• Watermelon
  • Red-grapetiser drink


  1. Wash the watermelon thoroughly
  2. Chop only the pink part of the watermelon
  3. Blend the chopped watermelon into a smooth paste
  4. Sieve the watermelon to remove the seeds from the paste
  5. Add an equal measure of red-grapetiser to the watermelon. For instance, if you have 300 mls of watermelon juice, you must add 300 mls red-grapetiser. If you add more red-grapetiser than watermelon, it tastes piquant. Just use equal amounts!
  6. Serve cold! It tastes great


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DAY 2: HOMEMADE Slimmers’ Tea


Yesterday, I talked about using a homemade slimmers’ drink to lose weight. Today, I talk about combining a homemade slimmers’ tea with a homemade slimmers’ drink to lose weight. This means that you drink the homemade slimmers’ drink in the afternoon and the slimmers’ tea in the evening.

During my slimming days, I learnt how to make what I call the slimmers’ tea , which I drunk mostly in the evenings. It is a very tasty tea, you would love it. I did not personally develop this tea although I modified it. I learnt how to make it from a cousin, who made it often to prevent the asthma attacks. I modified the tea to boost my weight loss, and prevent me from viral infections like influenza, but not HIV/AIDS. It is a perfect tea, mostly in winter. I think that most families make it.



2 white onions

Half garlic

Half lemon

1 tablespoon of ginger

1 tablespoon of honey (Or 1 teaspoon depending on one’s taste)


  • Wash and chop the white onions and garlic



  • Blend  the chopped onions into a fine paste
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white onions and garlic paste

  • Put the blended paste  into a pot and add a mug of water
  • Add 1 tablespoon of ginger and stir well, then put the pot to boil for 5 minutes
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ginger into onion-garlic paste


  • Put 2 tea bags of green tea in a mug and add hot water, then after 2 minutes pour it into the boiling paste, and stir well
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green tea into ginger-onion-garlic mixture

  • Let the mixture boil for at least 3 minutes

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  • Switch off the stove, leave the pot of the stove, then add 1 tablespoon of honey, and stir well
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Add honey

  • Squeeze lemon juice into the mixture
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add lemon juice

  • Then sieve the tea and store it into a flask.


  • From this mixture, you have about 3-4 mugs of tea. 2 mugs are enough per day

The secret is about enjoying the discoveries on food


Other Foods

I do not make drastic changes in my eating habits. I continue eating chicken, fish, vegetables, cakes,  etc. However, I remove chicken skin and fats, and begin to reduce slowly the quantities eaten per day. The reduction must not be huge. I still fry my food, but I use vegetable oils mostly peanut and sunflower. I do use once in a while olive oil, but I do not make changes, which are costly. The whole idea is to continue enjoying the food despite dieting for weight loss. For example, today, I eat roasted-fried chicken, a piece of cake and hot Milo, and drunk my slimmers’ drink and slimmers’ tea. Tomorrow, I will show you another step to lose weight, which has nothing to do with food.


My roasted-fried chicken

1. Remove the skin and fat. It takes less than a minute to work on a chicken breast

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chicken skin


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fat removed from chicken breast

2. Add turmeric and ginger, and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. The body needs oil, which is good for many things such as hair and skin texture, etc. So, after removing  meat-fats, which are hard to get rid off, you need to replace them with vegetable oils in manageable doses

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1 teaspoon of vegetable oil added

2 (b) Rub in turmeric and ginger, mixing well


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turmeric & ginger rubbed in

3. Roast the chicken

4. Fry onions until tender, add roasted chicken and fry for 2 minutes, add chopped tomatoes and fry for 3 minutes until the juice come out of the tomatoes to soften the chicken

5. Eat the roast fried chicken with rice and spaghetti

Rub in turmeric and garlic

Roasted-fried chicken on a bed of rice mixed with spaghetti and red cabbage

Sweet course

1. Milo, milk and a piece of chocolate  cake. Again, I want to stress the point that you do not grow fat by eating sweet things, but by failing to boost the metabolism, and by eating more than you can boost the metabolism. Tomorrow, I will show you how to increase your metabolism rate. The slimmers’ drink and tea are great boosters, but I will show you how to combine them with simple exercises.

