Flat Tummy Tea. Sounds great, doesn’t it? With a name like that it’s little wonder it’s become the latest weight loss craze to sweep the web. Celebs and reality stars have been quick to jump on the bandwagon too, praising it as a quick and easy way to ‘beat the bloat’ and regain your bikini body.
Unfortunately, celebs, just like us, can fall victim to clever marketing schemes. They’ve made things like the ‘tea-tox’ hotter than ever, despite questionable claims and less than convincing evidence.
Today I want to show you why Flat Tummy Tea is unnecessary, potentially harmful and why you should save your money! Plus, I’ll also show you a cheaper, safer and more effective way to detox and drop weight fast.
A Closer Look at Flat Tummy Tea…
The Flat Tummy Tea package comes in two varieties: ‘Cleanse’ and ‘Activate’. Here’s a quick look at the ingredients for both.
- Activate Tea – Peppermint (leaf), Lemon Balm (leaf), Liquorice (root), Dandelion (leaf and root), Cleavers (leaf), Fennel (seed), Green Tea (leaf), Caraway (seed), Cardamom (pods).
- Cleanse Tea – Senna (leaf), Peppermint (leaf), Cassia Chamaecrista (pods), Liquorice (root), Caraway (seed), Dandelion (root), Rhubarb (root).
At first glance, Flat Tummy Tea might seem impressive, but look past the name and flashy packaging and you’ll quickly see the ingredients are dubious at best. One of the key ingredients is Senna.
Don’t Believe the Hype!
If you didn’t know, Senna is a strong, albeit natural, purgative laxative that stimulates the bowel to move and contact. The bottom line (pun intended) is it works to make you poop. The bad news is that Senna disrupts the body natural rhythm and can lead to dependence if used for too long.
It can also lead to bloating, headache, nausea, fatigue, dehydration and painful cramps, which have been reported by other ‘Tea-tox’ users. Here’s just a handful of Flat Tummy Tea reviews I’ve found online, plus a video documenting one girls experience:
“On my second day of taking flat tummy tea I was going to the bathroom none stop and had a horrible headache all day.” – Daniella
“I have been using flat tummy tea for 4 days and…I am constipated.. I have had bad cramps since day 3 had a horrible headache day 2. and I will not be finishing this tea. I feel way more bloated now… I did read the reviews… but I still purchased… I should have kept my money.” – Jayy
“Just because you see these celeb’s out there saying how good this product is and they use it just remember they are getting paid to say that. I tried this product and it constipated me and gave me the worse cramps and bloating. Thought it was suppose to do the opposite. I stopped using it after a week and I was back to normal. And they want give you your money back. Horrible product and horrible customer service. Think twice before you order.” – Sarah
I haven’t just cherry-picked these reviews, either. Granted, there are some people who report a positive experience, mostly on their official site (which is suspiciously absent of anything critical), but there are many people who aren’t happy for a variety of reasons.
Now, using a laxative-tea is one way to feel lighter and it might make your belly look flatter if only momentarily, but it’s important to realise that it does nothing for real weight loss. The remainder of the ingredients, while sounding healthy and well-meaning, have no significant metabolism boosting effects, as claimed.
And while it’s true things like peppermint, lemon balm and green tea can have calming effects on the brain and digestive system, you can pick them up for a fraction of the price as standalone items.
In truth, what you have with Flat Tummy Tea is a clever marketing ploy directed at those seeking a quick-fix which in reality is unnecessary, ineffective and grossly overpriced. What’s more, if you aren’t willing to address lifestyle factors, including diet and exercise, any ‘tea-tox’ is unlikely to deliver any measurable or lasting effect on your weight or health, except burn a hole in your back pocket.
The Bottom Line
Flat Tummy Tea is a potentially dangerous, unnecessary and over-priced concoction designed to (literally) flush your hard-earned cash down the toilet
A Modest Alternative – Step #1
One of Flat Tummy Tea’s slogans is ‘beat the bloat’. Well, I propose a more modest all-natural solution that’s just as effective and will save you a good chunk of cash. Hooray!
What’s a girls best friend? Diamonds? Nope. It’s water! If you’ve overheard your girlfriends talk about ‘retaining water’ and ‘feeling bloated’ and you’re worried a little extra h2o might make matters worse, don’t panic!
It just so happens that the best way to beat ‘cactus mode’ and ditch excess water-weight is to boost your intake; dehydration signals your body to ‘hang on’ to any available h2o.
Since your body doesn’t sense you’re parched until after the fact, staying topped up means keeping a water bottle on-hand. Make your own ‘detox water’ using this simple recipe (see right) and sip it throughout the day. A good hydration test? Sneak a peak at your wee. If it’s not a clear/pale yellow, boost your intake.
A Modest Alternative – Step #2
If you really want to detox the proper way, boost your energy and melt away fat, I’ve got the perfect solution for you – and it’ll come at just a fraction of the cost of a batch of Flat Tummy Tea.