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The Problem with Fit Teas & Skinny Teas

Hey guys!

Ever since I did my post on why I don’t believe in waist trainers, you’ve asked me to do a blog post on skinny teas and teatoxes! So, after much careful investigation, it is time for me to tell you what I HONESTLY think about this particular tea industry as well as my conclusions on the research I did. So let’s begin.

If you’re an Instagram user, I know you’ve come across pictures that may look something like this on your explore page:

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Hot girl baring her midriff with a large chest, skinny waist, and long hair, holding a prominent cup of tea and the bag that it comes in. What could be more natural?!


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Oh look! It’s another hot girl with big boobs, abs and long hair – but this time in a bikini, sitting at the front of a yacht with her tea. I mean yeah, I do that all the time! Not.

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Oi! Another fit beauty with…oh you get the point. It’s the same formula. But seriously though, someone needs to get to the weights, can you drink your tea elsewhere while kneeling?

The marketing for these teas are simple and brilliant! I mean, get a hot girl, have her hold your product, and claim that she uses it to look like that and people will start to wonder. Get HUNDREDS of hot girls and models to do it and suddenly people will believe. And finally, get celebrities to endorse it? Well, then there’s no holding me back…TAKE MY MONEY!!! JUST TAKE IT NOW!!!!

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Kylie Jenner’s 53 million young IG fans now think she takes tea everyday to look like this.

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Really Victoria Justice?

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I really like Vanessa Hudgens…but I don’t like this at all.

And take your money they do. They take it and pay the models and celebrities to hold their tea in a very awkwardly posed ad. (Who does that!??? Ok well it looks like a lot of people.) I honestly can’t even imagine how much these people get paid to do that. Especially KYLIE JENNER? I am sure Kris scored her a BIG campaign deal for that one. It makes me wonder how lucrative that industry is and how many gullible, hopeless people are falling for this magic weight loss shortcut. It’s truly sickening.

There’s no amount you could pay me to do that. If I don’t believe in a product and I know that it won’t bring value to your life, it would be SO IRRESPONSIBLE and SO DISHONEST of me toshare that product with you. I’d be hurting you like I’d be hurting my mom or sister. The most valuable thing about our relationship here is TRUST. And as your friend, I wouldn’t dare risk our relationship for money.

So why? Why am I so against these teas? Simple: Irresponsible advertising and lack of integrity for their product and their customer. They are in the business of selling FALSE HOPE.

THE CLAIMS

After researching many different tea companies and their products, most of them have the same general claims.

Their product will help you: 

  • Lose weight
  • Burn calories
  • Boost your metabolism
  • Cleanse and detoxify the body
  • Suppress appetite
  • Increase energy levels

That’s interesting. So how does it work?

Well, most of them have a system. You basically buy a kit that can last anywhere between 7 days to 1 month. Some companies have a morning or daytime tea combined with a nighttime tea, while others just want you to drink 1 cup a day. Usually the morning tea claims to help increase your energy levels throughout the day, while the night tea will help cleanse and detoxify your body (AKA help you lose weight).

THE RESEARCH

Did you know that because these teas are considered dietary supplements, they aren’t required to prove any claims on their labels? So even though they “claim” that drinking this tea will result in weight loss and a metabolism boost, there is NO published research to show that these statements are true!

In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, Senna (the laxative herb used in many fit teas) has INSUFFICIENT evidence for weight loss! But it can cause stomach troubles, cramps and diarrhea. It makes you go to bathroom, so obviously you’ll lose that kind of weight. AND if you’re using it for more then 2 weeks (which most tea plans do), it can cause unusual bowel functions, and changes in electrolyte balance that can lead to HEART PROBLEMS, muscle weakness, and liver damage!

In the short term, Senna can help you move your bowels, but if you use it for too long, you intestines will become dependent on it for stimulation, and then you will be constipated if you don’t use it anymore.

In June 2013, SkinnyMe Tea’s IG page was shut down because the Australian Medical Association expressed concerned over the company’s portrayal of unrealistic weight loss which caused at least one customer to be hospitalized after using the tea.

Since then many knock off tea companies have popped up, each with a significant amount of followers! Check this out – Skinnybunnytea has over 1.3 million followers!

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But take a look at the likes and comments. It’s very very low. An account with 1.3 million fans gets under 1000 likes and like an avg of 10 comments? That leads me to think that they are either buying followers and/or spending money to run those annoying sponsored ads. You will notice this low like to follower ratio on many tea account pages as well.

In terms of the companies being open about their claims, I had to dig REALLY DEEP to find the truth. Nowhere on the ads or packaging do the teas tell you that you need to eat healthy and exercise, however if you look further into FAQ’s on their websites, they finally admit that drinking their tea should be combined with a healthy diet and exercise! Some of them give you “free” ebooks with workout plans and meal plans. But, who knows if a licensed professional wrote those or not. Doesn’t say.

