4 Best Drinks for Rapid Weight Loss, Say Dietitians
Are you ever so busy doing life that you don’t realize just how much time goes by? You could be busy working or taking care of your family and not notice you’re slowly creeping up to swimsuit season or that event you’ve been dreading for so long. You’ve had no time to prepare or start your diet and workout plan. You’ve opted to rampantly search the internet on how to lose weight fast to look good in the outfit that you’ve been wanting to show off.
Although there’s no magic pill to help you lose weight in a crazy quick amount of time, there are certain drinks that can help aid weight loss quicker (while doing it safely). We spoke with medical board experts The Nutrition Twins, Lyssie Lakatos, RDN, CDN, CFT, and Tammy Lakatos Shames, RDN, CDN, CFT, authors of The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure for tips on drinks that can get you last-minute ready carefully. Once you’re done here, be sure to check out 7 Tips Celebs Use to Lose Weight Fast.
“While matcha tea has been shown to promote fat burning, this Skinny Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte may have an additional advantage for your waistline since it also doubles as an ultra-satisfying weight-loss snack,” say The Nutrition Twins.
The Nutrition Twins suggest that drinking this 20-calorie, antioxidant-packed tea as an afternoon snack can help you to stay full for several hours. This way you’ll be able to skip other high-calorie drinks such as iced Frappuccinos. You’ll also be able to stay away from unhealthy vending machine snacks. Reducing these snacks will save you hundreds of calories and result in a fairly quick fat loss.
“Plus, matcha green tea has been shown to enhance exercise-induced fat burning so if that inspires you to move your body more and drink it too, the fat-burning potential can be quite impactful,” say The Nutrition Twins.
Soda is notoriously known for being one of the worst drinks for your health and weight loss efforts. However, the Nutrition Twins suggest that this healthy do-it-yourself natural soda is the alternative. It’s just as refreshing, but it can jumpstart your rapid-fire weight loss efforts.
“Free of anything artificial and with only 2 grams of sugar, sip it throughout the day and you’ll stay hydrated helping you to boost energy, squash cravings, and avoid mistaking thirst for hunger and consuming excess calories that pack on the pounds, as a result,” say The Nutrition Twins.
The Twins continue to state that as you hydrate with this potassium-filled “soda”, you’ll counteract sodium and the puffiness and bloat that comes with it. This can quickly restore normal fluid balance. It can also release the excess water you’re holding in the tissues for quicker weight loss.
The antioxidants in ginger, lime, mint, and raspberry help to fight chronic inflammation, which has been shown to stimulate weight gain. The raspberries also consist of a phytochemical—a chemical compound produced by plants– called C3G. The phytochemical increases the production of both adiponectin (a hormone that enhances fat metabolism) and leptin (a hormone that suppresses appetite), helping in rapid weight loss.
According to The Nutrition Twins, choosing to drink this soothing, low-calorie Golden Milk before bed may be just what you need to quickly shed excess pounds.
“This chai-like beverage contains three of the most potent spices for fighting chronic inflammation: ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon,” say The Nutrition Twins.
Research from the Archives of Medical Science Journal shows chronic inflammation is linked to weight gain. The Nutrition Twins also say that cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar, which is very helpful when it comes to managing nighttime cravings. The blood sugar dips result in mood swings, making it hard to make a rational decision about what to eat. Typically, that can cause you to reach for sugar as a quick energy boost.
“While bedtime and late-night snacks are notorious for being calorie-bombs and packing on the pounds, sipping this slightly sweet, satisfying golden milk can help avert cravings in just 40 calories, preventing late-night snacking,” say The Nutrition Twins. “You’ll wake up in the morning feeling immediately lighter as you skirt those snacks. Plus, the calm mood and steady blood sugar set you up for a good night’s rest—and nothing is more critical for preventing overeating than a solid night’s sleep.”
According to research posted in the Obesity Journal, a study has found that caffeinated coffee can reduce caloric intake and boost metabolism.
“One study showed that people who drank caffeinated coffee consumed significantly fewer calories than those that drank less caffeine or those that drank no caffeine,” say The Nutrition Twins.
Caffeine is also suggested to boost metabolism. Based on more reports, coffee helps you to move your bowels. This is something that can result in potential rapid weight loss.
“Just remember to drink your coffee black or with a little skim milk or plant-based milk so the calories don’t add up, say The Nutrition Twins. “Just don’t drink coffee too late in the day or the caffeine could interfere with a good night’s sleep, which is counterproductive when it comes to weight loss.”