Do Tea Detoxes Really Work? Week-by-Week Breakdown

I am a HUGE tea drinker. Huge. And I'm not just talking about Southern Sweet Tea. I drink herbal tea for its mind, body and soul healing properties.  I must have ten different types of tea on hand at any time. I drink tea in the morning to get going. Mid-morning to keep going and curb my appetite then mid day to curb my snacky sweet tooth. Sometimes, I drink tea before bed to relax myself.

See, I'm a total tea fanatic.

That all being said, I was leery of the tea detox claim that you can lose enough weight in one month to go from chubby to the catwalk. Then, my favorite tea brand asked if I would like to try a 30-day tea detox to get ready for summer. You may remember the post. I used the laxative scene from the movie DumbandDumber to get you to fully understand the "cleansing" process.

Then, this summer, after seeing celebrity after celebrity on Instagram with tea detox kits swearing they were epic for weight loss I decided to give the TeaMi 30-Day Detox another whirl. Jean season is right around the corner, no muffin tops allowed!


Here's a week-by-week breakdown of what you can expect on a Tea Detox. I've tried many since the first round of TeaMi 30-day detox in 2015. Trust me, I'm a pro! (Of all I tried, the TeaMi 30-day kit had the best flavor and worked the best. The calendar and motivation card are fabulous too.)

I joke about how the Skinny is loose tea, but the Colon is premeasured and bagged so you down blow your as... kill yourself.

Week: 1 WOWZA! This week is all about dropping weight and excess, well, crap. I lost 5 pounds. My clothes felt great. My energy was on the rise. The weightloss was do to a mix of water weight and cleansing.

Week 2: The morning constitutional is not so intense, but the skinny tea is working wonders on suppressing the appetite.2-3 more pounds lost. I was also eating much less and not snacking through the day.

Week 3: Expect to be down 5-10 pounds. This is the point where the calendar card, that I didn't use the first time around, was a game changer. I'd look at it on the refrigerator and be motivated to keep going. The weightloss is not so epic this week, so motivation is necessary.Appetite still under control!

Week 4: If you stick it out, being down a dress size or two is not out of the question. I went down two, and also feel like I grew two inches taller.  This is also the point where a game plan is needed to keep the weight off, some is water and will come back, but if you keep going your already revved metabolism with keep you headed in the right direction.

So, do tea detoxes really work? Yes. Definitely. Can they be life changing? Absolutely, if you pair it with... wait for it... wait for it... Diet and exercise!!! (I know, as with every miracle weight loss method!)

Wait, do go away pissed, the detox alone is so incredibly worth it. Even if you only last two weeks. You will DEFINITELY see results at the end of the first week. You will feel better and have more energy by the end of the second week. Coupled with diet and exercise for 30-days, I can see this completely turning someone's life around. I will definitely do the full 30-detox again in February, and that time pair it with better eating and exercise habits.

  • Boost your metabolism
  • Start burning stored fat
  • Calms muscle spasms and muscle tightness
  • Naturally raise energy levels
  • Detox your internal organs
  • Reduce bloating
  • Improve skin complexion
  • Flush out harsh toxins

  • Fix digestive issues

  • Bottom line: If you are starting a diet or exercise plan, use the tea detox to complement it to get you moving and motivated. Need to lose a few pound to fit into a dress, do the detox. Feel fat and crappy, do the detox. My big plan over the holiday season is to drink TeaMi's Skinny tea the day of all festive gatherings. It cuts my appetite WAY down, using 100% natural tea. I'll be able to indulge, but not like I'm a horse at a trough!

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