Have you heard of teatoxing before? There are many teatox products on the market, but most are overpriced and their plans are not even safe to do regularly. This is why Dr. Oz came up with a 5 Day TeaTox plan that will help you shrink your belly. Find out which teas you should teatox to reduce belly bloat, reduce cravings and boost your metabolism.
Today Dr. Oz invited Pina Logiudice (Naturopathic doctor and author of Little Book of Healthy Beauty) on the show to share somee tips and trips on how teatoxing can truly help you to lose fat and reduce bloat / water weight in a very safe fashion. Pina said that much of the problem many people have about the weight is caused because of bloating and water weight. The Dr Oz 5 Day Teatox plan helps by giving your body nutritive teas that will help rid your body of water weight, while supporting your digestion and detox your body of toxins.
Foods That Cause Water Weight Gain
- Sodium and processed starch
Symptoms – Puffy face
How fast can you lose the "puffy face" – The first type of weight that you will lose while on the 5 day teatox plan.
- Gas created in gut during digestion.
Symptoms – Having to unbutton your jeans after dinner.
How quick can you lose belly bloat – As soon as you eliminate the foods that are causing stomach bloat.
- Excess foods from saturated and processed food sources.
- The weight gain that takes the longest to get rid of.
Dr Oz 5 Day Teatox Plan and Step by Step Guide – The SAFE Way to Detox
Dr. Oz said that there are many unsafe detoxing products on the market. Many of them can cause irritation in your digestive lining as well as diarrhea and other symptoms. Pina Logiudice said that the 5 Day Teatox is different from the marketed teatoxing systems because you are doing the plan at home using ingredientst that you are buying yourself.. So, you know exactly what you are putting into your body. Also, most packaged teatox programs have senna leaf in the teas which are a laxitive that your body can become dependent on. Also, what makes the 5 Day Teatox plan different is that you also get a 5 day food plan so your body is also getting the nutrition that it needs. Dr. Oz also said that you will safe a lot of money because you are making the teas yourself rather than cleverly marketed teatox programs.
Foods That You CAN'T Eat on the 5 Day Teatox
You should eliminate these foods : Sugar, alcohol, lowfat foods, and foods containing gluten. Pina said that once you eliminate these foods this will minimize the bloat and help your body get rid of the water weight. In just a few days you can shift your metabolism and shed the water weight and your belly size will shrink significantly.
Types of Teatox Teas
Replace Morning Coffee With Dandelion Tea
Dandelion tea is a wonderful type of herbal tea that is good for your liver, which will aid in the detoxification of your body. You will notice that your digestion improves and your skin will clear up. It also has the bonus benefit of reducing your blood pressure! Some people may find that the dandelion tea is too bitter, so Dr. Oz suggests adding some honey to the tea.
Eat A Well Balanced Breakfast
Try to eat a breakfast that is protein based. Dr. Logiudice made the suggestion of 2 eggs, avocado slices on a almond flour tortilla. If you don't like eggs, an oatmeal breakfast with cinnamon, blueberries, and a quarter cup of almonds woul be a good choice.
For Lunch Have A Soup or Stew
Lunch Suggestion Tip – Make a soup or stew that is is full of nutrition. A vegetable stew or bean based soup would be good options.
After lunch have some Fennel Seed Ginger Tea
Fennel Seed Ginger Tea is great for digestion and helps to reduce belly bloat.
How to make Fennel Seed Ginger Tea at home :
- Infuse 1/2 tsp of crushed fennel seeds, a teaspoon of chopped ginger and a 1 tsp of honey in boiling water. You can have fennel seed ginger tea twice a day.
Drink Oolong Tea Between Lunch and Dinner
Need an afternoon pickup? Oolong tea is full of antioxidants and also has some caffeine in it to give you a boost of energy.
Tip : Be sure to drink the Oolong tea before 6 PM so it doesn't affect your ability to fall asleep. An extra tip for added flavor would be to add a cinnamon stick to the tea.
Avoid Carbs For Dinner – Have A Cleansing Salad
Your dinner should be light and with few carbohydrates. Dr. Oz and Pina Logiudice suggested a chicken salad with a base of cabbage leaves or spinach. You can also add your choice of beets, carrots, or tomatoes. They gave the tip of adding a crunchy vegetable like celery or asparagus. Protein choises would be chicken or fish. Sprinkle some nuts on top and dress with olive oil.
Have Some Milk Thistle Tea Before Bed
Milk thistle tea is well known for it's ability to rejuvenate the liver and help you detox your body from toxins. It also helps aid the gallbladder and kidneys. You can have two cups of milk thistle each day while on the 5 day teatox plan that Dr. Oz shared today on February 20, 2017.
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