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Everybody now , I've always maintained that beer biceps that when it comes to something nutrition related , don't listen to a single dietician or a trainer , don't listen to a single individual .
Instead listen to science .
And when it comes to green tea and weight loss , there's only one way to find out the truth .
Let science the shit out of it .
The first thing you need to know is that there's very little difference between green tea and black tea .
Black tea is gone by fermenting tea leaves by letting them oxidize green tea .
On the other hand , is a more natural form of tea .
Now , if you compare the two kinds of teas , that properties and effects on the human body are almost the same with a few differences .
But unfortunately , black tea isn't sold to you as a weight loss drink .
Green tea is thanks to the media and marketing agencies .
People believe that green tea is some sort of magical weight loss drink , but unfortunately , that's not entirely true .
If you want to understand this better .
Let's get into the science of it first .
Firstly , green tea is full of antioxidants and antioxidants are great for your health .
But the one antioxidant that helps a lot with weight loss is something called EGCG or epiglottic gallate .
Yeah , you heard that right now , ingesting EGCG is linked to an increase in the function of CTA Cola .
Means in the body , cco means are a type of hormone that's linked to stress related situations or situations that involve muscle contraction .
But most importantly , C cola means are linked to fat loss .
And that's why this whole green tea makes lose weight thing comes in a play .
Now there's good news and there's bad news .
The good news is that there were studies conducted on EGCG and fat loss and there was definitely a link that was found between the two .
And as for the bad news , unfortunately , there's two points to be noted .
The first is that in these studies , green tea was not used instead , they were using EGCG extracts that's pure EGCG .
And secondly , to actually get any kind of weight loss related benefit from EGCG , you need to consume anywhere between 300 to 4 100 mg a day .
One cup of green tea has about 30 to 60 mg per day depending on its strength .
So effectively , you need to be consuming 10 cups of green tea to see any form of weight loss .
Also , green tea contains a substantial amount of caffeine which will help in your fat loss to some extent , but it's not going to make up for all those desserts that you eat .
If you go and eat unhealthy food and then just drink a glass of green tea that's not going to make up for it .
You've got to remember .
Caffeine is an addictive substance .
It works just like cigarettes .
If you want that kick from caffeine continuously , you constantly need to up your dosage .
And that's why I'm kind of against caffeine consumption though , even I have my own cup of chai every single day , it's not a good habit to have .
Now , caffeine will give you some amount of fat loss in the short term and it will get you alert after that cup of tea or coffee .
But real fitness and real health comes from the long term game and the three pillars of the long term game are a good diet and active lifestyle with exercise .
And most importantly , in my opinion , for long term happiness is good sleep .
Now , here's the thing about caffeine .
Most people who are addicted to it , which in my book is more than three cups of coffee or green tea per day don't even realize that they're addicted to it .
So anyone who consumes caffeine in this amount , they don't even realize that they're actually affecting the quality of their sleep .
That's what caffeine is stopping you from .
It's preventing you from getting good quality sleep , which in the long term will give you much more fat loss than those two or three cups of green tea that you have every single day .
So when you actually want to lose weight and you want to be healthy , remember , give preference to sleep , not something you ingest just to burn off fat .
Don't get me wrong .
I'm not dissing green tea entirely .
In fact , it does have a lot of benefits .
Those antioxidants present in green tea do a lot of things for your body , but I'm not going to go deep into that .
This video is more about green tea and weight loss .
So the final conclusion is two points .
Firstly , anything in excess is bad , especially when an addictive substance like caffeine is involved .
So if you're going to consume 10 cups of green tea just to lose weight , you're playing the game wrong , it's going to affect your sleep badly , which in the long term won't only affect your weight loss , but it will also affect your peace of mind .
So if you want to be healthy and happy in the long term , don't turn to things like green tea and weight loss supplements just do the basics , right ?
And the second point just because marketing agencies don't sell black tea to you .
The way they sell green tea to you doesn't mean black tea is bad for you .
It's also got antioxidants and it's also got a lot of other health benefits .
So don't discount that entirely green tea isn't some magical drink that's come out of China .
It's just because it sounds exotic .
You know , people go on that whole green tea bandwagon .
You should also include some form of black tea diet .
Ideally , what I suggest is you vary it up change between black tea and green tea once in a while .
But most importantly , you got to remember tea is addictive and you want to limit yourself to one or two cups a day if you can keep it at one cup , keep it at that .
I hate saying this .
But unfortunately , the people who turn to things like green tea to lose weight actually taking up the lazy path and this isn't long term fitness .
Even if you lose weight , you've not worked hard enough for it .
You've not actually exerted using your body to lose all that weight .
You've just ingested something that's made you lose weight .
That's not correct .
And that's not gonna make you stick to a healthy lifestyle .
Real fitness comes in the long term .
It needs to be a lifestyle change .
It needs to be as normal for you as brushing your teeth or having a bath in the morning .
And just because you're gonna have that green tea doesn't give you the license to go and have anything else you want .
First fix your diet , then if you can't put in some form of exercise , get great sleep .
And if you want to supplement these three pillows , then turn to that one or two cups of green tea every single day .
That's how real fitness works .
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