Nettle tea

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  1. Peridot

    Peridot Peridot

    How much of this do you have to drink to combat water retention in your experience?
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  3. SandraEG

    SandraEG Full Member

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    No idea, I'm afraid. Why don't you start at 2-3 cups a day and see how you go?
  4. chunkychicken

    chunkychicken Full Member

    Hi Peridot

    I have been drinking 2 cups a day and this really seems to help
    See how you do with it - it worked wonders for me.
    Remember to keep up your water on top on this - tea doesn't count towards your 4 litres

    Good luck - let me know how you get on

  5. DawnC

    DawnC Full Member

    Cambridge (previous Lighterlife)
    Hi, I'm suffering badly with water retention and i'm certain it effected the scales last night (I only lost 2Ib despite sticking to the plan 100% from the very start - 7 wks ago). I was wondering where did you hear that nettle tea can help because I'm intrigued to find out more? I've been ever so grumpy since my weigh in - the weight loss overall is amazing and I'm very pleased but it varies so much from week to week. Its quite frustrating in a way even though I know I'm losing weight in the fastest safest way possible.

    Dawn xx
  6. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Don't diet anymore!
    Nettles from memory contain silica which is a natural diuretic.

  7. Peridot

    Peridot Peridot

    I read far too many glossy mags and I'm therefore a mine of useless information - I read it in one of those. Can't remember which I'm afraid but I guess a google search might give more info.
  8. Mrs Lard

    Mrs Lard Silver Member

    Quick question - is nettle tea permitted? Or have I missed the fact that it is? LOL

    Mrs Lxxx
  9. Peridot

    Peridot Peridot

    It's leaves (clearly!) so it's okay. And it's not pleasant so I think it's almost certainly allowed! It's very curious - it's a colour somewhere between dark khaki and black and tasted rather of that smell you get in autumn of sodden, water logged, decaying leaves. It's not pleasant but it is bearable.
  10. Sambucca

    Sambucca Gold Member

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    Mmmm you make it sound so delicious lol

    I had been thinking of getting some but not sure I would be able to stomach it.
  11. SandraEG

    SandraEG Full Member

    Lighter Life
    I swear by peppermint tea as it's palatable and aids digestion...
  12. yo-yo-dieter

    yo-yo-dieter Silver Member

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    Hah, that made me laff lots!
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