30 Days of my first tea detox have passed super quickly! I'm happy I stuck with the plan and ecstatic about the results :)
As a quick review of the product, TeaMi has a 30 Day Detox pack where you drink the Skinny Tea blend first thing in the morning before breakfast, then every other night you drink the Colon Cleanse tea before bed time.
Check out my first impressions of the detox in my post TeaMi Detox Review Part I.
How Did It Go?
As you can see from the before and after the 30 days of Skinny Tea and Colon Cleanse, my tummy is flat and happy and this after photo was even taken AFTER LUNCH. Craaazzyy.
Prior to starting the cleanse I was so bloated, even the smallest irritant would swell my stomach to a hard and painful mass. I was bloated so often I was convinced I must be pregnant.
I love the taste of both the Skinny and Colon Cleanse. I add honey to both!
During the cleanse I didn't change my work out routine or eating habits. I am a gluten-free pescatarian (head over to my Meat Free-Wheat Free Pinterest board) and just started round 2 of BBG 1.0. (read my review of BBG 1.o round 1). I only missed one colon cleanse dose and that was because we were driving 12 hours from Detroit back to NC with my in-laws.
TeaMi does have a suggested eating plan. HERE is their nutrition blog with recipes, videos, and menu guide.
Not only am I less bloated, but I still can't believe I actually gave up coffee (with the exception of a few afternoons that I needed an extra jolt, but because caffeine dehydrates you, I drank lots of extra water). Prior to my detox my right eye had been twitching like crazy, to the point that my husband wanted me to go see the doctor. I thought the B vitamin complex I'm taking was the culprit, but post-detox the spasms are gone!!!
The tumbler is baller. It keeps liquids hot for a while, which I love! Tea is still hot after my walk to work. My favorite part is the strap. I can have my Nalgene, camera, keys, bags, groceries, farmers market goodies and have it hanging from my pinky finger instead of my whole hand. They now have a 600mL TeaMi tumbler, in addition to the original 400mL one.
Unfortunately, the 400mL tumbler was the only one that existed when I made my purchase, so I refill the Skinny tea several times throughout the morning. It is a little milder with every refill but I still enjoy soaking up every last bit of goodness.
I also love using the tumbler for fruit and vegetable infused water. I combined lemon, cucumber, + grated frozen ginger for an awesome tummy calming cocktail. Follow me on Instagram @glutenfree_bbg and check out my Detox Water IG Post to see the benefits of those ingredients!
The colon cleanse, aka, go to the bathroom the next morning, wasn't as scary as I anticipated. I drank my tea around 11pm, followed by a big glass of water. Then the next morning, sorry if this is TMI, I just naturally felt like I had go. Nothing urgent or scary or explosive haha so don't worry! I don't let the tea steep too long. TeaMi suggests to steep your first Colon Cleanse tea for 1-2 minutes.
I did have 2 days where the 'cleansing' effect was a little more delayed and I had some afternoon bathroom visits. Sometimes I would do a little ab workout (v-ups, suitcase crunches, bicycle kicks) to get the gut, um, flowing. I'm not sure if it's because I didn't drink enough water the night before or if I let the tea steep too long.
Here's what TeaMi says about cramping: