I love tea. That’s for sure.. even better if I can get myself to commit to a specific one but there are way too many varieties to stick to one. Anyway, I decided to give green tea a try for six weeks to see if I too can experience the great benefits green tea has been claimed to offer. Every green tea lover swears by this tea so I thought I’d give it a try too!
To be frank, my lifestyle has become less upbeat with me blogging and spending hours seated behind a computer. I love what I do, but I find that it’s quite easy to get lazier and too comfortable with snuggling up especially in the cooler months leading to a somewhat sedentary lifestyle. Snacks and sweets come in handy for me during these times.
What I noticed recently was a decline in my energy levels and quite frankly it wasn’t quite there before either. Safe to say I’m unfit which I’d like to clarify a big misconception which is slim girls are fit. Believe me I’m proof that it’s not true. Green tea is known as an ‘energy pick me up’ which is why I did this experiment.
Also, I gained a naughty 5 pounds which would have been okay by me if my tummy didn’t want to play peek-a-boo through my clothes. I don’t usually work out, all I do it try to eat healthy. So I thought green tea was the right way to go for a not-so-quick fix.
I used green tea as a weight loss aid but what I’ve found is way bigger than that. Although I may have to give green tea another go just to be certain but in 6 weeks:
–my hair lengthened by half an inch (my stylist pointed this out)
–my face cleared up more (reduced acne and whiteheads)
–my energy levels increased slightly
–my tummy looks flatter
–my skin looks and feels great
Benefit of drinking green tea is vast and goes deeper than aesthetics but these are the things I’ve been able to notice in 6 weeks. Green tea is said to contain all these amazing antioxidants, cancer-preventing polyphenols and fat burning catechins.
It is recommended to drink 5-6 cups of green tea per day but I honestly just drink one or two as 6 seems excessive to me and let’s not forget it does contain caffeine so I can’t drink it past a certain hour. I did cut out sweets too but stuck to my usual diet.
Anyway, I’ll keep you guys updated in another 6 weeks which will make it a 3 months update. Till then, grab yourself a cuppa!