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4 minutes ago, Arabesque said:

I know green tea is promoted as an aide for weight loss but the reality has not been true for me. Believe me 17 odd years of drinking it did nothing for my weight. Lol! Maybe it does if you drink green tea instead of ice coffee or hot chocolate or carbonated drinks, etc.

I started drinking it for the anti oxidants & low caffeine.

I guess I left something out......it needs to be hot. He said ice tea loses some of the important properties needed. I started drinking 10oz a day plus at least one 16.9oz bottle of Water.

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I only drink hot tea. No sweetness either. Sorry, but even the thought of iced tea makes me shudder.

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10 hours ago, Arabesque said:

I know green tea is promoted as an aide for weight loss but the reality has not been true for me.

I'm with Arabesque on this. I started drinking hot green tea for the anti-oxidants. I had given up caffeine long ago and wasn't interested in re-introducing it. I have been drinking it since about 2006 and often sip on green tea all day while I work. It had no significant effect on my weight loss alone.

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I drink Sleepy Time Chamomile and Decaf green tea. I just ordered Moroccan Mint Tea and Peppermint when my stomach goes funny. Trying to give up coffee.

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No cafeine? Oh crap. I havent had surgery yet - hoping for Feb. (Ins requires 6 freaking months!!!) No one said I would have to give up caffeine. With my job, I have to get up early for international calls. I work with people in Bangalore and London. I'm in the US. I have to get up crazy early for calls and and be really functional in them. Right now, drink 2-3 mugs before lunch. Am I going to have to change jobs? I'm so screwed....

~ AuntieMAME

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01/03/2021 05:40 AM, AuntieMAME said:

No cafeine? Oh crap. I havent had surgery yet - hoping for Feb. (Ins requires 6 freaking months!!!) No one said I would have to give up caffeine. With my job, I have to get up early for international calls. I work with people in Bangalore and London. I'm in the US. I have to get up crazy early for calls and and be really functional in them. Right now, drink 2-3 mugs before lunch. Am I going to have to change jobs? I'm so screwed....

~ AuntieMAME

Mame, for me it’s only for the first month after surgery. Otherwise I can have it again. Ask your doctor to be sure.

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On 12/27/2020 at 14:32, sach1 said:

I'm 5 weeks out of WLS now.

I crave Hot Drinks nowadays.

Don't want to drink milky drinks or tea with milk as it adds up to calories intake.

So my question is if I can drink green tea and how many cups a day?

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Fat free Fairlife milk is a good source of Protein

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I am an avid tea drinker -both hot and iced. However, since I am pre-op I am experimenting now on different liquids now so that I can make sure my house is stocked for after surgery.

Something that I have found that I enjoy hot/warm are as follows:

*Hot juices (apple and cranberry apple are my favorite). I am ordering the bariatric juices after my next pay date and will give those a try warmed up.

* vegetable and chicken broth- I do add some of the juice from minced garlic to amp of the flavors. Again - I will be trying the bariatric broths later.

*Simple hot Water. I have done taken my lemon and mint infused cold water and heated it up. It was better than I thought! I tried it because I didn't have enough left to make a glass - only a small coffee mug. So I thought what was the harm in heating it up to try.

This has been a great thread!! Lots of ideas that I have in my notes!

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On 12/27/2020 at 14:32, sach1 said:

I'm 5 weeks out of WLS now.

I crave Hot Drinks nowadays.

Don't want to drink milky drinks or tea with milk as it adds up to calories intake.

So my question is if I can drink green tea and how many cups a day?

Sent from my SM-N960F using BariatricPal mobile app

I’m a big tea drinker. The caffeine in green tea (in my opinion) is so low, I don’t even register it as caffeine. I drink warm tea whenever I want and no issues falling asleep at bedtime. It helps me when I think I want carbs at night too. Drinking warm tea cures that instantly. Enjoy!

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I have anywhere from 4-5 (10oz-12oz cups) herbal teas a day and include it as Water intake alongside normal water consumption.

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