Skinny Fit Tea
In addition to actual tea, detox concoctions typically include additional herbs, which may be designed to curb appetite, rev metabolism, or boost weight loss in other ways. One example is senna, a plant with a natural laxative effect. According to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, the potential side effects of senna use may include abdominal pain and discomfort, cramps, bloating, gas, nausea, and diarrhea; excessive use can lead to potassium depletion and other electrolyte abnormalities, which can trigger muscle spasms and an abnormal heart rhythm. Another popular ingredient in weight loss teas is guarana, a plant that's often added to energy drinks. Its side effects are commonly related to its caffeine content, which may include nervousness, restlessness, stomach irritation, nausea, vomiting, headache, anxiety, agitation, ringing in the ears, and fast heart and breathing rates. Bottom line: Do your homework about exactly what's in a product before you put it in your body. Even "all-natural" substances can have potential side effects, especially if they're overused, combined with other supplements or medications that result in negative interactions, or if taken by those with pre-existing medical conditions.
This tea helps weight loss in two ways. First, its ingredients cleanse the digestive system to remove toxins, as well as also curbing appetite so that the consumer isn’t reaching for that snack in between meals. It’s made with a blend of natural ingredients, is easy on the stomach and boosts the immune system. Like the other 14-day detox teas on the market, the best results are seen with a combination of also eating healthy and exercising.
Alkalise: Some alternative health advocates argue that an acidic body pH is linked to what we eat and is harmful for our health. The problem with that is that there’s no consistent body pH – each system and organ in our body operates differently. An alkaline pH is also not a holistic ‘healthy’ metric. For example, your stomach is meant to be an acidic environment to break down food. Your body regulates its pH of different systems perfectly well. Drinking a bit of special tea can’t undo your own body’s systems.
You are supposed to drink one 6 ounce up in the evening (this is a caffeine free tea so it will not keep you up all night), and no more than that! This tea contains Senna, which is a natural laxative, so if you take too much of it, you will more than likely get painful cramps. The box clearly states that you should not drink any more than one cup per day, or you will end up with diarrhea because of the Senna herb.
One of the brands that claim to ‘alkalise’ the body, which apparently enhances nutrient absorption, Thin Tea is very adamant that it does not contain laxatives, unlike many competitors. Thin Tea’s products are sold as loose leaf herbal blends, in both the weight loss focussed combo of the Detox Blend and Fat Burn Blend, as well as ClariTea (for mental focus), Stress Less (for relaxing anxieties), and Sleepy Slumber (for easier sleep). The Detox Blend is claimed to cleanse, stimulate and ‘harmonise’ the body, while the Fat Burn Blend (for drinking just before dinner) is claimed to boost metabolism and reduce appetite. Thin Tea recommends consuming one of each of the Detox and Fat Burn teas per day.
Burdock is also a popular ingredient. It’s a plant root that promotes healthy liver cells and purifies the blood. Yerba mate is made from dried leaves of an evergreen holly and has the benefits of tea and coffee. It boosts energy and increases alertness without causing jitters like coffee, and is packed with vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, B2, iron, and flavonoids and amino acids.
The Triple Leaf lawsuit, as reported by the Truth in Advertising, meanwhile, said: “Because the Senna Diet Products contain no weight loss ingredients or fat burners, it is are not an effective treatment for weight loss or appetite suppression and does not, in fact, work as advertised. Moreover, Senna does not prevent absorptions of calories from food, as it acts to stimulate the large intestine and not the small intestine where nutrient absorption takes place. Accordingly, Senna only effectuates loss of fecal matter and water from the lower bowels, resulting only in dehydration, loss of vital electrolytes and, at times, painful cramping.”
Fat burning: Despite what the purveyors of all kinds of weight loss products may claim, experts typically say there’s only one sure fire way to break down body fat. Exert more energy than you consume, and your body will begin breaking down energy stores from your body fat. There are ways to maximise this process by using metabolism-enhancing ingredients, but you will be best placed asking a doctor about what options could work for you. Most of the ‘fat-burning’ claims made by manufacturers of weight loss products are rubbish.
Never underestimate the importance of water in any weight loss diet. Your kidneys require a certain amount of water to function correctly so when you are dehydrated; the liver is forced to take up a lot of the workload. Your liver should be able to focus on turning fat into energy, but since it has to help the kidneys, it becomes a less efficient fat burning machine.
Because each cup contains almost no calories, green tea can boost your metabolism and improve your body’s efficiency for burning energy. Research has suggested that the flavonoids it contains are responsible for increasing fat oxidation levels and improving insulin activity in your body. Some studies show that substituting tea for calorie-filled drinks can lead to about a pound of weight loss a week. diets