Want to Burn Calories? Skip the Green Tea and Go for a RunThere are some major benefits of being fit. You can do more, you live longer, you feel better, and more alive. There is no easy road to burning calories and the myth of drinking green tea as an alternative to burning calories has been put to shame. The old fashion way, keeping a fitness workout, prevails.

Sorry to put a damper on your tea time but green tea alone will not bring weight loss.

One pound of fat equals 3500 calories. You will burn some calories from green tea, 70 to 80 extra calories, from an effect called thermogenesis which is the process of heat production from thermogenic substances in organisms, but this is from drinking four- seven cups a day.

Although, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, green tea could increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans by 4%.

Green tea could aid weight loss and give you a slight metabolism boost but green tea isn't a reason to skip the gym. It simple isn't an viable option for burning calories. The best way to burn calories is to exercise, try these exercise videos and yoga videos to get you going!

Take advantage of green tea by using it to coincide with working-out. Green tea will give you and your metabolism a boost. Try a cup in the morning and/or one in the afternoon. Switching daily coffee to green tea is an easy trick too.

Green tea alone is not enough to really bring a noticeable change to your body, especially if you are aiming to lose many pounds. However, green tea can be a complement to a healthy diet and exercise lifestyle; instead of a soda, for example.

Just remember, while green tea is a healthy choice, without an active lifestyle and fitness routine, tea alone won't help you burn your calories. Have a cup before you workout or afterward since tea can soothe muscle pain. Just set your goals based on miles to run, not sips of tea.