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Hello all,

I am based in India. I have read many health benifits of green tea (including weight loss).

I drink green tea prepared with hot water and Twinnings green tea bags (no sugar). Will this help me in weight loss? Everyday I consume 4-6 cups of this tea.

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hi!

green tea has certain effects which are beneficial to health, like it supports ur immune system, helps to flush out toxins, promotes blood circulation, prevents fat absorption, etc.

the best is to substitute unhealthy drinks like coffee (especially take-aways), soda, alcohol, milk-shakes, etc. with green tea. the tea alone wont do the magic. but if u wanna sip on something hot, chose green tea without milk or sugar!

if u're trying to lose weight, add other healthy food & exercise to ur daily schedule.

- good luck

woah woah woah woooooah there. Whats wrong with coffee, and how the hell did it get in the same camp as milkshakes and soda?

Original Post by ajaro:

woah woah woah woooooah there. Whats wrong with coffee, and how the hell did it get in the same camp as milkshakes and soda?

dont get me wrong ... m a major coffee lover myself!

i found it hard to have unsweetend coffee, and to avoid 6 tsps of sugar (with 3 coffees), i drink tea now. i also cut down on other fluids like soda, shakes, etc., which i just randomly mentioned, and drink more tea instead. that's all :-)

Original Post by hman565829869:

Hello all,

I am based in India. I have read many health benifits of green tea (including weight loss).

I drink green tea prepared with hot water and Twinnings green tea bags (no sugar). Will this help me in weight loss? Everyday I consume 4-6 cups of this tea.

I drink green tea, have done for years - 5 or 6 cups a day - and I am still fat.

 

I think green tea 'may" have  created weight loss in some because they replaced an otherwise unhealthy beverage with it....

I'm no tea expert though, if those even exist Undecided

^Agreed.  I don't think there's anything magical about tea, green or otherwise, when it comes to weight loss, but if you can drink it unsweetened (or at least less sweetened) in place of more caloric drinks then, yes, it can help.

Green tea helped me lose weight but not from any inherent nutrients but as a diet strategy.  I would prepare, wait for the tea steep, then wait for it to cool, and finally drink the tea.

I do this at two times during the day:  Around 4:45 p.m. I get especially hungry to ward off eating a pre-dinner and after dinner so it gives me time to recognize how filling a meal was.

I chose Green Tea, ironically, for its lack of caffeine.

Original Post by asha178:

Original Post by ajaro:

woah woah woah woooooah there. Whats wrong with coffee, and how the hell did it get in the same camp as milkshakes and soda?

dont get me wrong ... m a major coffee lover myself!

i found it hard to have unsweetend coffee, and to avoid 6 tsps of sugar (with 3 coffees), i drink tea now. i also cut down on other fluids like soda, shakes, etc., which i just randomly mentioned, and drink more tea instead. that's all :-)

 There's absolutely nothing wrong with black coffee.  If you're talking about coffee drinks (such as mochas, lattes, etc.), yes, those tend to be on the unhealthy side.  But plain black coffee is just fine.

Green tea is not some magical dieting aid.  It's awesome, and has some health benefits, but it is not going to help you lose weight.

And to ronaldjohn - green tea has caffeine.  So unless you are buying a decaf tea, you are drinking caffeine.

Original Post by fredajones:

Original Post by hman565829869:

Hello all,

I am based in India. I have read many health benifits of green tea (including weight loss).

I drink green tea prepared with hot water and Twinnings green tea bags (no sugar). Will this help me in weight loss? Everyday I consume 4-6 cups of this tea.

I drink green tea, have done for years - 5 or 6 cups a day - and I am still fat.

 

 Hehe^This. If only weight loss were that easy...

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Just remember that tea is also a diuretic, so you may also want to drink more water.

If anything, green tea may assist your efforts in weight loss, but tea alone will certainly do no good for you.

I drink a few cups of tea a day, which helps surpress appetite between meals...also take a green tea supplement, which I have noticed helps with this as well.  There's nothing wrong with drinking green tea but it won't be your end all to losing weight, watching your diet will cause a bigger impact.

Drink it because you enjoy it, not because it will help you lose weight, because honestly, it may have some effect on weight loss, but the effect will be neglible. If you are eating well and exercising, you should lose weight regardless of whether you drink green tea or not; if that's the case, there's no need to drink it unless you enjoy it. But if you are eating poorly and never exercising, you won't lose weight no matter how much green tea you drink; in that, too, green tea is unnecessary.

So drink it if you enjoy it, but don't expect miracles.

my understanding is that the positive effects (antioxidant, metabolic) of green tea have only been demonstrated with very strong, very fresh, very high-quality loose-leaf tea (ie: not from a teabag), and that they're barely measurable.

Original Post by pgeorgian:

my understanding is that the positive effects (antioxidant, metabolic) of green tea have only been demonstrated with very strong, very fresh, very high-quality loose-leaf tea (ie: not from a teabag), and that they're barely measurable.

 

Exactly! that was the point. I am eating healthy food (and watching my calorie intake) and doing excercise.

My question was whether Twinnings Green tea bags will give me the benifits of green tea. And it seems that it might not. Is loose green tea powder better than Twinnings Green tea bags? Does Twinnings Green tea bag will not give me benifits like antioxidant, increase in metabolism, etc.?

Try matcha powder- you get a more concentrated dose because you drink the whole leaf. I don't think you get too much out of a tea bag.

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