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Transformation Tuesday - "It also cleared my skin a lot & gave me way more energy!"

We are delighted to celebrate this transformation today! Niamh sent in her before and after picture of her results after two 14 Day Teatoxes. She seemed excited to tell us she lost an incredible 7lbs and can fit into UK size 8 again (US size 4)! We are excited for her - 7lbs is an admirable loss and we are really pleased for Niamh!

"I found it so helpful. It cleared my skin and gave me way more energy than before I started taking it! I'm definitely going to do it again as it's a great motivation to improve your diet and fitness regime!

The Bootea Teaox is not just a quick fix tea that drops weight off you even if you're still eating fast food and lots of chocolate. We at Bootea really believe in encouraging you to adopt a healthy lifestyle, including eating healthy, sensible portion sizes and combining it with a good amount of fun exercise. 

We realise you are probably not going to be taking Bootea all the time for the rest of your life so we want to help you reach your initial goals, and then you can go away with give the knowledge and experience of adopting a healthy lifetsyle, so that you can continue to stay healthy and in turn live a much longer and better quality of life! We believe in little steps, as you won't find it fun if you starve yourself and take away all the foods you really love - most of the time this will just make you unhappy and end up going back to how you were. We agree with Niamh who told us this: "My tips for anyone considering doing it, don't cut out junk food all at once, wean yourself off it and have a treat every now and again!" - this is a great tip, but remember to ensure treats are only 'every now and again'. You can also experiment with smaller portions such as a few chunks of dark chocolate as opposed to a full bar, or cook yourself some healthy treats that satisfy your sweet cravings. Check out the free eating plan you get with the Bootea Teatox here to prepare your cupboards for an amazing transformation! 

Niamh combined the Bootea Teatox with exercise every 2-3 days focusing a lot on the abdominal area, but you can get a full body workout with our Fitness Plan here. 

We really hope stories like Niamh's inspire you to reach your body goals. We are here for you and you are welcome to contact us at any time via our contact us page on our website for advice, support or even just a boost of encouragement! We'd love to hear from you :)

 

 

 

September 22, 2014


Monday No Blues

We've all been there. Great weekend, followed by the dreaded Monday morning alarm. As you realise you cannot clutch your pillow forever, you slowly slide out of bed and face the day. Coffee and showers help, but they do not take away the shocking thought of having to go to work for the next five days, when most of us would love to be relaxing at home or doing 101 fun things with friends.

Not to worry - to make your Mondays easier here's one approach to getting you back into the swing of routines using a smoother transition.

1. Plan to have at least some fun over the weekend amid the chores. Combine the many errands you have to do with at least one fun thing, whether it be socialising with friends, playing sport or hosting a dinner party. It's important to do something fun so that you're not sat there on Monday wondering why you didn't really enjoy the weekend whilst you had it in your grasp.

2. Keep yourself organised. Keep the personal items that you'll need during the week by in a designated space, but not in view so that you won't be tempted to think of work. Get your clothes ready on Sunday evening, although doing this may give you a touch of sadness that it is work tomorrow, you will love yourself in the morning when you have one less thing to worry about.

3. Avoid sleeping in or staying up too late during the weekend. There is nothing you may love more on the weekends than sleeping late, but it is important for your healthy sleep routine that you sleep as much as your body needs. Try not to sleep more than two hours past your average wake up time; too much extra sleep on Sunday morning might keep you awake longer Sunday night, leaving you feeling like a zombie on Monday morning.

4. Let there be light. Instead of reaching for your light switch, open the curtains and soak in the natural light. Exposing yourself to natural light shows your body that it's time to wake up and helps your body get going much faster!

5. Adjust to Monday's pace at your own pace. Try to take things slow in the morning so your body has time to adjust. Before walking out the door, take a few minutes to relax in the sunlight, take some deep breaths and meditate. You could try instead of getting off at your usual bus stop/parking spot, get off at a park near work or college and walk the rest of the way through the park, taking time to notice the birds in the trees, the other people around you and the smells from breakfasts being made everywhere. A mindful walk can do wonders for helping you transition from the weekend to the work or study week.

6. Look forward to the next weekend. Start to plan your next weekend to have a blast with friends, family or plan a relaxing weekend to yourself. This way, on Monday (and all week) you have something to look forward to.

Love

The Bootea Team xx

 

September 19, 2014


How To Get Over Those Common Hurdles To A Healthy Lifestyle!

