Holding on to pregnancy weight can lead to serious health consequences down the road, putting moms at risk for chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes….
You heard that right?
So have I…
And quest to regain my pre pregnancy weight begins.
As a professional weight-loss expert, I was ashamed and frustrated by the weight I’d gained after a difficult and complicated pregnancy. No matter which of my time-tested techniques I tried, I just couldn’t get rid of pounds and pounds of stubborn excess fat!
It was like I was a stranger in my own body, trapped in a shell I didn’t even recognize anymore. The worst part was that I couldn’t seem to do anything to get my life back to normal.
I was disappointed, ashamed, and more alone than I’d ever been. I felt absolutely helpless.
Read about 56 articles and it made me confused.
Can it have adverse impact on my breastmilk and baby?
I shed 14 pounds in only a few weeks.
I then went on to cleanse-away an incredible 27 more pounds.
That’s 41 pounds all gone because of one cup of tea.
And here is the recipe I followed.
- 2 quarts water
- 3/4 to 1 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you would like it to be)1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
- 1/2 cinnamon stick (optional)
- A few thin slices ginger (optional)
- Allspice berries (optional)
- Lime juice (optional)
- Orange or lime slices for garnish
1 Put 4 cups of the water and the sugar in a medium saucepan. Add cinnamon, ginger slices, and/or a few allspice berries if you would like. Heat until boiling and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in the dried hibiscus flowers.
2 Cover and let sit for 20 minutes. Strain into a pitcher and discard the used hibiscus flowers, ginger, cinnamon, and/or allspice berries.
(At this point you can store ahead the concentrate, chilled, until ready to make the drink.)
3 Add remaining 4 cups of water (or if you want to chill the drink quickly, ice and water) to the concentrate, and chill. Alternatively, you can add ice and chilled soda water for a bubbly version. Add a little lime juice for a more punch-like flavor.
Serve over ice with a slice of orange or lime.