Help! I lost weight but I’m so bloated
I’ve dropped 15 pounds in the past month and was excited to show off my weight loss at holiday parties—but I’m so bloated that you can barely tell! What can I do?
To quickly flush excess water weight and get your belly back to flat, we suggest sipping two to three cups of white tea daily. Researchers at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk found that the unique combination of water, caffeine and polyphenols in this floral and fruity brew signal the hypothalamus to tamp down the production of vasopressin—a hormone that promotes fluid retention. As a result, the kidneys increase urine production to quickly expel body-wide puffiness. The effect is so powerful that many women say sipping white tea helps them shed up to 4 pounds of “false fat” in as little as 48 hours.
Another smart reason to sip the brew: White tea contains powerful antioxidants shown to block the formation and growth of new fat cells to help stave off weight gain.