What is this all about you say? As the title of this blog post is pretty self-explanatory, I thought I would share with you something that I have been struggling to face everyday. Weight loss and post pregnancy is not as easy as everyone thinks it is. I thought that I would be able to get back to my positive self, while that was the pending goal to reach, reality took over and that goal surely floated far away.
Tristan from Stay Lean Tea Australia, a new Australian 100% organic tea detox company that sources exotic tea blends from around the globe, reached out to see if I would be interested in trying out one of their detox programs. On the subject of weight loss and trying to stay healthy, I had been on a hunt to try “teatoxing” as I have been bloated for so long, I thought this could help my baby weight to magically go away. I know I have to do far more than detox my body, I have to exercise and eat clean. Maybe this was a sign, considering I was going to sign up on some other “teatoxing” program down the track.
Back story – Before I became pregnant, it was easy to stay fit, be healthy and exercising was never a problem. Come pregnancy, it was still okay for me to continue with my usual exercise regime. Post pregnancy, it dawned on me how I was struggling to deal with loosing weight, mainly around my mid-section.
As a first time mum, I found it difficult to fit time to do any sort of exercise. My self-esteem and confidence had dwindled after the birth of my son, not knowing anything about how to raise a baby and with everything else going on, I hit a low point in my life and didn’t really care about the way I looked or how much I weighed. You guys wouldn’t have noticed this through my blog posts, although, I think my husband knew that I was much more moodier and distant.
Anyway, I was pleased and excited to go ahead and try out this program for the first time. Knowing me, I enjoyed drinking tea and the thought of trying something new gave me a little boost in my confidence and that I could do this.
This *Stay Lean 14 Day Detox Program, does not contain any laxatives and ingredients are 100% natural and organic. They are available in 2 blends:
– Lean Burner Blend: 14 pyramid tea bags (1 tea bag for every morning). Instructions on how to use are located on the back of each pack. Ingredients include: Longjing green leaf, Pu’erh Tea Leaf, Dandelion Leaf, Lotus leaf, Lemon Grass, Oolong leaf, Goji Berry.
– Lean Cleanse Blend: 7 pyramid tea bags (1 tea bag for every second afternoon). Instructions on how to use are located on the back of each pack. Ingredients include: Longjing green leaf, Chamomile, Chrysanthemum, Rose flower, Lavender, Roselle, Lemon Grass.
The 14 Day Detox program claims to – Give the metabolism a huge boost, Burn fat & excess calories while at rest, Suppress appetite over a sustained period of time, Remove toxins from the digestive tract, Enhance nutrient absorption, Reduce bloating and water retention, Increase energy levels and boost the immune system.
The lean burner (large packet) reminded me of drinking green tea and the lean cleanse (small packet) tasted more citrusy for me. Neither had an awful taste, both were nice and I kind of got used to drinking them either in the morning and every second day in the afternoon. At the beginning, I didn’t feel the suppression of appetite kicked in until towards the end of this program. However, I could feel that my mid-section was slowly shrinking and every morning when I would stand in front of my mirror, I could see that my tummy would look less bloated from the day before.
I also noticed that my pregnancy stretch marks have began to fade and my pregnancy scar had shrunk around this time, which is a bonus since I had not expected this to happen at all! I don’t think this would happen to anyone else, but looking at my own body, this was something that stood out the most. I liked that drinking these herbal teas, being all natural and organic, meant that I didn’t have to quickly rush to the toilet as other teatoxs that contained laxatives can make your bowels go crazy, so I have heard!
I am pretty happy thus far on how much I have achieved in 14 days and am planning to try out the 28 Day Detox Program to see if my results will continue to improve. I definitely recommend this detox program if you are in the market as they offer free worldwide shipping. You are welcome to use this 10% off discount code: botrc1 at the checkout.
Have you tried this program or any other “TeaTox” programs? Did it worked for you?