Green Tea Weight Loss Update

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Last week I posted that I had gained several pounds.  When I looked back at what I had done differently that week, I realized that I had skipped my daily dose of green tea. 

I typically buy it from Starbucks.  I always make sure that I order the unsweetened version.  I also buy the Venti size and refill the same cup with water all day long. 

After I wrote wondering if my lack of green tea resulted in a 3-lb weight gain, several of you wonderful readers emailed me that you agree with that assessment. 

Then this morning when I stopped to buy the gorgeous green tea pictured here another gal I know who works at Starbucks told me that she notices the same thing.  She told me that when she stops drinking her daily dose of green tea, she finds herself up a few pounds.  Interesting.

And guess what ladies?  Yes, I’m now down 2 1/2 lbs. after going back to my daily green tea.  For the last four days, I have purchased my big ol’ glass of green tea AND refilled the cup with water all day long. 

I think it is important to mention the water refills because I realize that drinking a ton of water also contributes to my weight loss.

So go for that green tea, unsweetened!  You get a shot of caffeine with zero sugar and zero calories in every serving. 

Green tea is also loaded with antioxidants that are good for your body.  And since my experiment, although I must admit that it was not scientific and quite informal, resulted in a slight weight loss, I’m in….back in line at Starbucks for that daily green tea. 

I pay just over $2 for one. And sure, I could make my own at home, but in the mornings, I am in full manic managed mom mode getting kids to school on time, fed and happy.  And did I mention that I pass right by a Starbucks on the way to my kid’s middle school?!

I’ll drink to that!  Unsweetened green tea, that is!


  1. I’ve been trying to remember to drink green tea at work. Our office ice maker broke so it’s going to have to be hot for me.