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I really like tea, but I know my body craves water. I fill my water bottles at the end of the day, place them in the fridge to cool down before bed. I first drink a full bottle of water before I allow myself a glass of tea...then repeat the procedure. Usually, I get all my water in before my tea.
Getting my water in helps me to remain hydrated, so I don't confuse hunger with thirst, thereby acting as a natural appetite suppressant, rather than trying to just suppress my hunger. I've also noticed that my body works better with water than it does with other soft drinks.
I usually get a craving before I go to bed. Before I put any food in my mouth I prepare a nice cup of warm tea. I drink it in bed and I am usually too comfy to go to the kitchen. If I can get out of bed then I am certainly hungry enough to eat something. 99% of the time I just fall asleep.
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