While subsisting on mini meals may not seem overly harmful, constantly taking in calories can make it difficult to see the scale budge, especially if you’re looking for rapid weight loss. Although it may seem nearly impossible to stop your snack attacks, there’s actually a simple solution: sip black tea.
This brew contains antioxidants that block blood sugar-raising enzymes and delay the absorption of glucose, according to recent research. The study authors note that their findings can benefit those who are pre-diabetic, as glucose management plays an integral role in their health. But their insights also benefit dieters and avid snackers looking to cut back; when blood sugar levels remain stable, it wards off the munchies! Plus, previous research notes that the brew can also increase the rate at which the body is able to bring levels of hunger-increasing stress hormones back to normal after an upsetting event.
To curb your snack attacks for good and start slimming down, you’ll want to brew up three half-cup servings a day. To ensure the hunger-fighting antioxidants have been extracted from the tea bag, let it steep in the water for about 30 minutes, as the researchers did during their study. Impatient? Steep the tea in hot water and leave it overnight. You can reheat it or enjoy it cold the next day without watching the clock.