Tequila, Coffee…Tea? The Sooner You Know The Better

Here’s a portion of a Q&A on Getting Started With A Weight Loss Plan…

So you’re gearing up to eat better and lose some weight. Good for you. But how do you get started? With the hundreds and hundreds of diets out there, how do you choose the best approach?

To find out, WebMD turned to James O. Hill, PhD, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado in Denver. Much of Hill’s research has focused on the habits of people who manage to achieve what we all want: stable and sustained weight loss. So how do these people lose weight and how do they keep it off? Hill has some answers…here

However, before you go deeper lets start with some basics that has been forgotten or might have been missed due information overload on this topic;

Drinking Tequila Could Help You Lose Weight

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila…(your fat pants just hit the) floor.
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While it’s widely known that throwing back booze racks up a ton of empty calories, a new study has found a link between tequila and weight loss. This is huge news for agave-spirit lovers—and virtually anyone who plans on drinking over the holidays.

According to the American Chemical Society, which researched the effects of tequila on blood glucose levels last year, sugars found in the plant that makes tequila can help lower your blood sugar. The sugars that naturally occurs in the agave plant are called agavins—not to be confused with agave syrup—and are non-digestible, so they won’t raise your blood sugar. Read more…

Coffee Aids Weight Loss

Are You One That’ll Give Your Cell Phones Before Your Daily Cup Of Coffee?


Coffee drinkers love their morning cup o’ Joe. In fact, according to a 2010 Filterfresh Coffee Report survey, 54 percent of those surveyed said they would give up their cell phone before giving up their daily cup of coffee. And even though 96 percent of respondents report that they receive their daily shot of caffeine from coffee, the majority of coffee drinkers are not looking to black coffee as a meal replacement or weight loss contributor. But can drinking black coffee boost your weight loss efforts? Full story…


The Effect of Black Tea on Weight Loss

Black Tea Flavonoids Is The Culprit

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A group of plant-based antioxidants called flavonoids, or polyphenols, are responsible for many of the health benefits associated with tea. All types of tea are made from the same plant leaves, which contain a group of flavonoids called catechins. In green tea, the primary flavonoids are catechins. When the leaves are further processed to produce black tea, the catechins form new flavonoids called theaflavins and thearubigins. Black tea may retain a small amount of catechins, but its health benefits come from the new flavonoids.

Research published so far suggests that black tea has the potential to support weight loss. The digestive enzyme lipase is inhibited in laboratory animals that consume black tea flavonoids. Since fats aren’t digested without lipase, some dietary fats are eliminated from the body rather than absorbed…read article.


Lemon Water To The Rescue

Metabolism Booster Still In Effect Long After Your Last Bite
I know water can be bland and unappealing. After you’ve downed almost half your weight in the stuff, forcing yourself to drink more can be a major challenge. That’s why the next few drinks, including lemon water, are a lifesaver.

Instead of reaching for sugar-filled fizzy sodas, opt for lemon water whenever you need a flavor boost.

During your meals, lemon water will help your body digest what you’re about to eat, and it also helps boost your metabolism long after you’ve finished eating.

As I mentioned in this article, lemon water will not lead to direct weight loss, rather, it will help combat unwanted bloating that makes us uncomfortable in our clothes in the first place.

Who wouldn’t want that after lunchtime?

No more uncomfortable afternoon meetings or late night dinners where you’re too full to go to bed (which, by the way, is a bad idea altogether; you should leave room for digestion before you hit the sack).

And if you start your day with lemon water, you’ll be in even better shape…more info

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