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Drinking Green Tea for Weight Loss

I've now just heard from 2 sources that if I drink green tea in the afternoon for 6 weeks, I could lose up to 10 pounds. Not green tea pills, actual green tea. No coffee. Does anyone know anything about this?

Sun. Oct 9, 6:59pm

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green tea

sounds like hooey. but in my case if I drank that instead of whatever i normally drink in the afternoon, i'd probably lose weight

too bad the stuff tastes so nasty

Monday, October 10, 2005, 6:02 AM

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I love green tea. I have heard that too. I've been trying to cut back on coffee, so I have a cup of green tea every morning in place of 1 cup of coffee. I can't say that it has done anything to help me lose weight. It does have a lot of antioxidants. which are good for you. I think it even has some potassium. Just make sure you don't load it up with sugar!

Monday, October 10, 2005, 7:30 AM

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i drink it daily for the antioxidants. i've heard about the weight loss from it but i really don't know. i know it can boost your metabolism so maybe it can help a little. it's an acquired test...try it iced, add lemon, etc. it's good for you, you can choke down 8 oz! :)

Monday, October 10, 2005, 7:48 AM

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Green tea

I love green tea, it is great with honey, or lime.

Monday, October 10, 2005, 3:57 PM

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it probably does help you lose weight because its natural and it has a lot of good things in it, im sure it'll help you to be more successful than drinking soda. even diet pop has a lot of sodium which can raise your blood pressure and cause you to retain water

Tuesday, October 11, 2005, 2:48 AM

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I've seen this about green tea as well. Although the more I looked into it, I found that you have to drink about 6 cups a day of it for it to actually help you lose weight. I agree with what someone said above about you may just lose weight by drinking the tea instead of a soda or whatever else you'd otherwise be drinking.

Sunday, October 23, 2005, 1:08 PM

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If you drink a cup of green tea in the afternoon, you're probably less likely to grab a late-afternoon snack, because your tummy is full of water and you've already tasted something warm and satiating - unlike just cold water. That's probably the main reason that you'd lose weight. If you did the same thing with another kind of tea, I'd expect the results would be similar. Maybe there's something else in the green tea too, but, I doubt the results would differ substantially.

Monday, October 24, 2005, 10:01 AM

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There is research to back this up

You can do a "advanced search" on google. Under "domain" choose "only" and then type in ".edu" - this will only bring up only university web sites which brings you closer to real research and essentially blocks all of the online retailers.

For example, use this search technique and google "green tea" and "weight loss" and you get results like the one below. There is some initial research that shows green tea to boost thermogenesis.

Link below: some green tea info at U of Maryland Medical Center


Tuesday, November 01, 2005, 5:51 PM

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Green tea is very healthy for you! Try drinking it cold with lemon and a sweetner or a little sugar.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005, 8:23 PM

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The antioxidants alone can be so beneficial and for those who are addicted to coffee, this is a fantastic alternative. jasimine tea is also a good one.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005, 7:46 AM

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