If nothing else Mark "dr. tea" Ukra is certainly enthusiastic about his topic. While unquestionably sincere in his intentions to help promote weight loss, Mr. Ukra's Ultimate Tea diet does not break any new ground in the quest for weight loss, health, and fitness. If weight loss and improved health could be achieved by simply drinking a few cups of tea daily, I'm sure there would be far fewer people dealing with these issues.
The book is divided into sections outlining the weight loss/ tea connection, the actual plan itself, a fairly large recipe section and general tutorial on tea. Throughout the book you will also find testimonials labeled TEAmmate Profiles as well as TEAsers, paragraphs offering facts about the wonders of tea.
Many of the dieting tips in this book have been presented in other dieting plans before. Using smaller plates, dividing it into sections for balanced meals and identifying your food triggers are all topics that could have come straight from a Weight Watchers meeting. The food lists are similar to the Weight Watchers and South Beach programs. Also, the idea that tea has some beneficial qualities has been mainstream information for many years. In general, any plan that promotes eating less, exercising more and drinking plenty of fluids, be it tea or plain water is going to be effective.
In the end it comes down to personal choice. In reading the recipes and the plan I have a feeling this diet would rapidly cause me to burn out on tea. The thought of drinking so much tea and accompanying it with tea flavored food could be something that would become tedious quite quickly. However, if you are looking for a new twist on conquering those extra pounds this might be something to try. This book is easy to read and has the potential to help people lose weight at least as well as the other plans and diets out there.
Sometimes a "new trick for an old dog" is the fresh motivation a person needs. And most of us can usually benefit from some fresh motivation. Obviously, the only choice when reading this book would be a big mug of your favorite tea.