I've been putzing with black tea. I had a fair amount when I moved from Denver to The Bayou. It was bulk tea from an Asian food store. Something like $4 for, um, uh, a large container. Not your $3 for a few tea bags from the grocery store.
Anyway, I've found another local source and after more experiments I can say without qualification that black tea is a good appetite suppressant.
After breakfast I'm making up a pot, something like a dozen bags (this batch isn't bulk) in maybe a quart or a quart and a half of water. Boil the water, throw in the tea, steep. I drink it through the afternoon.
Here it is, 6:30PM and even though I fixed dinner for The Olde Folks At Home, all I really want is a salad. (Big, bad ass, yes!) I don't have any compulsion to do the little thin steaks I served them.
Get the tea from an Asian market.
Research I've done indicates that the results come from not only caffeine, but the theobromine that tea is heavy with. Further, just like epinephrine, the banned weight loss drug, there is more going on here than just a jacked up metabolism. Epinephrine and theobromine have effects at the hormonal level, too.
For me, here's a solution to "eatertainment" or Food Boredom. It's cheap, it's natural, what not to like?