Friday, October 9, 2009

Success Stories

I just read this on a blog and thought I should share this story with you all.
John Helgersen weighed 227 pounds a few years back. He had a BMI of 29.7 and also high blood pressure. He decided to take serious note of this problem and with commitment and patience, John reduced his weight. Currently it is 157 pounds. To read more about his success read here.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Green Tea and Weight Loss – How it Works

According to some researches conducted green tea can significantly reduce your weight. Green tea is rich in catechins. Catechins are antioxidants and a sub class of flavonoids. Additionally green tea helps in reducing the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s, and cardio diseases.
So what does green tea do?

1. Green tea speeds up your body’s metabolic activity. As a matter of fact green tea can boost upto 4% of the body’s metabolic rate. The catechins enhance the process of fat oxidation and thermogenesis (rate at which body starts burning calories). This in turn helps in lowering of the body fat.

2. Green Tea helps in regulation of glucose and thereby slows fat absorption with cells. Green Tea acts as a regulator to prevent insulin spikes. Actually catechins suppress the passage of the glucose into the fat cells.

3. Green tea is better than coffee, especially for people who love to have their caffeine but don’t want to add calories. This is why green tea weight loss programs advise not to have coffee which is loaded with cream and sugar.

4. GreenTea may reduce your desire to eat food. According to animal studies, rats were seen to reduce almost 21% of their body weight after they were daily injected green tea extracts for a period of 7 days.