|05-14-2009, 02:23 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Put on a bit of weight working from home
OK, I work from home on the computer, and because of this, I get a bit less exercise, and I'm close to the pantry so snack a bit and have put on quite a bit of weight.
I still go for a walk after work, and I jog about 3.5km 3-4 nights a week, but I seem to be putting on lots of weight.
I'm thinking that I need all my snacks to be really low-fat like rice crackers, and also more exercise.
Does green tea help you lose weight or is that just a myth?
|05-14-2009, 02:46 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Green tea has caffeine that is known to help you lose weight. But you can buy the decaf green tea. Why would you want to do that? Science has shown that the EGCG in tea helps people to lose weight. A side effect of it is to prevent cancer.
I have a whole thread on this site about how it is better to drink green or white tea instead of water (the white tea is for the elite-- costs more since it is the bud of the leaf). It also tells how it is better to drink yerba mate tea (Jesuit tea), that helps you to lose weight, instead of water. I came up with this due to the stupid idea that people should get minerals in thier water.
Water is not for nutrition but transport. So tea provides mostly water, but has lots of minerals in a food form and also tea has 15 amino acids in it. Which do I suggest between the above 2 teas? I drink them both, but only drink water when I fast or I am not at home. I am at home a lot though.
This site on Losing Weight has the above tips on losing water like replacing water or soda with tea, but has lots of other tips on losing weight. The tips are aids to losing weight since more important is what you eat and how much exercise that you get. Jack La Lane says that exercise is king and nutrition is queen. These aids only do a little each but added together do a lot. The EGCG is supposed to help you lose weight by increasing metabolism and the mate tea is supposed to be thermogenic which helps you to burn more fat. I do not know what the difference is though.
According to the governor of CA, coffee makes you fatter. Can you guess why? For the same reason that salt makes you fatter even though it has no calories. They both cause you to retain water. I bet your snacks have lots of salt and you have retained many pounds of water. Note that water weight looks worse than fat weight. Water is more spongy or soft than fat.
Last edited by ginkgo; 05-14-2009 at 12:38 PM.
|05-14-2009, 12:37 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2009
Get rid of all the sugary and processed snacks in your house and cut out refined foods that are notorious for causing weight gain such as bread, pasta, bagels, etc..
It's very hard to go wrong and not lose body fat by eating natural whole foods!
|05-14-2009, 01:14 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Coffee is a diuretic; it makes you urinate, not retain water. Many pro athletes use coffee to dehydrate before weigh-ins. It WILL NOT make you fat unless you drink it with a ton of cream and sugar. Black coffee has no such effect.
|05-14-2009, 03:35 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2008
water is very much for nutrition as it helps digest food.
Coffee most definately does not make you fat neither does salt.
Water retention is not fat retention. You can lose 5 pounds of water, with afternoon cardio (boxers and wrestlers do it to make weight classes) you cannot lose 5 lbs of fat in a week, unless you have super mans metabolism or are super obese
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