Jameela Jamil, Cardi B, and Detox Tea: Does It Really Make You Shit Your Pants?
‘Teatoxing’ has taken Instagram by storm, promising flat tummies with laxative teas. But the health effects are dark.
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On the day after Thanksgiving—notoriously the most gluttonous day of the year—rapper Cardi B posted an Instagram of herself in her underwear, holding a clear bottle of dark liquid.
“Hey guys, this is my body four months after giving birth, and I lost a little bit more weight than I actually wanted to lose,” she coyly said. Cardi B then thanked TeaMi, the detox tea brand, which she drank “every morning—well, some mornings” to “help curb my appetite and help my metabolism go a little bit faster.”