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14 Sep 2007

Oolong Tea Diet (wu-long)
I would like to know what is the difference between oolong and wu-long tea and also it claims to be a diet tea I weigh 62kg and would like to get my weight down to 55kg will this tea help me to do that? And if so where can i buy some in S.A. and if not what can i use?
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Charmed
I hope the other Readers are providing you with information about oolong and wu-long tea as I must admit that I am not acquainted with these teas. I suspect the wu-long tea has laxative and diuretic properties if it is sold as a slimming agent. Please be careful that the use of this tea does not destroy the normal function of your bowel (something that can happen if you use harsh laxatives) and that you don't develop dehydration and/or deficiencies. To lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
Take care
DietDoc
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