Once you pass the age of forty weight starts creeping on. The bodies metabolism slows down and with it the ability to burn calories drops. The only long term way to lose weight is by eating less, more healthily and exercising more. When said like this it sounds simple but if it was that easy we would all be slim.
Sometimes we just need a quick weight loss boost in order to motivate us and start us on the weight loss journey. Something that seems to have become popular recently is a TeaTox. These are teas which are designed to help you burn fat, beat the bloat and energise you. They are also meant to reduce hunger pangs. Drinking a cup of tea and losing weight sounded too good to be true. When I was offered a chance to try a two week Slimming Solutions TeaTox I was happy to give it a try.
The fourteen day Slimming Solutions TeaTox consists of two different types of tea, a daytime blend and an evening blend. The daytime blend is meant to be enjoyed in the morning as soon after waking as possible and before eating. It is made just like normal tea, let the bag infuse in the boiling water for two or three minutes. The evening blend should be drunk every other evening, before bed and thirty minutes after your last meal of the day. In total you get fourteen day time tea bags and seven night time ones. RRP £19.99
Each tea contains a slightly different blend of tea and spices. The main ingredient in the daytime blend is Chinese Oolong tea. It also contains ginseng for a mood lift as well as fennel, nettle leaves, ginger and dandelion. Dandelion and nettles are natural diuretics which increase the bodies production of urine. The evening blend contains senna leaves which are a natural laxative as well as hawthorn leaves, lotus leaves, fenugreek seeds, burdock root, peppermint, psyllium seeds, Valerian root and liquorice.
Slimming Solutions advise that their TeaTox should be followed alongside a healthy eating plan to get the best results. There is also a warning that you might experience a slight laxative effect when you start this plan but I didn’t find this.
Herbal teas are a matter of taste and everyone will have different preferences. I really liked the taste of the morning tea and I felt a bit of a lift after drinking it. The tea can be flavoured with a drop of honey if you like it slightly sweeter. I wasn’t so keen on the taste of the evening blend. This is not surprising as I am not a lover of liquorice. I found this tea slightly bitter.
There was no problem at all sticking to the plan. I usually have a cup of tea first thing in the morning so I just drank the Slimming Solutions TeaTox instead. It was slightly harder remembering to drink the evening blend as I only had to drink this every other day. I resorted to setting a reminder on my phone and this worked.
After a fortnight of using Slimming Solutions TeaTox tea I only lost about a pound in weight. I wasn’t expecting a great weight loss as I had not significantly changed my diet. I did notice that I felt less hungry during the day and was less likely to reach for a mid morning snack. After drinking the tea for a fortnight I did feel more wide awake and alert which was a good thing. My energy levels were higher and I felt more able to deal with life. I did also feel less bloated.
If you are looking for an energy boost or a way to kick start your weight loss then it is worth trying Slimming Solutions TeaTox alongside a healthy eating plan. The two week option is enough to give you a lift and get you motivated. The Slimming Solutions TeaTox is quite expensive and using herbal tea instead can also be a great way to start the day. After following the plan I have swapped my early morning tea for green tea and this is a nice start to the day.
You might be interested in my recipe for iced green tea with apple, lemon and ginger which is a refreshing and healthy drink. Alternatively why not try sparkling matcha a lovely summer drink that uses matcha.
I was sent the Slimming Solutions TeaTox in return for an honest review. I was not obliged to say anything nice and my opinions are my own.