The Best Teas for Weight Loss

If you’re looking to maintain a healthy body weight and venture a little away from the realm of plain old water, try a few of the best teas for weight loss. You won't cheat your meal plan with these teas, but you will cheat beverage boredom.

Now, before you wet your whistle, here's your disclaimer: weight loss teas alone won't shed the pounds, rather they complement your preferred weight loss strategy. Nor can these brews cancel out unhealthy eating. So if you're serious about losing weight, try to stick with your BodyRock Meal Plan and sip these weight loss teas!

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Weight Loss Teas

These days teas are more than just the potent sludge your Grandparents drank. Tea companies are crafting delicious teas to promote better health, such as antioxidant-rich black tea or heart-healthy green tea. So boil some water and try a warm cup of one of these teas.

Black Tea

Popular Varieties: Earl Grey, English Breakfast or Orange Pekoe

Drinking black tea can help control your weight as well as decreasing your BMI and waist size. This is largely thanks to it being rich in flavone, a potent antioxidant. In a 14 year study of over 4,000 people, those that consumed more flavone had a lower BMI.

Green Tea

Popular Varieties: Matcha

Green tea is probably the most popular tea for weight loss. Countless studies link the consumption of green tea to modest weight and fat loss. Such as a 2008 study, over 12 weeks, two control groups were given green tea or a placebo, the green tea group lost 7.3 pounds more than the placebo group. Green tea's active ingredient is catechin or EGCG, an antioxidant that cuts inflammation, improves weight loss, brain and heart health. 

Oolong Tea

Popular Varieties: Tieguanyin "Iron Goddess of Mercy"

Oolong tea is in between black and green tea for its catechin count, with a floral taste and fruity aroma. Like it's counterparts, oolong aids in weight and fat loss by cranking up your metabolism. In a small 6-week study, participants drank one cup of oolong a day, which kicked their metabolism into gear for more significant weight loss. 

Pu-erh Tea

Popular Varieties: Sheng or Shu

Pu-erh is a type of black tea that’s highly regarded with an earthy taste that appeals to coffee drinkers. It’s commonly used as a digestif or weight loss tea. In a 3 month study, 70 men were given either a pu-erh extract or placebo and the pu-erh extract group lost 2.2 pounds more than its counterpart.

White Tea

Popular Varieties: Silver Needle

This delicate tea is harvested young, and since it's minimally processed (often dried in sunlight), it offers more of an antioxidant punch than green tea! So like green tea, white tea's primary antioxidant is catechin. In one study, white tea extract promoted the breakdown of fat cells while discouraging the formation of new fat cells - for even better weight loss results!

Weight Loss Teas

When it comes to weight loss, the secret is setting realistic goals and sticking to a well-laid-out plan. We often begin with the best of intentions, but somewhere along the way, we're faced with temptation. It's unrealistic to drink just water, so mix in some of these hot weight-loss teas and cheat beverage boredom!

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