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What Are Drinks That Help You Lose Weight?
One of the best ways to start your weight loss journey with some excellent momentum is to eliminate high-calorie drinks such as sodas, wine, beer, alcohol, and juice. By eliminating these and replacing them with lower calories healthier options, you are already winning half the battle. In this article, we dive into some natural drinks that will help you lose weight.
Green Tea and Weight Loss
Green Tea is one answer to the question, What are drinks that help you lose weight? This one is a recommendation from my wife. Green tea is great for people who are not coffee drinkers but want a bit of a caffeine boost. Green tea has been associated with several health benefits, including weight loss, due to its rich nutritional and antioxidant makeup. (1) In addition to weight loss, Green tea has several other health benefits, such as (1)
- Improve brain function
- May improve physical performance
- May reduce certain types of cancer
- It helps kill harmful bacteria
- May reduce the risk of diabetes
According to studies, black coffee can help you lose weight and also has tons of benefits that can aid your health. (1) You might be thinking yuck, but black coffee is a great natural drink that helps boost metabolism. In addition to boosting metabolism, coffee has caffeine which decreases appetite and increases energy. Great for when you are trying to lose weight.
It is okay to put a splash of almond milk in, but try to avoid heavy creamers or sugary syrups.
This is especially great for those who have soda addictions. The fizziness of the carbonation is what I truly love about soda, and you get that without the added chemicals and calories. Our family likes the Bubbly or La Croix brand sparkling waters which is a perfect low-calorie option in our list of natural drinks that will help you lose weight.
Green Vegetable Smoothie
Green vegetable smoothies are awesome for people wanting to get their vegetables in without feeling like a rabbit eating a ton of lettuce. Green smoothies are packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals that can help keep your body running smoothly.
We like to use concentrated powder green smoothies and mix them with frozen fruit or protein powders. Speaking of protein powders…
Whey Protein drinks
Whether you want to lose weight or build muscle, whey protein drinks are great. I like to use them when I am dieting as a sweet dessert treat. They are very low-calorie, taste great, and help you build muscle and burn fat.
When searching for a whey protein powder, try to find a whey isolate, all-natural, and preferably made from milk from grass-fed cows.
We recommend Optimum Nutrition brand whey protein because we have been using it for over 15 years.
You can check current prices on My Supplement Store’s website here.
Before you drink any drinks to help lose weight, you have to make sure you are hydrated properly. Water should be the foundation of any health protocol and should be addressed first.
Remember that we are talking about clean drinking water. Not coffee, not soda, not juice. Just plain clear clean drinking water.
We try to shoot for drinking half your body weight in ounces per day.
Don’t forget about proper Nutrition
You can drink all of the drinks you want, but if you do not clean up your diet, it won’t make much of a difference. Natural Drinks are helpful for sure, but proper nutrition is where you will see the biggest difference.
We wish you success in your goals and know you can do it if you put your mind to it!