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Old 09-22-2007, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default The Ultimate Diet tea that actually works!

OK, first let me say that I am an avid reader of both "Women's World" and "First" magazines and will try any/all the diets/diet products that they suggest. So let's just say that "I have tried it all". I am a human "diet" guinea pig!

I have tried many teas (oolong, green, yerba mate) and have not really seen any weight "loss" results from any of these and they don't successfully curb my appetite. But maybe there are lots of other benefits that I am just not physically seeing.

Anywho - I do drink one tea that totally curbs my appetite, which really needs some major curbing after dinner!!!

It's called "Bonkers Ultimate Diet Tea".

I have tried all the flavors and the only flavor that curbs my appetite is the Lemon Peppermint one. I really think that it is the combination of Yerba Mate, green tea AND peppermint that does the trick.

I get it at Safeway/Tom Thumb. Have you tried it and let me know if it works for you.


P.S. I have also tried all the anti-aging face creams that "Women's World" and "First" recommends, LOL!!!!
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:41 PM   #2
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We frequently get email from those magazines asking what the latest, craziest fad diet or tip is Honestly, their writers are not qualified to write about diets, and seem to grab whatever comes up in Google. Look at how they launched ******* this summer, which is just a very dangerous starvation diet that promotes anorexia techniques! A couple of weeks ago, they published an article about FucoThin and said Dr Weil recommended it, which led a lot of consumers to believe it was safe and effective. We asked Dr Weil's rep and he's upset because he doesn't recommend the product (quite the opposite), and did not give permission to be included in the article.

Bonkers Ultimate Diet Tea contains stimulants and potentially dangerous ingredients. Citrin K is HCA, or garcinia cambogia - Studies on animals suggested that HCA might affect the way the body burns carbohydrates and stores fat. However, no studies have shown similar effects on humans. An extensive study by JAMA concluded: Garcinia cambogia failed to produce significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with placebo.

According to Berkeley Wellness: no one knows if HCA has any long-term adverse effects; some animal research found that it's toxic. It may be combined with other diet compounds, and the safety of such products - witch's brews of herbs and chemicals- is certainly questionable. The PDR for Nutritional Supplements states that pregnant or nursing mothers, and those with dementia syndromes such as Alzheimer's disease should avoid HCA. They also state that those with diabetes should be cautious with it.

Some people find that drinking peppermint tea helps with their appetites. But that's real peppermint tea, not a diet tea. Have you tried buying some peppermint leaves from your local health food store, and brewing them with regular tea? Sounds tasty and safe
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:58 PM   #3
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wow, thanks for the information! And I agree that I think it's the peppermint and will try brewing some in my Oolong tea.

And I tried the FucoThin and it didn't appear to do anything so I decided to research it myself and went to Dr. Weil's site. And like you said he did write an aritcle on it but did NOT recommend this! I thought to myself, "Oh how they twist things to get the story".

thanks again and I won't be buying the Bonkers tea anymore.

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Old 09-22-2007, 09:03 PM   #4
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I have one friend who swears by peppermint oil, just smelling it! It's like aromatherapy for appetite control I guess. She takes it into theaters and stuff, to keep her away from popcorn! Personally I can't stand eating while watching a movie, it's so distracting, but she loves giant tubs of popcorn and claims she doesn't want it when she brings the peppermint oil.

I know it sounds wacky! But maybe it would work for somebody else and it can't hurt...
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:08 PM   #5
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I had a peppermint sniffer once. It does really help get your mind off of food. Unless you're craving Peppermint Patties!
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