Are you fat?
Do you think drinking weight loss teas is the remedy?
There is DANGER!
I have a friend who desperately wants to lose weight.
As a friend and physician I have encouraged her, but she has not summoned enough motivation to start what it takes to slim down.
I went visiting her recently and she said, “Doctor, I having been stooling for days now and I am so weak.”
On further inquiry I discovered that she was taking some “slimming tea” aka “weight loss tea” and had since been weak, unable to do anything.
Of her own volition, she decided to stop taking the slimming tea after the episode.
On the media there are so many adverts for weight loss teas.
You try them and they don’t work in many instances.
A lot of them contain ingredients that have not been tested for efficacy or safety.
Some of them are loaded with unsafe amounts of caffeine (and other ingredients) that can give you stomach aches and can keep you for hours in the rest room.
Some of these brands use photographs of celebrities and one gets taken in by them.
This is because they tout that such celebrity used the particular tea to lose a lot of weight.
In many cases, it is misleading.
Lots of these teas are not regulated.
When buying tea for your family, look out for these RED FLAGS:
1. Check if they wrote “One week weight loss natural herb tea or miracle tea.” There is no tea on this planet that is such a miracle tea.
2. Check if they wrote “Lose 10kg in five days” on the pack. This cannot happen except you only drink the tea for 5 days and eat nothing else.
3. Check if Garcinia Cambogia is on the ingredient list. It supposedly suppresses the apetite, but there has been no study done to support this claim.
I will be sharing in a subsequent post on things to keep in mind when you want to lose weight.
I love you and I love your health.
Your favourite family physician,