Saturday, 4 November 2017

'Detox' teas - what the health

Whilst scrolling through Instagram's explore page earlier, I came across three seperate social media 'stars' promoting 'skinny tea' and 'skinny coffee' on their pages. They claimed it helped them lose weight, stopped them bloating and gave them a tight figure. They also claimed it meant they spent less time in the gym. As I was reading, I was becoming more and more concerned. 
These reality figures have a large following, many of whom are teenage girls looking up to these people as role models. Would I want my daughter looking at these posts whilst thinking 'this is what I need to do to look like them'. 
Of course, detox teas do indeed help you lose water weight quickly. Why? Because you shit out everything. 
The 'detox' part of these drinks are senna which acts as a diuretic and makes you sit on the toilet waiting for it all to end. They don't mention this side effect in their marketing, on their pages or in the descriptions - funny that. 
The makers of these drinks claim that they 'detox' your body and help you lose weight. Fun fact : your kidney and liver detox you on their own, with no need for you to drink some crappy drink to make it do the job. 
People are after a quick fix when it comes to weight loss. They follow social media accounts and see these super toned, long legged, bronze sculpted beauties and think 'I need to look like that in two weeks for a work party'. Getting in to shape is hard work, and it takes hours of exercise and meal prepping to propel you forward in your quest - not a tea that will make you sit on the toilet on a Saturday night wishing you'd read the ingredients.

1 comment

  1. 100% agree! I hate when I see influencers promote these tea’s, at best they’ll just give you the sh*ts and nothing else, at worse they could really cause probs with your body! The companies are vile for preying on young girls who buy them!