As some of you may have known I have been wanting to lose some weight for a while now, especially since taking medical steroids has made me gain a TON of weight. My peak was around 220 pounds.
I've always drank green tea and made the switch to the diet green tea found at grocery stores. Still nothing changed, my weight stayed the same. That was until about four months ago when I started brewing Bigelow green tea and sweetening it with Splenda. I completely cut calories out of my beverage intake by doing this and if I wanted a soda (which is rare) I would have a Coke Zero or Diet Coke.
I brew it in a simple ice tea maker and put in 6 green tea bags for a two quart pitcher. I then sweeten it with 8 individual packets of Splenda, of course you can use more or less depending on how sweet you like it (trial and error).
As I said, I started out around 220 and I'm now down to 185. I also feel a lot more energized and I haven't got sick in a long time. I know there are some people on here that have wanted to shed some pounds and I think I've found a pretty good cheap solution.
Since I'm now almost down to the Army weight standards for my height, I've actually thought about going back in the Army only this time as a Reservist. The one thing I knew I had to do was drop the weight which I thought was impossible, but I've finally done it. 35 pounds in four months!!!
I still want to lose at least another 15 pounds.
If anyone wants to try this I would HIGHLY recommend it. Feel free to post your results/progress here if you want.