I mentioned early last month that I was going to begin posting product reviews for Amazon products that I would be getting for free or at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review. Well, my blog has been acting-up, so I haven’t been able to post anything new until today. I have several exciting products to tell you about (as well as some to avoid), but we’ll take them one at a time…
The reason I am doing this one first is that a few days ago, a friend at church asked me if I had been losing weight. I have, in fact, dropped 10 pounds in the past couple of weeks, for no readily apparent reason. I thought that our Thanksgiving feast would cause me to gain it all back, but it hasn’t.
I really haven’t made any “lifestyle changes” that could have prompted the weight loss. There are only two things that I can think of that might explain the loss:
- I recently went on my first hunting trip and walked about 4-5 more miles each of the two days than I normally average. (Which was well worth it, since I got my first deer!)
- I started drinking a shot of Midori Spring Matcha Organic Ceremonial Green Tea Powder mid-day throughout my work week.
I have been wanting to start making my own skin care products, since I am allergic to many of the chemicals in commercial products. Several of the recipes I’ve seen called for adding green tea. So I originally got this intending to use it for that purpose. But, I do like standard brewed green tea a lot, so I thought I would give it a “shot” as a drink first (pun intended). I have been so impressed with it as a drink that I don’t think it will ever make it into any recipes. The taste is refreshing and it provides a perfect mid-morning pick-me-up at the office. I don’t think I’ll be able to go back to ‘regular’ green tea after this. Some people think the taste of Matcha is a little strong, and for those folks, Midori Spring offers a number of recipes on their website for using the powder.
I have no way to prove that this phenomenal tea powder is the cause of my recent weight loss, but it has been so noticeable that my wife has asked me to bring my Matcha home from the office so she can try it for a few days. I’ll either have to order me another for the office, or divide it up into a jar, because I’m certainly not planning to stop drinking it at work any time soon.