7 drinks that can help you lose weight

by Brian Helsey

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Coconut water contains more electrolytes than most fruit juices and energy drinks without the extra sugar and artificial flavourings plus, coconut water naturally speeds up your metabolism and it gives you more energy so you can workout longer with more intensity to lose weight faster.

1. Ice cold water:

You’ll burn an extra 250-to-500 calories a day by drinking 8-to-10 glasses of ice cold water because, your body has to burn calories (or fat) in order to heat the ice cold water back up to your body temperature so basically… You can lose up to 1 lb. a week JUST by drinking ice cold water. A German study says drinking about 2 extra glasses of water can boost your metabolism by 30% and they figure when you drink about 1.5 liters of water a day you’ll lose an extra 5 lbs a year.

2. Fat free milk:

Milk is high in calcium and calcium can boost weight loss by increasing fat breakdown in fat cells. This doesn’t mean you should go out and drink gallons of milk everyday – but adding milk to your diet in moderation can double the rate of fat you lose. Different studies say different things on milk and weight loss… some say you can lose 30, 50, and one study even said 70% more weight than people who don’t include 3-4 servings of dairy (milk) a day.

3. Green Tea:

Studies show you can burn 35-to-43% more fat during the day when you drink 3-to-5 cups of green tea

4. Vegetable Juice:

Drinking a glass of vegetable juice before your meals may cause you to eat 135 less calories according to a study done at Penn. state university and even if you can’t make vegetable juice. Drinking a couple glasses of water before meals will also make you eat much less so you lose more weight.

5. Whey protein:

Whey protein helps you release appetite suppressing hormones that curb your cravings. In a recent study, people drank either whey or casein and 90 minutes later they were allowed to eat freely at a buffet table. The people that drank whey protein ate significantly less calories.

6. Yogurt Based Smoothies

Not only will the thickness of the smoothie kill your appetite but since Yogurt is loaded with calcium just like milk. Researchers at the University of Tennessee found out that you can lose 61% more fat and 81% more belly fat when adding yogurt to your diet because, the calcium in yogurt helps you burn fat and it also limits the amount of fat your body can make but. Try to use the healthier Greek Yogurt in your smoothies along with adding some whey protein and fruit to boost your yogurt smoothies weight loss power!

7. Coconut water

Coconut water contains more electrolytes than most fruit juices and energy drinks without the extra sugar and artificial flavourings plus, coconut water naturally speeds up your metabolism and it gives you more energy so you can workout longer with more intensity to lose weight faster.

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