Of course they wouldn’t put any of this on their labels or packaging because they KNOW people are looking for a “quick fix” and they KNOW that people will buy into almost anything that promises amazing results with little work.

SO HERE’S THE TRUTH!

Drinking tea will NOT MAKE YOU LOSE WEIGHT or help you get abs. What’s actually happening are two things:

1. You are losing WATER weight from drinking the tea.

By drinking extra water, you are allowing your body to “flush” the excess salt out and to release the retained water. This keeps you from looking bloated or swelled up.

2. You are probably eating fewer calories because you’re drinking more water to fill up your stomach, so you feel fuller.

I tell you this all the time! HYDRATE! Sometimes you think you’re hungry but really you’re thirsty. So if you’re constantly staying hydrated, there’s less of a chance for you eat for no reason.

3. You paid for it, so it means you’re serious about doing whatever it takes to achieve your dream body.

Psychology people. If you pay for something and you are more likely to take it seriously. So I BET that the people who buy the tea are also more conscious of what they eat and how they work out because they don’t want to waste their money or their time. So if there are any results, it’s most likely from a combination of that person’s new lifestyle, not just from drinking the tea.

SO…HOW DO YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND GET ABS?

First of all, I don’t think you should buy the tea. If you want to drink tea, go buy a green tea at the store. It’s more or less going to do the same thing while costing a fraction of the price.

Time and time again, I’ve told you…nourish your body with whole foods and reward it by letting your muscles move! I’m saying: eat clean and exercise!

The problem is, people tend to think that working out and eating healthy are difficult and not fun things to do. They tend to dread it and find shortcuts around it. But, there is no shortcut to success! Whether it’s in your education, your career, your business, or your body – you’ve got to work!

You can’t avoid the work BUT you CAN make the work FUN! That’s what Blogilates is all about…helping you find THE JOY in working out! Because, if you can wake up in the morning super anxious to get your workout clothes on and start sweating, OMG, you’re set for success. You’re working out because YOU LOVE IT. And when you do anything that you love, the results will follow because you put your whole heart into it.

So, if you’re curious as to what workouts you should be doing and what you should be eating, here are my personal recommendations:

#1. Try PIIT28 1.0

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It’s my newest workout program that requires you to only work out for just 28 min and 40 sec a day using a combination of Pilates and Cardio exercises. This will get your sweating within the first few minutes AND you will continue to burn extra fat and calories way after you’re done working out. I honestly LOVE IT. By joining, you get a lifetime membership to PIIT28 1.0 – which includes the ebook, the exclusive workout videos, the forum etc. Plus you get a free completion tank if you successfully finish the challenge! Learn more here.

#2. Try The 28 Day Reset

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If you feel like you’ve plateaued and everything you’re eating, no matter if it’s healthy or unhealthy, doesn’t show a difference in your body, this is what you need! We begin with a 4 week “reset” where I take you through an omission challenge to discover your body’s food intolerances and sensitivities. Then after the 4 weeks, we slowly add make certain foods to see what you’re allergic too and what could have been causing that extra bloat, weight gain, etc. You also get 150+ easy eat-clean recipes to choose from that you get to keep forever. See more here.

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#3. FREE WORKOUT CALENDARS

If you aren’t sure if you can commit to the programs above just yet, no worries! On my blog, you can find my free Monthly Workout Calendars as well as my Beginner’s Workout Calendar. Click here to check them out!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Let me know your thoughts below! Have you ever tried one of these teas?

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RESEARCH:

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/652.html#Safety

http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/health-lifestyle/healthy-eating/2014/1/spit-out-your-skinny-tea/

http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/teatox-newest-way-detox

http://www.teenvogue.com/story/tea-detox-teatox-bad-for-health-dangers

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  • Sarah says:

    I drink reg black tea because I like it. It also gives me a few antioxidants as a bonus. Your blog was good. I recommend you do one on Niagen. It really works.

  • Stephen says:

    I’d like to see women advertised that aren’t just gorgeous looking. A large variety of women in terms of age, body type and size.

  • Lily says:

    If you look at the article post dates, Cassey posted this article on February 217, 2016, while the author of the link you shared posted their respective article about Detox Tea on June 1, 2017. I believe the “cut & paste” you are referring to is the other way around.

  • Sammi Biswas says:

    I have been using FitTea for almost 3 months now and yes it’s water weight – but for someone on a weight loss journey water weight is a good start. It makes me feel less bloated. There is nothing wrong with that. Your blog lost absolutely all creditability as you’re being paid to do the same thing these models are. It doesn’t bother me that models are being paid for product placement. I don’t care. FitTea seems to lower my bloating – I don’t believe and will never believe that one item will make me lose weight. It won’t.

