How to Lose Belly Fat in Just One Week


If the thought of spending money on something you know deep down won't work doesn't appeal, Collins suggests buying a regular box of green or black tea, and spending the price difference on buying more fruits and vegetables instead. "The research evidence indicates higher intakes of fruit and vegetables are associated with a lower risk of weight gain, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some specific types of cancer and age-related health decline," she says. 
As a final word of caution: Select only the best brands of organic and natural detox teas. Many teas contain chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides which will negate your detox efforts. I would also like to take the opportunity to suggest that you keep changing and/or rotating your brands of detox teas as this will make your cleanse even more powerful.

When it comes to enjoying green tea, how you brew it can make all the difference. Be careful not to overheat the water, as boiling will damage the catechins. For best results, bring water to a boil, but let it rest for ten minutes before pouring it over the tea. Then, pour it over the tea and let it brew for a minute before pulling out the leaves and serving them. Depending on your taste, this brew time can be made longer or shorter. Some types of green tea are better for weight loss than others. Matcha tends to be the most nutritious, as you dissolve and drink the tea leaves themselves, rather than just using them to infuse your water.
That ice-cold lemonade may hit the spot on a 90-degree day, but it’s not doing your waistline any favors. A 20-ounce Minute Maid Lemonade contains 250 calories and 68 g of sugar. Fortunately, there are plenty of refreshing summer drinks that you can drink without guilt—and they may actually help you lose weight. Here are six ways to quench your thirst without packing on pounds.
Slendertoxtea contains ingredients such as valerian root, senna, yerba mate, green tea, dandelion and stinging nettle. As is the case with all the best weight loss teas, this product comes in bag form, so you don’t have to worry about loose leaves. After the 14-day period is over, you should experience an increase in energy, appetite suppression, and fat loss.
Senna products have side effects, even though teas may lack sufficient warnings on the box. The FDA only recommends short-term usage of the drug. With short-term use, side effects can include stomach discomfort, cramps, and diarrhea. It is contraindicated for people with electrolyte disturbances, potassium deficiencies, heart disease, dehydration, gastrointestinal conditions, or for people taking certain medications.
Amy Rosoff Davis, a fitness expert, wellness guru, and Selena Gomez's long-time trainer verifies that claim. "This antioxidant-rich, delicious traditional Chinese tea not only helps keep cholesterol levels in check and aids digestion, but it can also help with burning calories," says Davis. "Like green tea, oolong is packed with catechins, which improve fat oxidation and thermogenesis—your body's production of energy, or heat from digestion." A study in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine found that participants who regularly sipped oolong tea lost six pounds over the course of the six-week time period.
Well, that’s exactly what will happen if you take that teapot from metaphor to reality. Tea—at least, certain types of tea—can rev up your body’s ability to melt fat as quickly and easily as turning a stove from low to high. New research, included in my book Zero Belly Diet, reveals that tea can reset your internal thermometer to increase fat burn by up to 10 percent without exercising, or dieting, or sitting in a sauna dreaming about a Nestea plunge.
The belly is one of the areas of the body that swells most when we eat more than necessary and do not burn fat by exercising. Both men and women suffer from the swelling that can be disturbing, uncomfortable and unsightly. In addition to start leading a healthy life by following a balanced diet and exercising there are teas which can help to shrink the stomach and make it look flatter and smoother.

What smells like an exotic vacation and can shrink your waist faster than your favorite Zumba class? You got it: coconut oil. A study of 30 men in the journal Pharmacology found that just 2 tablespoons per day reduced waist circumference by an average of 1.1 inches over the course of a month. What makes coconut oil superior to other fats is its medium chain triglycerides. Unlike the long-chain fatty acids found in animal sources of saturated fat, coconut oil doesn’t seem to raise your cholesterol and is more likely to be burned as energy than stored as blubber. At roughly 117 calories per tablespoon, it’s a near identical caloric swap for olive oil. Plus, its high smoke point makes coconut oil great for just about every dish, from eggs to stir-frys.


