Weight Control

Anita H. -18 lbs.

How ZenGolden Tea Can Help You Lose Weight and Protect Your Mind

It’s time to think about weight loss differently. Forget about the obsession with weight loss and dangerous quick fixes laden with harmful side effects. Instead, prioritize your well-being and make choices that promote a healthier lifestyle. Achieve healthy weight management with timeless simple daily rituals of our ZenGolden Healthy Weight Plan — drinking ZenGolden Tea, eating mindfully within an 8 hour window — and discover a path to a better you.

ZenGolden Tea can help stop sugar cravings and soothe hunger - properties that are especially useful for intermittent fasting - but equally effective for healthy eating and dementia prevention in general. Whether you fast or not, anyone interested in a healthy lifestyle can benefit from ZenGolden Tea.

While there are plenty of scientific research studies that support Formosa oolong tea’s weight management and fat burning properties, just drinking our tea without making any other dietary changes may not be enough to achieve significant weight loss goals. For the best results, we recommend using our tea to support a mindful combination of proven weight loss solutions detailed below. Check out our 28 Day Challenge section to see how our tea and these solutions can create powerful lifechanging results in just four weeks. 

The 5 Essential Weight Management Questions

Rather than dictating your meals, our mission is to share our evidence-based and scientifically sound solutions for weight management. We’ve also taken inspiration from centuries-old Zen principles practiced in East Asia, which have influenced the diets of millions of people and helped them live longer and healthier lives.

At ZenGolden, we have developed five essential weight management questions that will guide you to better health. We’re excited to share them with you and how drinking two or more cups of ZenGolden Tea daily and taking a mindful approach to eating will help you with each of these five questions.  

Question 1: When to Eat?

Reduce Your Feeding Window: Research has shown that restricting your feeding time window to 12 hours or less per day can help you lose weight. By cycling between periods of eating and fasting, you develop daily intermittent fasting routines that can have various health benefits, such as improving weight loss, insulin sensitivity, brain health, and potential protection against certain diseases.

The most common intermittent fasting routine is the 16/8 method: This involves fasting for 16 hours and eating within an 8-hour window each day. For example, one might eat only between noon and 8 PM.

Your Body's Natural Appetite Suppresant

After several consecutive days of 16 hour fasts, your body runs out of glycogen, the main human storage of sugar. Low on fuel, the body is forced to ramp up production of glucose and ketone for energy, respectively known as gluconeogenesis and ketosis. Like with most things, it takes regular daily practice of glucogenesis and ketosis to get used to them. Once the body is conditioned to regularly produce enough glucose and ketone, the brain senses a decreased need to eat and reduces its hunger response. This metabolic conditioning creates a natural appetite suppresant in your body. Most intermittent fasting practitioners on healthy diets notice a decrease in appetite after three continuous weeks of daily 16/8 fasts.     

For people who need to lose significant amount of weight, doing a 36 hour fast every week can also help reduce appetite. Do not fast for over 72 hours without medical supervision.

How ZenGolden Tea can help intermittent fasting: Intermittent fasting is often difficult because of hunger pangs that often occur at nighttime. The delicious natural floral flavor of ZenGolden Fasting Tea helps soothe your hunger and keep you satisfied during your fast. Drinking our tea can make your daily fast smooth and easy.

Question 2: What to Eat?

Obesity rate in economically developed parts of East Asia is some 88% lower than in the U.S. How do they do it? Millions of people in East Asia manage weight by cutting back on sugar, seed oil (aka vegetable oil) and processed food, while consuming more fiber, plain oolong tea like ZenGolden and natural whole food.   

Go Natural: Before highly addictive processed foods and artificial flavorings became commonplace in the 1980’s, most Americans were not overweight. By returning to natural foods and avoiding highly processed foods, it is easier for your body to maintain a healthy weight. Steer clear of foods that come prepackaged or in unnatural or powdery forms. Opt for whole foods instead. Avoid foods that contain artificial sweeteners, added sugar, trans-fat, and fried seed oil, and you will be on your way.  As a rule of thumb, cut back on food that has not been around before the 1980’s, the decade obesity epidemic exploded.

How ZenGolden Tea can help you quit eating processed junk food: The $2 trillion global food processing industry uses overly sweetened processed food to desensitize our palates, making natural foods taste bland and processed foods more addictive. For instance, the commonly used artificial sweetener sucralose, aka Splenda, is 600 times sweeter than sugar and will make natural sugar bland by comparison. Drinking delicately flavored ZenGolden Tea daily can help improve palate sensitivity and make healthy natural foods taste good again. 

