One of the latest diet trends is the idea of a tea or coffee detox drink. There are many converts and just as many sceptics. I’ve actually been drinking one of these coffees from the brand skinny coffee club for a few months now, I started back in January. The brand had contacted me to be one of their brand ambassadors. My first reaction was to refuse, I had had some previous experience with a tea tox which had laxative properties and I hadn’t been too impressed.
Now, first of all, I don’t like coffee, in no format, I don’t drink espresso or cappuccino and I even stay far away from coffee flavoured chocolates. I was expecting to hate the skinny coffee but try to suffer through it. Actually, the taste is pretty neutral, not something that licks my tasted buds but neither does it make me grimace. The ingredients are Ground Coffee, Ground Green Coffee Bean Extract, Green Tea Extract Powder, Garcinia Cambogia, Siberian Ginseng Powder and Spirulina Powder. This formula seems to result in lessening that strong taste of coffee beans which in my books is a good thing. They recommend drinking it first thing in the morning every day.
Onto the effects, so the brand recommends an eating and exercise program which I haven’t followed. I’m bad at following eating programs and my exercise programs have been a bit off and on because of my injuries. Did I lose weight by drinking coffee? Not exactly, I haven’t seen magical shedding of kilos due to drinking it but what is quite magical is the fact that it seems to prevent me putting on weight even when I pig out.
As a result yes. I end up being somewhat thinner or remaining the same weight but cheating more. In June, I was out of coffee for a few weeks because there was a mistake in delivery and I saw a big difference – for example if I went out for dinner and literally ate whatever I wished, I’d see my stomach bloated for a few days. When I drink this coffee every day, there’s very little bloating and the extra weight is gone v quickly. The brand has just recently introduced a night time version that is meant to complement the morning one, I’m really eager to try it. I have a code for 20% off who wants to use it – CAROLINEPARISSTYLING