My sweet course today was as follows:

Rub in turmeric and garlic

sweet course






DAY 1: Homemade Slimmers’ Drink

Background to My Homemade Slimmers’ drink

I have decided to lose  weight in the next 6 months. I gained 4.5 inches around my waist, which I need to get rid off. I have observed my body for years now. I know that I gain weight when I am simply not having enough rest, which affects my metabolism system.  My weight  is often not about food. I have worked long hours on my thesis to catch up, since March 2011. Sometimes, I work also in the wee hours of the morning. I am glad that I met my target. Now, it is time for me to undo this weight damage  (See My Current Pictures ).

My current weight

My Current Weight

*I don’t use the scale to measure my weight. Instead, I used a tape measure to find the circumference around the major body parts. My current circumference is as follows:

  1. Shoulder width=41
  2. Chest=37
  3. Upper waist=32
  4. Actual waist=33
  5. Abdomain =34
  6. Hips=43.2
  7. Lower knee=16.5

I have observed that I lose weight in the ration 1:2. Each time I lose 1 inch around the shoulders, hips and knees, I  lose automatically 2 inches for the rest of my body. The fat around the shoulders, hips and knees are hard to get rid off.

How to make the slimmers’ drink at Home

Ingredients for slimmers’ drink


3 oranges

1-2 tomatoes

1 carrot

1 handful lettuce/cabbage

1 green tea bag

1 teaspoon cider vinegar

1 teaspoon ginger

1 tablespoon Milo (optional)

Some red grapes or half cup 100% red grape juice or 2 red apples


  • Pour hot water into a mug, add 1 green tea bag, and let it sit for at least 5 mins before using it
  • Wash fruit  and vegetables thoroughly
  • Chop fruit & vegetables,  add ginger & Milo, and blend them into a smooth paste
  • Pour green tea into the smooth paste and blend well

    green tea

  • Make a juice: Sieve the blended mixture to separate the dregs from the juice. If you have a cheese bag or a  clean kitchen towel, use it to drain the mixture

    drain the mixture to  make a juice

  • Add 100% red grape juice (half a mug) to the newly made juice, and mix well. You have your slimmers’ drink. NB: Do not use white grapes because they have a sharp taste despite being better than the red ones. If you choose to use white grapes, do not add cider vinegar.
  • You have made 1 litre juice of the slimmers’ drink. Pour it in a container and close the lid tightly. I have used an empty container of red grape juice to store my drink

    Keep your slimmers’ drink into any clean container with a lid

  • You can add the dregs to the soil in your flower-pot, or you can throw it away

    the dregs

How to slim

Do the following if you want to slim:

  1. Double the ingredient quantities
  2. Remove Milo from the ingredients
  3. Use grapes or apples instead of the 100% red grape juice
  4. If you do not have grapes or apples, increase the amount of tomatoes
  5. When you double the ingredients, you would have 2 litres of the slimmers’ drink. You must drink 1.5 litres between 6 am and 12 pm. Then, drink the rest in the afternoon. In the evening, drink plain water with lemon drops. The  slimmers’ drink is very energetic. You might not sleep on time if you drink it in the evening after 5 pm
  6. Make sure that you sleep between 7 and 8 hours
  7. Consult your doctor

This Drink Works, It Worked for Me

I discovered this concoction on my own in 2004 when I suddenly grew fat. I have used it several times. It has reduced my weight before at least 3 times. The recent weight loss was in 2009. My waist was 42 inches in 2009. I drunk this concoction from June 2009 to April 2010. I observed that in October 2009, within 5 months, my waist reduced from 42 inches to 29 inches (See pictures of my weight loss).

Before I wore the Brown trousers, which was 42 inches waist, and after I wore  jeans-33 inches waist

after slimmers’ drink reduced my weight

Before weight loss, this grey jersey used to be tight around my waist

After Weight loss, my grey jersey became so big that I stopped wearing it


I called this drink the slimmers’ drink because it worked for me. I made it over a period of years. I hope it works for you too.

– I did nothing drastic to lose weight.

– I will share with you in the next segment my usual normal diet, and my simple exercise

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