Starting Your Weight Loss Journey

Before I start this post I HAVE to say, I am not a professional and have no qualifications in managing weight this is all from my own experience! So please don’t try anything that seems 


So I have been trying to lose weight since I had my first child around 5 years ago, and I have tried and tested SO many things and some have worked, some took a few trials and some were a waste of time and money so I thought I would share some of my experiences with you guys seen as I have a some of you asking me questions and also because when I first started out I did not know where to look and wondered around online like a headless chicken buying anything that was appealing to my eyes and lusting over peoples before and after pictures dreaming of looking lean and having abs.


First things first and you will read this ever but the quicker you take it into consideration and take action the better it will be in the long run, hell it took me five years! THERE IS NO QUICK FIX, no pills, or drinks no nothing! It’s a long road and you HAVE to be dedicated, results will show, with consistency so don’t be disheartened when you don’t have a flat stomach after a week, it’s coming I promise, just keep going! Your mental state has a HUGE impact on your weight loss, when you feel like things are not working you go back to the poor diet, no motivation and then were back to square one!

What you eat

So once you are in right frame of mind things will go smoother and easier from here, when starting off losing weight DO NOT jump in fully making a meal plan cutting everything that’s unhealthy and planning to workout every single day and drinking 4 bottles of water-its unrealistic and chances of it actually lasting are ZERO! So you work on it bit by bit starting with the MAIN source FOOD.

Eating is the culprit and trying to change what you eat is a massive commitment and it doesn’t happen over night so you have to start small, make a list of all the things you eat and group them up, so carbs, proteins and the junk. Then slowly begin to cut things out not forever just have less of them and slowly you will stop wanting to eat whatever it is, another thing that works, is replacing it with something healthier I have stopped eating crisps and chocolate and exchanged them for granola bars or the Special K thins! That does not mean I don’t eat chocolate, I LOVE CHOCOLATE!! CHOCOLATE IS LIFE <3

If your working on LOSING weight then I would recommend adding food with protein and cutting out carbs, you could drink a protein shake (Bootea shake is THE BEST, it tastes JUST like milkshake!! Non of that thick weird taste)!

Keep Hydrated

Next, WATER! I can’t stress how important this is, water helps keep you hydrated and helps you digest your food also helps with weight loss but just as I said about the food, water is another thing you need to add slowly to your diet especially if your one of those people that drink no water at all, if you try drinking loads of water your going to end
up feeling bloated and your bodies water levels will change resulting in you just drinking water and its coming straight out, I don;t want to get into the technical terms but you know what I mean, I only ever drank water with my dinner so like a glass a day if that! So I started buying crates of water and drinking one bottle a day, then one and half then two and so on, at the moment I am drinking 3-4 bottles and I feel amazing!



Now that you have started making a change in your diet its time to start thinking about changing your body the next thing I would recommend is doing a detox, that can be a water detox or a teatox this will kickstart your actual weight loss by getting rid of the toxins in your body, I have reviewed the Bootea Weightloss bundle and as a starter I would highly recommend Bootea, I have tried a number of teatox’s and this one was my favourite that showed best results I have repurchased this a 4 times its brilliant, remember a TEATOX IS NOT A LONG TERM WEIGHTLOSS product it AIDS weight loss to kickstart your journey don’t expect to drop 3 dress sizes with tea alone however alone it still does amazing things (please be careful when doing a teatox if your not drinking the right amount of fluids it can have a negative effect on your body) Check out my review on Bootea HERE. Another cleanse I would recommend is the colon cleanse I have been doing this one recently and this is definitely my favourite cleanse/detox check out my post on the cleanse HERE.

Add vitamins to your diet to help give your self-energy, I am currently taking the Bootea vitamins, you could take any they’re so cheap from anywhere!


Working out, this is the part everyone hates however, it really isn’t that bad, you could literally walk fo an hour a day, dance make your workout fun and suitable for you! The more you dread it the harder it will be, so try new things find someone who motivates you, follow them! My personal Favourite is Jillian Michaels her workouts WORK! As long as you keep up with them and don’t slack! I had the DVD of her 30 Day Shred however you can find it on youtube and follow from there, what I love about this workout is its only 20minutes of circuit training however she changes up the movements to work big muscles along with small muscles and adding in cardio which results in MAXIMUM fat burning even hours after the workout is complete! You can find the workouts HERE.

Build Muscle!! Most women feel if they build muscles they will end up looking ‘manly’ that is NOT the case unless you take some sort of steroids! Women do NOT have the testosterone to give them the whole ‘manly’ ‘bulky’ look! In fact training on your muscles helps burn MORE fat so work on muscles (this is another reason I like Jillian Michaels, she targets muscles!) – This is where the protein comes in and aids with muscle building!


