Mega-T answers your most frequently asked questions about weight loss
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I’ve heard that green tea contains “EGCG antioxidants.” What exactly are these, and why are they good for my overall health?
The letters “EGCG” stand for epigallocatechin gallate, a naturally-occuring chemical commonly produced by plant-based substances. These substances are called polyphenols, flavonoids or catechins. As a group, these substances are called antioxidants, because they may help protect your body from potentially harmful oxygen-containing molecules called free radicals.
Where do free radicals come from, and how can they be harmful?
Free radicals are created as a by-product of the process your body uses to turn the food you eat into energy, every day. Left unchecked by the natural antioxidants found in healthy fruits, vegetables, and plants —such as green tea — these free radicals can damage your DNA, the membranes of your cells, and other cell components. Free radical damage is the chief source of premature aging.
Why is green tea extract such a powerful source of antioxidants?
Because the specific type of antioxidants found in green tea, namely catechins, are very strong and even more powerful than vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene at fighting harmful free radicals. These powerful catechins may also protect DNA.
Does green tea contain caffeine?
Yes, but in lesser amounts than coffee. For instance, a six-ounce cup of green tea contains about 30 mg of caffeine, while there are about 100 mg of caffeine in six ounces of coffee.
Will taking more supplements a day than the recommended dose help me lose weight more quickly?
No, taking more than the recommended dose of these supplements, or any supplement, will not accelerate your weight loss and may actually be harmful. Take only the recommended amount per day and follow your diet and exercise program to lose no more than two pounds per week for successful, lasting weight loss.
What kinds of food should I be eating when trying to lose weight?
You should be eating unprocessed foods rich in protein, complex carbohydrates, and fiber. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you should include soy or other protein-rich meat substitutes to be sure you’re getting enough protein and iron in your diet. Avoid high-fat, fried, and sugar-laden foods that offer empty calories, or the wrong kinds of carbohydrates. And drink at least eight glasses of water per day.
How much exercise should I get per day?
Depending on your age, fitness level, and circumstances, ideally every healthy adult should get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day — even if it’s only a daily walk. Check with your physician or healthcare professional before beginning any exercise program; then find an activity that you enjoy and can easily participate in without fear of injury or over-exertion.
What should I do if I have to eat at restaurants and can’t control the portion size I’m served?
Just order food following the guidelines above and ask to have half of your meal wrapped to go. This way, you can control the portion size you eat at the restaurant and have another ready-to-go meal for your lunch, the next day.
If I “cheat” one day and eat too many calories, does it mean I’ve ruined my diet and should just give up?
No, not at all. The next day, simply return to your sensible eating plan and resume your healthy nutritional habits, such as portion control and exercise. Remember that just as it took you a while to gain extra weight, successful, lasting weight loss is a day-by-day, hour-by-hour process.
Can having a positive attitude and getting enough rest also affect how successful I am in losing weight?
Absolutely. Studies have shown that just believing you can be successful, maintaining a positive attitude, and getting eight hours of sleep per night can help reduce stress. Reducing stress can also help to reduce the levels of cortisol in your metabolism. Since cortisol is a hormone that encourages your body to store excess fat in reaction to stress, reducing cortisol makes weight loss easier, particularly in older adults. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and boost endorphins — the “feel good hormones” — as is getting enough rest on a daily basis.
So a sensible diet, portion control, regular exercise, stress-reduction, sufficient rest, plenty of water, are all good ideas when it comes to weight loss?
They’re more than good ideas. A sensible combination of all of these factors — diet, portion control, exercise, stress-reduction, hydration, and a dietary supplement — guarantees that most healthy adults will lose a significant and lasting amount of excess weight, over time. Why not start your healthier lifestyle today?
How much weight can I expect to lose?
If you use Mega-T and follow our diet and exercise plan, you can lose 1-2 lbs a week. It is not healthy to lose a lot of weight quickly, and if you do, it isn’t it likely that you'll keep the weight off. Please consult your physician as to what is right for you and follow all package directions.
Can children under 18 take Mega-T?
Mega-T should only be used by adults, 18 years or older.
Are Mega-T products gluten-free?
Yes, Mega-T products are gluten-free.
Are there any side-effects to using Mega-T?
Please read the package and directions before using Mega-T. You should discontinue use if any of the following side-effects occur: rapid heartbeat, dizziness, severe headaches, shortness of breath, or if you develop symptoms of liver trouble, such as abdominal pain, dark urine, jaundice, or other similar symptoms.