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Skinny Teatox: Journey to a healthier me

Thursday, June 18, 2015

As much as I hate to admit it, I have packed on some pounds since the end of last year. Typically I'm not a stickler for weight gain, however I do get a little anxious and frustrated when my favorite pair of pants won't even travel up my thighs! I have been around the same body frame since my highschool years, which enables me to hang on to some of my favorite clothing pieces that I deem as assets to my wardrobe. These past two months have lead me to believe that I'm no longer that young 21 year old who can eat anything in the world, sooooo now......I have to be more mindful.

I still enjoy going into the gym, but the gym is not cutting back the unhealthy curves anymore. I have to watch what I eat, which is a heck of a lot harder than I anticipated, because ya girl loves to eat!!!!

It has been a tough decision these past months in curving my appetite and I haven't always been so successful but I am not giving up. I was on youtube about a month ago, and stumbled upon a detox video. Earlier last year I tried doing a fruit and veggie detox and could not even last three days, however this detox I found seemed a bit more doable! Before I ever purchase anything I have to do at least an hour of research to confirm my purchase rationale. I found a video on a brand called Skinny Teatox and fell in love with the idea of taking a detox that's tea. I am a natural tea lover and I found that this would be the easiest form of detoxing. Here are some of the claims of the detox taken from their website:

"Our 100% all-natural 14 Day Skinny Mint Teatox promotes health and weight loss. 
A 14 Day Skinny Mint Teatox Promotes: 
· Lose weight
 · Burn calories
 · Boost metabolism 
· Cleanse · Detoxify 
· Suppress appetite 
· Increase energy levels 
All the ingredients in Skinny Teatox are 100% natural. There are no chemicals or preservatives."

I loved the fact that the detox ingredients were all natural, and it eased my mind about foreign substances going into my blood stream. The website offers a variety of their detox systems, some being 7 days and others being 14 days. They also offer the regular flavor and mint flavor, the one I purchased, available. In addition to the detox they sell a pick me up tea energy tea that you can utilize as a booster for your day.

So how does it work?

"Morning Tea: This is meant to be enjoyed in the morning. It's a stimulant and gives you a steady and constant supply of energy throughout the day. It also increases your metabolism and aids with appetite suppression. Evening Tea: This tea cleanses and detoxifies your body. It's a colon cleanse that flushes out your digestive tract of toxins and unwanted excess which could be making it more difficult for you to lose weight. Skinny Teatox is a two step-program. All of our teatox kits (the 7 day, 14 day, and 28 day and our new line 7 day mint, 14 day mint and 28 day mint) come with two different types of tea. While watching the youtube videos I was a bit afraid of the laxative effect they warned about in addition to the warning label the product displayed. I have to say that it has been the fourth day, and my bowel movements have been the same as usual, mind you, I am a regular bathroom user every morning, so it doesn't really disrupt my day as it did others."

Here is the process of what the detox looks like taken from their website:

"Step 1: Buy one of our teatox kits (the 7 day, 14 day, and 28 day).
Step 2: One cup of morning tea every day. It's an all-natural and delicious loose leaf tea that’s a stimulant and gives you a steady and constant supply of energy throughout the day. It also increases metabolism and aids with appetite suppression. It is a loose leaf tea and therefore you should use a loose leaf tea filter like our Strawberry Tea Filter or disposable tea filters that can be purchased at most grocery stores and tea or coffee shops. 
Step 3: One cup of evening tea every other night. This is the cleansing and detoxification tea. These teas come in teabags and are meant to be taken every other day in the evening after dinner. Our evening tea is a colon cleanse that flushes out your digestive tract of toxins and unwanted excess which could be making it more difficult for you to lose weight.
Step 4: It's important to combine healthy eating and exercise with your teatox program. Although changing your diet and activity level isn't absolutely necessary to see results, it will speed up the process. Stay healthy everyone. You're not going to get skinny just by drinking a tea, especially if you live an unhealthy lifestyle. Eat your fruits and vegetables, avoid fatty foods, exercise and be happy. Step 5: Tell a friend about Skinny Teatox. :-)"

What is it like for me?
As aforementioned, this is my fourth day of my 14 day teatox process. I feel like it has made me feel a bit lighter than usual and less bloated however I do not think that I have lost any weight. I do not own a scale however a week prior to starting the detox I weighed 167 pounds. Below you will be able to find my body measurements and body statistics so to speak. I do not feel as if this detox has caused an interruption in my daily life activities but instead an enhancement because I feel more motivated to do things with a less lethargic attitude. The only downside thus far, which is pretty superficial, is that the taste is not what I expected it to be. I purchased a mint flavor and I expected the the tea to have a little more potency in the mint flavor. There is only a slight hint of the mint, which could have saved me the money being that the mint flavor cost a little bit more when I purchased it. I have never used honey or sugar to sweeten my regular tea though some do, so the mint flavor would have gave the detox a little kick. A concern I do have is that I am eating like a monster!
The detox does say that my metabolism would be boosted, but it also claims that my appetite would be suppressed and it is the exact opposite! It has forced me to eat mini healthy meals that I am not too used to doing, so in turn I'm eating about 6 sometimes 7 times a day due to my long days! As the days continue I will give updates on any thoughts that come up with this process or bumps.
Week 1-Photos

Measurements: 37.5-34-41
Weight: 167lbs

If any of you health experts have any suggestions to suppress my appetite so that I am not craving as much, please comment below!

A youtube user review below 
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