    • Darlene says:

      I use Flat Tummy Tea. It kills the bloat and tastes good. The first thing they say is it is NOT about weight loss it’s about the bloat. I find them very credible

  • Alyssa says:

    To be completely honest, I’ve been doing a teatox from a company called SkinnyMint and I actually am feeling really good while on it. I tried the 14 day starter pack and ended up buying the full thing. It is NOT a quick fix weight loss product and I don’t delude myself that it is, but I have felt more energized and cleaner. I should also say that I am a fan of detoxes in general. I once did the Master Cleanse and I really enjoyed it, but obviously that one is way more intense and should only be done with someone else and very carefully.

  • Drea w says:

    I’d say anyone that thinks you can get abs just from drinking tea is a bit special. I drink SkinnyBunny tea and it helps boost your metabolism and reduce bloating but it doesn’t promise any quick fixes. It’s the same as any other pre workout supplement or stack that people use. It gives you a helping hand, but you need to combine diet and exercise for maximum results. I’ve been on the 28 day detox for 5 days and have seen great reduction in belly bloat and an increase in energy. I am not working out at the moment but I try to stick with my usual balanced diet and I’ve lost 2 pounds. I’ll wait the full 28 days before I make a decision about the tea, but at the moment it appears to help with bloat and energy. Btw no I have not experienced diarrhea and no it’s not a laxative tea.

  • fin says:

    i don’t understand y ppl r getting triggered by her recommending her workouts and etc. srsly, all she is doing is suggesting an healthier alternative. it doesn’t lose the meaning of what she previously said. if anything it promotes a healthier lifestyle.

  • Emma Jennet says:

    We have some of this fit tea in my house. My mum used to drink when I was little, now we just keep it around for if one of us is constipated. One cup of tea before bed, next morning everything works smoothly again!

  • Cammy says:

    Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! I have been curious about the teas exactly like you said. Contemplating whether its worth my money. This blog gives me life. Losing weight the right way by changing the lifestyle will always outlast quick fixes or solutions. You have renewed my inspiration and motivation. Thanks again

  • Katt says:

    I agree with Emily, you lost all credibility with me the second you mentioned your own products or sponsored products. If you’re going to review something review it without bias or agenda and find REAL facts from places that actually hold credentials to back your opinion up. Only an idiot would read this and go “Hey, she really knows what she’s talking about and I wanna buy her stuff”. From what I see, the entire blog is your opinion, you read some crap online and gave your opinion, where are the actual facts? Looking at your sources and coming from the fitness and nutrition industry, I sure as hell am not taking my facts from places like Shape magazine, Cosmo or Teen Vogue. Come on! Get some REAL facts not some lame article written by some half-ass writer for a stupid magazine that rarely has no business writing it in the 1st place! Good to know you are getting kick-backs for all your sponsor ads and lying to people every bit as much as every celebrity or pretty girl endorsing ALL these products including yours.

    • Shelly says:

      Anyone who puts effort into writing a free review has an agenda and almost always is selling something else supposedly better but eating clean and eating 5 to 6 times a day and exercising is the cheapest and healthier option. You will loose weight fast. Just my opinion and I’m not selling anything. Lol

  • Kaitlin says:

    This certainly kept me from buying the tea. I’ve been working out and eating healthier lately and I have a lot more energy now. I thought “hey, why not add something else into the mix” well that won’t be happening anymore.

  • BELLA says:

    I HEARD THE KARDASHIAN/JENNER’S OWN STOCK IN ONE OF THOSE SILLY TEA’S, OF COURSE THEY’LL PROMOTE, THEY’LL DO ANYTHING FOR ANOTHER MILLION! BUT, THE OTHER TWO LADIES WE ALL KNOW & ACTUALLY LIKE, SHAME ON THEM, THOUGHT THEY WERE BETTER THAN THAT! THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS STAYING ONE STEP AHEAD OF THOSE WICKED SISTERS WITH THEIR PHONY BODY PARTS, HUGE LIPS, AND THEIR CONSTANT SELFIES THAT NO ONE WANTS TO SEE, BUT THEM! YUCK!

  • Natalia says:

    Hi everyone, I bought FitTea 14 day detox. I
    was taking it for 3 days, every morning. On day 1 I felt ok. On day 2 my
    stomach got bloated. On day 3 it got bloated even more.
    On day 4 I woke up with swollen eyes and face, my arms and legs were itchy and
    inflamed. I had to run to the hospital emergency department and found out that
    I had a severe allergic reaction for those unusual tea ingredients. Result: 7
    days of steroid treatment!
    Girls, be careful before starting with this tea.
    Don’t trust those colorful marketing advertisements. Read about each and every
    ingredient and do a full research. If you see some new ingredients which you
    have never eat or drink before, I would not suggest to experiment. Also, each
    ingredient separately can be good, but when you combine them together in one
    tea bag, this what might cause a problem.
    The only way to lose weight without any side
    effects is sport and healthy lifestyle!

