In a German study, 158. overweight patients were put on a weight-loss program for several weeks. In addition to a low-calorie diet, they had a weekly tea-vegetable day when they drank only tea and fresh water and ate only fresh vegetables.
Not only did the patients lose weight, lower their blood pressure and make improvements in their overall health, they also reported that the weekly tea-vegetable days provided them with a welcome relief from the diet regimen and a sense of cleansing.
For a tea-vegetable day of your own, brew a pot or more of your favorite tea, preferably herbal, since caffeinated tea usually jangles the nerves. As for the food portion of your program, chew on as many of your favorite vegetables as you like. Clean them but don’t cook them. Raw vegetables provide more nutrients and digestive bulk.