Friday, May 30, 2008

The Green Tea Diet

Green Tea DietGreen tea diet is a good and rapid way to lose weight and feel comfortable. Tea diet is tasty and saturating and especially good for tea-lovers. Green tea certainly isn't the magic bullet of weight loss, but it is one of the healthiest and best diet food or drink you can add to your daily routine. Starting each morning with a cup of green tea can help you lose weight.

Green tea helps boost your metabolism. You can burn 80 extra calories a day simply by adding green tea to your diet. It is a substance called catechins that is responsible for the weight loss effects of green tea. If you don't like the taste of green tea, you can buy green tea extract to get the catechins that you desire. Be sure to read the ingredients and label before you purchase any supplement.

Also green tea is light in caffeine when compared to a drink like coffee, but since there is caffeine, don't count green tea as part of your daily water intake. Instead, drink a little extra water to offset the effect of the green tea's caffeine. Drink as much tea as you are comfortable drinking. During all dieting period drink green or herbal tea 3-4 times a day with 1-2 teaspoons of jam or honey.

Dieting period: 3 days. On the menu:
Day 1: fruit, 1.5 ounces of cheese, 5 ounces of broth, fruit salad.
Day 2: 1 egg, 1.5 ounces of cheese, vegetable salad, fruit ice-cream, boiled vegetable, a piece of rye bread.
Day 3: 1 egg, 5 ounces of low-fat yogurt, an apple, 3.5 ounces of fish, vegetable salad.