Consuming bilberries, a northern European cousin to the blueberry, may help reduce bloat-inducing inflammation, according to a study published in the journal *Molecular Nutrition & Food Research*. To come to these findings, researchers divided participants into two groups; one group was given a diet that included an equivalent of 1.5 cups of blueberries, while the other group followed a control diet that didn’t include the fruit. At the end of the experiment, the bilberry-eating group had significantly less inflammation than their counterparts who didn’t munch on the berry. Since the fruit is native to Northern Europe, it isn’t widely available in the US. To reap the benefits, enjoy a few cups of bilberry tea.
An instant supplement made of resveratrol, green tea, sweeteners (xylitol or stevia) and other ingredients, Green Tea X50 is marketed as an energy and metabolism-boosting drink. The brand claims the resveratrol content has anti-aging properties – a claim yet to be proven by scientific evidence from what we could find online. It also claims the concentrated green tea content and its corresponding high antioxidant content promotes weight loss. Sachets are mixed with water to drink, and can be used as a supplement in food – the Green Tea X50 website offers recipes in its blog.
While it is an active weight loss supplement, there is no scientific research that proves that it causes weight loss. In fact, the National Institute of Health does not recommend the long-term consumption of Senna tea. This is because long-term and high dosages can cause liver damage, heart function disorders, dehydration, abdominal pain, intestinal blockage, and diarrhea.
There are diet pills on the market that actually work. They’re called beans. Researchers suggest beans, as they’re particularly rich in soluble fiber, can lessen the accumulation of abdominal fat deposits. A study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that for every 10-gram increase in soluble fiber eaten per day, visceral fat reduced by 3.7 percent over five years. Fill up, without filling out, with just 1/2 a cup of beans. If the musical fruits tend to leave you bloated, stick to canned varieties that have soaked long enough to break down much of the gas-causing oligosaccharides.

For years, diet experts beat the “multiple small meals a day” drum—an eating rhythm purported to “stoke the metabolic fire!” Now, some researchers are singing a different tune. A study published in the journal Hepatology found that snacking between meals contributes to increased abdominal fat. Researchers say the findings suggest three balanced meals may be the way to go. Try weaning yourself off the snack wagon by nixing your morning nibble first. Research suggests mid-morning snackers tend to consume more throughout the day than afternoon snackers.


For years, diet experts beat the “multiple small meals a day” drum—an eating rhythm purported to “stoke the metabolic fire!” Now, some researchers are singing a different tune. A study published in the journal Hepatology found that snacking between meals contributes to increased abdominal fat. Researchers say the findings suggest three balanced meals may be the way to go. Try weaning yourself off the snack wagon by nixing your morning nibble first. Research suggests mid-morning snackers tend to consume more throughout the day than afternoon snackers.
As time went on, I started to realize it was working. I didn't change my usual diet or exercise more (to control the experiment and because I'm not exactly the exercising type). I woke up each morning feeling lighter and less bloated than usual. The difference wasn't huge, but I could definitely feel it. My jeans felt roomier and my confidence was instantly boosted. I don't use scales (as a way to stay positive about my body and keep from driving myself crazy), so, unfortunately, I can't report how much weight I lost. But if the goal is looking and feeling good, the tea passed with flying colors.

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MCTs are found naturally in foods like coconut oil, full-fat cows milk (not a great source), sheep milk, goats milk and palm kernel oil. Realistically the greatest source is coconut oil or concentrated MCT oil which offers a unique advantage for both cooking and consumption. My recommendation is that you start by using coconut oil on a day to day basis. You could cook with it, put it in a smoothie, rub it on your skin or just eat it off a spoon. Beyond that you could choose to supplement with pure MCT oil. This is the brand I choose to use. It is virtually flavorless and is a great addition to my morning tea. It is in their store under Healthy Fats and is labeled as XCT oil.
With a caffeine count higher than coffee, these teas kick your metabolism into gear. In a study published in the journal *Physiology & Behavior*, a 3-4 percent increase in metabolic rate was measured in both lean and obese subjects after a single 100 mg dose of caffeine. Look for teas made from this caffeine-containing fruit; if you want to skip comparative shopping, just grab a box of Celestial Seasonings' Fast Lane, which clocks in 20 mg above your daily cup of coffee at 110 mg caffeine.
One of the brands that claim to ‘alkalise’ the body, which apparently enhances nutrient absorption, Thin Tea is very adamant that it does not contain laxatives, unlike many competitors. Thin Tea’s products are sold as loose leaf herbal blends, in both the weight loss focussed combo of the Detox Blend and Fat Burn Blend, as well as ClariTea (for mental focus), Stress Less (for relaxing anxieties), and Sleepy Slumber (for easier sleep). The Detox Blend is claimed to cleanse, stimulate and ‘harmonise’ the body, while the Fat Burn Blend (for drinking just before dinner) is claimed to boost metabolism and reduce appetite. Thin Tea recommends consuming one of each of the Detox and Fat Burn teas per day. 5 Things You Should Know About Detox Teas
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