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Step 1 Sole Source + Mint & sweeteners

Discussion in 'Cambridge Weight Plan' started by MmmmmWater, 15 January 2013 Social URL.

  1. MmmmmWater

    MmmmmWater Well-Known Member

    I did CWP in 2010 and was allowed tablet sweeteners. My new CWP told me its not allowed. Is this a new thing? Or are we allowed them? Also can I put a few leaves of mint in my tea? This would make my day so much better!

    Sorry I did search for sweetener before I posted this but all these other diets like ww came up - so sorry if this topic has been done to death, which I'd imagine it probably has!
     
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  3. Lily

    Lily Well-Known Member

    It is allowed. Not sure why she said that. Tablet sweeteners only - not the powdered stuff. And yes, go ahead with the mint leaves! In fact better yet, why not have a nice cup of peppermint tea (I'm living off the stuff at the mo :)).

    Incidentally, all teas are now allowed - even fruit teas (just keep an eye on the calorie counts to make sure there isn't any added sugar).
     
  4. MmmmmWater

    MmmmmWater Well-Known Member

    Thanks Lily you're a star! Black loose tea with mint and sweetener is my faaavourite I'm very excited about being able to have it again! :)
     
  5. Lealou1

    Lealou1 Well-Known Member

    So we can have fruit herbal teas?!
     
  6. Lily

    Lily Well-Known Member

    Yes! Rules changed about last June, I believe. :)
     
  7. TheGirl

    TheGirl Well-Known Member

    im so happy to read this as i didnt think i could have my fruit teas !!! thanks!!! :553:
     
  8. CrazyDiamond

    CrazyDiamond Well-Known Member

    Ah see my old CWPC said I can't have fruit tea, it'd be interesting to see what my current one says, that would make my day!
     
  9. Lily

    Lily Well-Known Member

    You definitely can. Promise. :) They changed the rules last year.

    If your CWPC says you can't, tell her to look in the June 2012 version of the Cambridge Weight Plan book. :D
     
    Last edited: 18 January 2013
  10. MmmmmWater

    MmmmmWater Well-Known Member

    Just seen this and remembered! Yay mint tea with Splenda tablets here I come :D
     
  11. Lealou1

    Lealou1 Well-Known Member

    I love fruit teas, but I'm scared of buying the wrong ones incase I knock myself out of ketosis
    Anyone use any particular brands or flavours
     
  12. CrazyDiamond

    CrazyDiamond Well-Known Member

    I have a fruit tea occasionally, I always have twinnings, generally strawberry/rasperry/blueberry/cranberry sort of varieties. I always feel a bit paranoid about them but the ketostix are always fine after, i never have more than one a day though.
     
  13. Lily

    Lily Well-Known Member

    You're really unlikely to knock yourself out of ketosis. And to be honest, it wouldn't really matter if you did - it's the calorie deficit that makes this diet work, not ketosis. Ketosis may be the thing that keeps you from feeling gnawing hunger. So a better rule of thumb is whether the fruit tea made you hungry. If it doesn't, all will be well. If it does, avoid them.

    LeaLou, I take a squizz at the calorie content for reassurance. Most herbal teas say they're less than 2 calories per 100ml (so 4 calories in a mug). Those are all going to be fine - no different to having a cup of coffee (in fact, there are probably slightly more calories in coffee).

    Give em a whirl - it all counts towards your water intake!
     
  14. Lealou1

    Lealou1 Well-Known Member

    So I'm ok to have more than one a day?!
     
  15. Lily

    Lily Well-Known Member

    Yes. :)

    There is no real evidence to suggest that fruit or herbal teas interfere with weight loss, which is why the guidelines have been changed.
     
  16. Nievakai

    Nievakai Member

    I can recommend Pukka detox tea..it's aniseed, fennel and cardamom. It's lovely with two sweeteners, brewed for about ten minutes, yum!
     

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