  • K_B says:

    Hate all these adds with the hot girl holding her skinny milkshake or tea. Glad to read something that tells us the truth behind these products.

  • Robert Gerhard says:

    Here are more tips to lose weight even faster: http://www.diet-tea.net Eat a high-protein breakfast. Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juice. Drink water a half hour before meals. Choose weight loss-friendly foods. Eatsoluble fiber. Drink Diet Tea. Eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods. Eat your food slowly.

  • I love you for writing this and keeping us woke. :)

  • nayan says:

    Diet Tips for Weight Loss Make sure to have sufficient amount of water throughout the day. Ideally 8-10 glasses.Aim to achieve and then maintain your ideal body weight.Avoid oily, fried and spicy food.

  • Nadia Bailey says:

    I now ONLY use the Lady Soma Detox. I have noticed a major difference in my metabolism and I can already see changes in my belly size. No weird side effects.

  • Lauren says:

    I truely support your message, those companies and their owners should go to jail.
    but, to make your message more powerfull, you should not use teenvogue or cosmopolitan as “research”

  • Emily says:

    I just feel like this post would have been more powerful if you weren’t selling something yourself at the end.

  • anthonyilke says:

    someone needs to get to the weights, can you drink your tea elsewhere while kneeling? http://urbangroundmarket.com/

  • senam anaglate says:

    I would try it but my mum won’t get it for me. You should totally do a give away.

  • azizah says:

    i tried teatox and honestly i read this before buying teatox and I’m like “bleh whatevs” now I’m regretting it i should’ve listened to you casey;( it doesn’t work. like casey said it doesn’t help you get that body you want and I’m currently trying fiit28 and it really does help! so all of you guys who is thinking of buying it, DON’T. Listen to cassey and don’t make the stupid decision like i did

  • Maurice says:

    Bri and Lauren love this!

  • Moneesah Siddiqi says:

    Thank you Cassey for informing people of facts and not quick fixes! I agree it is so irresponsible of celebrities and models to endorse products that do not work and could be dangerous

  • […] Please check out Blogilates! She is a Youtuber who promotes working out and living a healthy lifestyle. She has free working out videos online! In addition, she has an article that explains more about these fake Tea Products. Here is the link: https://www.blogilates.com/blog/2016/02/27/the-problem-with-fit-teas-skinny-teas/ […]

  • Francesca says:

    Hi Cassey! Thanks so much for such an informative post. I’m 16 years old and have had an ongoing struggle with learning to love my body. When these first became popular a year or so ago, I was very tempted by them. The advertising is so dangerous and *really* appeals to people who are more susceptible to developing an eating disorder. I’m glad I never gave in, though, because there really isn’t any shortcut with this sort of thing.

  • Casey Miller says:

    I tried one of these “cleans teatox tea’s”
    WORST decision every.
    I had chronic cramps and nausea for 6 whole day’s.
    I was tired and I didn’t want to eat.
    I didn’t have diarrhoea BUT I had the lower back pain and the feeling in my tummy like I did have it.
    And I couldn’t stop drinking water (I do try to make an effort to drink water daily) but I had constant dehydraton and felt like I could drink the river Nile and STILL be thirsty.

    Safe to say I learnt my lesson here !!!

  • Pattie says:

    I used only “BedTime” tea..first day ok I feel power like I can do this ! but last 6 days OMG it’s horrible thing ever my stomach just hurt and I felt badly..Never again ;/

  • TeeJay says:

    I have always wondered if there was a untrue side to these teas, I’m so glad you addressed this!

  • Angela Moon says:

    Wow!! Thank you so much! :) This was very helpful and answered a lot of my unanswered questions. I was looking at your snapchat story and saw your comment on checking out this blog. So of course, I quickly checked it out myself, since I was curious on the wonders of these “fitness teas”. Anyways, thanks for all this info! You conveyed it in such a entertaining, yet education manner I just read all of this in a breeze! Mind you, I usually avoid reading since I hate it so much… but this was something I enjoyed a lot. xxx thanks Cassey! xxx

  • Odette says:

    How about Skinny Coffee? It’s main ingredient is green coffee, which I’ve actually heard works for weight loss. Also, some fat burn teas I’ve seen have lots of spices in them, and doesn’t stuff like cayenne rev up your metabolism? Maybe it’s *just* cayenne that does that. But I hopped there’d be actual herbs you could put in a tea that do act as an appetite surpressant. There is really no such thing? It sounds like it could be possible, just not for every tea out there of course.

  • Ileyah says:

    I told my brother all the time that I didn’t think that those teas were legit, and that I read this I’m glad I didn’t waste my money on those teas. Thanks Cassey for the heads up.

