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    • Jlawson118
    • By Jlawson118 4th Aug 18, 10:24 PM
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    Green tea for slimming - Any experience/feedback?
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    Green tea for slimming - Any experience/feedback? 4th Aug 18 at 10:24 PM
    I've heard on and off for a few years of green tea having detox and slimming effects on the body, but never really tried it as I'm not a tea fan in general. I'm just wondering if anybody has tried it previously and if it had positive effects?

    I wouldn't say I'm overweight but I wouldn't exactly say I'm slim either, but I've noticed over the last few months that I am just gaining weight around my waist. I've noticed my work trousers getting tighter too. I had a recent health checkup through work a few months ago to which the doctor told me my BMI was just slightly high, and I was just on the borderline from being healthy, to overweight.
    Yet I can't seem to shed this little bit of weight. I eat regular healthy meals, drink plenty of water and have a very active job.

    I've just bought some Green Tea Extract capsules from Holland & Barrett to see if they have an effect on helping a little bit. So I'll be taking them for the next month or so. But I'm curious as to people who've tried this before
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    • By StaffieTerrier 4th Aug 18, 10:48 PM
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    There's no real evidence that it can help weight loss:

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320540.php

    My partner started drinking green tea at the beginning of the year, as he'd heard about how good it was supposed to be for you. I tried to point out there was no strong evidence to suggest it was the wonder cure he thought it was. After a couple of weeks and drinking it (and hating the taste) he finally did some research and came to the same conclusion as me.

    If you want to lose a small amount of weight check your portion sizes. Most people serve portions larger than the recommended amount. Modern dinner plates are huge compared to those made 30-40 years ago. The plates at my Mom's (which I ate from growing up) are only fractionally larger than the side plates I have in my house.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 4th Aug 18, 11:26 PM
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    Seriously, does anyone believe this works!!
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    • By DUTR 4th Aug 18, 11:37 PM
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    I've heard on and off for a few years of green tea having detox and slimming effects on the body, but never really tried it as I'm not a tea fan in general. I'm just wondering if anybody has tried it previously and if it had positive effects?

    I wouldn't say I'm overweight but I wouldn't exactly say I'm slim either, but I've noticed over the last few months that I am just gaining weight around my waist. I've noticed my work trousers getting tighter too. I had a recent health checkup through work a few months ago to which the doctor told me my BMI was just slightly high, and I was just on the borderline from being healthy, to overweight.
    Yet I can't seem to shed this little bit of weight. I eat regular healthy meals, drink plenty of water and have a very active job.

    I've just bought some Green Tea Extract capsules from Holland & Barrett to see if they have an effect on helping a little bit. So I'll be taking them for the next month or so. But I'm curious as to people who've tried this before
    Originally posted by Jlawson118
    It's a combination of things....green tea is often drunk without milk, so you'll save a few calories there.
    Do more walking and you'll soon notice the lbs dropping off.
    • Hermia
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    Seriously, does anyone believe this works!!
    Originally posted by hollydays
    Don't these sort of products usually have something about 'to be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise' on the label! That is how they work! I guess if someone has been guzzling down litres of coke or sugary tea each day this might help.
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    I wouldn't say I'm overweight but I wouldn't exactly say I'm slim either, but I've noticed over the last few months that I am just gaining weight around my waist. I've noticed my work trousers getting tighter too. I had a recent health checkup through work a few months ago to which the doctor told me my BMI was just slightly high, and I was just on the borderline from being healthy, to overweight.
    Yet I can't seem to shed this little bit of weight. I eat regular healthy meals, drink plenty of water and have a very active job.
    Originally posted by Jlawson118
    You might want to look into whether you are sticking to correct portion sizes and also work out the calories in what you are eating. People who eat healthily often tend to overlook these things. For example, my aunt has been putting weight on and she was shocked as she is veggie and cooks healthy meals. Yet if you saw her stir-fry each portion is enough for two people. So, each person is eating a double helping of all the ingredients. They may be all healthy ingredients but they do add up.
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    I was told to drink Green Tea as it was good for you.


    Gave me awful pains in the stomach and I was told to stop drinking it.
    • Jlawson118
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    It's a combination of things....green tea is often drunk without milk, so you'll save a few calories there.
    Do more walking and you'll soon notice the lbs dropping off.
    Originally posted by DUTR
    I'm averaging 15,000 steps per day, which is about 7 miles per day, how much more walking can I really do?
    • Jlawson118
    • By Jlawson118 5th Aug 18, 11:00 AM
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    You might want to look into whether you are sticking to correct portion sizes and also work out the calories in what you are eating. People who eat healthily often tend to overlook these things. For example, my aunt has been putting weight on and she was shocked as she is veggie and cooks healthy meals. Yet if you saw her stir-fry each portion is enough for two people. So, each person is eating a double helping of all the ingredients. They may be all healthy ingredients but they do add up.
    Originally posted by Hermia
    One thing I have already cut down is fruit squash, because it might be 'No added sugar' but there's still some natural sugars within there. But I realised a lot of the sugar levels are 'per 100ml' which a few months ago I was putting this in a large flask, then drinking glasses throughout the day, and I realised that that natural sugar still adds up.

    Portion sizes may be a good shout though. I've always had a really good appetite but perhaps need to cut them down
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 5th Aug 18, 11:10 AM
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    What do you think has caused your weight gain?
    If you went to the old style board I'm sure there would be a thread about losing weight eating normally. Edit it's here
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5680779&highlight=diet
    One trick is to cut out processed food
    Last edited by hollydays; 05-08-2018 at 12:06 PM.
    • Hermia
    • By Hermia 5th Aug 18, 3:34 PM
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    I'm averaging 15,000 steps per day, which is about 7 miles per day, how much more walking can I really do?
    Originally posted by Jlawson118
    As I understand it walking is generally not enough exercise unless you are overweight or just starting out. If you are fit walking is probably not getting you breathless and getting your heart rate up enough. Like you, I walk miles every day but I find it really only helps me keep up a general level of fitness. If I want to lose weight or improve my fitness I have to start doing something more intensive. When I walk I do try and make sure I walk faster or take a route with hills.
    • LilTerryWhite
    • By LilTerryWhite 6th Aug 18, 9:17 AM
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    I think for someone it works for others don't. But, based on my experience you'd better drink more water and eat natural food without flavorings and toppings. Because the green tea only caused me stomach pain and vomiting.
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