The concept of detox is a bit odd. When you look at it from a purely scientific point of view, you have your own perfect organ, whose only function in the world is to detox – your liver. And trust me you can live on about a quarter of your liver so it does a fantastic job. But I think a detox is more of a mental thing, it offers you the concept of resetting, of ‘flushing the toxins’, of ‘renewing’. And that was the main reason why when StripTeas offered me a 2 week StripTeas teatox *, I jumped on the idea. I mean it is January, the month where after the indulgence of December, something which could reset me into a healthier mind set is definitely needed (unfortunately the daily intake of Christmas chocolate, nutella and cheese blocks just could not continue….).
Now although I was ready for a detox, I wasn’t ready for something which would have me running to the toilet. Again, like the liver, if you are drinking and eating right, your digestive system does a pretty good job of moving things along. This teatox doesn’t have any laxatives in it, but just lots of yummy, healthy ingredients to help you hydrate and feel revitalised. It is made up of 3 teas, one for the morning which is designed to wake you up (always a struggle), one for an hour after lunch to help with your digestion and metabolism (always appreciated), and one for before bed to really calm you down and let you get a good sleep (but not too close to bed, don’t want to be getting up all night!).
The best thing about this teatox is that the tea tastes delicious! The morning tea is lemony and zingy, whereas the evening is full of vanilla and chamomile. The tea for lunch time you can decide on the flavour, I chose berry which I do really like. It does have a slight licorice tinge which isn’t my favourite, but is still really easy to drink. The tea bags themselves are great quality, and to be honest you could easily get more than one cup of tea out of each bag as they are huge. I thought the mug was very relevant for this teatox..!
Now number one, did I feel I lost weight on this teatox? Not really, I don’t weight myself – there may be a very slight difference but this isn’t a weight loss miracle. But! The teatox really helped me reset my brain into knowing and eating what was healthy (no more nutella for breakfast) – as I was focusing on detoxing and resetting. It has also helped my skin which is looking a lot healthier and ‘glowy’ because I am focussing on staying hydrated.
I think the best bit of the teatox, was that before I did this I would only drink tea maybe once a day if that. This has given me a tea addiction! I love sitting down and looking forward to a nice hot cuppa when I get to work or before bed in the evening (Is this a sign I’m getting old or just more British? I can’t decide). I like the routine, I just like the way this makes me feel! And to be honest, I am going to buy this teatox all over again and repeat it soon!
Have you tried a teatox? What do you think about ‘detoxing’ in January?