  • Natalie says:

    Thank you so much for this! I keep on trying to tell my friends how bad skinny teas are and that actual tea is so much better for you!!! I use to work in a tea shop and it annoyed me to no end. I refused to see any of the ‘diet teas’ we got in.

    I was wondering if you could do a post about green shakes? Or green elixirs? Many of my friends are buying these expensive, highly celebrity endorsed things. And I’m not sure what exactly it is?

  • Amelia says:

    Thank you! I find these frustrating. Several of the body positive people I follow on Instagram tried these and said meh, basically crap just like I thought, but the more people who say it, the better.
    The thing that bothers me the most is that normal (particularly green and rooibos) tea that’s $2 for a giant box actually are recommended for IBS sufferers (and really do help digestion), so these companies are latching on to this very specific, limited health use to seem legitimate, then hawking total bs and body hate to desperate people. Plus like, ugh it’s not even high quality tea. Lol

  • Laura says:

    Hi, thanks for the post.
    Does this also apply to teas like Yogi and others you see at Target? Like those that say they help with streets or digestion and such…

    • Nicole says:

      Ginger teas are awesome because they soothe the intestines and help move things along. They are not weight loss teas, but you can definitely enjoy them with confidence in the company.

  • Boo yah!

    I love drinking tea but I think you can make your own fat burning tea at home with your own ingredients. It’s cheaper too.

  • Ellen says:

    Great post! There’s no quick solution to weight loss. It’s hard work and a lot of self-love. If you want to incorporate natural teas into your everyday, definitely do! But avoid these terrible “fit” tea fads. If you’re feeling bloated and want some tea to help break things up, try an herbal mint or an oolong or a green tea. You can go pick them up at your local grocery store! If you need to pack in a few extra antioxidants into your diet, drink some white or green tea. Need help relaxing? Chamomile is your best friend. Extra energy? Black, mate, and matcha are your best friend! I guess what I’m trying to say is that tea is already a wonderful, natural thing that’s great to have in your everyday. Don’t jeopardize your body with these fake, supplemental “teas”.

    • Sam says:

      Love this :)

    • thatCRgirl says:

      Also, the tea brands that sell all these natural, delicious teas sometimes make special blends to help for different situations, like sleeping or for better digestion (at least they do that in my country lol)

  • Evi Manshanden says:

    Dear Cassey,

    First of all I want to say that I really appriciate these blogpost because I learn allot about these things.
    But I have a question. I really would like to do PIIT28 but you have to pay with paypal or creditcard.
    I don’t have both of those. In Holland we pay mostly with IDeal and that is the only thing that I have. So I can’t do PIIT28 and I am really bumped about that. I hope you can do something about it. But maybe a little to short time to fix it, or maybe you can’t do anything about it. Please let me know.

    Lots of love Evi

    • Agnes S says:

      Exactly. I don’t have them too. It would be so nice if we were able to buy it with purchased cards like for iTunes or the Play Store. Because I’m too young to have a credit card too. :/

  • Laura says:

    I literally just bought a skinny tea 3 days ago because I felt like I had nothing else to do to lose weight. I work out like crazy and I eat clean, but for some reason I still have 10 pounds I need to lose. I agree with everything and regret giving these companies money.

  • Anjia says:

    Another quick fix I find frustrating is the garcinia cambogia and pure cleanse. It’s selling like crazy but it doesn’t appear to be good for your body. A combination of stimulants and laxatives being used for a prolonged period of time can be harmful to the body. I’ve read into the garcinia cambogia and many physicians and nutritionists don’t recommend taking the product.
    With that said I’m happy to have found blogilates and Cassey! The workouts are fun and in this community we don’t use the words cheat or quick fix. I love Pilates and eating nutritious food. But if I want cookie one day I’m not going to deprive myself. It’s a sense of balance.
    Xoxo
    Anjia

  • Nicola says:

    Dear Cassey,
    I’m so happy and proud, that you tell the truth about these teas!
    I’m from Germany and the wave of skinnyteas hasn’t hit us yet, but I’m sure it will come.. And I#m afraid of the impact, especially on young people.

    Being a Pharmaceutical Assistant I know of Senna and its effects, but it is used against obstipation and should never be taken for more than a week, so I’m shocked these companies are willing to risk people’s health and on top of that taking their money for it.

    But then again, our world rotates around money, so why am I even surprised.
    Nevertheless, I want to thank you for yout integrity!

    I will be participating in #PIIT28 and am so happy that you give us a healthy way to change our bodies and our minds :)
    Thank you!

