Best Drinks For Weight Loss Introduction
If you want to lose weight, or if you already are following diet, such as “The Custom Keto Diet” or just thinking about going on a diet, chances are that you already asked yourself: “What are the Best Drinks for Weight Loss”? We got you covered! Boost your metabolism and force your body to burn more fat with these Top 5 best drinks for weight loss.
Here Are The Top 5 Drinks For Losing Weight
Green Tea is consumed for 1000s of year especially in asian regions and gets highly worshipped as a mystical drink which not only has many health benefits and anti-aging properties but also for being one of the drinks beneficial for weight loss. Compared to the average american, asian people live longer, are healthier in general and their population is not nearly as obese when compared to the northern american population.
Several studies have already confirmed that the components in Green Tea, especially phenol and antioxidant content, are very healthy, especially Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) the main antioxidant in Green Tea.
EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) has numerous health benefits from anti aging capabilities to weight loss. This active compound is so potent that even the supplement industry got aware of it and started to use EGCG in weight management systems such as Trimtone and PhenGold.
Besides Green Tea has shown to be able to:
- Decrease abdominal fat
- Boost your metabolic rate
- Mobilize fat from fat cells
This mystical japanese island tonic which just has been discovered recently has been used by the people native to Okinawa (Japan) for over 3000 years.
It has shown to be able to:
- Activate a rare fat-burning hormone in your body
- Increase your energy
- Melt away brown and white fat tissue
This is possible by the ability of this tonic to directly target the root cause of body fat, and is also the secret why the native people of Okinawa still have the lowest level of obese people on the planet today!
Click the video below to see how this amazing weight loss drink works.
This is a classic one. Coffee is still one of the most popular drinks all around the world and is used since ages for its ability to give us a quick rush of energy. Caffeine is the main ingredient of coffee which gives us a sudden rise in energy, which can be beneficial for that quick push every moring before we are heading to work or for harder workouts.
However how we drink our coffee makes a big difference in how it can help us to lose weight. Many love their coffee with fat-rich milk, cream and/or sugar. Drinking coffee this way, will most likely negate the fat burning properties of coffee. To be considered one of the best drinks for losing weight, you need to drink coffee in a way that doesnt interfere with your weight loss efforts.
Many people who are on a ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting or a combination of both, prefer to drink unsweetened black coffee in the morning. If you always had your coffee with milk and/or sugar, you most likely will run away after your first nip of black coffee.
But rest assured that this is only temporary. After you get used to the taste of black coffee, the taste wont turn you off anymore. I personally tried several times to change from my normal morning coffee to black coffee but couldnt do it longer than a day.
However, after I experienced a weight loss plateau (at this time I couldnt wrap my head around what hinders my fat loss) I decided to swap my milk and sugar coffee for black coffee and voila, not only have I started to lose weight again but I got so used to the taste of black coffee that ever since, I only drink black coffee in the morning. If the taste of just plain black coffee is putting you off, you can add stevia to sweeten your coffee.
If you still want to to enjoy your “white coffee” in the morning but are eager to lose weight, try to swap out milk or cream, with sugar free almond milk or sugar free soy milk and use stevia instead of regular sugar to sweeten your coffee.
Yes, smoothies and wellness shots can be one of the best drinks for weight loss. However, you need to be extra careful here, especially if you are following a ketogenic diet. If you want to include smoothies in your diet to lose some extra weight make sure that:
You always make your favourite smoothies yourself. Although smoothies can be purchased at stores, they contain a lot of unnecessary sugar. Even the ones which are labeled to be free of additional sugar, contain high amounts of sugar, because of the sheer concentration of fruit and because to add more flavor, they use extra sugar dense fruits such as bananas and grapes.
You only chose certain fruits such as raspberries, grapefruits and other fruits which are comparatively low in fruit sugar compared to other choices.
Smoothies have become very popular again lately, even amongst young people, and this is a good thing. In todays world we eat too much industrial and overprocessed foods and less healthy, organic and natural foods such as veggies, fruits and herbs anyways.
People even start to switch whole meals for healthy smoothies to lose weight. The Smoothie Diet for example has gained a lot of attention lately. This diet was created by Drew Sgoutas, a Board Certified Health Coach and Nutrition Expert.
His weight loss plan is simple: For 21 days straight, you swap out two of your three daily meals with nutrient-rich and homemade smoothies.
This diet even allow the use of a “flex day” where you can go back to eating three meals.
This one is so simple but still people especially the ones who are trying to lose weight neglect the power of water when it comes to weight loss. After all over 60% of your body is composed of water and every single cell needs water to function properly.
Here are five reasons why water is one of the best drinks for weight loss:
- Water is a natural appetite suppressant
We all know that feeling. Our stomach is growling and we instantly assume that we are hungry and our firsts impulse is to eat something. But interestingly enough thirst is often mistaken for hunger by your brain. Besides, drinking enough water has an appetite surpressant effect because it promotes satiation making your stomach full and this tells your brain that you are full.
- Water has shown to increase metabolic rate
A study published in 2013 found that when 50 obese women drank approximately two cups of water before every meal without any additional dietary changes, they reduced their body mass index, improved their body composition scores and lost overall weight.
- Drinking enough water helps during your workouts
Water dissolves minerals such as potassium, magnesium and sodium and distributes them throughout your body. This makes your muscle more efficient for your workouts, making it easier to train longer or simply to burn more calories.
- Water is a natural fat burner
A 2016 mini study found that increasing your water intake may increase lipolysis, the process by which your breaks down body fat to generate energy.
- Water can boost your motivation and has shown to decrease stress
Common symptoms of dehydration are dizziness, fatigue and lack of energy and who can perform at his best under these conditions?
Although how, what, when and how much to eat is the main focus of people who are trying to lose weight, dont underestimate the impact of the right drinks for weight loss. At all times it is best to stay away from juices and sodas you can get at walmarts or other stores, because most of the time they are jam-packed with sugar and artificial flavors which only hold you back when you are trying to lose weight.
Dont be deceived by store products which try to convince you to be healthy even if they come with labels saying that they dont contain additional sugars. These products mostly use high sugar fruits, in very high concentrations to make them super sweet.
Hello, My Name is Cassie Jones and I am the Main Content Author for Weight Loss Journal. I am a mother of two precious boys and have a Bachelor in Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Barcelona. I struggled with obesity for 21 years, when during my studies I was able to lose 45 pounds in 10 Weeks with the knowledge I have gained. My Goal is to share my knowlege with you, in order for you to live a healthier and happier life.