We’ve all heard of juice detoxes, drinking three bottles of juice everyday, pretty much starving yourself to lose weight right? Well, now there’s the tea detox! I never wanted to try a juice detox because quite frankly, I love food too much. I couldn’t just drink juice all day without eating because I would be so cranky and I don’t actually need to lose that much weight. I’m pretty happy with where I am now I just wanted to give myself a little kick up the backside to start my training for Race for Life in June. After New York, I put on quite a few pounds (too many Shake Shack hot dogs & cheesy fries although they were delicious!) and have been going to Bootcamp a few times a week since to get my weight back down. I’m not one to worry about my weight but I was in double figures for the first time in my life and knowing that the weight was fat and not muscle was what I was a bit upset about.
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Bootea have an eating plan on their website which they say you’re meant to follow to get maximum results from the teatox however you’re not meant to eat dairy products or poultry but I didn’t follow this because I don’t really see why because I’m only going to go back and eat them again so cutting them out really isn’t going to do all that much in my opinion. I have however started eating healthier than I normally would, with less naughty snacks! I have porridge or granary toast for breakfast, more fruit and chicken or a brown roll for lunch and then a healthy-ish dinner with veggies.
I decided to do this post in a sort of diary form so you can see any side effects I had and how I thought the tea was working for me throughout the two weeks:
So here we go!
10:30pm – Almost forgot to drink my tea!! Quickly brewed my tea and it still isn’t much easier to drink. It sort of just leaves a weird taste in my mouth after drinking it?
Day 4 (Thursday 13th) 8am – Woke up, didn’t need to go to the toilet but had a mild stomach pain.
10am – Just discovered the ‘laxative’ effect for the first time! Bit worried this might get worse throughout the duration of the next two weeks…we’ll see! Getting easier to drink the daytime tea, I’m starting to quite like it actually! Going to Bootcamp again tonight!
Day 5 (Friday 14th) – 10am – Tea again! Getting used to this!
10pm – Evening tea again.
Day 6 (Saturday 15th) – 10am It’s not really having much of a ‘laxative’ effect on me apart from Day 4! Quite happy with that but not quite sure how well this is detoxing me. Drank my tea later on in the day, would much prefer to be drinking a proper English breakfast tea – can’t resist a couple throughout the day!
Day 7 (Sunday 16th) 10am – Bootcamp session this beautiful sunny morning! Went shopping with Mia and had my tea in the afternoon. Excited to see if I’ve lost any weight over the last week tomorrow!
9pm – Evening detox tea at Paul’s house again. Going ski-ing tomorrow so I drank it earlier to hopefully avoid any need to go to the loo whilst on the slopes!
Day 8 (Monday 17th) – Couldn’t weigh myself at Paul’s so will do it tomorrow. Went to the loo just before ski-ing…(TMI? Sorry!). Starting to notice my skin is starting to detox slightly – blackheads seem to be more prominent? Drank my daytime detox tea at night as I was out all day.
Day 9 (Tuesday 18th) – Weight: 9st 13lbs. Bit pissed off really that I’ve been to Bootcamp three times this week as well as a skiing session and this detox tea, and I’ve lost nothing! Better keep going and hope that I see more results at the end of the second week…
9pm – Evening tea – this doesn’t seem to be having much of a laxative effect on me only a couple of times throughout the last week or so!
Day 10 (Wednesday 19th) Detox tea when I got home from work again. Bit annoyed really after I started thinking about it because I actually have only lost 2lbs since I got back from New York on 12th February….need to crank up this healthy eating!
Day 11 (Thursday 20th) Porridge for breakfast again this morning & a chicken salad(ish) for lunch. I don’t like lettuce so I had cucumber! Yummy.
9pm – Went to Bootcamp again this evening. Bedtime tea again at Pauls – he’s started to get fed up of me drinking my ‘Poo Tea’ hahaha! Glad that this is my second to last bedtime cleanse! I told my instructor that I hadn’t lost any weight and he told me I need to eat healthier so now I’m on the lookout for healthier lunch ideas….anybody got any easy ideas?!
Day 12 (Friday 21st) 12pm – Wow. Laxative. (SORRY!). Been to the toilet about four times today…not good! I thought I wouldn’t have much of a laxative effect and from what I’ve read it’s meant to get better throughout the two weeks but mine seems to have gotten worse! I forgot to bring home my teabags from work so I’ll have to drink two of the daytimes ones tomorrow. Been for a 6 mile run/walk this evening with my friend and had a lovely relaxing bath afterwards!
Day 13 (Saturday 22nd) – 11am I drank the first of my daytime teas today as I forgot yesterdays. Aching so much today from running & bootcamp. I’m going out tonight for a friends 21st birthday and I usually get a bit of an upset stomach after a night out so not going to drink the bedtime cleanse tonight incase I get the same effects as I did on Friday.
Day 14 (Sunday 23rd) Okay so I was so hungover I forgot to drink my tea so this is turning into a little longer than a 14 day detox…oopsie!
Day 15 (Monday 24th) – Drinking a daytime tea and the nighttime cleanse tonight then I just have the daytime tea to drink tomorrow. Weight: 10st 0lbs. Not happy!! I had a naughty weekend and did get drunk but I still expected to lose atleast 1lb not put some on!
Day 16 (Tuesday 25) – Last tea woohoo!
My end result: 9st 12lb. I lost ONE pound. Bit disappointed I have to say…
I have been going to Bootcamp and we do a lot of strength exercises and I can tell that my body has changed shape since January and my hips are skinnier and my tummy is flatter so it may be that all the muscle I’m putting on is out-weighing the fat I’m losing through exercising? I still sort of expected to lose more than 1lb though even without doing the teatox!
My skin looks so much clearer! I could tell it was working about half way through because my blackheads were very prominent and I used my DIY Bentonite Clay Face Mask and now they’re almost gone. I also have only had one spot in the two weeks I’ve been drinking the tea. Overall I don’t think I slept any better than normal but I did feel slightly less bloated and it did help with my sugar cravings. However, seeing as I only lost a single pound I wouldn’t purchase again.
Have you tried Bootea? What were your results?
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