. wrote:My two daughters have this to help keep them slim. I give them a cup at breakfast and then they both need to go to the toilet when they get in from school. We have a weigh-in every Friday and if either of them has put on any weight I encourage them to drink more of it for a week or two. My eldest is 16 and although she weighs the least she's very happy to take whatever I give her and often asks for more and will drink quite a few cups in a day even though it makes her keep running to the loo. She tries to persuade my youngest who's 13 and 8 stone 5 to drink more, but she doesn't like taking it as it makes her bowels loose, although we can usually persuade her to have another cup at bed time if she's trying to lose weight.
It works well for my daughters. No problems and helps keep them slim so I'd recommend it.
What sort of parent are you???? I am completely disgusted by your actions. Are you aware that these kind of teas aren't suitable for children and pregnant women? You probably aren't because you didn't do your research.
Far enough they're your children and you decide what's best for them but how can you feel like you are doing what's best for your 13 year old child by forcing her to drink something to make herself slim. Talk about pressure. She's going to feel she NEEDS to be slim to make you happy and proud of her. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Your 16 year old may not mind, after all when I was her age (by the way I'm only 17) I felt I could do what I want and that's probably what she's doing but what about your 13 year old? She must feel persecuted for not wanting to drink the tea and be slim like you and your 16 year old do.
You should teach your daughters that being slim isn't everything and that you'll love them no matter how they look, big or small. You need to encourage your 13 year old to eat more healthily and do more exercise if she wants to be slim because, at the end of the day, she's only just hit puberty and needs all the nutrients she can get in order to develop into a healthy young woman and she needs to get this from a healthy balanced diet, not chinese herbal tea. And as for your 16 year old, that's her decision, she's not a child anymore, if she wants to drink the tea let her, if she doesn't then don't force her.
Please reconsider your decision to give this tea to your children.