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Best Weight Loss Teas and How to Use Them: A Consumer's Guide
You’ve heard about them in the media — maybe you’ve even tried them out yourself. But how do weight loss teas work? Do they even work at all?
Welcome to the Organic Authority Guide to Weight Loss Teas, where you’ll find answers to these questions and a whole lot more.
We’ve rounded up the most beneficial teas to aid in weight loss and checked in with experts on how exactly they work. And because weight loss teas are such a hot topic, we’ve busted a few myths on them as well.
But before we start, let’s get one thing straight: teas are no miracle cure. In fact, when it comes to weight loss, that’s never what you should be looking for.
Chris Kilham, an herbalist known as the Medicine Hunter, highlights the importance of having the right attitude towards weight loss before beginning any new program or regimen. “Just drinking tea is not a smart strategy for weight loss,” he says. “It’s funny. People gain weight over long, long periods of time, and they expect to lose it quickly – that’s not gonna happen.”
Instead, he recommends including drinking teas with weight loss inducing properties as part of a change in lifestyle – a change that comprises — shocker! — eating fewer calories and exercising more. Weight loss is an entire body experience. In order to change your body, you have to make a lot of changes; drinking tea alone is not going to cut it.