Origin of slimming teas
Ancient origins: traditional Chinese plant-based medicine
In actual fact, most slimming teas are not only teas, but rather infusions of several plants (including teas), the origins of which lie in traditional Chinese medicine, or ‘natural’ medicine.
And this combining of plants, if done properly, is what may promote weight loss.
Whether green, white, oolong, Pu’Er or black, teas carry numerous benefits. They may act as antioxidants, appetite suppressants, drainers or toxin eliminators, as well as many other things. But it would be a slight exaggeration to say that teas have an effect on weight loss.
Rather, it is solely the combining of several plants which can create a real slimming tea which will then promote weight loss.
Traditional Chinese medicine makes use of more than 10000 different plants. This is why the actual combining of plants must be carried out by professionals with a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Today, these traditional Chinese techniques are often taken up by naturopaths, who are far more likely to be found in our countries than a professor of Chinese medicine!
Advice to help you choose the right slimming tea for you
Top tip 1:
Choose a slimming tea which contains more than five different plants. It must not only contain tea. It is the combination of these plants, in their specific amounts, which will help you in your path towards weight loss. The packaging should indicate clearly the types of plant and how much of each is contained in the tea. It’s vital to know what you will be consuming!
Top tip 2:
Top tip 2: Your slimming tea must have been created by a professional natural medicine practitioner, who practices either traditional Chinese medicine or naturopathy.
Rapid development and the birth of a new trend: teatox
Since 2012, with the appearance of brands such as SkinnyMeTea in Australia and also Happy Detox Tea in France, slimming teas have become part of a more general approach towards health and wellbeing. This has led to a boom in sales of such products. The fact that they are available to buy online has enabled them to reach a more global audience, and at a rapid pace. As a result, these infusions have expanded far beyond the original markets for traditional Chinese medicine and naturopathy, and have now reached a new audience.
Slimming teas and teatox regimes now convey a more modern, feminine and trendy image and are associated not only with health and wellbeing but also with fitness and overall maintenance of the body.
Teatox regimes give people greater control over their diet, promote physical activity and instil a greater feeling of calm in those who partake in them. They involve much more than simply drinking an infusion; they help with weight loss but also with creating a sense of wellbeing, both mental and physical.
Teatoxes generally consist of two teas and an exercise programme, as well as nutritional advice.
One of the two teas is usually a detox tea (Morning cleanse tea or Morning detox tea) to be drunk first thing in the morning, while the second is a slimming tea (Evening cleanse tea) to be drunk before you go to sleep.
This combination of detox tea and slimming tea, paired with physical exercise and diet control, produces successful results amongst consumers, as can be seen from the many ‘before and after’ photos posted on social media.
Top tip 3:
Choose a slimming tea which comes with an exercise programme and nutritional advice. A slimming tea alone will not always will bring the results you hope for. But combined with some exercise and a balanced diet, it will help you obtain the results you want and, above all, an even greater dose of wellbeing!
Slimming tea ingredients
Here are the main ingredients that can be found in the best slimming teas currently available on the market, along with the benefits they offer. It’s not an exhaustive list of ingredients and suppliers, but we’ve chosen those which seemed the most interesting and effective.
From Happy Detox Tea
Crataegus pinnatifida : Promotes digestion and burns fat
Orange peel : Promotes digestion
Cassia tora : Reduces appetite, removes toxins and combats bloating
Lotus leaves: : Help with slimming, prevent water retention and increase muscle tonus
Pogostemon cablin : Fights cellulite and water retention
Pu’Er Tea : Removes toxins and aids digestion
Senna leaf: removes toxins
Celery seeds: Help reduce water retention
Valerian: Settles the stomach and digestive system
Yerba Mate: has diuretic and laxative properties.
Dandelion roots: relieve constipation and digestive problems, reduce excess cholesterol and may even combat loss of appetite.
Sencha : like all green teas, this has a positive effect on the metabolism.
Lemongrass: helps treat digestive problems
Ginger: aids digestion.
Lemongrass: helps treat digestive problems.
Senna leaf: removes toxins.
Psyllium: fights constipation; reduces blood cholesterol level.
Top tip 4:
Choose a slimming tea which provides full details of its ingredients. You need to know the plants it is made from, as well as their quantities.
Top tip 5:
Avoid slimming teas which have a strong laxative effect… Not only is this unpleasant, but it is also not especially effective when you are targeting medium term weight loss!
For how long must you drink slimming tea in order to see results?
Slimming regimes starting from 2 weeks in duration
Different brands of slimming tea and teatox offer programmes which range from 2 to 8 weeks in duration.
It is however advisable to follow a slimming programme for a minimum of 4 weeks in order to obtain noticeable results which will last.
Happy Detox Tea sell slimming tea as part of a 4 or 8 week programme only. As for the complete teatox however (that is, both the slimming and detox programme), Happy Detox Tea offer this starting from a minimum of 2 weeks in duration. Results can therefore be seen after 2 weeks, but it is better to go for a slimming programme, a detox programme or a teatox, that will last for a period of 4 weeks or, for best results, 8 weeks.
Can you follow a slimming programme for more than 8 weeks?
It is perfectly possibly to follow a slimming programme for more than 8 weeks. But in order to do this, you must follow the advice given under Top Tip 5, and not choose a programme which has a strong laxative effect!
With Happy Detox Tea, there is no laxative effect.
However, some people who have drunk SkinnyMeTea have reported experiencing a strong laxative effect.
Top tip 6:
We recommend that you follow a slimming tea regime for a minimum of 4 weeks or, if you wish to obtain a result that is even more noticeable, 8 weeks!
Results vary from person to person
Naturally, results will vary from person to person
Happy Detox Tea asks its customers to complete a customer satisfaction survey once they have completed a programme. More than 80% of customers have reported achieving weight loss.
And more than 75% of customers said they would order another programme, and would recommend this type of slimming tea to their family and friends!
An even greater number of people have lost weight by following the nutritional advice and doing the exercises suggested in the Happy Detox Tea nutrition and sport ebook.
To achieve convincing results, it is also vital not to forget to drink tea in the evening before going to bed! This needs to become a pleasant routine to help you finish your day in a peaceful way
Top tip 7:
To achieve a perfect result, do 15 minutes of physical activity a day. Certain people will be able to shed pounds in just one month by doing this!
Top tip 8:
Control your diet.
To recap, here are the 8 rules to follow to choose the right slimming tea for you and really lose weight:
1-Choose a slimming tea which contains more than 5 different plants.
2-Choose a slimming tea made by a professional natural medicine practitioner.
3-Choose a slimming tea which comes with an exercise programme and nutritional advice.
4-Choose a slimming tea which provides full details of its ingredients.
5-Choose a slimming tea which does not have a strong laxative effect.
6-Follow a slimming tea programme for a minimum of 4 weeks.
7-Do 15 minutes of physical activity a day during your programme.
8-Follow the nutritional advice provided in the guide which comes with your slimming tea.