The Ultimate Tea Diet, written by Dr. Tea (Mark Ukra), teaches followers to lose weight by drinking tea. Though long (320 pages), the book is an interesting read, jam-packed with simple explanations, interesting anecdotes and valuable tidbits covering the social and health aspects of tea drinking. This has earned it a 5-star rating at Amazon.
Mark Ukra has been traveling the world for the last 15 years researching tea and is an authority on the subject. It helps that his family has been in the tea business for the last 200 years.
The Ultimate Tea Diet is a weight loss book no doubt, but it is weight loss with a difference.
The Ultimate Tea Diet Overview
The premise of the book is simple: drink as much ‘real’ tea as you can and watch the extra pounds dropping off easily.
Now, there are two important factors behind this premise. First, what is ‘real’ tea? Real tea is tea that comes from the Camellia Sinesis plant. Anything that does not contain leaves of this plant is not really tea!
The second important factor is the way the diet operates. Most dieters would be happy to know that unlike traditional diets that insist on drastic food reduction, the Ultimate Tea Diet advocates taking in cups of tea throughout the day for weight loss to happen. Why does this happen?
Advantages of drinking tea:
- Fires up the metabolism
- Makes the dieter feel satiated at all times (no feelings of sacrifice)
- Facilitates weight loss through natural portion control
- Improves health
- Boosts energy levels
- Lowers cholesterol levels
- Prevents tooth problems
- Reduces the risk of heart problems
Dr. Tea has taken pains to explain the precise action of tea within the body in a scientific and thoroughly convincing manner. The book with its deeply humane approach is a sincere appeal to develop a healthy lifestyle slowly and steadily. To that extent, Dr. Tea offers several ways in which even an ardent coffee lover can accommodate tea drinking, bit by bit.
The book is not limited to taking in tea as a drink alone. It contains a number of delicious recipes that exemplify how to incorporate the benefits of tea into daily cooking. These tea-based meal plans facilitate quick weight loss.
The Ultimate Tea Diet Pros and Cons
- Written by a tea expert
- Highly doable
- Harnesses the health benefits of tea
- No food restriction
- Advocates healthy weight loss
- Has innovative tea-based food recipes for all meals
- Has scientific information, explained in simple terms
- Includes shopping tips, sample diet plan and exercise plans
- Has interesting information about the history of tea
- Difficult to practice if you hate tea
- The book is a long read
The Ultimate Tea Diet is easy to follow and anyone can do it regardless of their food preferences, so long as they are willing to guzzle tea by the cupfuls. Since the program does not depend on stringent diet restriction but relies more on filling the stomach with healthy tea, those people who have been leaving off or straying away from diets may find the plan useful.