7 Teas That Melt Belly Fat, Say Dietitians
We asked the experts which teas you should sip on to stay slim.
When it comes to losing weight, you already know that what you put on your plate can make a big difference in your progress. But did you know that there’s one beverage in your pantry that could seriously help your efforts? Experts say that regularly drinking tea is an excellent habit to form if you’re aiming to shed pounds. Not just any tea, though—you’ll want to go for teas that are scientifically proven to help melt belly fat for the long haul.
Of course, drinking tea alone won’t magically melt fat. That said, some teas contain certain ingredients and properties that can support your overall efforts to slim down.
“There are no shortcuts or magic pills for weight loss,” says Michelle Zive, a registered dietitian and NASM-Certified Nutrition Coach. “However, there is some research that suggests tea may help you lose a small amount of weight if you pair it with a healthy lifestyle of good eating and physical activity. The real way tea can help you lose weight is if you substitute your morning mocha, lunchtime soda, and/or your after-dinner martini for a cup of tea.”
Additionally, Gina Keatley, a certified dietitian and nutritionist at Keatley Medical Nutrition Therapy in New York City, notes that drinking tea can inhibit the effect of enzymes that aid in digestion, thus reducing the rate of sugar and fat absorption and reducing the caloric load of a meal.