StephKSwain Posted January 13, 2014 Share Posted January 13, 2014 Am feeling absolutely GUTTED right now. Finishing up Day 11 of a Whole30 with my husband and we are both doing great and feeling great. We were eating this way about 80% of the time for the past 3 months, but we never imagined just how much better we would feel when we committed 100%. Well....maybe 99.99999% Tonight, we are staying at a friend's house to watch their 3 year old because they're at the hospital giving birth to a new baby. We brought our own food and talked about our plan to avoid the urges in their house full of culinary wonders (the husband is a chef and sommelier...the temptations are rampant). After our dinner, I decided to have a cup of herbal tea, something we've been doing most nights. They didn't have any of the usuals we drink, so I chose a Hibiscus tea (organic, free trade, herbal, heart-healthy, hippy dippy, etc....) and then, on a whim, decided to read the ingredients list. It had stevia leaf in it. I was so annoyed. Something disguised as health food with a sweetener most people wouldn't think to look for. So we passed and I moved on to the next choice, peach herbal something. Since I was disappointed by the Hibiscus label, I read this one too and it had SOY LECITHIN in it. Gross! I went back for another look at teas and decided to go with the Peppermint Green Tea from Trader Joe's. It's a holiday special and we have it at home. I casually glanced at the ingredients, sure I wasn't going to be disappointed. But it has....SUGAR. (The below Amazon posting for the tea shows images of the ingredients list.) http://www.amazon.com/Trader-Joes-Decaffeinated-Favorite-Peppermint/dp/B006131UYK So here's my issue - we have not broken the rules AT ALL. We take the supplements. We exercise. We get the sleep. We drink the water. I'm even eating kimchi, and I DESPISE fermented foods. Most days, I drink a cup or two of herbal tea throughout the day. I've checked the ingredient list online for my usuals and they're safe, but I have had this Peppermint Green Tea at home on two occasions. It never even occurred to me to check the ingredients list for green tea. Do I really have to start completely over? The dietary info is still listed as 0g of sugar, so there can't be much. But still, I feel like I've cheated. Advice? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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