Hi guys! Ok, so, I know it was a little while ago that I completed the Skinny Me Tea but I thought I'd type up my final review of the product. Again, I wasn't trying the tea to necessarily lose weight but to hopefully feel better, to ecourage myself to be healthier, to hopefully be more toned and I've always been curious to try a teatox. The fact that I thought I'd lose a couple of kilos was a welcome bonus. Following the SMT instagram and seeing people's transformation photos and finding out that my friends were ordering it gave me the final push to order some with them.
Half way through the tea I also decided to do some research because I wasn't feeling 'energised' after drinking the tea, if anything I was feeling sluggish. It turns out that the tea actually restricts the amount of nutrients your body consumes during the day and then gets rid of the remaining nutrients from your body through the use of the diuretic, which my body found especially intense as it gave me really bad cramps and really hurt my stomach. I knew straight away that if the tea was resulting in me having this pain then it couldn't be good for me. My body also felt drained and weak, especially the days after having the night tea. I do have to admit that some mornings the tea made me feel better if I'd had a big night as it was cleaning out the gunk (for lack of a better word) but majority of the time this wasn't the case.
I did lose a couple of kilos to begin with but then I gained it all again which was the same case with my two friends, this is simply put down to water weight. Besides, it is definitely NOT healthy to lose weight quickly, the healthiest and most effective way is to lose weight gradually over time.
It turns out that the colon cleanse actually strips your body of the fluids it needs which means you will be left feeling dehydrated and the morning tea will leave you feeling flat, which it did to me and is the opposite of what the website promises. The laxative tea temporarily removes excess water weight from your body and also empties out your intestines which creates the look of a “flat stomach”.
Yes, there were days when I felt 'healthy' but I think this is simply because the tea has a bit of a placebo effect. The best way to be healthy and to lose weight while keeping it off is to eat the foods your body needs and to make sure you look after yourself. You also need to be realistic, it can't happen overnight. Something that supposedly gives you an ideal body in such a short amount of time is almost definitely something that will not last. At the end of the day your best bet is to listen to your body and what it needs and look after yourself! Life is too short to get caught up in fads like this that promise you the 'ideal body', your body is beautiful anyway!