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June 1, 2011 9:36 PM
I swear that since I've been drinking green tea in the evenings I haven't wanted to snack.

Just thought I'd pass along a tip :)

(Also, eating a bigger breakfast seems to help a bunch, too!)
  4890745
June 1, 2011 9:40 PM
I am not a big breakfast person.....and I have green tea in the morning (usually 3 bags) and it really helps me until lunch.
June 1, 2011 9:42 PM
i dont think its supposed to curb appetite..but its supposed to help with your metabolism
  2228488
June 1, 2011 9:42 PM
I've started to try adding green tea rather than coffee.............BUT I LOVE MY COFFEE!!!. Trying different flavors of green tea and after seeing your post I think I will try a bit harder! smile
June 1, 2011 9:58 PM
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i dont think its supposed to curb appetite..but its supposed to help with your metabolism
They say it does!

"Green tea appears to demonstrate the ability to suppress appetite, although a number of mechanisms may be at work. The major appetite suppressant factor lies behind its effect on norepinephrine and dopamine. These two peptide hormones, known as catecholamines, activate the sympathetic nervous system; one of the known effects includes a reduction in the desire for food. Researchers believe that ECGC, one of the most active compounds in green tea, mediates this effect by inhibiting the breakdown of an enzyme that would normally break down the catecholamines."

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/132371-does-green-tea-suppress-your-appetite/#ixzz1O5jzt2VN
  4890745
June 2, 2011 3:48 AM
Hmmmm.... maybe I'll also cut down on coffee and switch to at least some green tea. The caffine in tea actually works for me better than coffee, but I like the taste of coffee better.

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