Green Tea - Not A Weight Loss Product

Green tea has recently been introduced to the weight loss community as a great way to lose weight. However, I don't think it should be thought of as a weight loss product. Let me tell you why.

Green tea has been around for centuries because of its amazing health benefits, but only recently has it been marketed as a weight loss product. When tea first became popular in the world, was it because it held remarkable weight loss properties? No.

It became popular because it contained many amazing health benefits and was thought of as an exclusive drink, held only for the rich and relatives of the king.

Then it became much cheaper and people started to market it in different ways. Up until recently it was all great, but now there are people trying to say that you can lose hundreds of pounds just by drinking tea. It's simply not true!

Because of this, people are now drinking green tea because they are on a search to lose weight. These same people are probably the ones who "can't lose weight" even though they aren't following a strict diet and most likely know nothing about nutrition.

I understand that there are some people for whom it’s virtually impossible for them to lose weight. However, in reality those people are few and far in between.

Most people think they can’t lose weight because they have bad genes. Well guess what, they’ve recently proven that you can actually change the DNA in your genes by modifying what you eat. So you can push that theory right out the window.

Unfortunately, most people today don’t think they have enough time to take care of their bodies and therefore try to find the easy fix. Liposuction, diet pills, gastric bypass surgery, and starvation; these are all the easy fixes that people try to do to get skinner. What they should realize is that by proceeding with some of these things they make themselves even unhealthier than in the first place.

Green tea is quickly becoming another "quick fix" diet that some marketers are trying to seduce people with. They say that by drinking the tea or by taking green tea extract you can lose all the extra fat you have on your body.

These are the same people who make their riches off lying to people when the newest scam comes along. They change the website, find a new marketing approach, and deceive people until the fad is over.

How these people live their lives without any major guilt on their consciousness is beyond me.

Let me say this. It’s not that I don’t think green tea won’t help you lose any fat at all. After all, it’s been proven in studies to do just that. However, you need to realize that green tea should be drunk more for its overall health benefits, part of which include losing weight.

Green tea can help you lose a few pounds at first possibly, but after awhile your body will adapt to it and its thermogenic affects won’t have as much of an impact on you. There are studies which show that it can help you lose a few pounds in the first month or two, but no long term studies have been done thus far.

You should look at green tea as something that will help control your weight, not rid you of it completely. The health benefits you get from it far outweigh any fat loss you may notice.

Another reason green tea shouldn’t be considered a weight loss product is that people are overlooking its enormous culture and history behind it. They are looking at it as a quick fix instead of a great tasting drink with a rich background. In some eastern countries they even claim to observe spiritual benefits from drinking tea. I would be shocked to hear someone say that in the western world today.

If you want to lose weight you need to learn about nutrition, make an appointment with a local nutritionist, and get serious about your health. Don’t fall for the claims that green tea will shed all the fat from your body.

Learn how to get healthy, and let green tea be the most amazing drink on earth. Don’t let it become just another weight loss product.

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About The Author, Jeremy Reeves
Jeremy Reeves is a tea enthusiast and website owner of which educates his visitors about the amazing health benefits of tea. Go there yourself and see how tea can greatly impact the quality of your health!