Our expert says:
As a dietitian, I cannot condone any type of starvation diet such as this so-called 'lemonade diet' or your own tea and sugar diet. The problem with this type of regimen is that if you only drink black tea and have a bit of sugar every now and then to boost your flagging energy (as you put it), you are at risk of developing deficiencies in all the known nutrients - protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. I am sure you do lose dramatic amounts of weight because of the highly reduced energy intake associated with this regimen, but you may cause irreparable harm to your body and health. I would rather recommend that you lose weight with the aid of an energy-reduced, balanced diet that still contains all the food groups and thus all the vital nutrients we need to function properly and stay healthy. Combining a well planned slimming diet with regular daily exercise will promote steady weightloss, without the danger of deficiencies.
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