What are skinny teas?
Weight loss or skinny teas are a herbal concoction of natural herbs that differ in each blend but help with digestive problems, constipation and urine production. The regimen sees brewers drink two to three cups of teas per day and depending on the format restrict sugar, dairy and carbohydrate intake.
How to choose the right tea for you
Medical experts and practitioners do not recommend long-term use of detox teas and it’s important to remember that teas are not a substitute for a healthy eating and exercise regimen. Consult with your doctor before starting any “teatox.”
What are the side effects of weight loss teas?
Side effects that have been reported by users include:
- Stomach pains
- Uncontrollable diarrhoea
- Reduced effectiveness of the contraceptive pill
Do weight loss teas actually work?
As with anything, there isn’t a set yes or no answer. Numerous medical professionals have disputed weight loss teas extensive claims as the quick weight loss fix comes with a range of potentially dangerous side effects for example stomach pains, cramping, dizziness and uncontrollable diarrhoea.
In 2018, Choice reported that skinny loss teas fall into somewhat of a grey area when it comes to regulation. Pretty much, they don’t fall under the food-medicine interface, so aren’t classified or regulated in any way, which means that some teas are making unsubstantiated claims.
Top 10 skinny teas available to buy in Australia
10. Skinny Me Tea
$65 for 28-day program
Skinny Me Tea was among the first of the weight loss teas to hit Australian shores, they offer a variety of teas from an intense 28-day detox to immunity-boosting tea.
Customer review: “Because of skinny me tea I managed to transform myself in just under a month. I always did plenty of exercise but just wasn't losing the weight and this tea helped dramatically. I spent two weeks on the loose leaf and colon cleanser and it gave me so much more energy, I'm way more toned, less bloated and feeling better than ever. Thank you so much!”
9. Flat Tummy Co
$69.20 for 28-day program
Flat Tummy Co offers a multi-faceted approach, as well as their Flat Tummy tea program they also provide a range of weight loss shakes, supplements and lollipops.
Customer review: “My clothes just started to fit better, and my tummy became more regular. You could say I’m pretty much hooked.”
8. Boo Tea
$44.50 for 28-day program
Based in the UK, BooTea offers a large variety of brews including the popular CoffeeTox. They offer 14 and 28-day tea toxes as well as a range of shakes with celebrity endorsements from Ashely Bensen and Shauna Gallon.
Customer review: “Done this teatox for years. First time I did it I managed to lose 2.5 stone over 4 months and using the tea 3 times. Stopped me craving chocolate and now I have it to just cleanse my body after a little cheat.”
7. Skinny Tea
$39.95 for 28-day program
Skinny Tea’s two step program boasts over 3,500 positive customer reviews
Customer review: "This was the first tea cleanse I stuck with for all 28 days. The tea tasted amazing and it gave me a lot of energy. It has convinced me to be a tea lover. It has helped me be less bloated and feeling wonderful. I was worried about the night tea being too strong and would hurt my stomach but it is very gentle. I would recommend this tea to everyone."
$59.90 for 28-day program
ThinTea boasts a three-step process which helps you “lose weight and keep it off.” They also offer a 19-day fitness program which is available anywhere in the world.
Customer review: “I'm at an age when I should be slowing down from all the drinking and junk food. To aid me in that transition, I got this one-month plan and it's terrific! Already I feel like I can shift to the healthy life easier.”
$49.99 for 28-day program
With over 1.5 million Instagram followers and a celebrity endorsement from the Kardashians, FitTea is arguably one of the most popular teas on the market. The 28-day program boasts effective weight loss results and a bunch of happy customers.
Customer review: “FitTea has really worked for me. I was excited to try it, when it came in the mail. I followed the instructions and drank it every morning. It is a great way to start your morning. I felt like this helped me feel ready to work out. I personally like this and when my 28 days runs out I will order again.”
$49 for 28-day program
BaeTea is one of the lesser known blends on the market, its fragrant blend has a “calming and cleansing effect on the body.” This cleanse is not as intense as other “toxes” as you are required to drink just one cup of tea a day.
3. Tropeka - Cleanse Herbal Infusion
$63 for 78 cups of tea
Tropeka’s cleanse herbal infusion is more of a once off cuppa. It is said to help “clear out your overindulgences and refreshes” your body.
Customer review: “Slightly obsessed with this cleansing herbal tea. Wasn’t sure of it at first but now I can’t go past it each morning "
2. Skinny Mint
$69.90 for 28-day program
Skinny Mint’s 28-day program has almost 1,000 5-star reviews. The two-step program is said to promote energy and reduce bloating.
Customer review: “I’ve used Skinny Mint for 30 day already and I’ve lost 5 pounds so far.”
1. T2 Detox Tea
$16 for 28 cups
T2's Detox Tea makes no weight loss claims or bloating aids. Just a refreshing blend of herbs which helps soothe your digestive system.
Customer review: “After eating a lot of fatty foods I tend to feel quite disgusting and sick, so I had tried this tea and in a short time period I felt much better. The taste of the tea is quite smooth, so if you like green teas you will like this tea. Would highly recommend!”