5 Drinks to Help You Lose Weight Fast

January 7, 2012 · 1 comment

This is a guest post by Jaime A. Heidel.

Many people just like you are struggling to lose weight. If you’ve tried diet after diet with no success, it may not be what you’re eating, but what you’re drinking. Diet sodas, vitamin waters and certain fruit juices contain additives such as high fructose corn syrup that make you pack on the pounds. Cut them from your diet and replace them with these 5 diet-friendly drinks instead!

  1. Water - Eighty percent of our bodies are made up of water so why don’t we drink more of it? Water is a great weight-loss friendly drink because it helps detoxify your body, improves your digestion and helps control your appetite.

    It may also surprise you to know that the body can confuse hunger with thirst. The next time you feel a hunger pang, drink a glass of water. If the food craving goes away, you were just thirsty. To get the most weight-loss benefit, drink pure, home-filtered water instead of bottled.

  2. Green Tea - Green tea is another great drink to help you lose weight. The caffeine helps boost metabolism and the antioxidants help the body detoxify naturally. For best results, replace your morning cup of coffee with a cup of unsweetened green tea. If you’re sensitive to caffeine, try de-caffeinated. You’ll need to drink a few more cups but you’ll get the same results.
  3. Coconut Water - Coconut water is a great alternative to sugary sports drinks and can help replace electrolytes after a work-out. One of the great coconut water benefits is weight-loss. When you’re properly hydrated, your body is less likely to store fat unnecessarily. Coconut water also boosts your metabolic rate and helps your body eliminate toxins. Plus, coconut water is only 50 calories per cup!
  4. Kefir - You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of probiotic yogurt. The only problem with this method of getting healthy bacteria into your gut is it contains fat-promoting high fructose corn syrup and other additives. Instead, try organic kefir. This probiotic-rich fermented dairy drink helps balance your digestive system by repopulating your gut with good bacteria. This helps your digestive system better absorb nutrients from food and helps make waste elimination easier.
  5. Vegetable Juice - Studies show that drinking an 8-ounce glass of vegetable juice before meals can help reduce a person’s appetite. Vegetable juice combines vitamins, minerals and nutrients in an easy-to-digest liquid form. For best results, choose organic, low-sodium vegetable juice or better yet, juice the vegetables yourself!

The best way to lose weight fast is to trade your soda, vitamin water and high-calorie coffee drinks for purer choices. Not only will you lose weight faster, but you’ll avoid developing autoimmune disease and mystery symptoms.

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Dan Spinato January 28, 2012 at 3:58 am

This is a perfect post for the first quarter of EVERY new year when everybody’s resolution is to lose weight and lead a healthy lifestyle. May they have the motivation and reach their goals by the end of the year. Cheers to health and fitness!

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