Have you tried SASSY water? It is the next best thing since... fill in the blank... And it supposedly gets rid of belly fat. Ya think?
8. 5 cups water
1 tsp. grated ginger
1 cucumber (sliced)
1 lemon (sliced)
spearmint leaves, a dozen or so (I leave them whole)
Combine everything and chill in the refrigerator overnight. Drink!
That is the official recipe, but since cukes and lemons are not cheap, I used half the amount called for and it tasted just fine. Then the next day, I could make up another batch of sassy water.
The taste? It was refreshing. But I doubt it gets rid of belly fat...unless you quit eating.
Prevention Magazine has more information about Sassy Water, named after its originator, Cynthia Sass.