The heat is upon us and we drink more liquids. Here is the chance to find the best drinks to lose weight. Don’t make the mistake of grabbing something that is counter-productive to you weight loss. Lemonade has been a long time summer favorite but do you know a 20 ounce lemonade has 250 calories and 68 grams of sugar. Not the best choice for your summertime refreshment.
The most obvious is to grab some good old H2O or better known as water. It helps keep you hydrated and stops water retention. Water retention is your body trying to store water in the lymphatic system. By increasing your intake, you can reduce the amount retained. It can also reduce bloating and swelling as your digestive system will function better. It will also cause you to feel fuller so you will eat less.
[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]If plain water bores you or lacks the taste you require consider adding flavor. You can use citrus flavors, fresh herbs, cucumber slices or low calorie flavors to add to you drink.[/pullquote]
If you are looking for something delicious, nutritious and good for you, then look towards a smoothie. They are a great way to be refreshed and benefit the essential elements you can receive. Ever thought of a watermelon based smoothie? It is loaded with nutrients including lycopene for fighting cancer and arginine for an amino acids. Arginine can decrease body fat and help create lean muscle and contains only 56 calories. Be sure not to put sherbet or other sweetening bases in your smoothie. Though it is tempting it will defeat the purpose.
When you are craving a good relaxing drink then consider a nice cool glass of refreshing Iced Peppermint Tea. Not only is it great on a hot summer day it is a great belly flatterer. Peppermint tea helps your belly process fat more effectively. Even foods like hamburgers and steaks are digested quickly. This helps to curtail bloating not only adding to your comfort and appearance as well.
One of the biggest drinks today is the Frappes. Why not try a pineapple frappe? This wonderful drink tastes like a beach vacation in a glass. A tablespoon of flaxseed oil and the pineapple works wonders. The flaxseed contains monounsaturated fatty acids to help flatten the belly and the pineapple contains bromelain which is an enzyme that helps breakdown protein.
[pullquote align=”left” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Find your flat belly by drinking Green Tea.[/pullquote]
Green tea had catechins which are antioxidants that help to reduce belly fat. By drinking green tea before a workout will help to increase the fat burn during your next aerobic workout.
Want to reward yourself and still lose weight? Try a delicious Dark Chocolate Shake. While Dark Chocolate tastes good, it also decreases your appetite and lessens food cravings overall. At 400 calories this should be more of a meal and not counted as a snack. Take it for a breakfast treat and keep your appetite in control for hours.
Here is a few drinks that you can use to help you with losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle. While water is the best choice, it is not the only choice so try these out and enjoy the benefits.