Bootea Teatox Review
I’ve never really been one for fad diets. I can’t see how they can do your body any good, and I feel like you’re likely to just pile on any weight you’re likely to use. When I began to see Bootea popping up around the internet however, my interest was peaked. This was a tea claiming to detox your body, with nothing bad added, just the ability to clean out your system. I decided to do a little bit of research on this tea, assuming that if it were anything sinister, the internet would be where I could find this out. The reviews I found were glowing, and I scoured every page of the website, with the only thing putting me off being the price. I kept coming back to the idea of getting it, and chickening out when I looked at how expensive it was, until they had an offer. I took the plunge and began to get excited waiting for the delivery! It took a few days longer than I had hoped to be delivered as DPD had apparently got names and addresses mixed up, which meant that my ‘tracking’ was for someone entirely different. As soon as I had placed the order, I realised it was going to go to my billing address, which is the opposite end of the country to where I am actually living at the moment. I contacted Bootea and they were very helpful, changing my delivery address immediately. Or so they said. It seems the package was still delivered ‘back home’ and I had to wait for it to find its way up here, my poor Nanna having to pay extra to get it posted up here.
However, it was worth the wait! The packaging is really cute, and it doesn’t smell too bad! The idea is you drink one of the ‘Daytime’ teas every day, and a ‘Nighttime’ tea every other night. For it to have the best impact, you are advised to follow their eating plan, however, for someone who hates seafood (except tuna. & salmon paste…) there wasn’t a huge deal of choice for me. Instead, I decided to just eat clean; avoiding meat, alcohol, caffeine, chocolate etc, as recommended by the website. The tea isn’t supposed to replace food, but it does claim to decrease your appetite and generally make you feel ‘better’. If you don’t like green tea, the taste takes a while to get used to, but it’s really not too bad at all. The night time tea, makes you poop. I’m not sure if it’s just because I have awful IBS, or it’s like this for everyone, but sometimes (certainly not every time) I would be woken up by awful stomach cramps and a desperate urge to poo, regardless of when or where. This sucked, but it was do-able. Again, this could be the IBS sufferer in me.
I decided to ‘go hard’ and do the 28 day detox, which, in my infinite wisdom, happened to include 2 weeks of incredible intense dissertation preparation. And I’m a stress eater… The first two weeks I behaved so well, and in just a week, I saw these results:
I lost 2 inches around my tummy and felt much less bloated!
However, 3 weeks in I burst into tears in Morrisons, sobbing in the rice aisle, begging for meat… The constant stress of my dissertation (doing the whole bloody thing myself, costume, set, choreography, performance, exhibition, viva etc etc etc!) meant that I fell off the wagon, and so perhaps didn’t complete the course as well as I could have done!
I did, however, find it useful! I got rid of a huge amount of bloat, and reconsidered my lifestyle choices. I was managing to fit in some star jumps and crunches in the office (waiting for photocopies, it’s a great way to do some bitesized workouts!) and eating healthily (mostly) and so, even if this was a total placebo effect, it got me actively doing something!
This was back in May, and a few months ago, I tried to do it again, just for 2 weeks. I didn’t feel the effects anywhere near as much! I’m not sure if perhaps I was a little complacent this time, or what, but I didn’t notice anything changing. However, doing the Yoga Smoothie Detox I completed just a week ago, made a huge difference. Perhaps not in my waistline (I lost 2lbs, though this was only over a week) but in my body and general wellbeing I felt as though I had been detoxed.
So, in conclusion, I guess I’d say, this is totally worth a try, if you can keep to the food plan (or similar) and just want a quick detox (also if you can make it to the toilet on the regular!) however, it is a little pricey so if you have the willpower to just do a standard detox, that would be better for your bank balance!
If you fancy trying something a bit different, I tested the Skinny Medical diet - read my review here: http://codiekinz.co.uk/skinny-medical-review/