Bikini season is upon us! Now, I am the first to admit that I am not a proponent of weight loss gimmicks or fast options. However, I decided to give Skinny Teatox a try after seeing so many ads and claims for teatox lately. I was definitely skeptical at first, but I am a bit more of a believer after this 14 day program. I wanted to give a review and share my thoughts/experiences with readers and address any questions/ concerns with the 14 day program.
Skinny Teatox offers several different programs: 7, 14, & 28 day teatox programs in both regular and mint flavors. I will be reviewing the regular program, however I would love to give mint a shot at some point.
A little about the 14 Day Skinny Teatox Program (From the brochure & website)
Skinny Teatox is a 100% natural detox tea program that promotes good health and weight loss. Skinny Teatox promotes:
Increase energy levels
All the ingredients in Skinny Teatox are 100% natural. There are no chemicals or preservatives. Ingredients include: tea leaves, senna leaf, ginseng, chrysanthemum, cinnamon bark, cloves, rhubarb, ginger, and more.
You start the program with this loose leaf tea. It comes in a zippered bag and smells quite good. It has a fruity scent with hints of minty/herb aromas. The brochure recommends to drink this in the morning or early afternoon. I usually drank this in the morning, but I did drink it a few times in early afternoon as well. Please keep in mind when drinking this, especially in the morning, to accompany this with something to eat. This is not a meal replacement and should not be used as such. I found when using it in the morning, it did give me a bit of energy. I am an AVID coffee drinker and I tried to substitute this for my morning coffee. While it was not a caffeine kick, it did give me a different energy boost that I was not used to.
I found this tea to really curb my appetite in the morning and it seemed to help my metabolism a bit. I didn’t find myself as hungry throughout the day (I love a good pre-lunch snack) and over the 2 weeks, I found my metabolism to be a bit different. I will note, a few times I drank this without eating and it definitely gave me a different feeling. I would highly recommend drinking this in addition to breakfast. You drink this every day as part of the teatox, but I would not recommend drinking it more than once a day.
The teatox also comes with a nighttime tea. The effect from this tea is completely different from the morning/afternoon tea. This is the game changer and I personally loved this part of the teatox. You take this every other night (seriously do NOT use this every night) after dinner. I recommend taking it after dinner, as I found this method to work best for me. This is a natural colon cleanse and believe me it will cleanse your colon (TMI, sorry). After a few days I found myself less bloated in the mornings and just overall a bit healthier. I really felt a bit more cleansed and the help with bloating was the best part for me!
Now to address some questions that people have asked me via instagram and email:
Did you lose any weight with the teatox?
I found that after the 14 days I lost about 4~6 pounds. I was not exactly sure because I do not weigh myself on a consistent basis, but this was the general amount that I lost. I saw a lot of discussions on the website about people losing more weight (awesome!) but I did not really change my normal diet. I wanted to see how well it would work with my normal diet.
Did you change your diet at all during this process?
My goal when starting this was not to lose weight (crazy, I know)! I tend to eat pretty healthy, despite the food I post on instagram. I workout about 4-5 days a week and in general I eat pretty well. I decided not to switch up my diet because in general I do not eat poorly. I found that with my normal diet, this still worked very well.
Did you find the tea infuser holes to be too large?
This was my least favorite part about the teatox. I did not find the strawberry infuser to be all that helpful. I sometimes do not mind pieces of loose leaf in my tea, but after letting the tea steep, I would find larger chunks in my tea. I used this only sparsely and using my own quite often.
Would you try this product again?
Yes, I would try this again! I have been looking at the chocolate teatox program and would love to give that a shot. After reading up on this though and discussing this with several healthcare professionals, I will not be using it too many times throughout the year. I would love to try just the energy tea more often, though!
Did it taste good?
The morning tea was awesome and really was just a simple fruity tea with hits of herb/mint flavors. The nighttime tea was not as great but the taste wasn’t bad. I know some people mix their teas with honey or sugar. I pretty much never do that and the taste was not bad for me at all.
If you have any other questions or need any general information about this product, feel free to post it here or email me! Would be happy to answer any questions that you may have!
*This post was sponsored by Skinny Teatox. I was provided with a free sample in exchange for a review on my blog. However, all opinions and words are my own.