Many of you may have heard of a detox (or a TEAtox) called Bootea. Its a detox which uses green tea to cleanse and shed a bit of weight off you! i also found that it made me feel a lot more energised and healthy!
I first heard about it online, and advertised in Holland & Barratt! Then saw a few satisfied customers on instagram and a few friends trying it out, although with mixed outcomes. The only way i was going to know how it worked with my body was to try it, and even if there wasn’t a significantly visible result, at least i would feel great (hopefully).
I am now currently on my third set as the results from my first was just so promising and motivating. And ill even show you how well it worked!
The first time i tried it, i was completely dedicated, i ate healthy (obviously with the occasional snacks.. old habits die hard) and even attempted to hit the gym – Shocker. I found the day time tea quite nice, as i personally love green teas! (If you don’t like the taste yourself, you can add natural sweeteners such as honey to improve the taste).
There’s two different teas, the daytime tea which you have once a day every day for the two week time period, and a night time tea which you take every other day starting on the first day of the teatox. The nighttime tea tastes quite different to the daytime one and you can definitely taste the fennel in it! For those who don’t like green teas, this one will definitely need a natural sweetener in it unless you’re willing to neck it in one!
I took a few photos here and there to see if there were any visible results, apart from what i thought i saw, and how i felt. And here are two photos 11 days apart:
Please excuse the sweatiness and the unattractiveness! the ‘after gym session’ look isn’t one of the prettiest!
The photo above was halfway into the teatox, and the photo below was nearing the end! (I will also now let you know that those abs have completely vanished under a cosy blanket of chub for the winter season… or until i get back into the gym…)I lost a lot of the chub layer across my tummy, resulting in toning up! I felt fabulous and it was such a motivating result that it almost became addictive! This was when i then purchased the next two sets which i was ready to pick up and start immediately.
I will give you a warning, if you are wanting to give it a go, to make sure you’ve mentally prepared you for the amount of time you will be spending on the toilet, as with all detoxes, comes pooping (graphic, i know, but don’t say i didn’t warn you!!)
The second time i did it, i failed to remember to have the right teas at the right times due to the busyness of my summer days, and this resulted in only feeling energised and cleansed instead of seeing visual results as i did the first time. Not a bad thing, but there i was hoping my beach bod would be back – wrong. I also failed to eat as healthily as i did the first time! whoops, i guess i set myself up to fail, the tea’s not magic!
Im now on my third run, and i’ve managed to stick to it as I’m constantly in the house revising for my exams, and revision is always perfectly matched with a cup of tea! Although i have less time to work out, i have had a few Cheerleading sessions and these will be becoming more frequent as my examination period ends. This time, i feel like I’ve lost more weight than the first time but i haven’t built up the muscle definition that i did the first time, but i still feel fab with the results! I’ve even introduced non high waisted jeans/trousers (hipsters) back into my wardrobe as my previous muffin top has reduced in size!
I hope this helps anyone willing to give it a go an inside of what its like and how its not just down to the tea itself, but also the lifestyle surrounding it. Give it a go! Heres a link to their website, order and get started! You can only try, and see how it works with your body!
They’ve also recently introduced a shake which will help reduce snacking, satisfy hunger, keep you fuller for longer and help you lose weight! Have a read! Experiment.
I’ve recently ordered the Slimming shake powder off of Protein World, so once I’ve given it a go, I’ll let you know my results!
– Lana xxx