from low to high. New research, included in my book Zero Belly Diet, reveals that tea can reset your internal thermometer to increase fat burn by up to 10 percent without exercising, or dieting, or sitting in a sauna dreaming about a Nestea plunge.
And it works...but oh, man, how it works...if you by any chance forget that you had it seeping, go ahead and add water, remove the bag, take it....and stay home overnight. Senna is nothing to mess with. It will cramp you until you are on your knees, and the rest is history. Hence: follow the directions- TWO minutes after dinner (NOT BEFORE). Again NOT BEFORE.