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  1. mini mouse

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    this may seem like a silly question, but I'll ask anyway!!

    I found myself in starbucks with my hubby today, and remembered that tea is on the menu so I opted for earl grey. just wanted to check this was on the 'good' tea list!!

    thanks

    mm
     
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    Hi mini mouse,

    Here is a link to a discussion on tea.

    http://www.minimins.com/cambridge-diet-forum/15587-green-tea-jasmine.html

    If you have found it did not take you out of ketosis then I presume it would be okay. You know when you come out of ketosis as you feel really hungry. Best to check with your LL counsellor to be sure.



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    Oh I'm so disappointed!! I wish I hadn't had it now. I liked it so much I bought a big box of it to have at home from the supermarket too. And I feel like I've cheated!!!! which I had no intention of doing at all in the 100 days!! there was a niggling voice in my head asking what bergamont is... I should know by now to listen to that little voice of caution in my head! Doh!!!
     
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    I would definately check with your LLC though you may find it to be ok.
     
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    Please don't feel guilty as how where you to know as so many have drank Earl Grey with no side effects.

    I think everyone finds it confusing to start with as to what tea is allowed.

    You have got through today which is the main thing and the danger was that perhaps the Earl Grey tea could of been a culprit in making you feel hungry and you might of been tempted to eat.

    You did not eat and you have stayed on your diet, so well done.

    Love Mini xxx
     
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    Just to clarify, Early Grey has been and has always been on the LL permitted list - MM you have done nothing wrong as long as you stick to black teas wth now flower or fruit in them, you will clearly see that Earl Grey is named as a tea you can have in your weight record book. At these early stages, keep referring to the list in that book - that is your bible. As good as Minimins is, people on here have a habit of relying on hearsay and not reading the actual written LL instructions - even the counsellors get a bit mixed up.
     
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    I should add - that yes bergamot is a fruit and no I don't know why LL allow that but not orange or jasmine, but LL do allow it - and I drink a pot a day with no ill effects.
     
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    And and and - CD does differ from LL so please try to use our instructions rather than theirs.
     
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    Thanks Sarah for the clarification.

    It can be a lot to take in for newbies. When in doubt I always have a peppermint tea.
     
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    No jasmine tea? I thought this was okay (green jasmine specifically)?

    Earl Grey is something our LLC has in class by the way.
     
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    Just to back up Cerulean, Early Grey is fine with LL. Recently we had a chat at group with our LLC about teas, and she said that leaf teas are absolutely fine, but not those with fruit (ie citrus oils etc) as they are likely to knock you out of ketosis. Again, I have no idea why LL allow it but can suspect that the effect of the bergamot oil is negligible. I drink mainly black coffee, Clipper green tea with peppermint, and my new favourite Red Bush (rooibos) tea. All are fine on LL with no ill effects on ketosis.

    HTH!
     
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    Jasmine tea is unfortunately not allowed as it is a flower. Plain green tea is allowed but not green tea with Jasmine...
     
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