Many of us struggle to have the beach body we’d like all year round because it’s quite tough saying no to all those tempting food cravings. We forget all about body goals and fitness when we’re devouring that thick crust cheese pizza. And then, before we know it, we’re a week away from that beach getaway and have no way of losing the extra pounds on such short notice.
Well, fear not! We’ve done some research and made a list of the best weight loss drinks that will help boost your metabolism, increase energy levels, and become slim and toned in...just one week! Best of all is they are natural and oh so easy to prepare.
- H20 All Day Long:
Might seem obvious, but most of us don’t drink half as much water as we should on a daily basis. It has zero calories, and every sip you take hydrates your body and improves health in general.
Water is the slim-down drink to go, as it actually helps flush out excess water weight in your body and jump-starts your metabolism. It is commonly recommended to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day (let’s call it the 8 x 8 rule).
If the taste of water is too boring, try and add lemon wedges, mint leaves, or cinnamon and honey. Not only will you give your water taste, but it adds lots of benefits and helps regulate your body’s natural sugar levels, helping your stomach feel full for a longer period of time.
- Make a Juice Blend of Beet, Carrot, and Apple:
Whole juices made from scratch can help in boosting the metabolism a lot faster than other drinks, and this particular mix is proven to increase stamina during exercise.
Carrots are great for weight loss as they are low in calories and full of fiber (which will keep you full and avoid unwanted snack attacks). This vegetable is also known for increasing bile secretion, which as a result burns fat and contributes even more to weight loss.
Add an apple and beets to the juice for the ideal detox drink and flush out all toxins.
- Drink Green Tea 2 - 3 times a day:
This is the ultimate drink to stimulate the metabolism and burn fat faster, we like to call it “liquid gold.” Christopher Ochner, Ph.D. and research scientist in nutrition at Mount Sinai Hospital assures that “It’s the healthiest thing I can think of to drink.”
Green tea is full of antioxidants that will help detox your body in the most natural and easy way, and it is full of catechins, antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage. If you don’t love the taste, add fruits like lemons or strawberries to your tea you’ll get a yummy flavor and natural sweeteners.
- Make a green juice with Spinach, Kale, and Cilantro:
This juice blend is both low in calories and high in nutrients, which results in quick weight loss. It’s so easy: Just blend Spinach, Kale, and Cilantro until smooth, filter the mixture, drink it and you’re ready to start losing those extra pounds! This blend is also high in vitamins C and E, and antioxidants, which promote a healthy glowing skin and help get rid of harmful toxins that lead to acne or sun damage.
Extra tip: Add some pears as a natural sweetener and you’ll also help clean your liver.
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