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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how much weight could i lose drinking green tea?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Good question: Tea is derived from the camellia sinensis tree. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols.The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggests green tea extracts acts as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control. Catechins in the tea may ^ thermogenesis. Green tea has a diuretic effect so you lose water weight. However, i’m not sure that research has conclusively demonstrated green.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me how much green tea should you drink to lose weight?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
When hungry, thirsty: Drinking green tea (choose one that contains no sugar and little or no caffeine) can help with weight loss if it is substituting for other drinks that contain calories. Drinking green tea before each meal can also fill up the stomach somewhat, and make a person satisfied with a smaller meal. If substituting green tea for non-fat milk, one would need another source for vitamin d and calcium.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me how much green tea do you need to drink to lose weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not clearly: Established at this time. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggest extracts from green tea can act as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How much green tea should I drink a day to help me lose weight? Does it really help you lose more fat?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
Not really: You lose weight by restricting carbohydrate intake, controlling portion size and eliminating snacking and junk food.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can drinking lots of green tea make you lose weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Minor weight loss: Effect. Green tea has a diuretic effect so you lose water weight. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggests green tea extracts acts as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control. Catechins in the tea may ^ thermogenesis. 3 to 4 cups/day can have health benefits. Drinking 5 or > cups of caffeinated green tea can lead to possible side effects.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can drinking green tea help someone lose weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Mild effect: The weight loss effects of green tea are very mild. You really need to put emphasis on physical activity, reduced calories, good nutrition, hydration and adequate amounts of sleep.
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Last updated Jul 25, 2013
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