Five Fantastic Weight-Loss Drinks

In addition to the classic weight loss infusions, you can also incorporate the following drinks into your diet. They're quite easy to make at home with a blend of all-natural ingredients.
Five Fantastic Weight-Loss Drinks

Last update: 14 May, 2021

People who struggle with excess weight have found an interesting solution in some weight-loss drinks with slimming properties. These can be taken as a supplement to any diet. Note that such consumption is merely a complement to a healthy lifestyle.

Certainly, its effects aren’t miraculous but its regular consumption can help maintain optimal hydration, stimulate urination, eliminate retained fluids, and improve metabolic functions to optimize energy expenditure.

In addition, some think these drinks can also increase vitality, promote satiety and avoid snacking between meals, which also prevents eating unhealthy foods (such as snacks, pastries, and soft drinks), especially excessively.

Here are five hydrating drinks that can also help you lose weight.

Recommendations on weight-loss drinks

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  • Skip the sugar and sweeteners
  • Use banana, papaya, apple, or oatmeal for a sweeter and thicker touch
  • Consume them in moderation within a balanced diet
  • These drinks aren’t a substitute for main meals, only supplements, as they’re not a complete source of nutrients
  • You can add a handful of sunflower seeds, chia, flax, pumpkin, etc.
  • Don’t be afraid to blend fruits with vegetables, the results are much more pleasant and delicious than you think soo ahead and give it a try!
  • Make your own versions of these drinks, according to your preferences.

1. Grapefruit juice

 

This juice is a summer option that’s not only refreshing but can also help you reduce swelling and lose weight. All within the framework of a healthy lifestyle, of course.

Ingredients

Preparation

  • Extract the juice of the grapefruit
  • Mix it with half a glass of water
  • Add a touch of honey if you wish (less than a teaspoon)
  • Serve and drink in moderation

2. Hibiscus infusion

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Hibiscus infusions are hydrating, can help you lose weight, and refresh you without having to resort to commercial drinks. It tastes delicious on its own, but you can add a touch of lemon juice if you prefer.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. of hibiscus flowers
  • 3 c. of water
  • Optional: lemon juice

Preparation

  • Bring a pot of water to boil
  • Then, add the hibiscus flowers and let it all simmer for about 10 minutes (cover the pot with a lid if you wish)
  • Turn off the heat, and let it steep for about 15 minutes
  • Strain and serve
  • Finally, add a touch of lemon juice to make it even more refreshing

3. Cinnamon weight-loss drinks

 

This infusion is another option you can enjoy instead of a commercial drink. Follow the recipe below or make your own version with the ingredients of your choice.

Important note: cinnamon is contraindicated in some cases so be well informed about it in order to avoid side effects.

Ingredients

  • A cinnamon stick
  • 1 c. of water
  • Optional: bay leaves

Preparation

  • Bring a pot of water to boil
  • Then, add the cinnamon stick
  • Let it simmer for about 15 minutes over medium heat
  • Lower the heat and let it steep for another 10 minutes, covered
  • Then, add the bay leaves (if desired) and turn off the heat
  • Strain and serve when lukewarm
A papaya shake is one of the best weight loss drinks.

4. Papaya-oat weight-loss drinks

 

This is a rather satiating drink thanks to the fiber content of both ingredients. Follow the recipe below to make it.

Ingredients

  • 1 glass of water
  • 3 slices of ripe papaya
  • 3 tbsp. of oatmeal

Preparation

  • Cut the slices of papaya into several cubes and mix in the blender with the oats and water
  • Blend it for a few moments until you get a smooth drink
  • Serve and drink in moderation

5. White tea is one of the best weight-loss drinks

 

White tea is known as the “woman’s drink” because, in addition to providing antioxidants, it contributes to overall health. It’s also a better option than commercial beverages.

Ingredients

  • White tea
  • 1 c. of water

Preparation

  • Add a teaspoon of white tea to a cup of water and boil it
  • Leave it on low heat for 2 minutes and remove it from the flame
  • Wait for 10 more minutes and then strain it
  • Serve and consume in moderation

Forget strict diets!

Are you trying to lose weight? Stop following strict plans! Include these drinks in your balanced eating plan and start gaining health and wellness instead.

Keep in mind that none of these preparations will help you lose weight by themselves. Thus, you should always drink them as part of a healthy diet.

Consult a nutritionist if you have any doubts about how to follow a diet according to your goals and needs.

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