  • Dear Cassey, I feel so dumb after because I just receive the Skinnymint tea which is the same as all the others you mentionned in this post.
    I spend about 35$ in it for 28 days, and realize that if I kept my money and add an extra this month I could have had your PIIT 28 + Reset programm. :/
    I feel disappointed but loving more to know you and your feel good & healthy way of thinking. thank you Cassey. ♥ from France

  • Sophie says:

    I’ve never even heard of skinny teas before, but even just hearing the words ‘skinny tea’ makes it sound all kinds of ridiculous!!

  • Katherine says:

    I don’t get why people would spend money on tea like that. Just use your money for real tea such as green, oolong, black, etc… I love herbal teas because they taste so yummy and just drinking tea throughout the day is good for you. You get hydration, and for me especially, I don’t feel as hungry. I just don’t understand why people woukd spend money on that stuff when they can buy actual tea at the grocery store.

  • I hate skinny teas! Never believed in them and never invested in them. I’m glad I never did!

  • Stefana says:

    Hey Cassie! I love this post! I did try the SkinnyMint tea before, but I only tried the starter for 14 days so it wouldn’t cost as much. All the teas did was make me pee a lot and have diarrhea. It did come with a booklet that said for best results you should avoid wheat and dairy and you should exercise and eat lots of veggies. The pounds I did lose most likely resulted from eating healthier than I was before and from exercising… NOT the teas! Thanks so much from posting this! There are SO many diet tea gimmicks out there…

  • Sunny says:

    You inspire me with everything you do Cassie! It’s great that you do your research before you write a blog post like this, and that you write your sources in the end. It really shows that you put effort into it, and makes you trustworthy :) I’d probably trust you if you didn’t anyway, but still hahah

  • Srishti Bose says:

    My admiration for Cassey just doubled with this post.

  • Maria says:

    Drink at least 3 cups of green tea a day! Japanese women drink on average 5 cups a day :)

  • Cency says:

    Thank you for writing this article Cassey, i think the supplement industry is ripping people off with claims of quick results from popping a pill or tea. The fine print usually never mentions best results when combined with sensible diet and we keep falling into that trap. In conclusion they are no shortcuts when it comes to weight loss.

  • Ada says:

    Those marketings are so disgusting. Lol you drink a random ~fit slimming detox whatever abs tea~ and then you look like a hot girl with long hair with abs and big boobs.
    It’s almost funny how they try hard to look healthy, shame on them

    Great post, Cassey! Sorry my english though, I’m Brazilian
    Love you <3

  • Melissa says:

    Honestly, I almost fell into this fit tea or skinny tea trap! I almost wanted to buy it last year cause, well, I was thinking “oh, if this could help me lose weight faster, why not?”. Then I came to my senses and did some digging around for reviews. ALL the reviews were, basically, saying the same thing!! Then, I saw some comments on their FB page, people were saying it have them cramps, stomach ache and the list goes on. I’m so glad I didn’t buy it cause I finally realize that only exercise and clean eating is much more substantial than all this fads. I’m glad you spoke up about it, Cassey!! ♡

  • Conny says:

    Dear Cassey,
    you earn a lot of respect for writing this blogpost. Many people really believe in such crap like teatox and stuff, and with you comes a person people look up to – so what you say may be more important to those people than any advertising promise. Wanna see more of that ;-)

    It’s the same thing I think with shakes for example. People are told that protein right after workout is SOOO important and if you don’t drink that protein shake, you are never going to build any muscles etc….
    But do the sellers tell the customers, that if you are a beginner, your body isn’t even capable of metabolising such huge amounts of protein? No. It’s just a waste of money. If your nutrition is balanced, it’s not very likely that you lack protein. But still, every body is different and every one should listen to their body, because it knows right from wrong.
    Speaking about individual nutrition – I saw a discussion about organic food on TV lately, and a man said a really good sentence: Which is the healthiest type of nutrition is like asking which size of shoes is the healthiest. It’s the one, that fits.

  • ATIKA says:

    I did! :O just bought it around a week ago and so far i’ve only used one sachet HAHA. i don’t know Cassey, i’ve been drinking normal green tea all the while and after trying this “SLIMMING DETOX TEA” or whatever shit, you know what i feel? I FEEL LIKE IT DOESN’T MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT ALL I MIGHT AS WELL JUST DRINK MY NORMAL GREEN TEA CAUSE IT TASTES AND IT FEELS THE SAME. ugh i think i’m gonna go dispose my slimming tea shit and get back to Square 1 – aka drinking MORE water and MORE AND MORE water. jeez. i’m glad i wasn’t too late about all this slimming tea shit. thanks for the heads up, Cassey! love you. < 345

  • Tara says:

    Great blog Cassey! I think there are a lot of scams out there today with companies making wild claims just to take people’s money. Could you do a blog/video on your opinion of fitness supplements? They seem to be another one with lots of claims of everything from weight loss, to getting strong, and everything in between, and I’m wondering if any actually are helpful, or if they are a scam as well.

