A cup of Tea and Weight Loss.
Is it possible to find that cup of tea, that brand of tea, that special flavour of tea, that will allow us to lose that stubborn weight, that instead of using our will power:
“Just by drinking this brew, your excess weight will just disappear! “
Heard that? Yes of course! Mmm…… that magic elixir.
I seem to have always carried just that little and sometimes during my life, a lot of extra pounds, that I dislike intensely, but really over the last few years, I feel I have become complacent with where I find myself in my world, the treadmill of; work, rest and managing the ups and downs that sometimes just seem too much and too tough.
My world: Where I know I should be fitter and healthier, so I can attain and keep a healthy longevity!
Teas can Help
Truly? The weight loss tea brew? There is not one special tea to take to gain that desired weight loss, but there are many teas that can help.
To gain anything in life, we need a plan, a well thought out plan stating what we would like to achieve, our goals and how we are going to get there .
It is never too late to make a change, however small, or large, if you wish it to be, baby steps and heaps of pats on the back, most important!
Positives overcome Negatives!
I visited my Doctor, awhile ago, I had a really horrible virus, where I was continually shivering, aching, sweating and the only thing that helped was paracetamol and anti inflammatories, alternately. I also took antibiotics, prescribed but advised they wouldn’t help due to the fact it was a virus, but hey, I took them anyway, because I felt so unwell. I had a full blood test done, (some thing I had been avoiding for years)! plus a kidney scan! And well there you are, mmm… cholesterol; a little high and the signs of a fatty liver.
She wants me to come back for another one! Double Yikes!….
Mmmm……that sand pit is beckoning!!
Do you hide your head in the sand? Well I do, especially when it’s hidden from my view! Can’t see it, so it isn’t there, perhaps just a little niggling doubt that maybe and I don’t want to know, stupid? Yes! Think about it tomorrow, do something tomorrow, yes sounds like me!
So time to re evaluate? Most Definitely!
My Plan initially is very simple, each night after a light tea perhaps two hours after I have eaten, I shall go to bed with a lovely cup of hot Chamomile tea. On waking each morning , (of course my beautiful big cup of chamomile has also helped me to sleep soundly! ), and prior to eating breakfast, I shall enjoy a lovely hot mug of Black tea, perhaps English Breakfast, Assam Tea, Irish Breakfast Tea, Yorkshire Tea, a strong tea, which I love, hot and milky, as I contemplate, what I shall have for my breakfast! To me always a strong black but….
The Benefit of starting the day with Fluids:
Is, that not only will it hydrate you, it will fill you and not make you SO hungry, that a possible bad sugary choice is made due to the need to alleviate the feelings of emptiness !
Water is fine, but add to that water the tea of your choice, what about that delightful cup of hot tea? So much more enticing and of course with the wonderful health benefits found in tea, a great start to the day!
Chamomile Tea, will aid my sleep and my Black tea, first thing in the morning, will revive me. Doing these two things will energise my mind and body so I can think clearly about my intentions for the day regarding my well being.
Weight Issues can be exacerbated and usually are by;
One:: A sluggish digestive system.
Two: Poor circulation.
which can result in fluid retention.
Teas: are full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, many teas especially herbaceous teas, eg. Dandelion tea acts a natural diuretic, others aid digestion, ease gas, settle stomach cramping, soothe nerves.
Teas that may aid Weight Loss.
Dandelion Tea……….. A Cleanser and Natural Diuretic with potassium and vitamins, working gently within your body to eliminate waste and balance your fluids.
Rosemary Tea………Aids the digestion of fats, helps enhance circulation and so acts as a preventative to cholesterol.
Parsley Tea………….. super cleanser for the liver, glands and gallbladder.
Papaya Tea…………..Or called Paw Paw from the melon tree, it contains enzymes aiding healthy digestion. My Dad grew paws paws in the backyard and the fruit is yummy, just to have it sliced and a piece for breakfast, or lunch, or tea! And why not IN my tea!
Chinese Oolong Tea……..Helps to reduce cholesterol.
There are many more, so many more wonderful teas, healing and nutritious and enjoyable!
Below is a link to a book by Victoria Zaks, which I have read and shared my knowledge of her book with you. it is an amazing book, not expensive and gives so much information, about the enjoyment of and health benefits of, our glorious cup of tea!
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Teas that may replace the Desire for a Sugar Fix.
Reach for the teas, naturally sweet, natural energy, so replacing the desire to reach for a sugary drink, enjoy a naturally sweet tea full of herbal nutrients and healing properties. Have these on hand when the need to consume something sweet is palpable.
Well a start on my journey and hopefully yours, to look at what I /we are consuming and the effects it can have on our well being and the need to grow in knowledge:
What comes from nature, pure and unadulterated, can make my being, a lot better!
For my teas, at this stage, my herbal teas, for example, my peppermint and my chamomile, I have been buying the ‘Pure Chamomile’ or the ‘Pure Peppermint’, so getting ‘plain’ tea, just that herb on its own, so I feel that I am getting the best shot of the nutritious benefits, for my needs, in that instance, whether to help me to sleep or to invigorate me just to survive that day at work!
Also to me, the need to fill those moments between meals, when the need to eat, to satisfy that craving, tea can soothe that need, whether as a sweetener or just to give me that calmness. It can help me on my journey, to not just possibly shed some pounds/ kilos, , but to offer and give relief to my mind and body.
Hot Today? Need something Refreshing and Cooling?
Try an Iced Tea:
perhaps Raspberry and Pomegranate or Lemon and Mint.
Steep 4/5/6, (depending on your taste). teabags in hot water, then fill a beautiful clear glass jug with water and add the beautiful tea to your jug when cooled.
Have you got lots of ice block containers?
Prior to making your jug of tea, freeze pieces of fruit, perhaps small pieces of strawberries, mint leaves, raspberries, lemon, orange, into ice block containers cover with water and freeze.
Add to your jug, or straight into some lovely tall glasses and top with the cooled tea, not only does it look inviting, as the ice further cools your drink and as it melts, it releases the fruit, to add further, fuller, flavours to your drink! Yum!
Stash Teas look wonderful and the write up is exceptional, unfortunately from what I have read only available in the USA at this stage, so I have included some more choices!
A drink to break the fast after sleeping. A nice brew, of whatever you particularly like, be it; black tea, green tea, peppermint, rosemary, sage, hibiscus, whatever you enjoy to break that fast after sleeping.
Then enjoy a good breakfast, fruit, fibre, protein, mmm… well an exceptionally good start to an exceptionally good day!! yay!!!
Well must be good! We have set the Scene! So what else can we achieve today!
To the Pleasure of Tea and Well Being!
‘20,000 Secrets of Tea’, Author Victoria Zaks
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