Three quarters of the way through the teatox and I am feeling excellent!
I was a little naughty this week and I only drank 2 out of the required 3 cups of tea on a few days. It was always evening tea because I either forgot, wasn’t home and didn’t have the tea with me, or I got home and dinner was already cooked and waiting and I wasn’t prepared. This highlights the importance of organisation as it is week 3 and I should have it down by now! Realistically we all have busy lives and if you spontaneously decide to go out for dinner you cannot plan a drink 30 minutes in advance.
I attended the babes not bears, me myself and winter workshop (a wellness/ fitness workshop) hosted by the lovely Melissa Ambrosini. This was really perfect timing for where I am at right now and has definitely contributed to my outlook and motivation (you can read my review of the event here).
Effects and Results
My energy levels have gone through the roof and I have unintentionally DOUBLED my gym attendance this week. I actually wanted and felt like going to the gym, what is going on! I am very curious to see how energised I am feeling when I am no longer on the teatox because I am really addicted to this feeling right now!
So one thing that I have really noticed about this tea is that the appetite suppression element is really kicking in, I have reduced my portion sizes and after a meal, particularly dinner, I am feeling full. I mean really full, like buffet full, as in I am starting to get strange looks from my family as I always say “wow I am so full” after dinner and they all feel normal.
I am also not getting as much enjoyment out of my usual naughty foods. They taste great while I am eating them but then an hour later I feel sick and think why did I just have that! I suppose these are all typical detox signs and the cleansing of my insides must be working.
This week for the first time in possibly 2 years I did not eat a single take away or restaurant meal. I only realised this when I looked back at my food diary. I did make an effort to cook on the weekend as I usually have dinner or breakfast out but this was still quite an interesting discovery.
What do you think of the tea?
Week 3 Summary:
Cups of tea: 17/21
Gym sessions: 4 (2x pump class, 1 x pump then core class, 1 x yoga class)
Restaurant/ take away meals: 0/28
Alcoholic beverages: 2 x glass champagne
Weight loss: -0.9kg
32 cups to go!