The popularity of detoxing through juices, natural produce, and teas has increased significantly over the last few years. I’ve heard a lot about teatox diets this year and it seems to be one of the new ‘fads’, but what is a teatox diet?
Teatox = Tea + Detox
I’ve tried it myself briefly to get a better understanding of teatoxing. I always like to try things for myself so I can comment and share my own personal experiences with different diets and alternative healthcare.
I will take you through everything you need to know about teatoxing in this article, so you can make up your own mind if it’s something for you to try.
What Does a Teatox Diet Do?
When participating in a teatox diet you will be drinking teas. This is usually divided across two types of tea, herbal teas, and organic teas. You drink one in the morning after waking, and the other before you go to bed.
The idea here is that you are fueling your body through the day, then again overnight while you’re sleeping. As with any detox diet, the goal is to shed your body of toxins it’s been holding on to.
The herbal and organic teas will help flush these toxins out naturally. Everyone will feel different while doing this, but most people will feel fine health-wise. Carrying out these diet along with a healthy lifestyle will likely lead to weight loss.
A lot of press is usually angled at the weight loss as this is often of interest, but the overall picture of shedding toxins is a more important in my opinion. You can get cholesterol levels under control, lower your blood pressure, lessen stomach issues, and much more.
The feeling you get coming out the other side of a teatox diet is that of a healthier, more alert result. My skin and hair felt a lot better too. I had a lot more energy, and I slept better at night. I was really impressed with the overall effect the tea’s had on my mind and body.
Are Teatox Diets Effective for Weight Loss?
A lot of people are always chasing that new way to lose weight. It’s true that we are exposed to a lot of toxins every day, this can’t really be avoided. And, the teatox diet is very effective at cleansing these toxins.
By removing these toxins you experience a lot of positive health benefits, one of which is some weight loss. Not just in the short term either, a cleaner system with less toxins means your body runs more efficiently.
Your metabolism will speed up, you will digest food better, and you’ll have more natural energy to use as part of a healthier, and more active lifestyle. So the short answer is yes, teatoxing is effective at helping you lose weight. But it’s much more than that, it promotes a healthier you and better weight management.
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How Safe Is a Teatox Diet and Are There Any Risks?
Teatox is safe, I will say that off the top. The teas are natural and organic if you’re picking up good quality products. Obviously, you have to follow the guidelines set out by the plan you’re following, and doing so will be perfectly safe.
There are some precautions to be aware of however. Pregnant women, people suffering from existing conditions or allergies, and children are not suitable for a teatox. If you’re unsure about anything, or just want to be completely sure, check with your doctor before starting a detox.
If you notice any adverse effects after starting a teatox you should also stop immediately and consult a medical professional. It’s perfectly normal to have more regular bowel movements and this isn’t something to be too alarmed about. A lot of tea contain herbs that act as natural laxatives, it’s all part of the process. Albeit a little unpleasant for some people.
Who Will Benefit Most from a Teatox?
Anyone looking to make some positive changes to their health and lifestyle should try a teatox. If you know your body is carrying the effects of a buildup of toxins, and you like the idea of drinking natural and organic teas, this is the detox plan for you.
Teatoxing is a great way to start losing weight, feeling better both physically and mentally, and for most people is an easy step to take in this direction. I felt a lot better after just a few days and will certainly be doing a teatox again in the future.
Give it a try for yourself and see how you get on. I’d love to hear any feedback you have. Feel free to leave a comment below or contact me directly.
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.