Tummy Tea Doesn’t Work: How to Achieve Better Results at Home
Flat tummy tea has been around for awhile. With countless social media personalitites promoting the tea’s ability to boost energy and create a slimmer waistline, it can be hard to know what is fact and what is fiction. We’re here to break it down for you.
Flat tummy tea has hit the Kenyan market. A quick scroll through one of these page’s timelines, and you’ll find hundreds of people enquiring about the 25 magical packets of tummy teas sold for nearly 6,000 Shillings. Before you ask yourself what would possess someone to spend 6K on tea, remember that anytime a product promises results like dropping three dress sizes in two weeks, there will always be hopeful buyers.
How Does it Work?
To put if briefly, the tea makes you shed excess water weight and poounds for a short period of time using diretics. Basically, it makes you use the restroom to reduce the appearace of bloating in the stomach area.
Why is this Not a Long Term Solution?
Tummy Tea might be a great, albiet expensive, way to get rid of bloat before a trip or event. However, this fad is not sustainable for those looking to maintain weightloss. This is because the weight shed is easily put back on after eating a meal, or drinking water. Aside from the ease of gaining lost weight back, weightloss and detox teas that use laxitives (especially when used in excess) can also cause users dehydration, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and nausea. Not to mention, drinking detox tea before leaving the comfort of your house may mean the urgent need to use the restroom while out and about.
If all of these sife effects haven’t turned you away from detox teas, perhaps learing how to achieve even better results at home will.
How do I Reduce Bloat, and get Glowing at Home??
Relying on name brand detox teas is not only expensive, but unsustainable! If you want to shed the weight and keep it off try these quick tips.
1.) Drink Hot Water
Your body needs water to function properly, which is why detox teas that eliminate water from your system can be especially harmful. Drinking a cup of warm water in the morning has been proven to boost metabolism and digestion. Lemon or honey can be added for those looking for a little more flavour.
2.) Cut Back on Beer and Carbinated Drinks
Ideally, those looking to cut fat should avoid alcoholic beverages all together, However, we know living your life can get in the way. A healthier alcoholic option might mean drinking a vodka soda or other mix drink that does not have added sugar.
3.) Excercise 3 Times Weekly
When studying the effects of minimal excercise, studies have shown that excercising as little as 15 minutes 3 times a week benefits overall health as well as helping to maintain body weight.
4.) Drink Coffee or Green Tea
Coffee beans are a natural diaretic. Taking a cup in the morning can speed up digestion, and eliminate waste that can contribute to the look of bloating. Just make sure if weightloss is your goal, decrease the added sugar to your daily cup of joe. Green tea can match the ‘energy boosting’ benefits of slim tea without any side effects.
5.) Cut Only 300 Calories from Your Diet Daily
More focus should be put on the type of food your eating rather than counting calories. However, if weightloss is truely your goal, results can be achieved by cutting just 300 calories from your daily intake. What does this look like? Cutting calories can be as simple as using less sugar in your tea/coffee, turning down calorie heavy foods like tomato sauce and chip dip, or splitting a dessert that you would normally eat alone.
Regardless of whether your goal is to feel better, or to look better, always remember your body needs nutrients in order to funtion at it’s best. This is why the prevelence of tummy teas as a primary method for weightloss can actually cause more harm than good.
6.) Opt for Natural Sources
Rather tahn buying a tea which has diaretics and unnatural additives, istead search for natural moringa powder or tea. Moringa has many benefits when consumed in it’s natural form, including boosting potassium, calcium, and vitamins C, A, and E levels, as well as increasing Iron.
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