  • I’m in love with this post! Thank you for finally writing this Cassey!! So i tend to drink green tea, hot water and lemon and I used to have oolong. My boyfriend once worked for a health food chain in England, he brought me home “bootea” when it first came out (you should check this out too for your research) it had a day & night tea and the ingredients weren’t that bad but I was not sold mainly because the night tea had a “laxative effect” but I thought I would try it…day tea wasn’t bad but it tasted gross but oh my the night tea was terribly I couldn’t drink it!!! It made me feel instantly sick and I didn’t have any laxative effect nor did I see any change in my body, this was back in 2014 now the company has brought out a shake and I see girls using it… I read the box and what was in it and it didn’t even have protein powder in it! Nothing. It was crap, worse then a normal milkshake. I’m glad I tried the tea & looked into it more as I can say not to drink that stuff & nothing works better then green tea! I’m glad you wrote this post!!!! I’m going to share like crazy!!!

    Also I saw another comment about herbal life shakes, I think that would be a really interesting article… I personal think weight watcher shakes, herbal life etc any meal replacement shakes are so bad for you! Back in 2012, I tried weight watchers shakes and bars for a week, I was at uni and kept skipping breakfast and stuff so it wasn’t for weight loose but what was the point of them again??? because the sugar count it one of there bars and drinks is so not healthy! (I have to say shamefully that the coffee flavoured shake tasted good though) I was better off picking up a apple or banana, but I was still learning back then!

  • Synne says:

    Thank you for these posts! I only drink normal teas, like green tea.

    I wondered if you could do a post like this about shakes, especially, Herbalife. I have heard a lot about Herbalife, and people getting liver problems from it. On Instagram I think I even saw some popsters using Herbalife. Please help spread the word, Cassey! I believe this is very important!

    Love,
    Synne

    • Sarah says:

      I agree! Herbalife, Advocare, Shakeology… they all make claims about appetite suppression and nutrition but who knows what they are really made of.

  • Zayra says:

    Crazy how much these companies make money, you could incorporate store bought tea to your diet and save a tons!!
    Besides this issue, does anyone know if there will be any new blogilates monthly calendar since piit28 is coming out on the 1st????!

    • Karina says:

      Yep, Cassey won’t stop making new FREE monthly calendars or uploading FREE Youtube videos. So don’t worry about it! She already said that :)

  • Monet says:

    Love these posts Cassey! I was always skeptical of these “fit” teas and am glad you chose to speak on it! Thanks!

  • kelli says:

    i have never believed the hype on any of those teatoxes, or it works! or that “pink drink” crap. i honestly think that it’s hilarious when my friends on facebook “swear” by it. it’s the most ridiculous thing. no one ever swears by it other than the people that actually buy into it to sell it and need to make their money back. they thrive on naive consumers and it’s sad.

  • Leslie Garcia says:

    Thanks for the great info! I was about to go out and by me one of these teas! Your advice is perrrrffff, eating clean and exercising is the way to go.

  • NicoleT says:

    Appreciate that you debunk the myth on slimming teas, Cassey. At one period I saw one of my facebook friends post pics and updates on her progress using a brand of slimming teas. I did not feel good, I don’t believe that a tea can yield the results shown in photos. But it is natural to want quick results so many would fall prey to this.

  • luz says:

    So instead of buying tea, they should buy your products?

    • lilykath says:

      She doesn’t sell tea, she sells an entirely different product: A workout. She’s promoting the fact that a workout does a) a lot more likely brings you the effect you want and b) comes with amazing side effects like health benefits and overall improved mental state as well.
      I get your point, I was a little starteled to see her promote her own product at the end of a seemingly solely informational post but then again, after all that’s what she does. She puts time and effort and passion into those programs and promotes a general enthusiasm for working out. She doesn’t say her workouts are the only ones that work but in fact, she did a really smart rethorical and argumentative move by saying why she thinks something (in this case the wicked teatox industry) is wrong and underlined it with her research and didn’t leave followers with an empty fact but actually provided one possible alternative to effectively reaching a goal and persuading people into being healthy in a way she (and many others) believe in.

      I came to think it’s an honest, loving yet enterpreneuring post.
      Thumbs up :)

    • Casey says:

      Did you just comment to slopily try to twist her words? She’s saying instead of buying teas that don’t work, people should work out and eat healthy. And only after she suggests two paid products of her line (would you be more pleased if she recommended other fitness workouts?) and a third – completely FREE – option. Your time would be better spent elsewhere, I’m guessing.

    • liz says:

      She has free ones and she even says that :)

    • Liz says:

      I agree with the other responders here, but also, I have to add that having spent 4 months now getting to know Cassey and doing her workouts, I LOVE giving her my money. She has made such a difference in the way I relate to fitness (hey, exercise CAN be fun, who knew?!) that whenever I’m looking for new workout clothes or equipment, I see if she sells them first. (I’ve bought PopFlex, an infuser bottle, stretch bands, the 2016 journal, etc.) She charges $0 for her calendars, which is INSANITY, so let’s not forget that or take it for granted. So it makes me happy to speak up with my wallet and give back to her when I can because she totally deserves the reciprocation.

