Is There Any Truth To Green Tea Weight Loss – Test It

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By , January 31, 2015 7:23 pm

As a whole, people are more overweight than ever. It wouldn’t really be that big of a deal if obesity wasn’t a risk factor for a whole host of other health problems. Lately there has been some buzz surrounding green tea weight loss. Is there any truth to the potential effectiveness of such a diet?

There is substantial evidence that the Chinese have been harvesting green tea for at least the past 4,000 years. And there’s no telling how long they were using it in some form before that. So, while most people in the West think of it as nothing more than a beverage, people in the East have long revered it for its medicinal qualities as well.

Of course, Western medicine takes a different approach to how it decides what works and what doesn’t for improving people’s health. It’s almost as though they think that if something is natural, then it can’t be medicine. Well, the good news is that viewpoint is starting to change, at least where green tea and weight loss is concerned.

A physiologist by the name of William Rumpler has been studying how green tea effects the oxidation of fat and energy expenditure in the body. In simple terms, he’s seeing how green tea boosts metabolism and increases weight loss. What follows are some of his early findings.

When the study was conducted, the only compound they were able to identify as aiding weight loss was the naturally occurring caffeine. As a control, they had some participants consume water that had the same amount of caffeine. Those who drank the caffeinated water did not show the same amount of weight loss as those who drank the tea.

So, what does this mean? It means that it isn’t the caffeine in green that’s making people lose weight. Other studies have shown that green tea contains an antioxidant called catechin. This is showing some potential. It’s believed that catechin reduces how much fat the body absorbs, and may help people feel full sooner. Regardless of what is causing the weight loss, it does appear that green does, indeed, help in getting rid of excess pounds. As if that weren’t enough, green tea has more health benefits. It reduces the risk of some cancers, lowers bad cholesterol and helps flush toxins out of the body.

More studies on tea are being conducted all the time, but the proof that is already out there is pretty good. Green tea weight loss diets are based on traditional Eastern medicine, and gaining approval from Western science, as well. Drinking a few cups of green tea a day should be all you need to take some weight off. Round out the green tea with better eating and more activity and you will take off more weight and improve your overall health at the same time.

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Benefits Of Green Tea – Positive Impact On Health

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By , January 29, 2015 10:40 am

Green tea has been consumed by people for centuries, most likely dating back to prehistoric times. It was first cultivated in Asia and has more health benefits than black tea. However, both green tea and black tea come from the same plant. The only difference is that black tea is more heavily processed. As with other foods, each extra step of processing robs it of some health-giving benefits. So what are the benefits of green tea?

That’s a great question. First, let’s admit that even though the first people who used green tea didn’t have modern degrees in science, they were more in tune with their environment, and out of necessity, their bodies as well. They may not have understood why green tea worked, but they were able to easily see the results.

Now let’s take a quick step back into the present day. It turns out that modern scientists agree with the people of past centuries when it comes to the benefits of green tea. The only difference is that scientists have a better understanding if why green tea is so good for you. Tea contains flavonoids and polyphenols, catechin to be specific. This works as an antioxidant and has a positive impact on health. Here are some of the advantages of drinking green tea regularly.

1. Preventing heart disease. There is evidence that the compounds in green tea work to lower the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines. The thinking is that if the body takes in less cholesterol, then it can’t build up in the blood vessels. If that’s the case, then the risk of heart disease goes down.

2. Liver function. While modern medicine may not fully agree with the following, those who practice alternative medicine recommend drinking green tea to flush built-up toxins out of the liver. The liver works as the body’s main filter, and your health suffers when it gets backed up. Green tea may be the answer to this common problem.

3. Weight loss. Not only does green tea reduce the absorption of cholesterol, it does the same thing with fat. The more fat that passes through your system, the less there is to store. On top of that, compounds in green tea can lower the secretion of leptin. Leptin makes you feel like you’re still hungry, so keeping that under control will help you feel full sooner than you other wise would. The other aspect of green tea that aids in weight loss is that it can boost metabolism; burning off more calories even when you are at rest.

4. Cancer. Studies have shown a strong link between drinking green tea and a reduction in certain types of cancer. Just don’t drink it too hot as it could increase your odds of problems in the esophagus.

5. Diabetes. Another one of the benefits of green tea that researchers have found is that it can help regulate blood sugar levels.

Whatever it is that made our ancestors discover the benefits of green tea, it’s a good thing they did. It is a drink that not only tastes good, but it’s also good for you.

