And all I did was give up white sugar and caffeine! I think Dr. Oz is somewhat responsible for this. He had a show that talked about making your own ginger tea out of the fresh herb. It's spicy, but I'll give it a try. I added a bit of honey, and for some reason, did not crave Coke or Pepsi, as I had been. So, since I have gotten bloated on new medication and have to take this stuff, I decided to stop the caffeine and what the heck, stop the sugar, too. The doc said that the meds can make me diabetic. I went into shock! Who wants an answer to one problem create a new problem for your health? So, I went off white sugar and caffeine together. 11 pounds! I put on a lot of water weight with this medicine, but the water pills didn't work. Why? Hummm. Anyway, dropping the white sugar and caffeine did work. The reports you see on the news about drinking diet-caffeine being bad for you and making you retain water and fat is true. I do not feel deprived. I am going to post what happens on this. Now, I do take honey. Do a search on honey vs. sugar. Or start reading where I did: http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/home-remedy.html. After reading this, I quit! And caffeine keeps your arteries hard for two hours after drinking it. It might dilate your arteries, but it hardens then, too. Google it. I make my own bread and don't use white sugar, just brown sugar or honey, and not lots. I'm sipping my ginger-honey tea right now. With the damage done to Japan and the radioactivity found in their tea crop, and the prices skyrocketing for that now or soon, I'm getting myself weaned off.