Although a fat loss drink isn’t a magic bullet for weight loss, some of them are effective at helping you to lose those stubborn pounds!
The weight loss drink you choose can make all the difference when it comes to boosting metabolism and decreasing hunger, so here are six of the best diet drinks to help shed excess fat.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks
While the idea of drinking apple cider vinegar may make you think ‘ugh!’, animal studies have shown it can be an effective fat loss drink. Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which can kick-start weight loss by burning fat, improving metabolism, decreasing insulin levels, and reducing appetite.
One of the reasons the scientists think apple cider vinegar is effective is because it slows stomach emptying, which stops you from feeling hungry for longer.
One thing to note with any kind of acidic beverage like vinegar is that it can eat away at your teeth - it is a weak acid, after all! Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a cup of water, and this will help to prevent any tooth damage. Also, rinse your mouth well with water after drinking.
2. Green Tea
One of the most fashionable health drinks in recent years has been green tea, and along with other health benefits, it is also a good fat burn drink. Reviews of studies shows that those who drank highly-concentrated green tea for 12 weeks lost weight compared to those who didn’t drink green tea.
For the best weight loss, go for a green tea like matcha. This is because matcha is a type of green tea that contains a bigger amount of catechins (the fat-burning antioxidants) than loose-leaf green tea. Green tea also contains caffeine for a double weight-loss whammy!
3. Vegetable Juice
Eating veggies in their natural state is always best, thanks to the fibre content, but veggie juice still has a place as an effective fat loss drink. The juicing craze seems to have died down, but the weight loss properties of vegetable juice might have you digging out that juicer you bought on impulse (and only used once!)
Why? Well, vegetable juice appears to trigger a decrease in a hormone called leptin. This hormone is released by fat cells, and high levels of leptin in the blood are linked to obesity.
4. Protein Shakes
Different protein powders like soy, egg white, whey, casein, and pea protein have been shown to help people lose weight. Protein keeps you feeling fuller for longer, which makes it easier to fight foodie temptation, and it also takes more energy (calories) for your body to digest. Win-win!
For maximum fat burning, it’s recommended to aim for 20 grams of protein per shake.
A weight loss drink doesn’t have to be fancy to be effective, and water is one of the best choices for weight loss. It’s completely free of calories, and it fills you up to help prevent overeating.
Try to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water daily. If you weigh 200 pounds, drink at least 100 ounces of water gradually throughout the day, every day. It may sound a lot, but when you space it out over a day, it’s easy to drink that amount.
Kefir is a fermented milk drink that is a bit like yoghurt, and it contains up to 61 strains of probiotics to enhance gut health.
It’s because of these probiotics that kefir can be considered a weapon in the weight-loss war. They have been shown to reduce weight and belly fat because of the effect they have on inflammation, fat storage, and insulin resistance.