In short, Red Tea Detox is naturopath Liz Swann Miller‘s latest creation. She is best known for her Red Smoothie Detox Factor program from a few years ago. This time, she has some new twists to her body detox regimen. The following is a summary of Liz’s Red Tea guide, plus our humble opinion on it.
We obtained a copy of Red Tea Detox and this review and our opinion is totally based on what we actually found in it. Hopefully, you’ll learn all you need to know about it and make an informed decision.
Red Tea Detox is actually a comprehensive system and a challenging detox diet that will require some self-discipline if you want to see the results as promised. The red tea is a fun twist, as it turns out, and it might be worth checking out for that part alone. In case you want to skip directly to her offer, you can do it from HERE (Red Tea Detox official page).
So what is Red Tea Detox all about?
Liz claims that by following this diet including the red tea, you stand to lose weight very quickly. Liz Swann Miller herself says she lost 14 pounds in 14 days and went on to lose 41 pounds in total while using the system.
She collected a long list of real user testimonials stating more or less the same thing – one user lost 14 pounds, the other 17 pounds, and so on.
In the main presentation video, you’ll learn there’s a whole story around Liz discovering the red tea recipe while on a trip in Africa. Clearly, there’s some dramatic effect included, but you’ll still get the basic idea: it’s about a detox diet that uses a special tea recipe to help accelerate body fat loss.
You make the tea for yourself but she tells you how to make it in detail. And, there is also a guide for what to eat and not eat during drinking the red tea.
The main idea is for you to prepare meals of your choice based on her list of acceptable foods. This list changes during different phases, depending on your journey through the detox process, thus giving you the best effect.
Just for the record, coffee (for me and other coffee addicts) is allowed. And if you’re interested in coffee brewing and coffee makers, take a look at The Espressoman.
Inside the system, she also recommends an optional exercise routine that takes about 20-30 minutes/day of your time. It’s not by any means a requirement, but it’s an option if you’re an exercise fanatic and you want to speed things up a little more. Exercise complements the diet element and the red tea to help lose weight faster. The detox program provides numerous supercharged exercises to help melt body fat and speed up your weight loss. It stresses on exercising smarter as opposed to exercising harder. With the right exercise, you can lose the excess pounds in your body and you get a firmer, sexier, and trimmer body. With exercise, you will achieve your dream body faster.
The system and the book actually go pretty deep into the theory behind detox diets. This might not interest everyone, but it’s welcome if you want to know all there is needed about a detox diet.
It also gets into fitness motivation and practical tips for meeting your goals. Well worth reading, because with exercise every diet is more successful.
This is the general idea behind the Red Tea Detox system. It’s not extreme, though some parts may look difficult at first. It feels however more of a mainstream detox diet, but with the red tea detox drink as an added twist to it that makes things more fun doing and easier to stick to.
Elizabeth Swann Miller, ND, has over 10 years of experience as a practicing Naturopath, specializing in healing through nutrition. She has degrees in both Psychology and Naturopathy. Her experiences with thousands of clients and her own personal experiences have led her to become an author. Her goal is to educate as many people as possible about the healing powers of food and how to easily incorporate these changes into daily life.
She has published several books and courses before and says she also works with clients in private coaching.
What you get with your purchase is an ebook and supplementary materials that break down the complete detox diet in detail. Which includes the full recipe for red detox tea and also many options for changing up the recipe to your liking.
The ebook is in a downloadable PDF format and contains all the Red Tea Detox diet essentials: the system background, the full red tea recipe, the diet itself, and all the instructions about how to make it work for you and your body type.
The main offer includes a few bonus ebooks that you get. One of them, titled ‘100 Great-Tasting Green Smoothie Recipes‘ definitely looks a lot like one of the books she sells on Amazon for about $10. The other bonus ebooks are fairly short, and I think they’re similar to the types of health books you can buy on the Kindle store for a dollar. Anyway, the main selling point is for sure the actual Red Tea Detox program.
The second and closer look At Red Tea Detox
This is a comprehensive diet program that’s meant to both detoxify your body and help you lose weight at the same time. There is a difference between detoxification and weight loss, but the author, Liz Swann Miller, claims they are closely related.
If you’re not sure what detoxification is: basically it’s a process of eliminating the toxins from your biosystem, eating only certain foods (mostly fruits, vegetables and liquids) for a certain period of time. The main idea is to get rid of toxic elements that get accumulated in your body – like pollution, bad ingredients from junk food, even the byproducts from stress (free radicals). Detox cleansing is usually especially popular with natural health practitioners.
Some of the science behind detox diets, in general, is still a bit unproven. The main problem is that some of the claims about body detoxing are very hard to study. Mainstream medical community usually tries to stay away from studying things like this, because it’s just too complicated and costly.
