Thread: SICK of water?
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
las07s
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Beijing, China
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Hi everyone!
This is my first thread. I just joined FitDay, so I'm not entirely sure if anyone has covered this..... To be honest, I'm not a big fan of water. Actually, I don't really like drinking unless its coffee or juice; however, being on a diet means you should drink lots and lots of water, which presented a problem for me.
What I've discovered (thanks to living in China) is that water can instantly change into something yummy very easily. HELLO TEA. Personally, I wasn't a big fan of "tea" when I lived in America, but the Chinese take the word 'tea' to a whole new realm. tea is hot water with whatever you want thrown inside. For example:
Green tea with a small piece of orange peel
hot water with a slice of lemon
hot water with dried berries
hot water and cinnamon (really helpful if you have that Christmas dessert craving)
hot water with a few raisins at the bottom (sounds nasty... really tasty, cause the raisins turn sweeter and you can eat them when you finish your tea. same goes with all of the berry teas)
and you can look for some traditional chinese teas. Rose, dandelion, chrysanthemum, wheat (good with your dinner), etc.
they don't come in a tea bag, they are actual dried flowers and fruit that you pour hot water over. for you women, seeing the dried flower bloom in your cup is like treating yourself to something special. very relaxing, and you dont feel like you are depriving yourself of all the good things.
Hope this helps a little!
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