Last thing and one of the most important is taking before and after pictures of yourself, this doesn’t mean you have to post them online or share them with anyone these are purely for yourself, I had been trying to lose weight for years and the weighing myself wasn’t enough- muscle weighs more than fat so you can’t necessarily tell how much you have lost however photos, well that’s just proof and you can SEE it and seeing it mentally makes you feel ALOT better about your weight loss journey I did NOT realise how much weight I had lost till I did a recent after picture, I was shocked and it motivated me to do more!! I feel so much better and confident in myself too!

Starting your weight loss journey has to be exciting and fun or it won’t work, you will get bored easily or give in to cravings. You have to go easy on yourself and remember is a lifestyle, not a part time fix. If you put the effort in you will see results, if you guys have any questions just let me know! Always more than happy to help!

I am still going through my journey and have a long way to go however the tips above have helped me LOADS hope they help and motivate anyone who needed it!


Bootea – Does It Actually Work?

Hiii everybody! I am back with an update of the Bootea bundle I purchased about a month ago? I have finished my bundle, except for the Shake but I will talk about that later, so I finished the 14-day tea tox, the little Oats and most of the shake and results were pretty good but there are some things I want to talk about before we get to results!

So when purchasing the bundle (full post of the weight loss bundle Here) I talked about all the products and what was included in the bundle along with how each product was meant to be taken. Whilst using the products I did moderate exercise every day or sometimes I missed a day. You can;t expect anything to work if your not working out too, when I say workout I don’t mean I was going crazy I literally did light workouts using small hand weights I know if I worked out more I would of seen better results but I had to keep it light with it only being about 4 months since I had my baby. 

Whilst using the products I did moderate exercise every day or sometimes I missed a day. You can’t expect anything to work if your not working out, when I say workout I don’t mean I was going crazy I literally did light workouts using small hand weights I know if I worked out more I would of seen better results but I had to keep it light with it only being about 4 months since I had my baby. Also I was watching what I eat, and this is something everyone struggles with when trying to lose weight, so I recommend working on your eating habits before purchasing products like this because if you don’t change your eating habits then it’s pretty pointless, and again I wasn’t like living on rabbit food I actually really enjoyed the food I was having and mixed it up all the time, just concentrate on adding more protein and having less carbs, play about with it and see what you like its definitely worth looking into before starting any sort of weight loss because I believe healthy eating can’t happen over night it’s something you have to teach your body to do, so yeah and you don’t have to really cut anything, just have less of all the junk, like for me my biggest issue is chocolate, I didn’t deprive myself of it but I just had less of it, also I want to add the Bootea does help suppress cravings so that was another thing that helped.

Right, I realised I was going way off the topic there but these are a few thing you HAVE to note before hand and I wish I knew all that before as I have honestly spent a stupid amount of money on products that never worked because I wasn’t doing the right things!

So firstly I am going to talk about how each product worked for me;

Bootea Teatox (14-days)

So the tea tox is the most hyped product from Bootea, and I know exactly why it is amazing! I know many people who have tried it and complained it didn’t work and it kind of annoys me because they’re like ‘Oh it’s a waste of money I had it for two weeks nothing happened’, and firstly they didn’t move their backside! So how are you supposed to ‘lose‘ any weight? It’s not a mug of magic you have to assist it! Secondly, they didn;t even watch what they were eating ‘oh I tried to eat healthy’, seriously? If your not giving full dedication to the product, don’t bother buying it because you WILL be wasting your money!


So my rant aside, you receive a morning tea to take ever morning before breakfast, or I had it with my breakfast sometimes because I was either in a rush or was heaving such a late breakfast! (Remember to allow yourself to bend the rules SOMETIMES because you will quickly and easily get bored). You also receive a night time tea, you take this every other night, and this is the one that helps with flushing your system. Warning: The night time tea has a laxative effect so bare that in mind when doing this tea tox because the morning after you take the night time tea you WILL need the toilet and that’s all I’m going to say! haha!

This tea really does help with detoxing your body naturally. The taste is what most people be worried about and I am a fan of herbal teas and I love all the earthy smells/tastes, so I was pleased with the morning tea it didn;t have a harsh earthy taste and smell pleasant although once it went cold I didn’t like the taste at all! The night tea, however, smelt disgusting! I don’t even know how to describe it however, once it is at the right temperature to drink I would just drink it as fast as possible becuase I didn’t like the taste!

I loved how this tea made my stomach feel flat in the mornings !! Best feeling ever, those who are on a weight loss journey will know what I mean 😀

I do want to mention that because these teas are flushing the system you HAVE to eat properly and not ‘starve’ yourself because you will end up flushing all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs and get ill, this happened to me when I did a tea tox a couple of years ago and I got very ill, so experience has taught me to keep up with your food! Obviously don’t over eat or eat unhealthy!

