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The Truth About Those Diet Teas

My truth  about diet tea in general…If you’re looking for a major body shift no tea alone will make you lose all your belly fat on their own.  Diet teas are flooding IG & other platforms and while they can help a little bit, please know nothing’s gonna give you a miraculous quick fix…On the plus side for the teas, the one I tried is all natural plant based stuff like dandelion, licorice root & senna leaf.

Senna leaf in diet tea is the same ‘make you run to the loo’ ingredient your grandparents use in Senecot, which you can get for a fraction of the price drugstore, if laxatives are your thing, but let’s face it they probably shouldn’t be…

My other issue is the price you can easily get comparable diet teas at overpriced Whole Foods and still save a ton of dosh over some of the current popular brands.

The cleanse packets can help you with a bit of bloat as in it will make you go to the loo, but you don’t wanna overuse them as that makes muscles lazy, making it harder to go without the teas, most companies will tell you not to overuse products, so that’s good.

If you want a flat  stomach.. and mine is totally not right now, you can try what I’m doing…Start a daily walk or exercise, cut out foods that inflame your system. Only you know which ones really make your particular body feel like crap, use your intuition and cut out stuff that’s dragging you down. I honestly don’t eat many prepacked processed foods at all and I find my body works more efficiently, and I don’t eat dairy, or meat.

And after you do that sort of thing maybe also use a tea once in a while if you’re clogged up and eat some fiber in the form of vegetables too. Veg fiber feeds the good bacteria in the colon as well as gets you moving as well or better than any tea.

It’s not just genes that affect aging!

I put up a video a while back addressing how processed foods age us by way of inflammation and a few people commented  about my genes… Thanks a ton for saying nice things re my skin, but please know genes are only part of the equation.

First off,  I’ve never done hardcore drugs, or given birth… two things that age a body for very different reasons, I use sunblock and more importantly,  when I quit cig’s and started eating natural foods I noticed a huge difference in quality of facial skin.

Personally, I think folks say I look younger than my years because everyone else in Hollywood is lying about their age. That said, quality of food, hydration,  exercise, healthy gut bacteria, mood etc all factor into feeling good in your body.

In terms of skin care, most of my life I’ve washed my face with whatever was handy,  no moisturizer, no fancy serums or fussy regimes.  My formerly oily skin,  now more combo to dry,  is still prone to zits and def has fine and not so fine lines, so putting a little more thought in is required.

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These days I use a natural Mario Badescu face wash followed with Tretinoin, one of the few pharmaceutical products in my repertoire . Save $ and nix crazy expensive brands or the use of fillers & botox etc (which I’ve never tried cause.. weird.) and check it out.

It’s the  generic form of products like Retin-A and a vitamin A derivative  developed to combat acne with the handy side effect of softening fine lines and stimulating collagen growth.

Basically it sloughs  off dead cells and helps plump skin. I’ve tried natural vitamin A creams and they don’t work as well on zits or fine lines, so while it’s a bummer this is not an organic natural product,  it gets two thumbs up from me as it works well, though direct sun can cause skin irritation and some people get all peely from it in the beginning, my skin tolerates it well.

A dermo or family doc can fill a prescription for you and if you tell ’em it’s for acne insurance is more likely to cover.  I get the generic and use the lowest strength.  I’ve paid anywhere from $6-$35 a tube, which lasts about 4-6 months. I think that’s reasonable in a world of $300 eye creams,  don’t sleep on the affordable stuff.

Lastly, as far as feeling & looking good at any age, and this is maybe because my skeletal frame is small,  I personally find keeping my weight down helpful to feeling good in my body and keeping my skin looking its best.  Since I’ve gained 10lbs + after finding my boyfriend, the next post’s gonna be on how I’m going to get the weight off and I hope you’ll consider joining me in losing ten if you’re not fitting in your fav pants either. Tweet me if you wanna lose 10 too! Rachel