We do everything that’s in our capacity to lose weight, from getting gym memberships to taking the stairs and also doing tricep-dips on office chairs. Clearly, the thirst to get into shape is real. We’re all aware of the famous saying that losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise but we also know that this will only happen when we follow both our diet and workout routines regularly, which means, umm… never? But there is one way to incorporate an effective, easy weight loss remedy into your daily routine without fussing too much about time and money–weight loss drinks!
Check out some easy beverages that you can try that help aid weight loss.
- Lemon juice, water and honey
- Apple cider vinegar, water and honey
- Coconut water, pineapple and fennel seeds
- Cucumber, ginger and mint juice
Lemon juice, water and honey
This is perhaps the quickest and the most effective concoction to try for weight loss. Squeeze half a lemon into a glass of lukewarm water and add some honey. Make sure the honey is 100% organic as sugar is something we’re completely looking at avoiding!
It aids digestion, detoxifies the body and helps melt down fat by increasing bile secretion which speeds up the breakdown of fat. It also improves metabolism and regularises your bowel movements. So, switch your morning caffeine for a glass of lemon water which is a tried and tested weight loss drink!
Apple cider vinegar, water and honey
Apple cider vinegar comes power-packed with benefits, and weight loss is definitely one of them. Consuming ACV makes you feel fuller for longer which indirectly helps you shed pounds. The suppression of appetite is caused due to ‘pectin’, which is present in ACV. It works best when taken before meals –dilute 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with about 8 ounces of water. Don’t forget to add some organic honey which acts as a natural sweetener (plain ACV will definitely make you gag because of its foul taste)! Also, ACV is brilliant for skin and hair, so you should consider incorporating it in your daily routine!
Coconut water, pineapple and fennel seeds
Is that a weight loss drink or a mocktail? We can barely tell the difference. Who won’t love a weight loss drink that tastes delish?
Toss some pineapple slices into a blender, add freshly extracted coconut water and ground fennel seeds. Your drink is ready! Coconut water is a great appetite suppressor and boosts hydration. Pineapple contains no fats and also contains the enzyme bromelain which is said to be an excellent preference for weight reduction. Fennel seeds boost metabolism which helps burn fat quickly!
Cucumber, ginger and mint juice
Cucumber is the ingredient to trust when it comes to weight loss, as it’s naturally rich in water! Add two cucumbers, some grated ginger and mint leaves in a blender and drink the healthy, green juice before you go to sleep. Ginger reduces inflammation and bloating. While no herb particularly helps weight loss by itself, it can surely add to the existing benefits of the drink. Mint leaves help give your body a fresh cleanse and prevent nausea.
You must know that in addition to these weight loss drinks, a little exercise and a check on your diet is also necessary to achieve your target. The drinks help speed up the process but if you’re going to binge on fries and burgers throughout the day, they won’t really help y’know?
So continue taking the stairs, keeping a check on the fried foods and sipping on these weight loss concoctions for the best results!
Which of these drinks are you trying next?