In China and Japan, tea is a special drink, and its healing properties have been known since ancient times. It is a powerful natural antioxidant that can slow down the aging process, normalize the digestive system and liver.
Considering the positive effect of tea, nutritionists have even developed a special method of losing weight. With its help, you can not only get rid of excess weight, but also get a portion of nutrients.
The basic principle of the tea-based diet is to consume 1.5 liters of this drink daily. It is worth noting that only green leaf tea is suitable for weight loss. What is the reason for the choice of this variety?
First of all, because it contains protein, which gives a feeling of satiety, and this is very important in the process of fighting excess weight. Also, green tea is rich in various trace elements that will support the body during the period of restriction.
Principles of the method
So that the result is not long in coming, you need to know several important points.
1. The main thing to remember is that drinks in bags are not suitable for consumption, as well as other varieties, except for green.
2. The drink should be brewed just before drinking.
3. It is necessary to abandon the addition of sugar and its substitutes.
The tea diet provides for a decrease in the daily intake to 900 kcal. Allowed products include:
- white fish (boiled or steam);
- beef and chicken meat (boiled);
- boiled eggs;
- low-fat cottage cheese, kefir, yogurt;
- vegetables, fruits (fresh or baked).
It is forbidden to use:
- bananas and grapes;
- baked goods and sweets;
- semi-finished products.
The diet should consist of six fractional meals. The maximum possible duration of the diet, which will really make it possible to unload the body without harm to health, is two weeks. The effect will last much longer if, after its end, you do not consume prohibited foods every day.
But, despite a completely sparing diet, the tea diet has its own contraindications:
- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and cardiovascular system;
- pregnancy and lactation.
Drinking a lot of tea can provoke the development of insomnia, as well as increase blood pressure, so before starting a course of losing weight, it will not be superfluous to consult a doctor.
Observing all the rules, during the diet, you can get rid of 5-8 extra pounds, cleanse the body of toxins and improve the general condition. The beauty of your body is in your hands, eat right and feel great.