I was google'n wu-yi tea today and came across a blog about losing weight with wu-yi tea. What caught my attention right away was the before and after photos on the front page. So I checked it out and basically the writer is documenting what he calls his "live case study" of losing weight with wu-yi tea.
I didn't have time to read the whole thing as I was just about ready to head out for work, but what I did read I found rather interesting. The writer claims to be a "simple dude" and is sharing his personal experience using wu-yi. He apparently has lost 20 pounds in two months using the tea and looking at his photos it appears to be a valid claim.
So far what I like about his blog is his straightforwardness, simplicity, and giving real life information based on his own experience and use of wu-yi. He doesn't appear to inject hype or bs and at times within the posts shares some good humor. I'll definitely check this out more later and suggest you do the same before buying into wu-yi tea. In fact I plan to follow along with his blog before I get too far into my own plan, why reinvent the wheel if hes found something that works! I'll look into it more tonight and post again about if I find it worthwhile. If you want to check it out now here's the link... wu-yi tea results
We're all familiar with the whole old "Ancient Chinese Secret" line. Well, wu-yi tea fits the bill well with that saying. Now that wu-yi tea, oolong tea, wulong tea,(all the same tea just different names) are getting popular and a bit of media exposure, people are rushing to get the "next big thing" in weight loss.
The funny thing is oolong tea has been around forever and in many circles the weight loss was a known fact. It just shows how slapping a new or fancy name to something old can bring it back in fashion even if it's years and years old.
The "power" of wu-yi tea is the "Polyphenol" found within the tea. I won't go into a long medical explanation of what polyphenol is, and to be truthful I probably couldn't anyway! But basically polyphenol is recognized as controlling obesity. It activates enzymes responsible for dissolving triglycerides(contributes to excess fat build up). In simple terms it enhances metabolism meaning you burn more calories.
From the material I have been reading, there are many clinical studies and documentation proving the weight loss ability of drinking wu-yi tea, or oolong tea on a regular basis. I think it's amazing that such a natural source of controlling weight exists especially because there is so much hype out there on expensive diet systems and supplements that cost a fortune and do nothing for you!
After looking into wu-yi tea a bit more I found out that I actually knew what it was, well kind of... Wu-yi tea is another name for oolong tea which is probably more familiar with many of us than wu-yi. When you see tea referred to as wu-yi tea, basically it means it is tea that has been harvested from the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian Province of China. One of the more prominent teas harvested being oolong tea. Wu-yi tea is said to have originated over 400 years ago.
According to what I've read so far, oolong tea does in fact have credible health benefits. In fact it apparently has been used in traditional chinese medicine for decades and is currently still used. Out of the various health benefits is weight loss promotion. It's no wonder then that with America's ever growing overweight population that us round eyes are being attracted to wu-yi tea. It's all very interesting and I'm looking forward to sharing more about it soon.
As I stated under my about me section I'm a bit of a diet addict. I'm not really overweight but I always feel like I could lose a few pounds. We all could right? Plus everybody needs a hobby don't they? LoL.
I tend to jump on the latest diet bandwagons, ride them out for a bit then jump off and jump onto another. It has always amazed me how the body can be transformed, like a very heavy individual losing a bunch of weight and looking like a totally different person!
My latest interest has been Wu-Yi Tea. A friend of mine actually turned me onto it one day when she was joking around with me. Knowing how many different diets I'm always "on", she made a crack while we were at Starbucks one morning. "Have you had your wu-yi tea yet? Maybe they've added it to the menu...".
At the time I had no idea what she was talking about, thanks to her I now have added a new diet to my long diet checklist. She apparently heard about it from an episode of oprah or something, of course I fired a crack right back at her for actually watching oprah. And yes there are actually women who DO NOT watch oprah!
I guess I can't claim that wu-yi tea is a fad diet at the moment, at least not for me yet. I've just started trying it and I'm experimenting with the various brands. I'm also still learning about it and if I happen to make it past three weeks of using it, it won't be a fad for me =)