Question 3: How Much to Eat?

Most Americans tend to overeat, consuming far more food and calories than necessary. The causes are large portion sizes, prevalence of fast-food culture, and excessive snacking.

  • American portion sizes are much larger compared to most other countries. Even the sizes of pre-packaged food and drink products are often larger. When eating out at restaurants, order two appetizers and use one as entrée, or share an entrée with someone. Skip dessert, but if they look too enticing, order one and share it with someone. When appropriate, bring left overs home for your next meal.
  • The convenience and affordability of fast food plays a significant role. These meals are often high in calories and low in nutritional value. Avoid going to fast food restaurants. Go to eateries with more healthy food offerings or cook at home.
  • According to the most recent survey, in addition to eating normal meals, 94% of Americans snack at least once a day and 50% snack two to three times a day. Snacking raises blood sugar levels, increases insulin and enhances fat storage. Being mindful about your snacking habits will help you make better choices when you feel hungry. If you must snack to satisfy addictive sugar cravings, replace sugary processed foods  and chocolate bars with natural high fiber fruits such as apple and high purity dark chocolate bars.  

How ZenGolden Tea can help portion control: Lightly oxidated tea such as ZenGolden Tea can help suppress appetite. If you want to eat smaller portions without feeling hungry, drink our tea regularly before eating.

Question 4: How to Improve Metabolic Health?

Most highly-processed foods are designed to be quickly absorbed and converted into sugar, causing sharp spikes in insulin and other fat-related hormones. Here’s how you can help improve your metabolism.  

  • Prioritize protein: Incorporate protein-rich foods like lean meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, beans, and legumes into your diet. Protein has a higher thermic effect, which means your body uses more energy to break it down, and results in a boost to your metabolism. Specifically, protein breakdown requires 20-30% of caloric intake compared to less than 10% for carbs and fat.
  • Eat more fiber early in meals: Eating more fiber will slow your body’s absorption of calories and insulin response. For instance, eating whole apples with the fiber rich peel is metabolically healthier than drinking apple juice. Starting a meal with fiber rich fruit and/or vegetable can help your metabolism.
  • Get enough sleep: Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night to maintain optimal metabolic function. Lack of sleep can interfere with hormones related to hunger and metabolism, potentially leading to weight gain.
  • Manage stress: Chronic stress can raise cortisol levels, which can negatively affect your metabolism. Cortisol production is associated with belly fat. Practice stress management techniques such as meditation, yoga, or breathing exercises to help keep your metabolism in check.

How ZenGolden Tea can help improve metabolism: Rich in catechins and other antioxidants, our tea helps increase metabolic rate, promoting fat oxidation and insulin sensitivity. ZenGolden Tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid known for reducing cortisol, controlling inflammation, and promoting relaxation without causing drowsiness. As a result, ZenGolden Tea can promote relaxation and focus, improve sleep, and reduce cortisol that increases belly fat. According to research from Osaka Prefecture University in Japan, oolong tea such as ZenGolden is highly effective at burning belly fat. In addition, our tea contains moderate amounts of caffeine, which also accelerates metabolic rate without causing jitterness.

Research has shown that drinking 6 - 8 cups of liquids a day will also help proper metabolism and weight loss. Drink at least 2 cups of ZenGolden Tea a day to keep your body functioning properly and promote a healthy metabolism.

Question 5: How to Burn Fat

In addition to managing diet, there are other activities you can do to help manage your weight. Here are some of our recommended activities.

  • Exercise regularly: Incorporate a mix of moderate resistance training and cardio into your workout routine. Resistance training helps build muscle mass, which in turn raises your resting metabolic rate. Cardio exercises such as running and swimming can also help boost your metabolism by increasing your heart rate.

Because muscle tissues burn more fat than fat tissues, bulking up major muscle groups can help burn fat. Doing squats build two of the three largest muscle groups in your body, therefore can accelerate fat burning. 

  • Meditate regularly: Regular meditation practice reduces stress, which in turn lowers fat producing cortisol. 

How ZenGolden Tea helps fat burning: In addition to its inherent biochemical fat burning properties, ZenGolden Tea can help put you in a meditative state and reduce stress. The stress reduction is conducive to fat burning.    

Remember, everyone's ideal weight loss solution is different, so it may take some time and trial and error to find the best combination of habits for you. Regardless of your combination, drinking ZenGolden Tea daily can help you manage weight. If you are not a member yet, join our Tea Club and experience it for yourself. 

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