I love coffee, but I don’t mainline it. In fact, I usually limit myself to two cups a day. (Long story why — long and dull. I won’t bore you with it.) I do drink it black, though. And I savor every sip.
Sometimes, nothing hits the spot–mentally, I think, more than physically–like a steaming hot beverage. So if I’ve already met my coffee quota, I’ll drink tea. Green tea, usually. It’s supposed to be good for you, right?
I never used to like tea. At all. But after forcing myself to ingest green tea for a while, I’ve gotten so I don’t mind it.
When I was little, my mom gave me hot tea with sugar and milk when I’d come in from outside on a cold day. I thought it was wonderful. Nowadays, I drink my tea like I do my coffee — no sugar, no cream. A few years ago I tried drinking that sweet, milky tea that I enjoyed as a kid, and I couldn’t choke it down.
It never occurred to me to wonder why Mom didn’t give me hot chocolate, like a normal mom. I always gave my kids hot chocolate when they came in from playing in the snow. I guess she thought the tea was better for me than the chocolate. But with all the sugar I used to put in, I doubt if it would have made a difference.
Oprah says if you drink green tea, you’ll lose weight. How long must you maintain this green-tea regimen before you see results? Because I’ve been doing it for several years now and haven’t lost an ounce.
I used to crave a cup of tea when my stomach was upset. It seemed to settle it. However, that was black tea. Whenever I drink green tea on an empty stomach, it makes me extremely nauseated. I have to get something to eat to keep from throwing up.
Hmmm… do you think that might have something to do with my lack of weight loss success?