Q: I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about green tea and its effect on your health. I have also hear that it can help with weight loss, as well. Is this true and if so how?
A: More than a decade’s worth of research has shown that green tea may help prevent cancer and heart disease, lower cholesterol, prevent diabetes and, to answer your question, may aid in weight loss as well!
Weight Loss Benefits
Studies have shown that participants who drank tea, especially caffeinated tea, lost weight. Even green tea extract has shown to aid in weight loss and lower blood pressure. But, lets take a closer look at how and the research behind these claims.
Green Tea Breaks Down Fat
Green tea contains substances that break down fat cells. More specifically, EGCG and caffeine, both found in green tea, work together to help fat cells break down fat and releases them into your bloodstream, which can then be used for energy! 
Green Tea As A Fat Burner
When combined with exercise, green tea has shown to help men lose 17% more fat than those who didn’t drink it! 
It May Help You Consume Fewer Calories
Low to no calorie drinks, such as water and green tea, may actually help you eat less! Studies have shown that individuals who drank two 8oz glasses of water before their meal consumed 70 to 90 fewer calories at that meal. If you did that for every meal, every day the calories would really add up! 
Replacing Sugary Drinks Can Save Over 50,000 Calories In A Year
For the regular soda, juice or other sugary drink consumers, simply replacing one can of soda (roughly 150 calories) per day would save you over 50,000 calories per year!
Green Tea And Metabolism
The Weight Loss Formula
While most studies have been fairly positive as far as green tea and weight loss are concerned, there are also studies that show no significant difference in body composition.  In other words, green tea may help, but it’s no magic elixir.
Most importantly, and for greatest weight loss effects, consume green tea along with a balanced low calorie diet and proper fitness regimen.