Drinking to Lose Weight

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You have heard it time and again that drinking too much can make you overweight. Well, those who say that don’t tell you the complete truth. As a matter of fact, there are two types of drinks: healthy and unhealthy. Unhealthy drinks such as alcohol, soda, fizzy drinks, processed fruit juice packages, etc., can make you overweight.

On the other hand, there are certain healthy drinks which can actually help you burn fat and lose weight! The major advantage of these drinks that they are completely natural and 100% safe to take! In this article I am going to tell you about those two drinks!

Now before I mention those two ‘weight loss drinks’, I want to make sure that you are aware of two basic principles of weight loss:

1. You cannot expect to lose weight by fasting: Fasting for religious reasons is alright, but if you are fasting in the hope of quick weight loss, then you are going in the wrong direction. Fasting serves no purpose; even if you lose a few pounds in the beginning, that ‘weight loss’ would be short-lived.

When your break your fast, and start eating normally (and trust me, this time you will eat more than your usual diet), you will be back to square one! So make sure that you eat healthy meals which contain a considerable portion of carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, etc. Don’t skip either of these essential components or you will be sorry.

2. The second thing to note is that if you hate exercises and still want to lose weight fast, you better stop reading now! I don’t want to lie to you by saying that you can lose weight without the help of workouts. While you don’t need to do strenuous or rigorous workouts for the purpose of weight loss, you NEED to workout regularly. Even simple cardios can help you burn fat and lose weight. If you do nothing else, at least try to walk a few miles every day.

Okay, now on to the drinks:

1. Green tea – I am sure green tea needs no introduction. If you have purchased any number of dietary supplements, most of them would contain green tea in some proportion. Daily intake of one cup of green tea will skyrocket your metabolic rate, which in turn will help you burn fat and lose weight.

While you can drink green tea in ‘raw form’, I usually prefer to mix a bit of honey and lemon juice with it and believe me, it tastes so great that I have gotten addicted to it.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar – Apple Cider Vinegar is only second in importance to green tea as far as weight loss is concerned, but unfortunately, unlike green tea, it tastes awful. But it is really a helpful drink for those who want to lose weight quickly.

Can you tell me what is it that forces you to quit one diet after another? Obviously, it is hunger! When you want to lose weight, you need to reduce your food intake. This triggers hunger pangs, which are sometimes so unbearable that we end up eating too much at a time.

Apple Cider Vinegar suppresses your appetite by tricking your brain into believing that you are full even when you are not! Unlike prescription drugs, it doesn’t have any dangerous side effects.

Source by Bill Nadraszky