If you’ve been on social media for any length of time, you’ve likely run into somebody posting a before-and-after photo of a scantily clad person who claims to have slimmed down using Fit Tea. The hashtag #fittea has a whopping 58,083 posts on Instagram, with folks either hawking the stuff with Fit Tea coupons for 10 percent off their products — or folks sipping the product in a variety of forms by the beach or otherwise
So what exactly is Fit Tea, what are the ingredients of Fit Tea, and is Fit Tea really helping people lose weight? Is this just another diet detox flash in the pan?
As reported by AOL, Fit Tea came to prominence after Khloe Kardashian promoted the tea, and Fit Tea did indeed help a mother of two named Kyla Thompson lose her “pouch” of a tummy when she went on the 14-day Fit Tea detox. It’s not like Kyla was a slouch in the eating department and tried to get away with sucking down Fit Tea to lose weight. On the contrary, Kyla pulled off “two-a-days” (working out twice per day) and practiced clean eating, but she reached a plateau until she began the 14-day Fit Tea detox. As such, her review of Fit Tea is glowing.
“I dropped three pounds in those 14 days.”
The ingredients in Fit Tea sound gentler than the ingredients in other tea detox programs, which can leave folks running to the bathroom to defecate frequently. The reviews on Amazon for Fit Tea are pretty stellar, and merely typing the words Fit Tea into Google proves by their suggestions that folks search for Fit Tea via Walmart and GNC, as well as via Amazon.
As of this writing, Fit Tea doesn’t appear to be sold on Walmart.com. Fit Tea goes show up on GNC’s website, with the FitTea 14-Day Detox sporting a price tag of $24.99 for non-GNC members. The FitTea 28-Day Detox goes is priced at $44.99 for non-GNC members.
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) February 24, 2016
According to the Fit Tea website, their product contains organic green tea (epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG), which claims to speed up metabolism by up to 4 percent, which helps to burn body fat from drinking about two to four cups of tea per day. That allows folks to exercise longer without getting tired.
More Fit Tea ingredients include Oolong Wu Yi, a dark brown tea. Garcinia Cambogia Extract is also present with the HCA (Hydroxycitric Acid) that claims to suppress the appetite. Pomegranate is a superfruit ingredient in Fit Tea, with organic Rooibos showing up next. Ginger is in Fit Tea as well, along with Stevia as a sweetener.
Honey is also a surprising ingredient of Fit Tea. Round out those ingredients with Guarana, Citric Acid, Sea Salt (electrolytes), Lemon Juice, and Matcha Green Tea, which has loads of buzz about how it can affect weight loss, and the Fit Tea revolution rolls on.
Fit Tea is different than Flat Tummy Tea, which contains Senna, a powerful laxative and something not recommended to use on a long-term basis. On Instagram, the #flattummytea hashtag enjoys 21,472 posts as of this writing — less than Fit Tea, but notable all the same.
As reported by YahooNews, other detox teas join Fit Tea and Flat Tummy Tea as ones touted by famous folks in their weight loss journeys. Drinking too many laxative-type teas like Flat Tummy Tea that contain Senna can lead to kidney damage, dehydration, and feeling weak.
As seen in the above photo, Teavana offers many matcha varieties like the Matcha Avocado smoothie, hot matcha, and cold matcha.
[Photo by Damian Dovarganes/AP]