Drinking tea is a very British solution to everything. I for one find that however bad things get, they seem a little better after a good cup of tea.
As Jamer kindly pointed out, we have all been struck down with the flu recently and it really was tea that kept me going.
In the first couple of weeks of being a lurgy-ridden house, I was lucky enough to be doing a teatox. If you’re not aware of these, they are special teas that you drink morning and evening.
They are made from herbal ingredients that are specially formulated to help with fat burning and toxin removal. For me, the routine of having a healthy cup of tea in the morning and every other evening kept me sane.
It also kept my weight on the straight and narrow at a time when it would have been very, very easy to have just eaten rubbish and ended up half a stone heavier.
I couldn’t manage to follow the recommended clean eating diet due to life getting in the way. Nonetheless, I ate quite well and actually lost 3 lbs during a period when I would otherwise definitely have gained weight.
After I’d finished the teatox, the flu finally hit me like a train. In fact, things got so bad that I couldn’t even face drinking tea. Luckily I was still managing some herbal teas. Lemon and ginger was my saviour.
After a couple of days of really struggling to do anything, I reached a point where I absolutely had to do some work. So, I dragged myself out of bed and forced myself to drink some lucozade that hubby had brought me.
And this is where I am going to be a little bit controversial. Because I know that avoiding sugar is the in thing at the moment. And I understand that it’s done for health reasons and because sugar is damaging to us.
And yet, I have to question whether sugar is all that bad. I think that in certain circumstances, we need it.
Lucozade gives you energy from the glucose that it contains. And when I was completely devoid of any energy or appetite, it’s what made me turn the corner.
I had the energy to do my work and my appetite started to come back. Soon enough, I was back to drinking tea. And as they say…
My particular favourite tea at the moment is Marquess Grey from Waitrose. We discovered this via the fabulous café on the Malvern hills, and if I’m honest I’m a bit addicted to it.
What makes you feel better when things seem a bit rubbish? I know that both tea and sugar are frowned on, but like everything, I think they have their place.
Sugar of course has to be in moderation. Tea on the other hand, I don’t see a down side.