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03 Aug 2017

4 Teas That Help With Weight Loss

If you are trying to lose weight, you have probably read all about different foods and beverages that will help with weight loss. In reality, a calorie deficit as well as physical activity is what you need in order to lose weight. It doesn’t matter if you drink lemon water and cayenne pepper, if you are also eating four donuts a day and not working out, you will not lose weight. However, there is evidence that suggests that there are certain teas that are associated with weight loss. Alongside a medical weight loss program, drinking the following teas may prove to be helpful during your weight loss journey.

White Tea

In the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, a recent research study found a correlation between drinking white tea and losing weight. While more research needs to be conducted, the current theory is that white tea blocks the formation of new fat cells while simultaneously speeding lipolysis, the process the body uses to break down stored fats. White tea is also a good source of catechins, an antioxidant that speeds the process of the liver creating energy from fat, and released fat cells, particularly around the belly. Incorporating white tea into your diet may help speed the belly fat burning process.

Green Tea

You have probably heard that green tea is good for you, but you may not realize that it could also be helpful with weight loss. Participants in a recent research study who drank green tea while dieting and exercising lost more weight than participants who used diet and exercise alone. This is probably for similar reasons as white tea, as green tea also contains catechins.

Mint Tea

Mint is a natural appetite suppressant, making mint tea full of potential when it comes to weight loss. For some reason, the smell of peppermint has proven to reduce cravings, which makes it easier to stick with your diet plan. In one study published in the Journal of Neurological and Orthopedic Medicine, when participants smelled peppermint every two hours, they lost an average of five pounds a month. If you are someone who struggles with late-night snacking, try drinking a cup of peppermint tea to suppress your appetite. Some people will even put a few drops of peppermint oil on their pillow to quell their desire for a midnight snack.

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea has enjoyed a recent upsurge in popularity, but you may still never have tried it. Rooibos comes from the South African red bush plant. Rooibos may help with weight loss because it contains a flavonoid called aspalathin. Aspalathin reduces the production of stress hormones that contribute to hunger and fat storage and are associated with a variety of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Sipping rooibos tea daily may help control these hormones, reducing your fat composition.

While these teas could help with weight loss when paired with a fitness program and diet, drinking them alone will not help you lose weight. If you live in Buckhead and are looking to lose weight, our medical weight loss clinic has helped many of our patients lose significantly amounts of weight. Contact us today to learn more about medical weight loss in Buckhead!

30 Nov 2015

The Benefits of Medical Weight Loss Programs

The number of Americans who are considered overweight is growing right alongside our waistbands. It is now estimated that almost 73% of us are considered to be overweight or obese and our new body sizes are affecting almost every aspect of our lives; from the added public health care costs to the size of airplane seats. Though we spend an outstanding $60 billion on weight loss programs and products, we still remain one of the fattest societies on the planet.


Because of our need for instant gratification we still look for that magic solution that will instantly melt the pounds away without any physical effort or lifestyle modifications on our part. Through trial and error, we keep looking to let our dollars do the heavy work in making us not so heavy; letting ourselves to be drawn into the empty promises once again.

Backed by science and proven by results, medical weight loss programs offers comprehensive support and professional assistance with weight loss. For those searching for a long-term solution to their weight problems, a program that is physician based provides the following benefits:

  • Complete health evaluation – Unlike popular weight loss clinics or nutrition coaches, medical weight loss programs take into consideration your entire medical history and current state in determining the best course of action based on your needs. EKG, blood panels and body fat analysis are all a part of the comprehensive physical that is inherent to the program.
  • Personal monitoring – Those with long-term weight issues often suffer from a variety of health problems. Weight loss programs that are medically based offer health monitoring on a routine basis, ensuring that you are losing weight at a healthy pace and are not experiencing changes that are detrimental to long-term health.
  • Support and accountability – By having a personal relationship with a physician that is invested in you, individuals experience a higher level of personal support through their weight loss journey. Weekly visits with a team of professionals that truly care about your progress helps to keep you focused and accountable, ensuring better results.

Our physician-directed weight loss program will help you lose the weight and change your lifestyle so you can keep the weight off. Located in Woodstock, Georgia, our program is personalized for each individual patient, focused on your needs and goals. Call us now at 678-233-2926 for more information.



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