Ahh, another week, another fad for me to share with you.
In the run up to summer, I have seen so many adverts and articles promoting ‘teatoxes’. Of course, if there’s shortcut then I will inevitably try it; and so, for the benefit of you lovely lot, here’s my experience of taking Flat Tummy Tea in January.
In my defence, and like all the fads that I embark upon, I did do extensive research before purchasing the tea. I’ve read horror stories of people shitting themselves, or worse, getting pregnant because their Pill hadn’t fully taken effect before they’d had to dash to the loo. However, Flat Tummy Tea simply promised to reduce bloating, which sounded perfect to me. Unlike the other weight-loss gimmicks I had previously tried, I didn’t actually buy the tea to shed a few pounds. I just wanted something that would make me feel less bloated and improve the overall look of my lower-stomach area.
I purchased the ‘FT FOUR’, which provides you with enough of the stuff for 28 days, and comes with a ‘cleanse’ and a ‘detox’ loose leaf tea. The instructions were simple enough, and, combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, promised to give me- as the name would suggest- a flatter looking tummy.
So, after following the plan religiously, never skipping a day and eating/training well, I bet you’re wondering what my results were like. And to that I can give another solid nothing. I saw no results from drinking this, and found it to be much the same as any other regular herbal tea that you can buy on the cheap from Tesco. In fact, it was worse than those, because you had to faff about with a tea-strainer and all that malarkey. Whilst this may be a bit disappointing, I can’t say that I’m surprised: my track record for spending money on shortcuts is extensive, and the success rate is slim to none.
A shortened version of this review would be ‘please don’t get sucked in by pretty packaging and a friendly/overly persuasive sales team’. I’ve undertaken fads a fair few times (read about some of those here and here), and I pretty much document the same result at the end of each one. Though this was less harmful than the other ‘weight-loss tools’ I’ve tried in the past, it was still a waste of time and money.
On the plus side, at least it’s given me something else to write about on here…
Have you tried teatoxes? What are your thoughts?