The things that you drink can either cause weight gain or weight loss. In today’s world, there is a very large variety of all kinds of drinks available to us, such as; sugary drinks, sodas, alcohol and so on, weight loss seems almost impossible. However, it is possible and incorporating these few healthy drinks into your diet to replace any unhealthy drinks will help you a great deal in the long run in terms of your health. Read on to learn about these drinks.
1. Ice cold water
Drinking ice cold water is a nice and simple method to speed up weight loss and burn more calories. Your body has to burn fat to lose calories and that can only happen under normal body temperature. Thus, when you drink cold water, your body has to work to produce heat that will cause the cold water to return to body temperature. You can lose a lot of weight by doing this. Simply drink water before you eat as it will make you feel full and less inclined to overeat. It also allows your liver to burn more fat and aids in flushing out excess water weight.
2. Fat free milk
Fat-free milk will help to suppress your appetite, causing you to eat less and also feel less hungry. It also helps to suppress the hormone calcitriol, that is mainly responsible for making people fatter than they already are. With this hormone out of the way, you can break down the fats in your body much faster.
3. Green tea
Green tea is another drink that helps a lot in your weight loss efforts. When drunk daily, it will help you burn as much as 35% to 43% of your body fat. It also aids the metabolism and flushes excess water weight as it is also a diuretic.
4. Vegetable juice
This will be an excellent addition to your diet. It helps to detox the body, and drinking this before a meal will cause you to eat less. If there is no vegetable juice available when you need it, water will do just fine.
The caffeine in coffee suppresses your appetite & increases your metabolic rate. It also provides more energy during your exercise sessions, helping you work harder and faster and have more than normal endurance. However, it is important not to drink more than 1-2 cups a day as like anything else, coffee can be harmful if consumed in excess.
6. Yogurt based smoothies
The calcium in yogurt helps burn fat while limiting the amount of fat your body can produce. In fact, you can lose 61% more fat and 81% more belly fat when you add yogurt to your diet. It also suppresses your appetite, causing you to want to eat less than usual. You can also add fruits to your yogurt with some whey protein to aid with weight loss. This can be added to your smoothies as well.
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