“80 percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

We are always being told to adopt a health lifestyle. But it can be so hard when you just don't enjoy it at all! There are problems with the way we view exercising and eating healthy and this can be the reason why we don't start at all, or give up after a while:

"It's too difficult."
Problem: People set out with a lot of ambition and enthusiasm, and start out with a big goal such as "I'm going to go to the gym every single day for an hour!". This goal can be too difficult to sustain for very long, especially if you're not used to exercising. You can do it for a few days, but you soon run out of energy, and it becomes a big effort to do it.
Solution: Start out by exercising just a few times a week, or incorporating exercise into your normal day. You could start out by going to the gym twice a week and then slowly increasing how long you stay or how often you go, or doing something as simple as walking all the way/half the way to work a few times a week.

"I have too many goals."
Problem: Often we set out to do too much. We want to run, and lift weights, and eat healthy, and quit sweets, and stop drinking soda. Although they are all great goals, they can become overwhelming.
Solution: Focus on changing things a little at a time. For example, have one sweet free day a week or sometimes swap soda for water. Slowly achieve your goals a little at a time; ensure you still treat yourself every now and again, but maybe make that treat only a few pieces of chocolate as opposed to a whole chocolate bar (tip - offer pieces of chocolate to your friend; you'll feel good for sharing and that means there's less for you to eat!)

Not enough motivation:
Problem: It’s not a lack of discipline, it’s a lack of motivation. If you're not used to exercising or you don't find it fun then it can be so hard to push yourself to do it - don't worry, this is nothing new!
Solution: Ways to motivate yourself could be to find yourself a friend who wants to achieve similar goals to you, working out and supporting each others healthy eating can be an amazing boost. Ask around your office or group of friends if they want to do the Bootea Teatox with you - we here of lots of great office success stories! Also try to find workouts that you find fun, we have a quick and easy fitness plan available here if you have a busy schedule, or you could find a salsa class to join (great workout and really socialable!) or join a running group in your area (running with others is so much more fun than running alone!)

Love

The Bootea Team xx

Superfood Quinoa to the rescue!!

Just like your favourite superhero, who swoops in to save the day, superfoods are those that rescue our bodies from illness, nutritional deficiencies and the threat of obesity. 

Quinoa has only 222 calories per serving and 4 grams of unsaturated fat plus its an incredible source of protein that keeps you fuller for longer! It's also gluten free friendly! Getting lots of protein with necessary vitamins and minerals is not only essential for your body, but it can also help aid your weight loss as it can help suppress your appetite. 


Health benefits of Quinoa 
1. Double the amount of protein than rice, millet or wheat to fill you up for longer and repair your cells.
2. It’s gluten-free. Millions of people are discovering they feel recovered and lose weight when they decrease gluten grains or at least wheat products.
3. A source of riboflavin — riboflavin helps decrease the frequency attacks in migraine sufferers by boosting the energy metabolism within the muscle cells and brain.
4. Contains all nine essential amino acids – including the elusive lysine and isoleucine acids, which most other grains lack.
5. Contains small amounts of the heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Weight loss benefits of Quinoa
Appetite suppressant - A 2005 study at the University of Milan found that quinoa was effective at controlling appetite and helping study participants consume less food throughout the day. The study goes on to recommend quinoa as a food for dieters due to its high protein and low calorie nutritional profile.

Cooked quinoa seeds become fluffy and creamy keeping a slight crunch. It has a delicate and subtly nutty flavour meaning it can easily be used for breakfast (as a cereal), lunch (as a salad) or dinner (as a side). So it's super easy to incorporate this superfood into your meals!

Keep your eyes peeled as we're going to share some easy and super tasty Quinoa recipes on our blog soon!

Love

The Bootea Team xx

 

 

Transformation Tuesday - "It was delicious and I could really see it working"

We get so happy when you send in your pictures and reviews of Bootea. @mhoopsy sent her picture in via direct Instagram to @bootearesults. We are so pleased to see that @mhoopsy was pleased with her results from two 14 Day Teatox. We were even more pleased to hear that she achieved her weight loss goals and lost 9lbs during the teatox!

As you can see @mhoopsy 'after' picture on the right, she has some incredible ab definition and a great butt that we envy! 