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Exercise For Weight Loss – Keeps It Off

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By , January 27, 2015 1:20 am

What do you want to know about exercise for weight loss? Regular exercise should consist of a combination of cardio and strength training. Be sure to talk to your doctor to find out if it is ok to begin an exercise routine, especially if you have an underlying medical condition such as heart disease or high blood pressure. Regular exercise will eventually help to lower your blood pressure but initially may raise it to a level your doctor may not be comfortable with, so have that conversation and do what your doctor says is ok to do.

Cardio exercises consist of walking or running on a treadmill, using a stair stepper, elliptical machine or stationary bike and getting your heart rate up to a maximum level and sustaining that rate for 15 to 20 minutes. Cardio exercises will strengthen your heart and lungs and increase stamina.

The other type of exercise for weight loss is strength training. Strength training consists of using exercise machines and free weights either at home or in a gym. The best way to tell if you are doing the exercises correctly is to have someone watch you while you do a set to make sure your form is correct. Incorrect form can cause injuries and nobody wants to be in pain.

when you know that your form is correct, choose a weight that is comfortable and do your sets slow and controlled. Never bounce or fling the weight up and down, slow and controlled is the way to go if you want maximum results. Also there is a new theory that states if you just do one set with a heavier weight and take your muscles to fatigue, (which means you could not do one more rep even if you wanted to), you will get even faster results.

I know you have probably tried every diet known to man and keep wondering what you are doing wrong. You lose a little here and there but it never stays off, you just can’t stay on those diets. You gain everything you lost back again and may even gain more weight.

You need to stop jumping on every new fad diet that comes down the pike, they will never work. What does work, however is managing your diet, paying attention to what it is you are putting in your mouth and getting regular exercise. Make it a routine. Make an appointment with yourself everyday at the same time and do not stand yourself up. Treat your workout appointment just like you would your doctor’s appointment. You wouldn’t miss that would you? No, you wouldn’t and you cannot afford to miss your workout either.

Your diet should be full of lean meats, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables. Stay away from high carb foods like bread and potatoes. Learn new healthy ways to cook. Learn how to read the labels of the foods you buy. Make sure that the fat percentage to the total calories is no more than 30%. Combining diet and exercise for weight loss is the way to lose the extra pounds forever.

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Safe Exercise For Obese Men And Women

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By , January 24, 2015 4:23 pm

Everyone knows that to maintain, or achieve, a healthy weight, it’s important to get plenty of exercise. The problem is that for an obese person starting an exercise program is even harder than it is for other people due to their lack of strength and potential health issues. When you are obese it’s can also be very embarrassing to exercise since there simply isn’t very much that you can do. The good news is that exercise for obese people is possible, you just need some place to start.

Of course, it’s important to talk to your doctor before you start any type of exercise program to make sure you are healthy enough. A doctor might also be able to recommend some modifications to some common exercises that can make it easier for someone who is obese to get started ( a qualified personal trainer can help with modifications too).

One of the easiest, and cheapest, forms of exercise is walking. If you don’t want to join a gym because it makes you uncomfortable all you have to do is take a walk around the block. You can even go after dark if you would feel more comfortable. Many towns will open up the local mall early during the winter so that people can go in and walk.

Start in your own home, just climb up your stairs. Depending on your health, and the number of stairs you have, you can go up and down several times. Then you can increase the number of flights you climb and add one more every day, every other day, or every week, whatever works best for you.

You can do many types of floor exercises that don’t require any equipment and they can be done right in the privacy of your own home. Try doing leg lifts, modified push ups, crunches, etc. Anything that will help you get started on building up your muscles.

Buy a DVD aerobics routine. This can be something that you can tailor to your level of physical fitness and can be done in your own home. You probably won’t be able to get all the way through a 30 minute workout routine, and that’s just fine, but over time your stamina will increase and before you know it you’ll be surprised to discover you’ve just completed the whole routine! When you get to that point, it’s a great feeling and it will help you stay motivated to achieve your exercise goals.

You should strive for at least 30 minutes of exercise every single day, but if you simply can’t get through it all at once, that’s ok, you don’t have to. You can easily break your exercise routine into several 5 or 10 minute sessions throughout the day. Just make sure that the total is 30 minutes. You’ll be able to do the whole 30 minutes straight through sooner than you would have thought possible.

No matter what your weight loss goals are or how overweight you are, there is a simple exercise for obese people that you can start doing today. It won’t be easy, and it won’t happen overnight, but it’s a goal that is well within your reach if you just go for it! You can do it!

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Diet Shake Recipes A Healthy And Nutritious Way To Lose Weight Fast

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By , January 22, 2015 8:16 am

When you are on a weight loss program you may find it a little boring. These diet shake recipes will help spice things up with the added benefit of helping you lose pounds.

