The Dangers of Weight Loss Teas, and why I finally decided to make my own.
Many of my clients have been asking me why I don’t have a weight loss tea and if I can make one. I know what most people are wanting – a quick fix. And this is something I don’t support when it comes to health and weight loss.
It has taken me many, many months of research and development, and finally my version of a weight loss tea is now available!
So what is actually wrong with many of the weight loss teas on the market? For starters, they are generally promoting a 14 day weight loss, with some drastic results. What people don’t realise, is that generally in the first couple weeks of weight loss you are actually losing fluid and impacted faecal matter that is lining your colon. What around 90-95% of these teas contain are diuretic and laxative herbs, which promote fluid loss and a bowel clean out, but not necessarily fat loss.
Using diuretics and laxatives on a regular basis can lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance (essential minerals) and can cause fatigue, toxic overload, headaches, just to name a few.
Also a lot of weight loss teas have no liver support in the mix. When fat is mobilised from our fat cells, our liver has to process this fat. Toxins are stored in our fat cells, so not only are we mobilising fat, we are mobilising toxins. So we need a happy and healthy liver to be able to deal with the extra toxic load. Therefore liver herbs are essential in a weight loss tea, otherwise those toxins will just be stored in our fat cells again. The higher our toxic load, the bigger the fat cells.
What I decided to create is not a quick fix. It is not going to make you lose kilos in a week. I wanted to create a tea that I can 100% feel ethically sound about, that doesn’t go against my core values, but that would get long term results for people. Everything I do in clinic is about getting long term results. Most Naturopaths will tell you that short term results aren’t our goal. We want to get people to achieve their best health!
So why did I actually decide to make a weight loss tea? For 3 reasons. One, because I wanted to give my clients something that would work. Two, because being overweight impacts the health on so many levels, so if I can help someone reduce their weight, we can improve their overall health. Three, because I like a challenge. This has been one of the hardest teas to develop, because I want it to work.
I have made 2 weight management products, one is a superherb/superfood powder and one is a tea. Working together they will produce the best results. However, I always maintain that if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve got. In other words, if you don’t modify your diet you won’t get the results you are after.
My goal is always for people to be healthy, not skinny.
And don’t get me wrong, not all weight loss teas are bad. I just want people to have a really sound understanding of what you are buying.
If you would like to know more information about my Accelerate products, please feel free to contact me.