Do you want to lose weight? Then change not only what you eat but also what you drink
By 2019, one in two people was overweight in the Netherlands. So it is not surprising that many people want to lose some weight. Bootcamp, gyms, healthy salads and low calories: we all know what it takes to be in shape. But often the most important part is forgetting: be careful what you drink. These 11 healthy drinks can promote weight loss.
It should come as no surprise that water is number 1 on this list. Water is the healthiest drink you can drink if you want to lose weight. Drink a glass of water before a meal and you will soon find that you feel full. You will often feel hungry, and in fact just dry. “The more water you drink, the more weight you will lose,” says nutritionist Ilana Muhlstein. The amount of water you need to drink each day varies from person to person. For one person, 1.5 to 2 liters a day, at least, and for another one needs 3 liters. Drinking enough water not only helps to lose weight, and it is very good for your skin.
- You water the fruit
Sometimes you can get tired of just plain water. The solution is to give your water a different flavor. You can easily do that by adding some fresh fruit and letting it soak in your water. You can also add a little juice to your glass of water, such as cranberry, orange or grape juice. In this way your ‘boring’ water tastes a little better, but it is still one of the healthiest drinks if you want to lose weight.
- Green tea
Green tea contains special antioxidants, catechins. These cats should stimulate metabolism and make your body burn more fat. The analysis of fourteen studies showed that people who drank more green tea lost more than 15 pounds [4 kg] of green tea.
- Sour cherry juice
Insomnia is often linked to obesity, obesity and weight loss. The fruit that can help you sleep better is the sour cherry. Eating sour cherries or drinking sour cherry juice can increase your sleep rate. This delicious, naturally healthy fruit juice contains a lot of melatonin and tryptophan. These things ensure that you fall asleep faster and sleep much deeper and longer. In an animal experiment, two groups of mice were given the same high-fat diet. One group of mice received dried sour powder, the control group did not. Mice receiving sour cherries experienced a nine percent reduction in belly fat and other symptoms of metabolic disorders.
Good news for all coffee lovers: a cup of coffee can help you lose weight. As long as you don’t add too much milk and sugar to it, that’s right. Recent research shows that drinking four cups of coffee a day can lead to a 4 percent reduction in body fat. According to researchers, caffeine has a positive effect on digestion.
- Psyllium fiber in water
Psyllium fiber is a type of soluble fiber, which is used in fiber to supplement Metamucil. Psyllium absorbs moisture from your body and can help you feel full, making it easier to eat less.
- Grape juice
If you crave a delicious drink, fruit juice sounds like a good and healthy option. Unfortunately, this is not entirely true. Although fruit juice may sound healthy, it is usually large sugar bombs. It is not good if you want to lose some weight. If you still want to drink fruit juice, choose a small glass of grape juice. In a 12-week study, 100 obese men and women were divided into three subgroups. The first group ate half of the grapes before each meal; the second group drank a glass of grape juice before each meal; the last group did not get a grapefruit. On average, grape eaters lost about a pound [1.6 kg] and those who drank grape juice lost 100 pounds [1.5 kg]. The control group, which did not receive a grapefruit, lost less than half a kilo in twelve weeks.
- Coconut water and watermelon juice
During or after exercise, it is good for your body to have a good drink. However, do not choose a sports drink from a vending machine, but choose, for example, soms coconut water or watermelon juice. Both are low in sugar, but they help you get enough fluids after exercise. Watermelon is rich in L-citrulline, an amino acid that helps detoxify lactic acid in the muscles and reduces muscle pain and fatigue. Would you like to make your own watermelon? Combine 1200 grams of ripe watermelon (chopped) and a cup of cold water in a blender or food processor. Mix until fluid.
- Movement of live vegetable protein
Protein is the building block of muscle and promotes saturation. This can help both in weight loss. If they are low in calories, protein-rich drinks can be an effective weight loss tool, especially if you are taking them as a snack or as a snack.
- White tea
When it comes to healthy tea, green tea is a real star. However, white tea is also healthy and can help you lose weight. White tea contains a powerful combination of fat burning caffeine and catechin EGCG. Tube test studies show that this catechin inhibits the formation of new fat cells. White tea stimulates metabolism and the body’s ability to break down existing fats and use them for energy, according to research.
- A low-calorie smoothie
Low-calorie smoothies with protein powders are a great way to fight the feeling of hunger. It’s best to make your own smoothie, so you know exactly what’s in your drink. Take a pile of protein powder, some frozen berries, some (almond) milk and mix it all together.