One of the most popular ways to lose weight fast in Thailand is to drink Fitne green tea. It’s used in Thailand as a diet or weight loss drink, and is primarily used by Thai Muay Thai kickboxers who are trying to drop some weight and Thai women who want to do the same. The tea supposedly contains a natural herbal ingredient that makes you lose weight.
It’s also advertised regular consumption of Fitne tea promotes a slimmer healthier figure and a better functioning digestive system. In reality though, it’s nothing more than an herbal laxative. So how does it taste and is it healthy?
I bought the Herbal Infusion Green Tea Flavored variety one Sunday afternoon and drank a cup in the evening before going to bed. On Monday and Tuesday, after drinking 2 cups a day, I didn’t feel any different nor did my bathroom habits seem to be more unusual than normal. But, I continued drinking it throughout the day on Wednesday, drinking four cups of tea by late evening. That night, I spent a little more time in the bathroom than normal as not only was I urinating a little more, but my bowel movements were more frequent than normal too.
On Thursday I drank about 3 1/2 cups. By evening though, I noticed I was getting a slight stomach ache so I cut back on Friday to 2 cups. By Saturday, my stomach was hurting less and I was definitely feeling lighter and less weighed down. My skin was also beginning to look clearer and slightly glowing. I also noticed I had a lot more energy than was normal, especially around 4pm when I would usually feel tired.
I continued to drink the tea for two more days, so had been drinking it for just over a week when I finally weighed myself. In just that short time, I’d lost 6 lbs. Yet I’d been eating the same amount of food I usually eat.
Since I first drank Fitne tea, I drink it several times a week to help maintain my weight loss. If I decide I want to lose a little more, I’ll increase the number of cups of Fitne I drink a week, so I can once again lose 6 lbs or more.
As far as taste goes, it tastes like green tea but a bitterer version of the green tea I drink. The back of the bag says that each 2.65 gramme tea bag contains 1500mg of Senna leaves, 500 mg of Senna pods, green tea leaves, and 150 mg of Garcinia Atroviridis.
Garcinia Atroviridis is a hydroxy citric acid, which is a natural substance extracted from the rind of the fruit of the Garcinia Cambogia tree. It is apparently non-toxic and has been used for generations for appetite suppressing and weight loss. However, diabetics should never drink anything with this substance in it as it can have a bad glycemic reaction on the body.
Overall, I think I was quite successful in my goal of losing some weight with Fitne. A six pound weight loss is good for only a week and, as the taste is not too bad, it didn’t seem such a chore to be drinking it. I just substituted a few cups of this tea every day instead of the coffee I drank before.
As far as I know, it is a product that is mainly available in Thailand. Many Thai sellers sell it on eBay and though, so if you’re interested in trying some it shouldn’t be too difficult to get.
Just remember to start out slowly and see how you feel before you decide to drink more than one cup a day, and also stop drinking it if you suddenly feel dizzy or light-headed as this could mean it’s causing your body to have a nasty glycemic reaction.