Does Tea Help You Lose Weight and Detoxify Your Body?

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, Does Tea Help You Lose Weight and Detoxify Your Body?, Dr. Nicolle

Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about tea and discuss if it helps you lose weight and detoxify your body. Weight loss has been a popular topic on magazine covers for decades. In recent years, detox diets have become just as popular. Some of the most popular products for detox and weight loss have been certain kinds of tea. But can you really lose weight and detoxify your body by drinking tea?

 

Discover some interesting facts about the power of tea

 

1. A detox diet will result in quick, but temporary, weight loss.

The teas that people drink to detoxify their body work by providing a laxative and diuretic effect. This means that your body will flush out excess toxins and you’ll lose some of your water weight.

  • It’s important to remember that, although you may be able to drop 20 pounds in two weeks, this weight will come back when your body is rehydrated and some of those toxins begin to build up again.
  • That’s not to say that detoxification isn’t a good idea. Just keep in mind that rapid weight loss results will be temporary from a detox tea regimen.

2. Drinking tea for long-term weight loss results.

Luckily, there are some types of teas that increase your metabolism, help you burn calories and fat, and will help you achieve long-term weight loss!

, Does Tea Help You Lose Weight and Detoxify Your Body?, Dr. Nicolle

Check out these teas that help with detoxification

1. White tea.

White tea is loaded with antioxidants, which help rid your body of toxins, fight certain types of cancer, and prevent heart disease.

 

2. Oolong tea.

This type of tea has a high concentration of polyphenols, which are great at fighting the free radicals that are damaging the cells in your body.

  • Oolong tea isn’t only great for detoxification, but it also helps with digestion and headaches.

3. Echinacea tea.

Echinacea tea does a great job of eliminating toxins from the body. It will also help boost and strengthen your immune system.

, Does Tea Help You Lose Weight and Detoxify Your Body?, Dr. Nicolle

These teas help with weight loss

1. Green tea.

You’ve likely heard that green tea has many health benefits. It’s full of antioxidants. Green tea is very effective at boosting your metabolism. Increasing your metabolism means that you’ll be burning more calories and fat.

 

2. Pu-erh Tea.

This type of tea is a great choice for anyone looking to lose weight. Not only does pu-erh tea boost metabolism, but it also helps break down the fat reserves in your body.

This type of tea also acts as an appetite suppressant, so you won’t have the urge to overeat.

  • Pu-erh tea is also believed to help reduce plaque buildup in your arteries.

It’s important to remember that simply drinking tea once or twice a day doesn’t magically transform you into a super athlete. Drinking tea, whether it’s for detoxification, weight loss, or both should be done in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program.

 

Teas that increase metabolism will certainly help you burn more calories, making your diet and exercise program much more efficient. But in order to lose weight, you still need to burn more calories than you consume. It’s easier to do that when you’re eating healthy foods and getting plenty of exercise.

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, Does Tea Help You Lose Weight and Detoxify Your Body?, Dr. Nicolle

 

I really wanted to talk about this topic today because the overweight and obesity epidemic is at an all-time high! We are a fat society and it’s killing us prematurely. Not only do I truly believe that you have the power to lose weight to improve your health, but the science also agrees! You can adopt healthy lifestyle practices that improve your health and enrich your life, which can in turn improve the lives of those close to you. You have the power to break the cycle of obesity so that you can leave a legacy of health to your loved ones.

 

I use lifestyle medicine as the first line of treatment, before medications, to treat lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Lifestyle-related chronic diseases include diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and some cancers, just to name a few. Lifestyle practices, such as eating a whole-food plant-based diet and regular physical activity, can help you lose weight, and maybe reverse some of your chronic diseases. In certain cases, these approaches may even outperform pharmaceutical therapy. But I always tell my patients that conventional medications may be appropriate at this time to prevent catastrophic illness, but over time, you can work to make the necessary lifestyle changes to possibly reduce and/or eliminate medications. Please remember to always consult your physician for your particular needs and circumstances prior to making any decisions whatsoever.

 

Is Dietary Supplementation Right For You?

If you’re like most people, you might think that dietary supplements are a quick and easy way to lose weight. But the truth is, there’s no magic pill when it comes to weight loss. Supplements can help you lose weight by providing your body with the nutrients it needs to function properly, but they won’t work unless you make lifestyle changes as well.

 

For some people, vitamin and mineral supplements offer important health benefits. Supplements are designed to fight deficiencies found in our diet and complement the food we eat regularly. Supplements are basically “helping hands” to our daily food.

 

If you suspect that you aren’t getting the nutrients you need, consider shifting your focus from supplements to eating better.

 

But it is very important to note that we are not eating the same foods we ate years ago because the soils have been depleted of critical nutrients through current industrial farming practices. And because the soil is not as good as it used to be, the food supply (grown from the depleted soil) is not as good as it used to be. For example, you are not getting the same levels of magnesium as you would have gotten 30 or even 50 years ago.

 

Second, much of the food has been genetically altered, which can impact the inherent and unique nutritional composition that each food possess. For example, ancient einkorn wheat has less gluten, more protein, more Vitamin A, and more beta carotene, than modern genetically modified wheat.

 

Third, the toxic load in the environment today is much higher than 100 years ago. We can see this with global warming, toxic landfills, polluted oceans and waterways, etc. Toxicity levels interfere with nutrient assimilation and absorption not just into the foods, but into our bodies as well.

 

So… if you are unable to eat better, the supplements in my Body Composition/Weight Loss Protocol may provide the extra boost you need.

 

These are my favorite Weight Loss Supplements to use! This Body Composition/Weight Loss Bundle will ensure you have the intake of the important vitamins, minerals, and probiotics to decrease inflammation and boost your innate wellness day and night. Taken together, it’s a solid plan for increasing your body’s natural resiliency while you lose weight, naturally.

 

For best results make sure you use my weight loss supplements with dietary changes (whole food plant-based diet), regular exercise (at least 2-3x per week), regular sleep (8 hours per night), and intermittent fasting (at least 1-3x per week).

 

Weight Monitoring

Since weight management is very important in combatting chronic diseases, I recommend that you be mindful of your weight and its fluctuations, and that you monitor your weight AT LEAST on a weekly basis. I recommend a scale that includes a body composition monitor (*this scale cannot be used with a pacemaker or other implanted devices).

 

Physical Activity

Physical activity (or exercise) can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several chronic diseases like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, just to name a few. Physical activity can improve your mood, boost your immune system, and even help you maintain a healthy weight.

 

I often recommend yoga and resistance training for physical activity, but as you are aware, there are plenty of forms of “movement” that you can do! But for the basics, especially if you’re just getting started, yoga and resistance training are where I would start.

 

Yoga

Yoga can be a great way to improve your strength and flexibility, manage your stress, improve your heart health, and lose weight! I recommend using a grounded yoga mat to connect yourself with the earth and reduce inflammation.

 

Resistance Training

Resistance training is the mainstay for overall health. It not only has beneficial effects on reducing body fat, it also increases muscle size and strength. Check out some basic dumbbells/free weights that I recommend to everyone.

 

Another alternative for dumbbells/free weights are resistance bands. They are great for physical therapy, yoga, strength training, and excellent for traveling.

 

Remember, living a healthy lifestyle including eating a whole foods plant-based diet, regular physical activity, and reducing stress are the best ways to maintain a healthy weight. Let me know what you think in the comment section below.

 

Stay healthy,

 

Dr. Nicolle

 

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