6 Studies — 6 Tips — For Rapid Weight Loss

Pistachios

1. GREEN TEA
Study says: drink 4-5 cups of green tea

A study published inThe Journal of Nutrition found that after just two weeks, exercisers who sipped four to five cups of green tea each day and logged 25-minutes at the gym lost more belly fat than their non-tea-drinking counterparts. What makes the drink so powerful? It contains catechins, an antioxidant that hinders the storage of belly fat and aids rapid weight loss.

2. ALMONDS
Study says: Down 40 of these little weight loss pills daily.

Think of each almond as a natural weight-loss pill. A study of overweight and obese adults found that, combined with a calorie-restricted diet, consuming a little more than a quarter cup of the nuts can decrease weight more effectively than a snack comprised of complex carbohydrates and safflower oil—after just two weeks!

3. PISTACHIOS
Study says: Eat pistachios, ax the pretzels.

UCLA Center for Human Nutrition researchers divided study participants into two groups, each of which were fed a nearly identical low-cal diet for 12-weeks. The only difference between the groups was what they were given to eat as an afternoon snack. One group ate 220-calories of pretzels while the other group munched on 240-calories worth of pistachios. Just four weeks into the study, the pistachio group had reduced their BMI by a point, while the pretzel-eating group stayed the same, and their cholesterol and triglyceride levels showed improvements as well.

4. AVOCADO OIL
Study says: Take three tablespoons of avocado oil daily.

Penn State University researchers compared those who consumed avocado oil with those who consumed a flax-safflower oil blend. Those on the avocado oil diet—just three tablespoons daily did the trick—lost nearly 2 percent of their belly fat in just one month. For more ways to enjoy big, bold flavors, burn flab with these 8 Fatty Foods That Make You Skinny.

5. LEGUMES
Study says: Down legumes four times a week.

In one four-week Spanish study, researchers found that eating a calorie-restricted diet that includes four weekly servings of legumes aids weight loss more effectively than an equivalent diet that doesn’t include beans.

6. GRAPEFRUIT
Study says: Enjoy half a grapefruit before any meal.

A study published in the journal Metabolism found that subjects that eat half a grapefruit before a meal can enhance their body’s fat-burning performance—which results in waist circumference reduction by up to an inch—in just six weeks! The scientists attribute the powerful effects to the grapefruits’ fat-zapping phytochemicals.

On another note…

WHAT IS GREEN TEA HP?
Green Tea HP™ is a proprietary blend of extracted antioxidants from fresh green tea, noni juice, açaí, resveratrol and pomegranate. Green Tea HP™ comes in convenient single serving pixies that you can take on the go. Open a pixie and pour it into 12-16 ounces of water then shake it up. We recommend using one pixie with breakfast and one pixie with lunch.

WHAT IS THE PROPRIETARY BLEND OF ANTIOXIDANTS IN GREEN TEA HP?
Green Tea HP™ contains the right amount of antioxidants from green tea along with several other complimentary antioxidants. These include antioxidants from: açaí – which is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Noni juice – used in many cultures for vitality, strength and general health. Pomegranate – contains potent antioxidants linked to cardiovascular health and mental clarity. Resveratrol – one of the most promising anti-aging ingredients extracted from grapes. Trace minerals – provide support to absorb antioxidants and facilitate proper cellular function.