Nettle tea

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  1. Peridot

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

    Laura
     
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    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
     
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    Nettles from memory contain silica which is a natural diuretic.

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  7. Peridot

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    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

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

    Mrs Lxxx
     
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    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.
     
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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.
     
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    I swear by peppermint tea as it's palatable and aids digestion...
     
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    :rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:

    Hah, that made me laff lots!
     
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