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Learn about Gene’s inspirational weight-loss story!


Today we are proud to share the  inspirational story of one of our Slim Tea customers.
Gene an Indianapolis native who has lost 229 lbs without the need of surgery or diet pills. Emphasizing only on a healthy diet and exercise. Here is his story:
I’ve been on my journey for 3 years now. I started out at 577 lbs and in my first year I lost 185 lbs. But like all diets, I hit the hardships of life, death of friends, moving to a new home and just lack of motivation. All this caused me to gain back 90 pounds.




After struggling to to maintain my weight, I said to myself, that it was enough! And I started all over again.

I watched what I ate

Started counting my calories with an  app called myfitnesspal, to help.

I started walking more. I have always been active, but once I got to the 577 mark. I was only walking feet, hurting and in pain. Now I walk miles. On any given day I may walk 4-6 miles, some days even 8 miles. They are not always all at once, but in a combined amount.

I stopped drinking soda not even diet soda or sweet tea. I even gave up my favorite iced tea from McDonalds. I had to give it up if I wanted to change.

I just give myself mini goals. I don’t pre-cook or plan out my meals. Who has time for that?  I just watch what I eat and try to keep it all within the calorie goal I set for myself.
Yes, I have “Cheat Days”. Yes, I crave chocolate, I’m human!  But I have a method that works for me. If I eat my  daily allowance of 800 calories ( I set my calories for the day around 800 or less for the day.) I try to burn it by walking only (cardio) at least 1,600 calories. Some days I burn way more and some days I burn just the amount I’ve ate.


There is really no easy way or tricks. If you eat it, you are going to have burn those calories off. There is no miracle pill for weight loss . Exercise is the only thing that’s going to help. How you decide to do this is up to you. Walking, playing ball with the kids, cleaning the house with music on. You have to get your body moving and sweating. “sweat is fat screaming”.
There are many diet aids out there, but they are only there to support you along on your journey. You have to put in the work and not count on them alone. That was when I figured I’d give Hyleys Slim Tea try. I love drinking tea and if it’s going to help me lose weight, even better! Why not integrate this in to my weight-loss journey.
I’ve heard many things about diet teas. What attracted me to Hyleys Slim Teas was that it is all natural, so I decided to give it a try. I figured I’d give it a try and I loved the taste! I don’t add sweetener, I just brew it, let it steep and I drink it.
I have been drinking a cup with dinner and before bed for several weeks now as a support aid to help me reach my weight-loss goals.
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