I actually find hot tea makes me hungry. I really enjoy green tea but I have to limit it to certain times of day- Before breakfast, lunch or dinner. If I drink afterwards, without fail I am hungry within 15 minutes. Dunno why that is, it just is! :)
As far as hot tea being good for weight loss- Some people find hot tea helps curb hunger, and of course there is an idea that it can help with weight loss, but as far as I know nothing has been proven.
For someone like me who has an oral fixation, having tea (or water) around helps me not eat what is not planned for or tracked. Sometimes I say I 'need' a cup of tea, and what I really mean is I just need to occupy my mouth with something. Gum works this way for me too, but is more expensive per piece. I drink my tea plain because I drink so much of it that sweetening it would be a bad idea, calorie wise.
But a good cup of tea can also be relaxing, and a way to calm down rather than reaching for that comfort food.
So yes, it can aid weight-loss in a way.
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tea helps me with weight loss because if helps take the edge off and saves me from mindless eating.
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Green tea sometimes takes the edge off before my next meal if I don't have a snack with me.
I enjoy drinking hot tea at night as part of my snack before bed, I have a cup of fruit and a cup of hot tea. It helps me lose weight because I dont snack on junk food instead or drink sugary beverages or sweets. Like dragonchilde said, it helps me with boredom eating and keeps me hydrated as well. I enjoy a good cup of chai tea or black teas. Not a big fan of green tea.
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I find it fills me up.
2/26/13 12:50 P
Beneficial for me personally, yes. I drink a hot tea on days when I feel like I could eat the entire contents of my refrigerator. ;) It helps me curb the munchies when I'm bored.
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It can, but not in the way you think.
If you are replacing calorie-laden sodas or juices (or other caloric beverages) then yes, hot tea can help you lose weight. It isn't anything about the tea itself, rather it's the reduce calories. If you use any kind of caloric sweetener like honey, remember to track it, or it can add up and sabotage your efforts.
However, I've found that personally, drinking a cup of tea when I have the munchies helps fight cravings. Often, it appeases that "boredom eating" impulse. It also keeps me well hydrated (seriously, I drink so much tea I often pee clear!)
I drink green tea.... several cups a day to protect against returning breast cancer... most overweight people are cancer soon to be..... targets... so I can't see it hurting more green tea it is suppose to help with weight loss... that I don't know... I drink maybe around 3 cups a day and it has less caffeine than coffee
Tea is good but not magic. Green tea is particularly called out as being good for you but the health benefits are not overwhelming; it should be considered a good part of your daily diet if you enjoy it.
The important part in your followup post is the mention of sweetening with honey. Honey is a relatively good sweetener, but the important part is to track the calories for it.
2/26/13 11:34 A
I think it's fine to drink tea (just make sure it's in moderation if it's caffeinated), but I've never seen reliable studies that show it will help with weight loss.
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I'm trying not to drink so much coffee. I find it makes me feel bloated afterwards. So Monday I started drinking hot tea. i'm not a fan of cold tea but I didnt know if it helped or was beneficial in drinking it throughout the day between meals. I only use honey to sweeten it.
2/26/13 10:03 A
I have read that hot green tea is really good for you and helps weight loss. They recommend 2-3 servings a day and lemon boosts it's antioxidant power. Not sure if it's true, but I like hot green tea so I do it. :)
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Is drinking hot tea beneficial to weight loss during the day??
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