Good for you... but was there a question in there? I was fooled by the title.
I have been doing the Primal Diet and staying pretty close to the 80/20 rule as I can. I gave up all soft drinks on August 9th and have had only water, tea, wine, or beer. I try to keep the wine or beer to a minium but hell I can't give up all my vices. I predominately drink water but have added some good organic teas that I steep from loose tea and not the bagged supermarket varieties. I have lost 30lbs since the 1st of August and hopping onto this cool way of living.
Last edited by biggrizzly; 09-28-2010 at 10:50 AM.
If you're asking, tea's fine on Primal. If not, I'm glad you found some that you like.
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Wow thirty pounds in a couple months is very impressive. I drink green tea all day long and iced tea when I'm out. Now, we are talking unsweetened fresh brewed tea here though. Not some kind of artificially sweetened with extract of used radials here though.
I drink herbal tea all the time: - peppermint/licquorice root/fennel/ginger blend for digestion, dandelion root for detox, valerian at night to help me sleep...
I don't drink 'black' tea, though.
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I drink lots of black tea, no milk. Also green tea.
Well done on the thirty pounds mate!
I have slowed down the weight loss considerably in the past month. I'm losing a couple a week sticking to the plan set out in Mark's book. I've had my ups and downs since I started in August, but I'm so much happier and seem to actually had a major reduction in appetite. In the past I'd come home from work and want to eat everything in the pantry. I think a lot of that has to do with getting rid of the sweatened and artificially sweetened stuff.
So... from what I glean here, the Tea is ok (not talking about herbals as they are not actually tea). That's good because I really like the fresh loose black and green teas and am now trying a variety of other preparations of the real Teas.
Oh my goodness, I love tea. I had this one tea, Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride. It is unsweetened but it tastes amazing - really tastes like cookies. So I jammed down a couple cups one night and got it in my head to read the ingredients. Milk thistle, roasted barley...WHAT?! I don't think barley is primal. I don't like it enough to have it pull away from my 80%. Those sneaky tea makers. :P