Every day Instagram feeds are bombarded with celebrity pictures of Kylie Jenner, Amber Rose and Blac Chyna sharing their “teatoxed” bodies. Teatox is the latest weight loss trend which many believe will increase energy and promote weight loss. Teatox is a detoxification process in which drinkers brew loose leaf tea leaves to remove impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The teatox also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph and skin. While herbal tea has been a natural health remedy for thousands of years, no scientific studies exist attesting to teatoxes’ efficacy in terms of weight loss or detoxing the body. So how do we measure the effectiveness of teatox and get the results teatox companies claim to offer? The “skinny on teatoxing” is there is NO algorithm or guarantee of results. Everyone’s experiences are vastly different.
My experience with teatox was not the instant weight loss I was hoping for. Therefore, I suggest the following:
Set a goal! Teatoxers should assess what they are looking to accomplish from teatoxing. We all want different results whether it’s to increase energy levels, lose weight or detox. Disclaimer if your goal is rapid weight loss, this probably is not the safest approach. I candidly admit I expected to lose weight with minimal commitment to exercise and healthy eating. However, I encourage teatoxers to set an attainable goal to manage expectations.
Teatoxers should supplement teatoxing with clean eating, and a daily exercise regime of cardio and strength training. Also, teatoxers must keep the body hydrated. Scientists recommend drinking between half an ounce to an ounce of water for each pound of body weight daily. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water a day. Staying hydrated can aid the teatox in the detoxification process.
Lastly, teatoxers should exercise patience when looking for results. Weight loss and detoxification is an ongoing process, which requires a commitment to daily exercise and clean eating.
Remember, there is no better detox than a daily commitment to clean eating, and physical & spiritual exercise of a clean mind body and soul.
Written by Candice Loren Hurst
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