Lemon infused water has become a fitness ritual by many who are looking to lose weight faster. But dietitians says that the water won’t magically help you shed pounds. In fact, no beverage in and of itself is a silver bullet for slimming down (especially not diet soda). Here are some brews that can help you lose weight along with a healthy lifestyle.
The nutritionist for the Kansas City Royals and author of the Pinterest Diet says, swap out the squeeze of lemon for a handful of ice: Cold drinks prompt your body to expend more energy to maintain its preferred 98.6-degree temperature. This means downing three 7.5lts servings of ice water in a day can help your body burn up to 100 extra calories. Make it a daily habit and you can lose up to 5-6 kgs over the course of a year. (Make that water more interesting with these 25 sassy water recipes.)
Having a glass of vegetable juice before a meal helps you eat 135 fewer calories according to a study done at Penn State university but if you can’t drink vegetable juice – try this drinking couple glasses of water before meals will also make you eat much less so you lose more weight.
Nature’s perfect energy drink – Coffee. Drinking two two to three cups of coffee before a workout can spur you to work out longer and harder than you would if you hit the gym caffeine-free—and that means you torch more calories, according to a research. Another study in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness found that exercisers could do almost 20 percent more reps on a leg press machine when they fueled with java. Remember to consume it black (or add a little no-calorie stevia extract),
Because having it with loaded with cream and sugar is the fastest way to undo the benefits of your coffee-fueled extended workout. (Bonus Tip: There are tons of other reasons your body loves coffee.)
According to research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, a study found that participants who drank four cups of green tea daily for two months lost 3-4 more kgs than those who drank just plain water. Another analysis in 2013 from the European Journal of Nutrition found that people who consume green tea regularly weigh less, have smaller waists, and reap green tea health benefits. (Scientists speculate green tea’s combo of catechin antioxidants and caffeine are behind the effect.)
Always choose fresh, hot brewed tea with nothing added. Store-bought bottled brews tend to have fewer antioxidants and can be loaded with excess sugar. Say No to unregulated green tea supplements, too: They’re a frequent cause of liver damage and may contain unsafe doses of compounds isolated from tea.
Yogurt Based Smoothies
Yogurt is packed with calcium same as milk and also the thickness of the smoothie kill your appetite. When including yogurt to your daily diet you can lose 61% more fat and 81% more belly fat – a study shows. The calcium in yogurt helps you burn fat while limiting the amount of fat your body can make.
“Not only did yogurt help the study participants lose more weight — the average weight loss was 14 lbs. — they were about twice as effective at maintaining lean muscle mass” Michael Zemel, Ph.D., professor of nutrition at the Univ. of Tenn. Try to have the healthier Greek Yogurt in your smoothies adding some whey protein and fruit (like apples) to give your yogurt smoothies more weight loss power.