Growing Organically | Stay Lean Tea
As you know, I’ve been trying to live a healthier and more organic life this year and I have been documenting it in my Growing Organically series. It has been an adjustment, but I’ve been enjoying the process and pushing myself to do better and try new things.
One new product that I tried this past month was Stay Lean Tea, an all natural “teatox” that can help cleanse the body. I’ve actually never tried a detox, cleanse or juicing program before, so when I was first contacted by the lovely people over at Stay Lean Tea to try their 14 Day Detox Program, I was excited to see what all of the fuss was about, but at the same time I was skeptical. Of course I did my research and after looking at their site and their ingredients, I was impressed and interested to try their program. Why? Their ingredients of their teas are 100% natural and laxative-free, which I noticed that other detox programs normally have laxatives in their ingredients. Here are Stay Lean Tea’s ingredients:
Lean Burner Blend (Drink in the Morning): Longjing green leaf, Pu’erh Tea Leaf, Oolong leaf, Lotus leaf, Lemon Grass, Dandelion Leaf, Goji Berry — a wonderful blend to help give you energy to start of your day!
Consume 1 cup every day in the morning — 1 tea bag per cup in boiling water for 2-4 minutes.
Lean Cleanse Blend (Drink in the Afternoon): Chamomile, Chrysanthemum, Rose flower, Lavender, Roselle, Lemon Grass, Longjing green leaf — a calming blend to help you relax after a long day and prepare your body for rest.
Consume 1 cup every second day in the afternoon — 1 tea bag per cup in boiling water for 2-4 minutes.
I also saw that one of their ingredients, the Longjing Green Leaf, is super beneficial to our health. It is packed with antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and catechins which all work together to help detoxify the body and stimulate fat loss. Sign me up for that!
Everything that I was reading looked good so I was interested to see if it would actually work and do the things that it claimed it would do. On their website, it says that the 14 Day Detox Program will help:
- Give your metabolism a huge boost
- Burn fat & excess calories while at rest
- Suppress appetite over a sustained period of time
- Remove toxins from the digestive tract
- Enhance nutrient absorption
- Reduce bloating and water retention
- Increase energy levels and boost your immune system
I don’t consider myself someone that needs to lose weight since I’m a petite woman, but every girl wants to feel better, more toned and leaner. 🙂 I particularly was interested in trying this program because ever since I had my IUD taken out in October, my body has changed. My body has become more bloated and I was not able to fit in all of my clothes anymore. Not cute! It was depressing and so frustrating to me since I did not change a thing with my diet or exercise routine. This is a major reason why I was ready to test this “teatox” out so I could see what it would do and if it would help!
When I got it in the mail I was anxious to get started. I put the kettle on the burner and I was ready to go.
I followed the 14 Day Detox Program diligently for 2 straight weeks. I drank the Lean Burner Blend in the morning and I drank the Lean Cleanse Blend every other day in the evening. It was a nice ritual that I enjoyed doing each day.
When I made my first cup of tea (the Lean Burner Blend), I was very pleased with the taste. It has a pungent lemongrass smell but it has a sweet like taste, which I enjoyed. It also definitely helped give me the energy that I needed to start my mornings off right.
The first time I had the Lean Cleanse Blend (the afternoon/evening tea), it certainly had a floral scent, but I enjoyed the flavor. It was a great way for me to unwind after a long day and it helped me relax.
Benefits I Experienced
Just after two days I began to notice some changes. Here are the things I experienced during my 14 day trial:
I consider myself a morning person since I really don’t need coffee to wake me up. I actually hardly drink coffee or any caffeine because I try not to rely on caffeine since I don’t want my blood pressure to be too high. But what I noticed with this Lean Burner Cleanse tea is that it gave me more energy for a longer period of time. Normally I have to have pick-me-up snacks or refreshments throughout the day to keep me going, but I was not needing those things at all and was still able to continue working effectively and efficiently throughout the day. Which bring me to my next point.
Since I have relied on snacks and beverages during my day to help with my energy, I’ve noticed while drinking this tea, I am consuming less and not craving more. I didn’t need those snacks and juices so I was pleasantly surprised that it really did “suppress my appetite over a sustained period of time.”
Something else that I noticed the very next day is that I was beginning to use the restroom more frequently. (Sorry for the TMI!) I am not the most regular person and have had this issue all of my life, but with this tea I was regular every. single. day. Woah! This thing really was removing all of the toxins out of my body and I could begin to tell around my waistline.
Bloat Be Gone!
Since I was a lot more regular with my bathroom visits, my bloating was going down more and more. By the end of the 14 days, I was fitting in ALL of my clothes again! Woohoooooo! It’s surprising just how much bloating can really have an affect on your body.
Maybe this is just a placebo effect, but I was feeling refreshed and revitalized throughout this 14 day program. Again, I had never tried a cleanse or a detox program before, but I believe that with these all natural ingredients, my body was singing on the inside since I was removing waste and toxins from it.
2 Pounds Gone
I was eating less, having more energy, feeling better, and more. From the time I started the program, I weighed 118 pounds and by the end of the 14th day, I was 116 pounds! Two pounds might not be a lot to some people, but for this baby chick, two pounds is a ton!
There are many other women (and men!) who have used this detox program to lose weight and have successfully done so! Click here to read some of their stories.
The Lean Cleanse Blend is such a relaxing tea. I was bummed that you only needed to drink this every other day in the afternoon or evening since it helped me calm down and unwind after a hectic day. Normally I am working till late at night writing or updating something on the blog or site, but I was able to relax a lot more which helped me sleep better and made me feel more revitalized the next day.
A MAJOR two thumbs up with all of my experiences! Bravo, Stay Lean Tea! You guys have created a wonderful product.
So How Much Is It?
The Stay Lean Tea 14 Day Detox Program costs $39 AUD (which is equivalent to $28.07 USD) and is available for purchase on their website: www.stayleantea.com.au. You may be thinking that shipping will be a fortune since they are based in Australia, but guess what?! They are currently offering FREE SHIPPING! Which is awesome! And you can get 10% off your order with discount code: BABYCHICK You’re welcome 😉
You might think it’s a tad expensive for tea, but with my great results and positive experience, I definitely will do it again and believe it’s worth the price. Even though I have not had the tea now for the last few days (because I completed the program) I am still experiencing it’s positive effects and am not experiencing the bloating like I was and I am still staying regular. Probably after a few more months, I will do the program again to help detoxify my body.
With their all-natural ingredients and these amazing results that I’ve experienced, I highly recommend this teatox. In my opinion, Stay Lean Tea is absolutely worth a try and I think you will enjoy it too! Dare I say, replace your coffee with this tea for two weeks? I’m sure your blood pressure and your waistline will thank you. 😉
Thank you so much Stay Lean Tea for sponsoring this post and for allowing me to test out your wonderful product and share with our Mommy Chicks. You have changed my skeptical views on detox teas and now I am a firm believer in your all-natural product.
To purchase your 14-Day Detox Program and receive 10% off by using code BABYCHICK, be sure to click here!