Bootea Vitamins

I took these as the instructions stated; two tablets once a day, these are good because you know your body is getting the right vitamins, like I was saying before, very important when you’re doing a teatox! The tablets were pretty large compared to the usual tablet (I’m thinking pain killers!)

I feel like these have helped my hair and skin, my skin has gone so clear and my hair feels amazing!!! I do think it helped my body too because I didn’t feel unwell throughout the two weeks, I didn’t take them every day because I honestly forgot! 

Bootea Little Oats


These are so nice! I actually do not like oats with water they always end up tasting disgusting but, these were really nice. You only need one scoop which at first I thought will be less, but it really filled me up! I liked these the most from the whole bundle and you get exactly the right amount for 14 days. I had this almost every day but because I couldn;t have it every day because come on, we can’t have the same thing all the time! I just had a something different, but kept it healthy!

Bootea Shake


The bootea shake, well firstly I just want to talk about the instructions, they say add one scoop to 400ml of water, I did try this and it tasted revolting! I literally could not drink more than a couple of sips, so I tried it with milk and it made a HUGE difference, it tasted like a chocolate milkshake, it was so nice it was hard to believe it was made of natural products! This can be taken 1-2 a day and it helps build muscle which then results to more fat burn, I loved taking this however I noticed taking it twice a day made me feel a little sick I think that was due to a high amount of protein in one day keeping in mind I was taking more protein with my food.

The cup that came with the bundle is great! It has a secure lid so no spills however, after washing it a couple of times the Bootea logo came off 🙁 which was sad! haha

I loved this and I have only just finished it today! as it has 30 servings, I will be purchasing this again. I do feel like it has helped my muscles grow! My arms are much more toned and I am seeing a seeing abs! Yaay!

So, the main point of this post, did I lose any weight? Yess!! Of course I did!!

I lost 7 pounds, which is half a stone in two weeks!! 

I was thrilled by my results, I was gutted that I didn’t work out as much as I wished I had because I know results would of been better HOWEVER, I am going to continue taking Bootea shake also I am thinking of doing a teatox every other month, I just think it’s a great way to cleanse your body, we all need it!

I would highly recommend these products to anyone on a weight loss journey but I would strongly advise taking the points I made into consideration before hand as it is such a shame seeing people wanting to lose weight, spending money on these products then not using them properly! I do think that the whole bundle is not necessary, however buying the bundle on sale as I did was definitely worth it, you can pick this up for £49.99 on the Bootea website here

WOW! now this is probably the longest post I have ever wrote! Sorry about rambling on but I had to mention each thing! I don’t want to falsely review a product, it worked for me because I followed it properly please don’t buy it thinking it’s magically going to work because SADLY, it won’t!

Also, I would like to mention I was not paid or given this product to review, I purchased this myself and these are MY results and MY honest review.

Thank you for reading!


Bootea Weight loss Bundle

Bootea, many people know this company for its famous TeaTox. They are a health and weight loss company that promotes a balanced healthy lifestyle all their products contain natural ingrediants. TOO many people think of there products as a WEIGHT LOSS product! It is SO important to know and not to get mislead by all the amazing before and after pictures and other peoples results, they did NOT get them by simply exchanging the usual PG tips for the Bootea Teatox!

Now that we have got that out of the way I am going to go straight into it, so I have purchased the teatox a couple of times before so I know what to expect and the fact that I have ordered it again and again proves that I LOVE it! I went onto the Bootea website planning to buy myself the 28 Day Teatox, while I was there I noticed they had a NEW range of products put togther and they were sold as the Weight Loss Bundle and it was on offer! So I thought it would be a good chance for me to try out some of their other products and it would help with my weight loss which is proving to be so hard at the moment cravings are getting the better of me and the words WORK OUT bring out the slug in me! I ordered this on Wednesday and they arrived by Friday, if I had ordered before 7pm they would have arrived the next day!! the delivery has always been super fast and they inform you about everything the second you checkout! Brilliant service! The bundle contained 4 products including the  Bootea shaker bottle and their meal plan. The usual price is £70.95, but it is on sale at the moment for £49.99! Holland and Barret sell items from the Bootea range and the teas are always on offer, so it would be worth checking them out their, however some of the items are cheaper on the actual website so its worth looking around, Boots also stock the tea however the tea from there is laxative free, which pretty much is the main thing about this tea which helps detoxify so it would be like buying a normal herbal tea, but if that is what you want then you can buy it from their.

I started using the products, so far I have used each one so I thought I can give you a first impression along with a bit about each product and hopefully when I finish the whole detox I will give you an update on how it went.

14 Day Teatox


The Teatox comes with 14 day tea bags and 7 night ones, so you have one morning tea every morning and the night tea every other night, so you have one the first night then miss the second night then have it the third night and so on! The morning tea gives you the extra boost you need in the morning, some days I have woken up feeling so slugish, this tea sorted that right out!

