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Does Green Tea really help you lose weight?

Does anyone know? I've always wondered and heard that it does so i've been drinking a cup a night.

Mon. Jun 18, 3:37pm

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That is really funny that you should mention - I was just on my way to have one. I have read a lot that says green tea (3 cups / day) helps your metabolism to speed up helping you to lose weight. The only problem is I get acidic like burn down my throat from it (nothing bad just uncomfortable)

Monday, June 18, 2007, 3:41 PM

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really? that doesn't happen to me but i've always wondered how exactly it speeds up your metabolism..?

Monday, June 18, 2007, 3:44 PM

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I think it helps you lose weight because if you drink green tea the odds of you not drinking coffee (with milk and sugar) are a lot higher.

Monday, June 18, 2007, 3:50 PM

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My thought is:

1. Don't expect it to be a magic cure.
2. Don't expect it to replace other sensible measures like exercise and a good diet
3. It couldn't hurt to try it...!

Monday, June 18, 2007, 4:50 PM

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I just recently posted this to another thread, but then saw this one...take a look!


Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 3:03 AM

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Does Green Tea really help you lose weight ?

I started drinking Green Tea 2 - 3 months ago, initially purely for the antioxidant qualities it is supposed to possess. I am not fat, and was not really overweight by more than a couple of lbs anyway. However I was quite amazed to find that I lost a couple of kilos without even dieting !?! Currently I have now lost about 3.5 kilos, and my weight appears to be still getting lower. The only thing I have done differently is drink Green Tea. 1 Tea Bag for half a pot of Tea 3 times a day, 2 mugs for breakfast, 2 for lunch and 2 for dinner. My appetite seems better also, as I do like sweets and chocolate, biscuits and cake, which I try to eat in moderation. I certainly do feel better for it. Has anyone else had the same effects which can be attributed to Green Tea ?

Saturday, June 23, 2007, 10:39 AM

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supplements insead of tea?

I don't like the taste of green tea but I have read so much good stuff about green tea being good for you. It is supposed to rev up your metabolism, give you energy and also the antioxidants are great for you. That's why, even though people in Japan smoke a lot, they have less lung cancer than America... because they have antioxidants in their diets like green tea.

Anyway, I take green tea supplements and GNC told me that they are the same as drinking it but is that really true?

Saturday, June 23, 2007, 12:09 PM

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I take the supplements and drink the tea

I take green tea supplements and drink green tea. Whenever I do, my metabolism speeds right up and if I eat something, I have to go to the bathroom right after because the green tea helps your body not hold onto excess fats from the food. I love green tea supplements as well as the tea. It gives me so much energy as well !

Monday, June 25, 2007, 7:38 PM

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does green tea help you lose weight?

in my experience yes, primarily because if you drink decaf green tea, you are not drinking coffee or anything else. makes me calm as well which I like.

Thursday, August 23, 2007, 11:47 AM

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