Weight Loss Completely Pointless

 

Weight Loss Teas Can Get Lost

I bet If you go on Instagram, Snapchat or any other social media sites you probably have seen this so-called weight-loss and “Detox Teas” on health food shelves and online…you know, drinks that promise to boost your metabolism, kill cravings, detoxify you, become “regular”, and help you drop pounds. They’re marketed under different names, but the overarching premise Is the same: “Drink this tea, and you’ll lose weight and even have a cleaner system, to boot.”

These so-called “Detox” Teas has been around for years. Primarily among people who frequent health-food stores, or consult with alternative practitioners (Holistic). These days, though, “Detox” Teas they’ve become big a business, and a handful of celebrities are touting their “weight-loss benefits” on social media. In a way, “Detox Teas” have become the liquid version of waist trainers…the before and after results are often dramatic, and their celeb backing generates buzz.

If you’re thinking It sounds too good to be true you’re right. Some of the top experts say that these “Detox” Teas are a waste of money because when It comes to weight-loss there Is no such thing as a magic pill that will make you lose weight and detox you that quickly and if they do then they aren’t safe.

I know you might be tempted to try these teas. Believe me, I ALMOST fell for the gimmick myself until I do research. If you want to lose weight think about why you want to lose weight In the first place… and whether doing so will bring you optimal health. If you had a history of an eating disorder you should talk to your doctor before starting a new eating and exercise plan. If you never had a history of an eating disorder, you still want to still set realistic goals. When you decide you want to lose weight there Is science behind how your body will react to a new eating style and exercise plan.

The biggest platform for these “Detox” Teas Is Instagram. Instagram made these “Teas” famous by having these “celebrities” promoting these teas. You’re following a collection of stars, reality TV stars, aspiring “stars”, and used-to-be-bigger stars on Instagram, you might have noticed a pattern: Lots of posts promoting “Detox teas,” or “Teatoxes,” which promise to fight bloat and help you lose weight fast. They’re suddenly everywhere. Why?

“Teatox Teas” and “Detox Teas” are weird but rapidly growing. Teatox companies will shell out between $3,000 and $250,000 for an Instagram endorsement, depending on how many followers you’ve got. The overhead on one of these businesses Is fairly low, leaving plenty of money to spend on marketing. It’s not just fitness selfie randos. In fact, the “Detox” and “Teatox” business Is so driven by celebrity endorsements that all these brands are now In an arms race. I know you are waiting to see who will spend the most money on “Influencers” so they can become the number one tea, which works with brands that want to grow their Instagram followings.

You Still Have To Exercise

One detox tea brand, recently Instagrammed by a “Celebrity”, advises per their website that for “best results,” the tea should be consumed along with plenty of water, healthy, balanced meals, and three to five workouts a week. the “tea” Is recommended to be taken In conjunction with a healthy energy-controlled “diet” and regular exercise and the website offers an accompanying meal plan for sale. Personally, I’d love to see a study comparing outcomes generated by a “Detox tea” compared to a placebo, with both groups following the exact same eating plan, but I haven’t found any. That makes It difficult to know whether the “weight-loss” results people are getting from these “teas” are actually due to drinking them, or simply the result of’ a cleaned-up “diet” and consistent workout routine, which we already know can lead to weight loss. In any case, simply sipping “Detox Tea” while continuing to skip the gym and order takeout Is unlikely to help you shrink your shape.

You Might Lose Water Weight

“Detox Teas” that combine caffeine with diuretics can trigger the loss of water weight. Just two cups of water weigh one pound on a scale, so shedding fluid can make you look and feel lighter–even If you haven’t lost an ounce of body fat. “Detox Teas” can also trigger a laxative effect, which causes your body to eliminate waste from your GI tract, another result that can make your stomach flatter, and allow you to feel lighter, even If your lean-to-fat ratio remains exactly the same. If this quick-fix effect gives you the confidence boost and motivation you need to start eating healthier and working out–the real keys to getting healthy and lean–terrific  Just remember: If you go back to your former less-than-stellar eating or exercise habits or stop drinking the tea, you can gain the weight right back just as quick as you dropped It.

How Do These “Detox” Teas Actually Work?

But you may be wondering: Do they really work, and are they safe? Before you plunk down your hard-earned money and start sipping. Usually, you are Instructed per the Instructions to drink a cup of Tea In the morning and at night for either 2 weeks or 4 weeks depending on the tea brand. The primary Ingredient In nearly every single evening “detoxifying” tea Is senna, Is an FDA-approved plant found In Ex-Lax and a number of its stimulant laxative competitors. Needless to say, doctors don’t recommend using laxatives like this.

No Sleep

Most detox teas contain caffeine, probably because this stimulant may suppress appetite, trigger your digestive system to let go of waste, and help you shed water weight. A caffeine-Induced energy boost may also lead to working out a little longer or harder than usual. However, too much caffeine can also be risky and Interfere with getting enough sleep…and catching too few zzzs may ultimately undo the tea’s weight-loss effects. In fact, too little shuteye has been shown to trigger excessive eating and weight gain and even slow metabolism, which can make It easier to gain weight even If you don’t eat extra calories. A good rule of thumb, regardless of where your caffeine Is coming from, Is to stop all caffeine base drinks six hours before bed. And If you’re trying to shed pounds, commit to making adequate sleep a top priority.

Final Thoughts

If you’re unsure or are planning to start drinking them, talk to your doctor, nutritionist, or healthcare provider. Just be sure he or she doesn’t have a vested Interest In the sale of the product you’re considering: If they happen to be selling or endorsing It, seek a second opinion.

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5 thoughts on “Weight Loss Completely Pointless

  1. This is one fitness trend I can’t get behind. It’s not backed by research so I don’t understand why people want to use it. When celebrities endorse something it’s because they get money for it, it doesn’t mean they really approve of it. I agree with your statement that these detox teas are like liquid waist trainers. There is no quick fix to weight loss, you have to be willing to do the work to get the results.

    1. I’ll be honest I use to fall for these “quick” weight loss trends. Since starting school to become a nutritionist and personal trainer I am learning a lot and I want to share what I learn with the world. “Diet” and exercise Is a lifestyle that will change peoples lives not these “quick” Fixes.

      1. I’m glad you’re sharing your experience as well as knowledge. It’s important! I’m not a nutrionist but I know a few things about it to help educate others. It is a lifestyle change. It’s difficult to maintain because it’s not a quick fix. You have to do the work to get results.

      2. Above all the first thing you need to do before you can see those results is change your thinking that is what i tell everyone that i work with. Positive thinking brings positive results.

  2. Very very true!! I’m learning to change my thinking about food. Food has been a problem for me because I started to view it so negatively. I’m trying to view it in more of a positive light and since doing this I feel so much better.

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