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Old 02-05-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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Okay, so I have decided to get into some loose leaf tea for treats. I sweeten with Stevia, and no milk products of course. Any idea if this could be an issue?? I am currently on phase I down 62 lbs with 20 to go!
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:26 AM   #2
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Okay, so I have decided to get into some loose leaf tea for treats. I sweeten with Stevia, and no milk products of course. Any idea if this could be an issue?? I am currently on phase I down 62 lbs with 20 to go!
I would just make sure it's herbal so at least you can count it as part of your water.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:43 AM   #3
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I use herbal teas all the time-love mint and peach-and then I don't need any sweeteners...
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:07 AM   #4
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Red Zinger tea -made from hibiscus flowers - tastes like punch and is high in antioxidants. It's better for you than water. I place 4 tea bags in a glass pitcher with 8 cups of water and put it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, I remove the tea bags, add a few squirts of lemon juice, a little sweetener (I use agave nector) and fill my water bottle with it. I believe it also curbs my appetite a little.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:14 AM   #5
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I have all sorts of herbal teas in my cupboard. I love the decaf chai spice. And you can use 1 oz. of milk per day (someone please correct me if I'm wrong). Not quite a chai latte, but pretty close.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:15 AM   #6
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And someone told me (wuv?) that 3 packets of sweetener per day are allowed.
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And someone told me (wuv?) that 3 packets of sweetener per day are allowed.
I didn't read anywhere that we were restricted to three packets of sweetener per day. I have been using more than that. I make green tea with 1 sweetener, it is too bitter without it.
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I don't like plain green tea, so I use the green tea & jasmine , green tea & lemon or green tea & ginger blends, no need for sweetener then
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I am going to go some more herbal teas! Tea is one way I am getting past my cravings here in the early days on the plan. Did not realize herbal counted as water. On Phase one, Splenda or Stevia for sweeteners. Is that right?

I hope that the sweetener is not restricted. It is one way I am getting through my life of leaving the carbs alone!
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I've been drinking iced tea in the mornings, alternating between green tea & Wild Berry Zinger, both sweetened with stevia... sometimes I end up having a couple of glasses of each, sometimes less... I switch to plain water after noon & for the rest of the day...

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Yerba Matte is my favorite!

http://guayaki.com/mate/130/Yerba-Mate.html
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That sounds good!
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In the morning, I remove the tea bags, add a few squirts of lemon juice, a little sweetener (I use agave nector) and fill my water bottle with it. I believe it also curbs my appetite a little.
Agave Nectar, even the light variety, has 60 calories per tablespoon, 16 grams CARBOHYDRATES with 15 of those being SUGARS. This is NOT a 0/0/0 product! So I don't think that this is a sweetner that is allowed if you are following the Ideal Protein Protocol. Have you checked with your coach about this?
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:08 AM   #14
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So I have found the most wonderful white tea!!!!! Tasty with no sweetner, its called White Ginger Pear and its from Tea Forte. Bonus with the white tea is it has been shown to benefit the breakdown of FAT~YAY!
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Their Kati cup is SWEET, I use it several times a day. It was actually the ease of using this amazing cup that started my craze. I start my day with a black or green tea. White tea is super low caf so its as close to herbal as you can get without being herbal. I dig the African Solstice as well, its like candy in a cup and it is herbal and no sweetner needed.

I am in heaven with my loose leaf teas, I will never be a bag girl again they just can't compare. This is something I am certain will continue way past the end of my weightloss journey and bring me pleasure for years to come. I am a bit crazy addicted right now.


http://www.teaforte.com/store/gourme...e-ginger-pear/

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Old 02-13-2012, 01:10 AM   #15
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OMG, the Bombay Chai steeped for a full five minutes and added to a vanilla ready made IS A CHAI LATTE FROM HEAVEN
Edited to add, I had this for my bf this morning and frankly its the most amazing thing I have put in my mouth for MONTHS! I was actually thinking "I think I am gonna keep this one on stand by even after I am on maintance".

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