Mark Ukra, one of the world’s foremost tea experts, created the Ultimate Tea Diet. He claims that tea encourages detoxification and weight loss because it contains three specific ingredients: caffeine, L-theanine and EGCG. Caffeine acts as a stimulant, L-theanine neutralizes caffeine’s harmful effects and acts as an appetite suppressant, and EGCG increases fat-burning efficiency.
Dieters are allowed to drink green tea, black tea, white tea or oolong tea and can consume as much of it as they want — hot or iced. Unlike many other detox diets, this program allows you to eat three solid meals a day as long as they include a specific balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat, but detoxers are advised to use an 8-inch plate to maintain portion control.
Who’s used it? E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic went on the diet before her 2007 wedding and says she lost seven pounds.