Shakes and smoothies are great to make in the summer months due to the plentiful supply of fresh fruit. Adding low fat yogurt makes them even more tempting. But you can still partake in the winter. All you have to do is use frozen fruit which has just as few calories and tastes almost as good.

So what recipes would be recommended? I love mango as it is very refreshing when you are feeling hot and bothered. I whizz up some mango, mandarin oranges and some ice. I then add a low fat yogurt and if I am feeling hungry some protein powder. Yummy!

Occasionally I will use a banana instead of the yogurt although I have been known to use both. Cranberry juice is an excellent tonic for your kidneys. Blend some with apple juice, strawberries, blueberries and a banana to make a delicious healthy breakfast.

If I am craving chocolate, I will add some unsweetened high quality cocoa powder to my shake although obviously I cannot do this every day! Unfortunately you cannot survive purely on diet shakes. In order to lose pounds and keep that slimmer figure you need to eat healthily and exercise more. But you should have fun doing it. Any activity that gets you moving is good for you. Think about what you love doing and do more of it. He will love you for it!

Think about your diet as well and see what changes you can implement to cut your calorie intake. White breads, pasta and rice are all bad for us dieters as they contain hidden sources of sugar. So swop them over to the brown variety. You may have to do this gradually as your palate will have to get used to the new taste. Also be aware that you need to cook brown rice and pasta for longer than the other varieties otherwise you will end up eating them raw like I did. Yuck!

Experiment with your food. We all get stuck in a diet rut where we eat the same type of foods day in and day out. So now it is time to broaden your horizons. Try out a new fruit or vegetable every week. You could also try cooking in a different way. For example if you always fry steak why not try grilling instead. Or steam your fish? Simple changes are great as you will lose pounds with very little effort.

There are some foods that are high in soluble fiber meaning they fill you up but have few calories. These include Brussels sprouts, mangoes, peas, dried apricots, sprouts and spring greens. Adding a couple of these to your meals will help you eat less and so reduce your waistline.

At the end of the day, tasty diet shake recipes are easy to find but can only be part of the overall weight loss program.

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Motionless Exercise Believe It Or Not Works

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By , January 19, 2015 10:55 pm

There is so much hype today when it comes to weight loss that it’s easy to get confused and distracted. No matter what you may hear on t.v. the truth is you only need two things to lose weight: a good diet and plenty of exercise. There is no quick fix, no miracle drug, and no surgery that will allow you to eat whatever you want, not exercise and still lose weight. The good news is that you do have a lot of choices when it comes to which types of foods to eat and what exercise programs to use. Using motionless exercise is one of those effective options.

Motionless, or isometric, exercise is simply a way of stimulating your muscles without having to lift heavy, cumbersome weights. This form of weight training has been popular since the 1900’s and is still widely used today by weight trainers, power lifters, and other athletes. All you need to do is find an immovable object, such as a wall, and press against it for 30 – 45 seconds, then release.

Your muscles will get the same benefit as it would if you were lifting weights, but it can be an easier form of exercise, particularly if you don’t have a lot of time for a ‘traditional’ workout or if you are just beginning your exercise routine and need to start a little slower.

This form of exercise will rely solely on the weight of your body for resistance. That can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantage is that you don’t need a lot of special equipment and you can do the exercises virtually anywhere, such as at your desk or on your daily commute.

Since isometric exercise can be squeezed in virtually anywhere and can be done in just a few minutes, you can get the benefit of this amazing form of exercise no matter how hectic and busy your daily routine may be.

The disadvantage to isometric exercise is that since you are only using your own body weight you will reach a point where you won’t be making any more muscle gains because you won’t be able to add weight to your workout like you would if you were lifting weights.

Of course for any well rounded exercise program you will not only need to incorporate exercise you will also need to pay close attention to your diet. Eating not only healthy foods, but the right amount of food at the right time will speed your weight training efforts along. When you combine good eating habits along with isometric exercises you will get far more impressive results far more quickly.

When it comes to losing weight and getting in shape we are very lucky these days. It seems that new exercise programs and choices are being introduced on an almost daily basis. We have cutting edge technologies and eating choices. Using isometric motionless exercise is one of those options. This ‘old fashioned’ exercise may have been around for a very long time, but it’s every bit as effective today as it was for the strongmen of the 1900’s, give it a try and see for yourself!