We don't just enjoy seeing your pictures, we love to hear what you thought about the Bootea Teatox, including any tips or recommendations for us to take on board or pass onto other customers:
@mhoopsy said "I was googling up detoxes this one had the best reviews! Everything I read was true too! It was delicious and I could really see it working. It made my body feel cleaner and that motivated me to want to eat healthier and work on top of the detox! Especially with your guidelines the whole process seemed very straight forward but so helpful! I'd definitely suggest it!"

We are lucky to have customers like @mhoopsy and many more of you out there who say such nice things about the Bootea Teatox; it makes it super happy to know that we've created something that is literally helping so many people out there - we love you all!

Send in your pictures and reviews to our Instagram @bootearesults - we can't wait to hear from you!

Love
The Bootea Team xx

Transformation Tuesday - "I was absolutely amazed at the results after just a week!"

We're excited to celebrate the lovely Saffron who has given us an insight into her admirable weight loss journey.
 
"I've been losing weight/getting fitter for about a year but hit a block where I wasn't toning up or losing weight anymore, then I read about Bootea and decided to give it a go after all the great reviews, I was absolutely amazed at the results after just a week!"

It just shows that if you've got your 'I'm not giving up' head on, then you really can achieve what you want. We really admire Saffron's determination to reach that end goal of hers, despite facing a few hurdles along the way.

We're lucky that we have so many customers out there that share their love for Bootea by writing reviews and sending in pictures; it helps people like Saffron find Bootea so they can also experience it's wonders!

Here you can see Saffron's awesome transformation from 9st 7lbs (133lbs) to 8st 4lbs (116lbs). She looks absolutely gorgeous, we adore her toned legs!


"After the full 28 days I didn't feel bloated at all, I was more energised, my skin was better and I finally managed to cut a few inches from my waist which is what I'd been struggling to do for months. I lost my last 4lbs with the help of Bootea"

We thought Saffron looked beautiful in her 'before' picture but now we think Saffron looks absolutely smokin' in her 'after' picture! Thanks so much for sharing your weight loss journey, we love to see them!

Start your weight loss journey today by ordering your Bootea Teatox here. Then send in your transformation pictures so we can celebrate your success!

Love

The Bootea Team xx

 

Are you getting enough sleep?

Long working hours, social commitments, cooking meals, workout regimes and hobbies can all eat up the hours in our day. So it's obvious that something has to give sometimes, and often that is the amount of hours we sleep. There's nothing better than having a nice lie in on a day off! But sometimes it can be hard to fit in the recommended 8 hours of sleep, especially with our hectic lives nowadays.

Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. Your body needs to rest for it to repair, especially if you're working hard at the gym. So if you're feeling really tired, it's often best to give into your body and get a good night's rest. Even if that means missing that workout or turning down a party invitation, because it's likely that you will feel much worse if you don't. 

Some people struggle to get enough sleep, or even just getting to sleep is hard because they've got so much to think about. 

Here's a few tips to help you get a sleep that your body will love you for!
1. Set a regular bedtime. Go to bed at the same time every night. Try not to break this routine on weekends when it may be tempting to stay up late. 
2. Wake up at the same time every day. If you’re getting enough sleep, you should wake up naturally without an alarm. If you need an alarm clock to wake up on time, you may need to set an earlier bedtime. As with your bedtime, try to maintain your regular wake-time even on weekends. But we do understand we need the odd lie in now and again!
3. Relax before bed. Try to leave time for unwinding before bed. Try reading, listening to music, or meditating as part of your bedtime ritual.
4. Take a hot bath before bed. And drink your Bedtime Cleanse tea too! The drop in body temperature after getting out of the bath can help you feel sleepy, and the bath can help you relax and slow down so you're more ready to sleep. 
5. Don't lie in bed awake. If you find yourself still awake after staying in bed for more than 20 minutes or if you are starting to feel anxious or worried, get up and do some relaxing activity until you feel sleepy such as reading, writing down your worries, listening to music. The anxiety of not being able to sleep can make it harder to fall asleep.
6. Avoid caffeine and nicotine before bed. Try not to consume these things before bed as they are stimulants so take a while to wear off. Try to opt for decaf drinks after 4pm so that it won't affect your sleep.
7. Steer clear of alcohol before bed. Although alcohol can help you relax, it robs you of deep sleep and 'REM' sleep, keeping you in the lighter stages of sleep so that your quality of sleep isn't as good.

So make sleep a priority and we promise you will feel much better, less cranky and your body will be full of energy to work out for the body you want!

Love
The Bootea Team xx

 

 

 

 

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