Tea or Coffee? How BOTH Can Help You Lose Weight

Jan 28, 2014 9:41:22 AM

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Drinking lots of water every day is great for your health, as well as being one of the best things you can do to get your weight loss moving. But drinking just water can get a little boring, and in winter we all feel like more warming drinks, too. The good news for fans of tea and coffee is that they can both help you to lose weight! So put the kettle on and continue reading to find out more about how to get the most out of your favorite brews as part of a healthy diet on your weight loss journey with Phen Caps.

It’s Great to Go Green

First up we have green tea, which has received a lot of good press for its anticancer properties and its potential to ward off heart disease by raising levels of antioxidants in the body, but it has also been shown to promote weight loss in many studies in the following ways:

Green Tea Reduces Fat

When sugar and fat enter your body they are synthetized into an essential substance called triglyceride, which provides energy to support various functions in the body. However, having too much triglyceride leads to this excess being converted into fat and can therefore result in obesity. The polyphenols in green tea activate enzymes in the body, which dissolve the excess triglyceride, meaning that if you drink green tea regularly, less of what you consume will be converted into fat as it is being dissolved by the activity of these polyphenols.

Green Tea Stimulates Metabolism

One of the antioxidants in green tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), and which is also a main ingredient in the weight-loss boosting Phen Drink, has the ability to stimulate your body’s metabolism by up to 4% and therefore speed up weight loss. Together with the caffeine in green tea, EGCG works to stimulate the central nervous system and releases fat into the blood stream so that the body can use the fat as fuel rather than storing it. This process of using fat as fuel is called thermogenesis, which involves using excess water and body fat to produce extra energy, and is therefore helpful in stimulating the weight loss process. 

Green Tea Helps Control Hunger

The EGCG properties in green tea and green-tea-flavored Phen Drink, have a glucose-lowering effect which can influence cravings and help control hunger, making green tea a great option for those trying to eat healthier. 

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Re-Caffeinate Your Weight Loss

It’s everyone’s favorite pick-me-up, but coffee has also been shown to have beneficial effects for those losing weight too, and here’s how:

Coffee Suppresses Appetite

The caffeine found in coffee has been found to block the inhibitory neurotransmitter Adenosine, which increases the firing of neurons and the release of neurotransmitters like Dopamine and Norepinephrine, which in turn lead to reductions in emotionally-related cravings. Coffee also contains the stimulant Theobromine, which has been shown to suppress appetite.

Coffee Stimulates Mind and Body

The stimulants found in coffee can help people feel more alert, leading them to be more motivated to lead an active lifestyle. Furthermore, the caffeine in coffee also increases the rate of thermogenesis, meaning that it helps mobilize fats from the fat tissues and increases metabolism; studies show that caffeine can increase the metabolic rate by 3-11%.

Ways To Benefit From Tea & Coffee

We’ve seen how green tea and coffee can help you achieve better results on your weight loss journey, but there are important things to consider in order to get the most benefits from these drinks. Firstly, while adding a slice of lemon to tea is great to add flavor, you shouldn’t be adding any sugar to your tea or coffee, as this will compromise your healthy eating plans. Make sure you read the labels on flavored teas too, as these may have added sugar, and if you think artificial sweeteners are fine, think again – recent studies have found that they may actually make people more prone to overindulge and crave sweet foods, plus they can also cause damage to beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Green tea and coffee with caffeine provide the biggest energy-burn, but bear in mind that you should be including caffeine in your diet in moderation. The recommended upper limit per day is 300mg, but if you’re drinking it all day every day it can affect your sleeping patterns and have adverse effects on your health, so alternate your caffeinated beverages with water throughout the day. The most important thing is to create good drinking habits and make sure you’re enjoying your tea or coffee as part of a healthy diet. This way, you can get the most from their beneficial effects on metabolism, fat burning, energy boosting, and appetite suppression.

Similarly, taking Phen Caps helps you on your weight loss journey, as they work to maximize your weight loss potential by suppressing your appetite and boosting your energy levels. Like coffee, Phen Caps contain caffeine and theobromine, stimulants which have been shown to suppress appetite and curb cravings, making it easier for you to resist tempting foods and stick to your eating plan, even in stressful situations. These ingredients also stimulate the body and mind to keep you more alert and help to keep you focused on your weight-loss plan, while giving you the energy you need to incorporate more activity into your day as part of a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Furthermore, like both green tea and coffee, Phen Drink and Phen Caps invoke the process of thermogenesis in the body, thereby boosting your metabolism and mobilizing fat to be used as fuel rather than being stored by the body. Especially when taken in conjunction with Phen Drink, these great benefits offered by Phen Caps, like those in green tea and coffee, mean that you will achieve greater weight loss potential alongside an exercise regime and healthy diet, all as part of a balanced lifestyle.

So, what’s your drink of choice and how do you take it? Let us know by commenting below!

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