Weight loss isn’t just about food and exercise. Certain drinks can help you lose weight, too. Here are 5 fat burning drinks to introduce into your diet.
Drink yourself thin!
No – we’re not talking about any chalky Slimfast shakes or meal replacement anything. We’re talking about low-calorie beverages you can drink during your day when you need a break.
These fat burning drinks are all science backed and easy to find. Learn what to stock up on below.
Yes – we’re serious. Drinking water is the best thing you can do for your body (other than feeding it well and exercise) and barely anyone gets enough water per day.
Since a lot of people don’t get enough water intake, they can mistake thirst as hunger. Drinking enough water makes you eat less and snack less often.
To find out how much water you need take your weight and multiply it by 2/3. That number is how many ounces you need per day.
Cold water is best, as it takes more calories to digest than regular water. The body has to bring it to your normal body temperature before it processes it through your kidneys.
- Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks
This isn’t just a hippie, Pinterest cure anymore. There are research studies where obese people that drank Apple cider vinegar (ACV) every day lost more weight than those in a placebo group.
Why? We think that it regulates insulin levels, which keeps your energy up. When people have blood sugar crashes (which are normal in the digestive process) they solve it by eating more.
The longer you can put off snacking, the better it is for your waistline (though you should snack!)
Want to add this to your daily routine? Mix two tablespoons of ACV in a glass of water and drink it in the morning. Ideally on an empty stomach.
We like Braggs ACV brand because it comes with the “mother” which is the probiotic-bacteria.
- Matcha or Green Tea
There’s a matcha obsession right now, which you may or may not be familiar with. Matcha is a powdered (usually) type of green tea that has more catechins (antioxidants) than classic dried green tea.
People use fancy Japanese whisks to make it into beverages. Or, if you’re at Starbucks, they just mix it in.
Green tea has been proven to help weight loss in countless studies – and we’re just started to look at matcha.
One matcha related study found that someone who took 3 grams of matcha a day burned more calories throughout the day than someone that did not.
Make sure you get a high-quality brand or try a tea like Kenko.
- Vegetable Juice
If you’re a fan of V8 – good news! Vegetable juice drinkers lost more weight in a study than those that didn’t. And the people that drank vegetable juice consumed fewer carbs during the day.
Make sure you buy as close to organic as you can afford or make your own. Lower sodium versions are better for you as well.
Fat Burning Drinks: Keep Them With You!
If you’re trying to lose weight, the best thing is to prep these fat burning drinks and take them with you during your day. Canned drinks have some of the same benefits, but not nearly as many as when you make tea or juice at home.
Want to learn more about drinking and dieting? Try coconut water.