Green tea is one of those products that everyone keeps telling us is really good for us. However, often we just don’t know why that is the case, or we start to glaze over and lose interest when they go into a long scientific spiel.
One of the good things about green tea that has been discovered fairly recently is its ability to help people lose weight. Some would probably dismiss it as quackery, but for many people, it can help jumpstart your weight loss program.
The Basics of a Green Tea Diet Plan
A green tea diet plan obviously includes some kind of green tea product. Typically the dieter takes a certain amount of supplements that contain green tea, and usually other helpful additives as well. By itself, green tea extracts are often used in diet pills, weight loss supplements, or appetite suppressants, all of which can help a dieter lose weight.
The basics of why exactly a green tea diet plan works are fairly simple. A green tea diet plan works because according to the research that has been done, the green tea supplements help your body burn fat via a process called ‘thermogenics.’
Of course, as with any dietary supplement, all green tea diet plans are going to have a standard disclaimer. One is to consult your physician before using this product. This is simply because a lot of herbal supplements can interact with prescriptions and over the counter medications and that can lead to adverse side effects on our bodies.
Another type of standard disclaimer is that you should use any green tea diet plan in conjunction with a sensible, healthy eating plan. Of course, if you are trying to lose weight, you don’t want to eat more than you were before you began dieting. Somehow though, in our minds, occasionally, we can justify this thinking by relying on the green tea diet plan to just take care of all that extra food.
No diet plan or supplement is a miracle. The weight won’t melt overnight off your frame; any type of diet takes common sense and moderation to work. A green tea diet plan can help supplement a weight loss diet, but it can’t do it all by itself. You have to help the diet along by being sensible in your eating -- and a little exercise doesn’t hurt either.