The 5-Day Teatox to Shrink Your Belly

Find out which teas can help you lose weight and get rid of toxins.

The 5-Day Teatox to Shrink Your Belly

Skip the dangerous and expensive prepackaged teatoxes. You can teatox at home safely once a season to cut down your water weight, reduce bloat, and shrink your waistline in as little as five days. The key is to focus on nutritious teas and a healthy eating plan that won’t wreak havoc on your digestive system. Get started on your teatox with this plan from naturopathic doctor Pina LoGiudice.

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Start With an Elimination Diet

Avoid processed foods, sugar, alcohol, gluten, and low-fat foods like low-fat milk that can actually promote weight gain instead of weight loss. Cutting out these types of foods will help boost your metabolism and help your body get rid of excess water.

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Fat Substitutes: Could They Be Leading to Your Weight Gain?

They're hiding in everything from low-fat cottage cheese to protein shakes.

Fat substitutes are compounds that resemble the chemical and physical properties of certain fats and oils and are often used to replace conventional fats (butter, oil) in baking and frying. They can help bring calorie counts down.

But fat substitutes are almost like secret ingredients that hide in plain sight, says Mark Schatzker, author of the upcoming book "The End of Craving: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of Eating Well."

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