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How to Reverse Your Bad Diet But Still Eat

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By , January 17, 2015 1:43 pm

Do you have a bad diet? Many people don’t even realize how unhealthy their eating habits are but there are also quite a few people who know they aren’t eating right and have a hard time changing that around. It’s not always easy to follow a healthy diet. Healthy eating can cost more, it can take extra time and it is hard to stick to during holidays or other social situations. But just being aware of what a good diet versus a bad diet is can help you make the right choices. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

These are some of the most obvious protagonists in healthy diets but it’s worth repeating their benefits. Fruits and vegetables provide many needed vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidant properties. All fruits and veggies are good but if you stick to the most color-rich ones, you’re giving an extra boost to your body. Berries are good examples of these.

Get your daily dose of Omega-3 fatty acids. Oily fish contains a great deal of these which are good for your brain, your heart and your skin. Some good examples of oily fish are salmon, herring and tuna. Tuna does come with a little bit of extra warning because of its mercury content so don’t overdo it with that one (especially if you are pregnant).
If the thought of eating fish turns your stomach, you can get omega-3 essential fatty acids from walnuts, soy, canola oil and flax seeds too.

You’ve probably heard about the important role of fiber in your diet. If you manage to get enough fiber, you are probably also eating fewer calories as fiber contains no calories at all. Another great benefit of eating fiber is that it makes you feel full longer. Good fiber sources include whole grain bread, pasta and cereal, green vegetables and legumes. It is recommended that women take in at least 25 grams of fiber each day. Men should get at least 38 grams.

This isn’t exactly in the food category but water is also extremely important to a good diet. Cutting down or eliminating colas from your diet is one of the easiest ways to cut down on calories and chemicals. Replace these drinks with calorie-free water.

Finally, one of the most important tips of all. Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast. Skipping breakfast actually lowers your metabolism while if you eat breakfast, you burn more calories during the day. Skipping meals might seem like a good idea but eventually hunger will get the better of you and you’ll end up eating more than you should and maybe more of the wrong kind of foods. Try to get three balanced meals each day and eat small healthy snacks (like fruit, cheese, nuts or yogurt) in between.

Keeping this advice in mind can help you reverse your bad diet.

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Low Carb Diet Food Can Be Delicious

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By , January 15, 2015 4:41 am

I know that you don’t think low carb diet food can be delicious but it can if you just take a little extra time and effort in the preparation.

Under this style of weight loss plan, every meal should consist of at least 50% vegetables. You will probably need to educate your palate as most of us don’t normally eat this many. But, prepared correctly, vegetables can be extremely tasty. The key is not to boil them into mush but to gently steam so you preserve the taste as well as the nutrients.

The recommended intake for fruit and vegetables is currently five a day in most countries. But scientists and doctors usually suggest that we try and eat more than that. For illness prevention, better skin and longer life, try eating double the suggested quantities. Don’t think boring salads but add spice and variety using different combinations of these super foods.

Carrots are particularly powerful as they detoxify the body. A diet high in beans and pulses help people to live longer. Tins of baked beans are good for you, just opt for the no sugar or low sugar varieties. If you want to increase your chances of beating cancer, eat Brussels sprouts and not just at Christmas. Peppers in all colors are full of vitamin C and also contain vital anti-oxidants. Spinach fights heart disease and age related blindness. Blueberries should be included where possible due to their anti-oxidant level. You can combine blueberries with other berries, a low fat yogurt and some almond milk in a smoothie to give you a powerful start to your day.

Make time for breakfast every morning and cook yourself some old fashioned oatmeal. You can sweeten it with some fruit spread if you can’t bear the taste. Just make sure that the spread doesn’t contain any hidden sugars. We need complex carbohydrates in order for our bodies to function properly.

The carbs we can do without are the ones that release energy really quickly. These are found in processed foods such as white bread, pasta and rice as well as in cakes, biscuits, candy and all the other foods we all love to indulge in on occasion. If you must eat cake, make sure it is homemade as it will contain less hidden sugars and bad fats.

On the subject of fat, you need to include some in your eating plan although you are on a diet. Fats make our food taste a lot better and are essential for the body to work properly. If you do not get sufficient monosaturated (good) fats, you will feel miserable and are likely to fall off your diet very quickly.

You need to exercise as well. You will not lose weight as fast as you could unless you increase your levels of physical activity. You also need to include a little protein with every meal. It will help to keep your energy levels stable which should decrease the snack cravings. Low carb diet food allows you to eat well and not feel deprived. You cannot say that with most weight loss plans.

