By Dr. Mike Moreno
Author of The 17 Day Diet Cookbook
Are you on the 17 Day Diet and struggling with abstaining from alcohol or just experiencing difficulty with getting in your daily green tea and water? Here are my personal answers to your questions about staying properly hydrated, and why it's so key to your weight-loss success.
I don't like green tea. Is it really important that I drink it? Can I substitute black tea or coffee?
Green tea contains certain natural chemicals called catechins that increase fat-burning and stimulate the calorie-burning process, which occurs as a result of digesting and metabolizing food. Research shows that green tea also helps with detoxifying your system, something that's really important when you diet.
Coffee and tea do have some antioxidants and the caffeine in both can jump-start your metabolism, but one to two cups a day is the ideal. Too much coffee or tea can result in elevated blood pressure, and the tannins mayRead More »from 17 Day Diet Hydration Tips: What You Need to Drink, When, and Why