(For the previous tips, go here.)
Tip #6: Drink Green Tea.
Study after study has shown that caffienated green tea raises yor metabolism and aslo targets ab fat. This miracle drink has antioxidant properties and has been proven to help fight depression and gum disease and to aid in protecting DNA telomeres and in preventing free radical damage, which can help in the fight against certain forms of cancer and aging.
Green tea can be enjoyed iced or hot, and a bit of lemon may up its intioxidant profile. You need to watch your sugar intake to lose weight (and as an overall health practice). I add a little splenda to my tea or sometimes drink it hot and plain. Make it strong to reap the most benefits and have about 3 cups per day. If you are sensitive to caffeine, discuss this with your doctor first; however, the combinations of catechins in the tea and its natural caffeine content are what raise metabolism.
(Tomorrow: Tip #7 for Losing Those Last 10 Pounds)
Trainer Tip by Sandra Ferrerio, certified LiveRite weight loss coach, trainer, and class instructor at Lucille Roberts in Yonkers. Read her full bio here.