Personally, we believe detox diets are legitimate and welcome, as long as you aren’t starving yourself or depriving yourself of essential nutrients. Which is a common sense in any diet whatsoever, really, because it can cause severe problems to your health.
Liz talks a lot about weight loss in her program. She claims that by wiping out the toxins you’ve built up, your metabolism and overall body will run smoother, resulting in fat burn and weight loss. It actually makes sense to me, too. The garbage ingredients in junk food, for one, absolutely affect our organs and makes our bodies run slower and use more power, so to speak.
There is a whole section on toxins in the main ebook – what they are, where we got them, what they do to our body and health. It’s quite interesting to learn such things. By the way, toxins aren’t just made up, as plenty of academic articles have looked at the many ways we get exposed to low doses of toxins over time.
The program starts with an optional three-day tea cleanse period. After this, you start on Phase 1 and it lasts for five days. The main focus of Phase 1 is detoxification and cleansing of your gut. Liz states that this initial five day period will already cause rapid weight loss (she claims anywhere between 5-10 pounds is quite normal and regularly seen).
Phase 2 is essentially the shortest phase, but very fast and the most restrictive one. You’ll clean your body of everything left from Phase 1.
Phase 3 focuses mainly on treating your liver, which takes the major brunt of the damage when we ingest toxins. Some things that Liz states about this phase seems counterintuitive at first, but she does cite research articles to back her up.
This last part of Red Tea Detox is all about mindset, motivation, and willpower. It is the mental part of weight loss and in many instances, the most difficult part for many of us. If you want to lose weight, the right mindset is fundamental. You must have the willpower and motivation to lose weight and maintain the new weight. You should set your fitness goals and work hard to meet them. Many people fail to lose weight because they do not have the mindset and motivation to do it.
For each phase, Liz tells you which foods you can eat and which you must avoid, as well as what you can drink. Liz also tells you when you should eat, so you can achieve the extra burn from intermittent fasting.
Low carbs is the name of the game for Red Tea Detox. You’ll be getting them down to around 30 grams a day, which is already really close to many keto (ketogenic) diets. After we’ve searched a bit we also found some recipes that fit nicely into Liz’s program, like many from Keto Daily.
She encourages high-fat foods during one phase of the diet, though. Saturated fats have been shown repeatedly to be especially good for women’s health. And eating foods with high fat content, as long as they’re the right food types, will not cause you to gain weight.
One of the main ingredients of the program is – you guessed it – the red tea itself. You’ll get to drink it through all the phases, and a lot of it – 6 glasses per day. It’s actually good, so I had no complaints there.
The whole circle of Red Tea Detox diet takes about 14 days to complete. After that, you can always just repeat the cycle if there’s still more weight you want to lose, providing you’re in good health. In any other case, it’s always better to consult your doctor, just to be on the safe side.
The Red Tea
I believe I can safely say this was a very interesting part of the program. Of course, for the exact recipe, you’ll have to join the program itself, but let me tell you it includes a few things you never thought about in a tea. You should be able to find all the ingredients at the health food store easily.
Preparing the red tea is also easy. All it takes is about 30 minutes to get the tea ready. The recipe included is for 6 glasses of tea, which is a daily dose during the diet program. You can, of course, double or triple the ingredients to prepare tea in advance and save time. You can also incorporate them into other drinks like smoothies or lattes.
What We Liked About Red Tea Detox
- The “red tea” concept is sort of fun and unique, at least for me
- There is certain flexibility about what you’re allowed to eat during the program
- All the ingredients are affordable and easy to obtain
- Lots of research cited during the ebook
- Explaining the why part behind the different parts of the detox diet
- Liz Swann Miller has proven track record of helping people lose weight
- It includes a manageable exercise regimen
What We Didn’t Like About Red Tea Detox
- The ebook in audio format is not included, you have to pay extra for it (upgrade)
- It’s hard to verify all the claims Liz makes about the diet, but it’s the same with any diet
The Final Verdict
All things considered, I’m giving Red Tea Detox an overall recommendation. But be warned that it’s going to be a challenge, just like any diet – while Liz emphasizes how simple it is – and it really is – it doesn’t make it easy. Changing your diet is always challenging. It may be necessary for many of us, but it’s usually very hard to really do and stick to. You might even see some side effects like headaches or feeling cranky while your body cleanses. Believe me, you will be tempted to give up, but don’t. It’s well worth the effort. As soon as you see the first results, you’ll feel much better about it.
To conclude, you should only get Red Tea Detox if you’re willing to stick with it. I believe it will work if done the way Liz recommends, but it takes some real commitment on your part.
If you have prior medical issues, make sure to consult your doctor before trying it. Some people might be better off with a more conventional diet. You can see more details about Detox here.
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