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I Tried the Kardashians’ Favorite Detox Tea, and This Is What Happened

I Tried the Kardashians’ Favorite Detox Tea, and This Is What Happened

I had recently graduated college, and my body was feeling my beer-drinking, late-night taco-eating habits. When a friend offered me the extra Lyfe Tea he had ordered online, I couldn’t help but think of it as a way to jump-start my diet. I’d seen the tea all over Instagram, promoted by the Kardashian-Jenner girls, Ciara, Nicky Hilton, and many more celebrities, but there are a lot of things I wish I had known before starting its basic cleanse for 14 days.

What It Is

According to the website, Lyfe Tea is a loose-leaf detox and weight-loss tea made with all-natural ingredients to “cleanse and detoxify, increase metabolism, assist in the digestion of food, suppress appetite, and much more.” It’s available in either 14-day ($35) or 28-day ($60) packages, which are composed of a morning tea and evening tea.

Lyfe Tea is not a meal-replacement diet but is supposed to help you detox and “reach your weight loss goals naturally and effectively.” The Morning Lyfe Tea is a combination of moringa, yerba mate, green tea, guarana, ginger, and lemon peel, while the evening Detox Lyfe Tea is made from senna leaves, dandelion leaves, chamomile, and nettle leaves. (A full list of the ingredients can be seen here.) The tea is the only component of the detox, however, the company also offers a meal plan and workout guide for an additional $16.

What Happened

After starting the first day of my detox with the morning tea and a granola bar, I was ready to take on the day. It had me energized, though I can’t say my appetite was completely suppressed for the whole day – but I’m also not the type of person who can skip meals and be able to function normally – though I did feel fuller earlier than usual. I’m sure the fact that I was so mentally hyped up to try the tea helped with my energy levels, but when drinking the tea, I found that I also didn’t need coffee the way I usually do. As for the evening tea, it definitely had me running, not so much on the treadmill, but to the bathroom. The website suggests starting the tea over the weekend or when you’re not in a crowded office, but I didn’t listen; luckily I was able to work from home the next day. I did not drink enough water, and after “detoxing” so much upon first starting the cleanse, I found myself getting dizzy during the day.

After 14 days of the teatox, I did see results. I was less bloated and felt like my grotesque college days were behind me, but it didn’t last very long. After the two weeks ended, my long-lost stomach returned.

What I Wish I’d Known

I wish I’d known that at the end of my tea-filled weeks, I wouldn’t have the body transformation that Khloé Kardashian did nor would I turn into a fitness guru. It’s absolutely necessary to drink a sh*t ton of water throughout the day, because I often felt dehydrated. Now that I am two years out of college and have rid myself of all those terrible habits, I would try the tea again with a realistic mindset. Although I did sometimes get full earlier than usual during a meal, I should’ve had snacks throughout the day to make up for the smaller portions I was eating to prevent dizziness.

What I Wish I’d Done Differently

If I’d known that I would see results from the tea, I would have eaten healthier and worked harder in the gym so I could take advantage of the tea’s benefits, but I didn’t really change my normal habits while drinking the tea. Also, I occasionally consumed alcohol during my two weeks, which is not against the rules but not the best decision while trying to “rid my body and life of toxins.” I recommend the tea to someone preparing for a big event, whether it’s a wedding or a birthday, but definitely consult a doctor or nutritionist before starting the teatox.

Pink Takes to Instagram to Prove It’s OK That Losing Baby Weight Takes Time

Pink Takes to Instagram to Prove It’s OK That Losing Baby Weight Takes Time

New moms everywhere are embracing the fact that losing baby weight doesn’t happen overnight and that’s OK! The most important thing to remember is that you created life, and you have to take care of yourself in order to be able to take care of that little one.

After recently giving birth to her second baby in December, we love that Pink agrees. She took to Instagram to take a stand against society’s pressures to look a certain way within a certain amount of time after having a baby. She says, “Would you believe I’m 160 pounds and 5’3″? By ‘regular standards’ that makes me obese.” Say whaaaat?! She says she may not have reached her goal, but she doesn’t feel obese, she just feels like herself, and tags the post #strongismygoal.

A million times yes! Many moms struggle with feeling depressed or self-conscious about what their bodies look like, so we applaud Pink’s honesty and self-confidence. It’s a great reminder to moms everywhere to inspire them to love their postpartum bodies more and focus on what they have accomplished, not what what they see in the mirror. She ends with, “Stay off that scale ladies!”

The Important Reason Lena Dunham Has Been Working Out So Much

The Important Reason Lena Dunham Has Been Working Out So Much

When Lena Dunham attended the opening of celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson’s new studio in New York City, she rocked a grey workout tank top, fun patterned leggings, and a huge smile. It wasn’t long before many took to social media to comment on her appearance, namely, her weight. Dunham explained at the event why she has been working out with Anderson so much lately. Spoiler alert: It’s not because she wanted to shed a few pounds.

“I came to her and was like, ‘I have endometriosis, I have chronic physical pain, I just want to feel stronger, I just want to have a stronger core, I want to feel like I have more power throughout my day, how do I get there?'” she told People. The Girls actress has been very open about her battle with the chronic disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus. Although she has had some rough patches with the condition over the years, she is now using a healthy diet and exercise to help her cope with the symptoms.

The body-image activist recently posted a powerful Instagram in which she shut down those who assumed she was exercising so much in order to lose weight. Dunham said that she doesn’t give “the tiniest of sh*ts what anyone else feels” about her body and that she’s proud of herself, no matter what her dress size may be. The Golden Globe winner went on to explain how her health was the main motivation of the lifestyle change, not the fat-shaming haters. “My weight loss isn’t a triumph and it also isn’t some sign I’ve finally given in to the voices of trolls. Because my body belongs to ME – at every phase, in every iteration,” she wrote. See more of her response here:

“I’ve gone on red carpets in couture as a size 14. I’ve done sex scenes days after surgery, mottled with scars. I’ve accepted that my body is an ever changing organism, not a fixed entity- what goes up must come down and vice versa. I smile just as wide no matter my current size because I’m proud of what this body has seen and done and represented. Chronic illness sufferer. Body-shaming vigilante. Sexual assault survivor. Raging hottie. Just like all of YOU. Right now I’m struggling to control my endometriosis through a healthy diet and exercise . . . I refuse to celebrate these bullshit before-and-after pictures. Don’t we have infinitely more pressing news to attend to? So much love to all my web friends who demand that life be more than a daily weigh in, who know their merit has nothing to do with their size, who fight to be seen and heard and accepted. I love you- Lena”

The actress has also been taking up yoga lately, as she recently shared a photo of her nailing a pose with the caption, “Health is wealth.”

See? Dunham just proved something we always knew to be true: there are so many health benefits of exercise that have nothing to do with getting the “perfect body.”

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