Quarantine fifteen, amirite? Let’s talk about it.
If you’re finding yourself ready to lose some weight, you’re not alone. Between spending more time on the couch, eating more snacks, and the spikes in cortisol levels due to stress, it’s been a rough year on a lot of our bodies.
Losing weight is hard, and as women, it’s particularly hard. Genetically, our bodies were made to carry a higher fat content and less muscle than our male counterparts. And, let’s admit it, we are also statistically more likely to participate in fad diets and emotional eating.
Diet and exercise are key to any fitness plan, but there are many other factors that affect how our bodies react to the best-laid plans: getting enough sleep, staying hydrated, avoiding bloat-inducing foods, metabolism, stress-level, and straight-up genetics. It’s all about feeling like your best self to live your best life.
Shedding extra pounds isn’t all about how you look, but also how you feel about yourself, and Flat Tummy Co. gets that. They get that it’s not about a number on the scale or a target measurement, it’s about how you feel because when you feel good, you look good. Created by women for women, Flat Tummy Co. is a lifestyle brand that is dedicated to “helping women look and feel like the best versions of themselves”, and we are here for it. Their products are specifically designed to move women from feeling sluggish to feeling like ‘Yonce (insert iconic hair flip here).
Flat Tummy has a myriad of incredible products, but today we are going to talk about their detox tea. The detox tea is a two-step program that cleanses and debloats your system.* The program comes with two loose leaf tea packets: Activate for the morning and Cleanse for the evening. With ten ingredients or less, these teas use some of the best natural herbs to support activating the metabolism and stimulating elimination. These herbs included in both of the blends are ancient herbs that have been used throughout different cultures for hundreds of years for healing. At the end of your program, your whole digestive system feels refreshed, it’s like hitting the reset button.
Four digestive power herbs are found in both of the teas: peppermint, licorice, caraway, and dandelion. Each of these power herbs has unique properties, but all of them work to relieve bloating and indigestion, reduce inflammation, and improve overall digestive health.*
Ingredients: Lemon balm, Dandelion, Cleavers, Green Tea, Caraway, Cardamom, Fennel seed, Peppermint, Liquorice.
In the Activate blend, the additional herbs included boost energy, stimulate the metabolism, add antioxidants, help to curb your appetite, and reduce stress.* This proprietary blend is a well-balanced mix to power you throughout the day.
Ingredients: Senna, Peppermint, Cassia Chamaecrista, Liquorice, Caraway, Dandelion, Rhubarb.
The additional active ingredients in the Cleanse blend, like Senna and Cassia Chamaecrista, are essentially a super gentle blend that stimulates the elimination of waste first thing in the morning. The elimination part is an essential piece to really cleaning out the system and improving nutrient absorption.
The thousands of online reviews and before and after photos speak for themselves; a quick scroll through Trustpilot reviews, or typing in Flat Tummy Tea on Youtube, and you will clearly see just how effective this product is. I was convinced and just had to try it for myself!
This tea works if you work it. The instructions were simple enough to follow with the detailed steep times. The process of only adding a couple of cups of tea to my daily routine was one of the simplest cleanses I have tried.
Before we dive into my detox experience, it’s important to share a little more about my current physical experience and condition, as well as my normal daily routine.
As mentioned earlier, diet and exercise are key to transformation. That being said, Flat Tummy Tea definitely helped to kickstart my digestive system and help to curb cravings. Unlike many other detox teas I have tried, these actually taste good. Starting each day with the Activate tea was lovely. The green tea flavor is the most prominent so it felt natural to drink in the morning.
The best part was that all the ingredients in the Activate tea were a soft enough stimulant to my whole system, not just a big kick of caffeine. I could feel my whole system starting to move and wake up, along with my mind. There was no hard crash later in the day and I was able to get to sleep easily in the evening. Throughout the day, I noticed less and less snacking between meals. At mealtime, I found myself exercising better portion control, even when eating dinner in front of Netflix.
In the evening when it was time to take the cleanse tea, again, it was a simple process and great taste. The Flat Tummy Cleanse tea really helps to move morning elimination along. They recommend adjusting your steep time to fit your body-- which was a great suggestion! I ended up drinking the Cleanse tea every couple of nights for the first week, then moved to every third night for the next week; it was powerful stuff. After the first night, I went to the bathroom a few times the next morning, and felt, well, cleansed!
After week one, I started to notice my tummy flattening, appetite changing, and my lower belly bloat decreasing. Once week two rolled around, I was a true believer and am looking forward to seeing the results after doing the four-week program. I definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a simple, natural way to cleanse their system and feel great.
Thanks, Flat Tummy, for creating real products for women that help us feel our best, so we can look our best!
Ladies if your tummy could use a reset and you want to feel as good as I do, head to their site while this program is Buy 1, Get 1 FREE ($49 in savings)!
** These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may vary for Flat Tummy Products.*