We all know that losing weight is not easy and that there is no quick fix.
Sticking to a healthy diet can be tricky when you have food cravings and a lack of energy.
Slimming teas can help to stimulate digestion and aid metabolism as well as cleansing away impurities.
Eating foods which are higher in protein such as meat, fish and soya, will help you to feel fuller for longer. And high fibre foods like oats, quinoa and wholegrains will help reduce the urge for unhealthy snacking.
It is therefore essential that you follow a healthy diet, alongside using a weight loss tea, for it to have a maximum effect.
Slimming teas available in a variety of different flavours
There is a wide range of slimming teas available, which also come in a variety of flavours. Many of these are also suitable for those following a vegan diet.
Ideal Health Slimatee
Ideal Health Slimatee is a natural herbal aid which has a lovely minty flavour. A cup of this herbal tea alongside a healthy diet and lifestyle helps to support your health.
Natur Boutique Diet Tea & Garcinia Cambogia
Natur Boutique Diet Tea & Garcinia Cambogia is a blend of green tea, java tea, liquorice and garcinia cambogia and makes a great companion to a healthy diet.
It has a natural sweetness and subtle aroma which may help to keep cravings for snacks at bay.
Should I go on a “teatox”?
A teatox system is a way to detox using weight loss tea over a certain time period and there are several brands which offer packs of tea bags for this.
These should be used in conjunction with a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, along with plenty of exercise.
Daytime detox tea
Each of these products contains a daytime detox tea made up of ingredients including Chinese oolong tea, yerba mate, ginger, lemongrass, fennel seeds, dandelion leaf, Siberian ginseng, nettle leaf and gotu kola.
These ingredients help to maintain energy levels and alertness and are best drunk first thing in the morning each day, so you can put your all into your morning workout and feel energised throughout the day.
Night time cleanse tea
Bootea also have a night-time cleanse tea with peppermint leaf, psyllium seeds, fenugreek seeds, liquorice root, burdock root, hawthorn leaf and desiccated coconut.
This should be drunk before bed on every other night, so that the ingredients can work overnight to cleanse your digestive system, helping you to wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead.
The Sunshine Berry Edition can be enjoyed as a hot tea just like the original flavour, or an iced cold tea and has the addition of real fruit pieces. These slimming tea bags are perfect for summer!
Senna free tea
The Bootea teatox systems notably do not contain senna. Senna is a natural laxative which is made from the leaves and fruits of the senna plant.
It can be used on a short-term basis to treat constipation but is not recommended to be taken over a prolonged period of time. Senna can have side effects including discomfort, cramps and diarrhoea and in extreme cases can cause the bowels to stop functioning normally.
Skinny Teatox 14 Day Programme
Skinny Teatox 14 Day Programme is another teatox system which consists of a morning and night time blend.
This programme is developed in conjunction with nutrition and fitness experts and comes with a nutrition and exercise plan included.
Cho Yung Green Tea Health Blend is a 30 day teatox which has a light, refreshing flavour. It is easy to fit into your routine as you just need to drink one cup per day and it may stop you wanting to snack on less healthy foods in between meals.
Is there a skinny coffee instead of tea?
If you prefer coffee to tea, you may want to try Skinny Coffee Club Espresso as an alternative to slim tea.
This coffee is specially formulated for those who want to lose weight. By drinking just three shots of espresso each day, the aim is to keep hunger at bay.
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At Holland & Barrett we stock a wide range of slimming teas in a variety of different flavours. Our slimming teas can be drank at different times of the day with many suitable for vegetarians and vegans. So whether you're looking for invigoration or bliss, you'll be sure to find the best slimming tea for you.