As you may be aware, the 17 Day Diet heavily promotes the consumption of green tea.
Green tea contains many minerals and vitamins and most widely-known, anti-oxidants.
Some of the natural chemicals found in green tea such as catechins, increase fat burning in the body and stimulates thermogenesis, the process by which your body burns calories.
But what if you don’t like green tea?
One of the top questions I receive on the 17 Day Diet Blog is “What Kind of Green Tea May I Drink”?
This question is usually asked by non-tea drinkers or those who don’t like the flavor of green tea.
I was one of them when I first started the diet, but as I drank my cup of hot green tea in the morning, I really started to enjoy the flavor.
When deciding what type of green tea to drink, keep in mind a few things:
1. Keep your green tea sugar free
2. Keep your artificial sweeteners to a minimum
3. To avoid both sugar and artificial sweeteners, consider steeping your own tea from green tea bags and control the flavors/sweeteners you use
4. If you absolutely cannot stomach green tea, consider using green tea supplements
Green tea does have a host of health benefits, but in the end if you absolutely cannot drink green tea, don’t sweat it.
You’ll most likely continue to lose weight without it.
The real weapon in this diet is the low-carb, low-to-no-sugar aspect. Green tea is an added benefit to help the fat-burning process move along.
I’ve been loving the 17 Day Diet since 2011. As you know, your health & wellness is a life-long journey and food is one piece of the puzzle. I love sharing my favorite healthy recipes and meal plans to keep you motivated and on the right path to success!
When I’m not hanging out here, I enjoy quick trips to the Oregon Coast, helping you with your anti-aging & skincare needs over at my Avon store (come say hi!!), and helping you achieve better health through nature with my other love, Busy Bee’s Wellness Co.