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Fat Loss Supplement Be Right And Lose Weight

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By , January 12, 2015 7:54 pm

With such a large percentage of our population overweight today, it’s a good thing that we have as many resources as we do to lose weight. We have various exercise programs and equipment, we have dozens, if not hundreds, of effective diet plans to choose from, and we also have fat loss supplement. The trick than becomes how to choose the right products and methods for you, your goals, and your lifestyle. That’s where I can help.

The first thing you have to remember, no matter what anyone tells you, is that to lose weight you will need to burn more calories than you take in. Period. The things I listed above can help, but you won’t be able to sit on your couch eating potato chips all day and expect to lose weight…no matter what the commercials might tell you.

It’s easy to be mislead today with all the hyped up claims on t.v. Every time we turn on the t.v. we are bombarded with claims of the newest wonder product to help us lose weight. It could be the latest break through piece of exerciseequipment, or the latest diet, but don’t fall for the hype. Yes, those things can help, but you will have to combine diet, exercise, and if you choose, a weight loss supplement.

Weight loss supplements can work in one of two ways: they can help you curb your appetite and many of the food cravings you may have, or they can increase your metabolism so you burn more calories.

By now, most people know that to cut way down on what you eat is not an effective method to lose weight. We now know that our bodies are like a furnace and they need fuel to keep burning hot. Without enough fuel they will simply burn much, much less hot. So if we deprive our bodies of the food they need our body will think it’s starving and it will try to reserve any resources it can to protect it for the long term. That will make weight loss impossible.

By using a supplement that keep our metabolism burning hot we are counteracting this process.

When the supplement we choose helps us curb our appetite the benefit we get is obvious: we take in fewer calories. Add to that increased physical activity and we are burning more calories than we are taking in which is rule number 1 for weight loss.

Be careful of any product that makes exaggerated claims. Our society seems to want something for nothing. We are all lured by promises of fast and easy weight loss, and that is true and possible, to a point. The fact is that you will need to get some exercise and eat properly too. At the end of the day we should be more concerned with our overall health than just worried about some number on our scales.

Take a little time, and get some help if necessary, and put together a reasonable weight loss plan. Include some form of exercise, try to pick something that you will enjoy and want to stick with, eat a better more balanced diet, and find the best fat loss supplement for you and your weight loss goals. It is possible to achieve the healthy weight you want to be, and there are things that can help. Good luck!

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Gastric Bypass Statistics – Discover The Truth

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By , January 10, 2015 10:52 am

For many morbidly obese people who are facing serious health issues related to their obesity, gastric bypass may be the answer to losing weight and getting healthy. It’s not a quick fix or a ‘lazy persons’ way out, it’s a procedure that can help someone lose a lot of weight more quickly than they could with traditional diet and exercise alone. This quick weight loss is the key since the sooner the weight comes off the more quickly a persons health can improve. While everyone is different and results will be different from one person to the next, here are some gastric bypass statistics that you can consider.

The basic concept behind the surgery is pretty simple: close off a portion of the stomach so a person can’t eat as much food all at once. Eating less food, and taking in fewer calories, will make it possible for someone to lose weight at a significant pace. Since this method emphasizes proper nutrition and lifestyle changes the rapid weight loss doesn’t have the unhealthy aspects that many other rapid forms of weight loss have.

The most important thing to think about is how would you define whether or not the procedure was a success? Would you define it based on a certain amount of weight you lost or would you define it based on whether or not you kept that weight off? Some will define the success or failure of the procedure based solely on achieving, and maintaining, a normal Body Mass Index for over five years after the procedure. Knowing what your expectation are and making sure they are realistic is a very important step for you to take prior to making a final decision on whether or not you are going to undergo the procedure.

For those people who are classified as morbidly obese, having a Body Mass Index of between 30% and 49%, the success rate has been shown to be as high at 93%.

A new category, Super Obese, has been coined and that indicates anyone with a Body Mass Index of above 50%, for those people the success rate actually goes down somewhat to about 57%. ( though it should be noted that for many this simply means that they didn’t get or maintain a normal Body Mass Index for five years or more. That doesn’t mean that they didn’t make dramatic improvements to their overall health).

Many studies have shown that patients who undergo the procedure, and make the required lifestyle changes, will reduce their other obesity related health issues such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

With the very real, and life threatening, health issues associated with being obese, it’s imperative that anyone who is overweight take significant steps to lose weight and improve their mobility. Eating less and moving more can have a huge impact on your health, your appearance, and your overall sense of well being. For some people, surgery will provide them with the best chance of a positive result. While the actual results can vary dramatically from one person to another, the actual gastric bypass statistics tend to show that for many people who are seriously overweight, this surgery can help them achieve the normal Body Mass Index that is at the heart of having a healthy body.

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