Optimize Your Health, Fitness & Vitality with Brien Shamp: Green tea for a flat belly

You may be interested to know there’s a beverage that may help reduce belly fat.

You may be interested to know there’s a beverage that may help reduce belly fat.  That beverage is green tea.

An ingredient in green tea called catechins stimulates the burning of calories and speeds the loss of belly fat.  So pour yourself a glass and drink your way to a slimmer you.  Be sure that your green tea is unsweetened and calorie free.


  • Put fresh cold water into the kettle on the stove.  Green tea should be heated to between 140 and 185 F.  Sliding a cooking thermometer into the spout as you heat your water will help you achieve the desired heat.
  • Preheat your cup or teapot with hot water before adding your water and green tea. This prevents a drop in temperature when you pour the heated water into the cup or teapot.  If using tea bags, it is one tea bag per 8 oz. water in a cup.  If using loose tea, it is 1 tsp. of loose tea per 8 oz. of water. When using loose tea, don't over-pack the basket or tea ball you are filling.  Tea leaves need room to expand to give the best flavor.

Read more: How to Make The Perfect Cup of Green Tea | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5213936_make-perfect-cup-green-tea.html#ixzz2DD3VKmmn

Brien Shamp brings you 22 years of experience as a Body Transformation Expert, Personal Trainer, Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach, Massage Therapist, Strength Coach for College & Pro Athletes and Reiki Practitioner. In 2011 he was nominated one of the top ten trainers in the country. Brien has a degree in Biomechanics from UC Davis and extensive graduate studies in Exercise Physiology from SF State. Brien won first place in the Met-Rx World’s Best Personal Trainer Contest in 1999 and was nominated Best in the Bay by KRON 4 for Weight Loss in 2009. He is an active author in Parenting on the Peninsula, Ms. Fitness Magazine and his FREE Blog with thousands of subscribers at www.BrienShamp.com

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linda D December 13, 2012 at 05:14 PM
You're wrong on the temp. You should never have extreme heat not boiling or your green tea will come out bitter. Organic tea is the healthiest. Korean Ginseng also another option. Annemarie D


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