3359 Shares

Has anyone really lost weight by drinking green tea?

Has anyone really lost weight by drinking green tea? Topic: Has anyone really lost weight by drinking green tea?
June 18, 2019 / By Antonia
Question: I read that drinking 5 cups of green tea a day can boost your metabolism and help you lose weight. Has anyone done this and has it worked for you?
Best Answer

Best Answers: Has anyone really lost weight by drinking green tea?

Zackary Zackary | 1 day ago
Here's the thing about green tea - studies have shown a very SMALL increase in metabolism when it's consumed on a regular basis in fairly high amounts. But not enough of an increase to lose weight; if that were the case, prescription drug companies would be bottling and selling it. However, diet pill companies have jumped on it and made a fortune by blowing those studies out of proportion and making it sound like all you need to do is drink tea or take green tea supplements to lose weight. You're better off just eating right and exercising. Not what you wanted to hear, I'm sure, but it's tried and true.
👍 250 | 👎 1
Did you like the answer? Has anyone really lost weight by drinking green tea? Share with your friends
Zackary Originally Answered: Only drinking Green Tea for Weight loss?
So am I understanding correctly, that you will not be eating anything, only drinking green tea and water? http://www.positivehealthsteps.com/calor... says that to maintain your present weight, you need 2400 calories a day. A pound of weight loss or gain represents 3500 calories. So, 2400 x 7 = 16,800 / 3500 = 4.8 pounds I remain unconvinced that there's any need to detox one's body, since there's nothing toxic inside us. And I believe in starvation mode, where your body notices its caloric intake is hugely reduced and instead of using fat for energy as usual, it switches to using muscle in anticipation of starvation to come, saving the fat stores (which we want to lose!) for last use. This is bad, since muscle at rest burns calories and fat does not, so even if your weight is down, it may not be a "good" loss.

Shimhi Shimhi
add red pepper flakes to your pantry when eaten early in the day red pepper lowers the amount of food youll eat later
👍 110 | 👎 -1

Oberon Oberon
oats are your friends eating a cup of oatmeal in the morning will prevent you from gorging in the afternoon
👍 110 | 👎 -3

Lanny Lanny
I drink green tea and I'm still a sweat hog. I think it's because I'm usually washing down a hunk of chocolate cake with it.
👍 110 | 👎 -5

Itai Itai
Of course it will boost your metabolism! Tea contains caffeine, which is a stimulant. If you want to loose weight, count calories and exercise.
👍 110 | 👎 -7

Itai Originally Answered: side effects of drinking too much green tea?
Green tea is LIKELY SAFE for most adults. Green tea extract is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people for short-term use. In some people, green tea can cause stomach upset and constipation. Green tea extracts have been reported to cause liver problems in rare cases. Too much green tea — more than five cups per day, for example — is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. It can cause side effects because of the caffeine. These side effects can range from mild to serious and include headache, nervousness, sleep problems, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, irregular heartbeat, tremor, heartburn, dizziness, ringing in the ears, convulsions, and confusion. Green tea seems to reduce the absorption of iron from food. Drinking very high doses of green tea can actually be fatal. The fatal dose of caffeine in green tea is estimated to be 10-14 grams (150-200 mg per kilogram). Serious toxicity can occur at lower doses. Caffeine is POSSIBLY SAFE in children in amounts commonly found in foods. Green tea interacts with many medications, as explained below. Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, green tea in small amounts is POSSIBLY SAFE. Do not drink more than 2 cups a day of green tea. This amount of tea provides about 200 mg of caffeine. Consuming more than this amount has been linked to an increased risk of miscarriage and other negative effects. Caffeine passes into breast milk and can affect a nursing infant. Don’t drink an excessive amount of green tea if you are breast-feeding. “Tired blood” (anemia): Drinking green tea may make anemia worse. Anxiety disorders: The caffeine in green tea might make anxiety worse. Bleeding disorders: Caffeine might increase the risk of bleeding. Don’t drink green tea if you have a bleeding disorder. Heart conditions: Caffeine in green tea might cause irregular heartbeat. Diabetes: Caffeine might affect blood sugar control. If you drink green tea and have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar carefully. Diarrhea. Green tea contains caffeine. The caffeine in green tea, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): Green tea contains caffeine. The caffeine in green tea, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea and might worsen symptoms of IBS. Glaucoma: Drinking green tea increases pressure inside the eye. The increase occurs within 30 minutes and lasts for at least 90 minutes. High blood pressure: The caffeine in green tea might increase blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. However, this does not seem to occur in people who regularly drink green tea or other products that contain caffeine. Liver disease: Green tea extract supplements have been linked to several cases of liver damage. Green tea extracts might make liver disease worse. Weak bones (osteoporosis): Drinking green tea can increase the amount of calcium that is flushed out in the urine. Caffeine should be limited to less than 300 mg per day (approximately 2-3 cups of green tea). It is possible to make up for some calcium loss caused by caffeine by taking calcium supplements.

If you have your own answer to the question Has anyone really lost weight by drinking green tea?, then you can write your own version, using the form below for an extended answer.