Tea Diet Recommendations

By Chris Robideaux

Tea dieting has become quite popular recently. A proper tea diet can help you lose weight by boosting your metabolism, and at the same time suppress your appetite by providing a certain amount of nutritional elements to the body. The soothing, stress-reducing effects of tea compound these effects, and make tea dieting one of the more enjoyable ways to lose weight, appetite and lower blood pressure at the same time.

Pomegranate Oolong
Pomegranate Oolong

There are many health effects had by drinking plenty of tea, so this type of diet makes perfect sense. The EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate, a type of catechin) in tea increases the rate and efficiency of the fat burning process. Dieters are encouraged to eat well-balanced meals consisting of proteins, carbohydrates and fat.

One attractive aspect of the tea diet is that partakers can choose from any of the four major tea types: green, black, white and oolong. Herbal teas should be avoided for the diet. The tea can be consumed hot or iced, avoiding excessive sweeteners (honey is okay, of course). The recommended foods while on the tea diet include:

  • Lean beef
  • Fat free cheese
  • Fish
  • Egg whites
  • Turkey breast
  • Boca burgers
  • Nonfat yogurt
  • Brown rice
  • Avocado
  • Olive oil
  • Flaxseed
  • Raw nuts
  • Vegetables and fruit

It is also advisable for tea dieters to have a carbohydrate snack if they have some protein, and vice versa, as this will help reduce an increase in blood pressure, and the carbs being stored as fat. This is one diet that encourages snacking, and the regimen of meals goes: breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, and evening snack. One can come up with some very creative and delicious combinations on their tea diet with the likes fresh fruits and vegetables, turkey burgers, grilled chicken, edamame, rice, and two cups of tea per interval, barring morning snack time.

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