Morning Tea

contains: Chinese Oolong tea, Mate leaves, ginger root, fennel seeds, lemongrass, Dandelion leaf, Ginseng root, Gotu Kola leaves, Nettle leaves.  

The tea smells earthy and tastes alright I wouldn’t say it tastes lovely but I wouldn’t say it tastes disgusting, it is not bad and its okay to drink, I’ve had worse! (that’s one thing everyone has an issue with when trying a new detox tea).

Night Tea

Contains: Senna leaves, Peppermint leaves, Fenugreek seeds, Liquorice root, Burdock root, Hawthorn leaves, Valerian roots, Psyllium seeds.

This tea smells disgusting, I am not going to sugar coat it! It smells horrible! Once it has been made the smell slightly goes away but it doesn’t taste as good as the morning one, although after the second or third night of having it you get used to the taste.  The night tea is the one with the laxative effect, now this is another concern a lot of people have before buying this tea, it is not a huge issue honestly I think its the best part, you drink the night time tea wake up in the morning and you really ‘HAVE TO GO’ and after that your body feels cleansed and ready for the day! It only happens once, according to Bootea the effect takes place 8 hours after you have the tea which is about right.

The teas alone cost £19.99 for the 14 day teatox and £37.99 for the 28 day teatox, the the 28 day one is currently on offer too for £34.99!

Bootea Little Oats

Contains: Dried fruit, instant porridge oats, seeds, sweetner and is rich in fibre (these are not the full ingredients)

This is something I haven’t tried from the Bootea range and to be honest if I didn’t purchase the bundle I would never of bought this which would be a shame as I really like it so far! I think I tried porridge oats once in my life with water and they were DISGUSTING! I can not have porridge oats with water, I have always had them with milk so when I saw that this was made with water I was a bit hesitant but I thought I would give it a go anyway, so it comes with a scoop, you need one scoop and 125ml of water, add it together and microwave it for 30 seconds, mix it and microwave again for another 30 seconds and its done! I found it to be very easy to make!! I have to say, this is the best porridge I have ever had…made with water of course, it tasted so creamy as if it was made with water! It was very filling considering I used a small amount, which I thought would be less! The pack contains 14 servings, so I will use it for the next 14 days, I think I won’t always have it for breakfast, I can’t have the same thing for breakfast every single day I quickly get bored!

The Little Oats cost £9.99 alone. which is quite expensive!

Bootea Chocolate Shake 

High in Protein, Green Tea Extracts, Natural flavoring

This one I was MOST excited about, I’ve been meaning to buy a protein shake for a while now, so this was perfect for me to try, now first I just want to say I have never tried one before so I didn’t know what to expect. The shale is meant to be taken 1-2 times a day, best after working out, it comes with a scoop so its easy to make, this is also another product made with water or milk, so I tried it with water first as that’s the best way to have it. I used the cup that came in the bundle, I filled it up to the 400 mark with water, and added one scoop of the shake and shook it! I found the shake mixed easily and I couldn’t see any lumps, I had some of it and did not like it AT ALL! It ad the weirdest taste ever like helloo its meant to be a chocolate shake! It tasted like a very very sweet green tea, I cannot stand cold green tea it makes me feel sick! I took another sip or two I thought I could get used to it, I couldn’t finish it, i just threw it away and re made it with milk! This time it was a lot better! the whole weird taste had gone, it tasted more like a chocolate milkshake! the slight weird after taste was still there but it quickly went! I was so relieved it tasted better with milk, I don’t think I would of had the rest!

The Bootea Shake alone costs £23.99 and comes in three different flavours; Chocolate, Vanilla and Banana.


Well the name pretty much sums up what it is, these multivitamins that ensure your body is getting the RDA (recommended daily allowance) of all the essential vitamins and nutrients that your body needs, these are key when losing weight as they will help keep your body healthy, (THIS IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR FOOD). The pack contains sixty capsules and you take two a day, now these capsules aren’t your average paracetamol sized capsuled, they are HUGE! Well to me they looked huge, I can feel them going down my throat, feels a little sickening but nothing too bad!

The Bootea Multivits alone cost £11.99.


I also received a meal plan and the Bootea Shaker, both are great! The shaker is sturdy and doesn’t leak when making the shake. The meal plan has a range of meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is also full of little tips and information about a weight loss plan I think its a great little extra! The shaker alone costs £4.99.

So far, I am liking most of the products in this bundle, if I could change some things I think I would of got a different flavor milkshake, other than that it is all good so far! I can’t wait to use these and get my end result in two weeks, I will be doing an updated review after the two weeks finish!  Have any of you tried any of the items from the Bootea range, if so leave a comment and let me know what you thought about them!