There are plenty of refreshing summer drinks that you can drink without worrying whether or not you’ll gain weight, quite the opposite, they may actually help you with weight loss. Here are six ways to quench your thirst without packing on pounds.
When you are trying to lose weight it is very important to stay hydrated. Drinking water has many benefits: it helps your body maintain proper fluid balance, stops water retention, and even increases the feeling of fullness so you eat less overall. But if you want to drink something with more taste, you can spruce it up with fresh herbs, citrus fruits, and other low calorie flavor enhancers (sliced cucumbers work well too) to encourage you to drink up.
Smoothies can be an amazing guilt-free way to hydrate, just don’t add sugary mixers like sherbet. One of the best low calorie smoothies base is the watermelon, it’s not just a natural hydrator because of its water content, it’s also laded with nutrients, including cancer-fighting lycopene, as well as arginine, a well-known amino acid. A study in the Journal of Nutrition found that arginine decreases body fat and increases lean muscle mass.
Iced peppermint tea
Iced peppermint tea is a super effective bally flattener.
The reason for this lies in the fact that peppermint helps your stomach process fat better, improving even the digestion of high fat food like burgers and steaks and preventing bloat.
It will detoxify your liver, a stressed liver cannot metabolize fat effectively and instead deposits it around your waistline.
Lemon water excellently increases enzymes that detoxify your liver so that it may carry out its basic functions efficiently.
Not only does this blended drink taste like a beach vacation in a glass it also comes with to amazing belly flattening ingredients.
A tablespoon of flaxseed oil adds monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), proven belly flatteners, and pineapple itself contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps break down protein, ease digestion, and relieve bloat.
Green tea reduces your risk of cancer and heart disease, but it also benefits the whole body and contains catechins, antioxidants that studies show can help reduce belly fat.
If you drink green tea before a workout, these compounds can also increase your fat burn during aerobic exercise.
Dark chocolate shake
Some of you are probably reading this and thinking: Chocolate? Really? Yes, really. Dark chocolate helps you lose weight because it reduces appetite and food cravings. But this shake that has around 400 calories is more suited for a meal than a snack, use it as a quick breakfast and keep your appetite under control for hours.