  • Lauren says:

    Cassie I love and appreciate the honesty and effort that goes into your blog posts. I am constantly bombarded with these images on social media and its so irritating. Thank you for pointing out these false claims! Love you so much(:

  • Kristen says:

    Thank you so much for this Cassey! I see these so much on Instagram. Has anyone done hard core research on Le-Vel Thrive? I feel like my Facebook is flooded with it from friends selling it.

  • Florence says:

    Thanks for writing about this Cassey. I’ve always wanted to know what are your thoughts on these tea. I admit it sure is tempting at times when you don’t see results from your workout. But really appreciate your post because I’ve always admired your perspective about being fit and healthy :)

  • Erika says:

    Thank you so much for telling others how you feel about skinny teas! I feel like my voice was lost or didn’t matter when I talked to my peers, and lots of them read your blog, so this is great that the message will get through. I am an avid tea sipper and if teas aren’t sweetened or have any extra things, it’s just as good! Teas have different benefits, antioxidants, herbs, etc. This stuff just has a label slapped on with a sexy girl. I grew up with tea drinkers most of my life and even Gramma called bullcrap on the marketing. Too many laxatives will damage the body in the long run; I’m just surprised this stuff is still selling! Thanks, Casey!!

  • Parker says:

    I have a classmate that sells for ItWorks, and she spams her facebook with it trying to get people to buy (to the point that when she isn’t around its just one big joke). And while I totally get that she feels like she’s found something great that works, I just can’t buy into it. I did my googling and found that its categorized as a cosmetic or dietary supplement company so they can use vague descriptors for what it does and not worry too much about false advertising. I even talked to a doctor friend about the wraps they sell (supposedly special minerals and herbs that help blast fat and tone/tighten, and remove cellulite) and he told me straight out nothing absorbed through the skin can burn fat or tighten/tone, all it could do is maybe help you sweat out water weight (you wrap them on the cover in like plastic wrap for hours which doesn’t sound healthy especially on a hot day). So now I just have to ignore everything she posts because I don’t want to be the person that tells her there’s no real scientific evidence behind it and they only reason it “works” for her is because shes already super slim with a six pack. . These companies focus on recruiting young attractive fit people to sell for them to people that either know them really well (and assume they wouldn’t lie about it or trust them enough to not google) or people that barely know them and really only know that they look like that now and believe it’s due to the product.

    • Colleen says:

      There’s a girl that was in my class that tries to sell those too! I saw a wrap called, “ItWorks!™” and my first thought was, “ItDoesn’t!™” And then she added the hashtag #tightandtoned. Oh honey, no….. I feel so bad that she got sucked into that :(

  • Christine says:

    Oh my god I finally have something to show the girls at work!! I’ve been telling them over and over that these ‘skinny teas’ are hoaxes and they just dont listen. Its all about consumer quick fixes. Alot of people forget you have to work hard to get the body you want. Yes I’d love to wake up within 14 days and have the flattest belly of my life. But what happens after that? How do I maintain it. Oh.. Ill just wait another 6 months when I can afford this tea and do the process again. Its an endless cycle. Dont believe the hype! Thank you cassey for really breaking it down for us! :)

    • Parker says:

      I don’t even buy those super structured diets where they deliver it to your house. Do you just stay on that plan the rest of your life? Because they surely aren’t teaching people how to cook or eat healthy, they tell you this is good for you and you eat it because its got some celeb promoting it

  • Chelsea says:

    So true.! thank you for speaking your mind. I love this, on of my friends drank this tea and got super sick. Yeah she lost weight but she felt terrible and was sick. I show her what I am doing now and she loves it. So excited to start #PIIT28 I am also getting my parents involved, making them stay healthier so they can be here for a long time.

  • Chi Yan says:

    Hi Cassey! I am an 18 year old student in Singapore, and I would be taking the GCE A level exams at the end of this year, which are very very crucial for me as they’re going to determine which university I’ll be going to and my future. I am still working out with your videos on Blogilates, and I would really love to try the PIIT28 program. Can I still buy it next year after my exams are over? I certainly have no time to devote myself to a rigid 28-day program for now as school is very hectic right now. Thank you so much Cassey and be assured that I will support you in whatever you do! (:

    • gurl says:

      Or you can just buy it now and only start on the programme next year after your exams are over? lol

      • Chi Yan says:

        I would wish to buy it right now, but I can’t. I will only have the money to buy it after my exams because only then I will go out to work. (:

        • Char says:

          She mentioned somewhere that you could buy it later.

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