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The 7 Most-Effective Drinks for Burning Fat and Losing Weight

Updated on May 1, 2017

Weight is an obsession for many people all over the world. There are many solutions and systems that can help you control your weight and stay fit. Below are several types of drinks that may help you burn fat and control your weight.

7 Drinks That Burn Fat

Drink
Tips
1. Green tea (unsweetened)
3-5 cups a day purify the body.
2. Jillian Michael's 7-Day Detox Drink (recipe below)
Make a fresh batch every day for 7 days.
3. Ice water
You burn calories just digesting it.
4. Vegetable juice
A big glass before dinner will lead you to eat less.
5. Skim milk
Calcium helps you burn fat.
6. Arabian tea (recipe below)
Stimulates the metabolism.
7. Pineapple/kiwi smoothie
Drink sparingly, as this is a high-sugar drink.

A Quick Note About Weight Loss

Lasting weight loss results from lifestyle changes, which usually include both changing your diet as well as increasing your activity level. These new lifestyle habits help you lose weight over the course of months or years, which is both sustainable and better for your body.

The drinks below are not magic elixirs that will help you shed pounds. Instead, they can help you lose weight because they:

  • Help You Stay Hydrated — Not only is staying hydrated important for your health overall, but it can also reduce feelings of hunger. Sometimes when you're craving food or a snack, your body is actually dehydrated. Drinking water or a low-calorie, non-sweet beverage can help cure your craving.
  • Replace High-Calorie or Sugary Drinks — Sugary drinks (including fruit juice) add unnecessary calories to your diet and don't satisfy hunger. They can also increase your cravings for sugar and food. By replacing sugary drinks with water, tea, or similar beverages, you will reduce the overall number of calories that you consume.

There are many drinks that can add to your health and energy! Here are seven of them.

1. Green Tea

Green tea is a great health drink, known to help purify the body, protect it from cancer, and enhance skin health.

Drinking three to five cups of green tea daily can help cause positive improvements in your health. Since green tea contains a large amount of antioxidants, it is one of the best diet and fitness drinks.

According to Beth Reardon in an article at WebMD, green tea's greatest benefit is "all about the catechin content." Catechin is an antioxidant that fights and may even help prevent cell damage. Furthermore, research has shown that green tea can improve blood flow, reduce cholesterol, and help prevent a range of heart-related issues.

Though research has not shown it to help people lose weight, drinking green tea instead of sugary drinks can help you build a healthy lifestyle. Just keep away from the honey and sugar.

2. Jillian Michael's 7-Day Detox Drink

Jillian Michael's drink is one of most effective and popular drinks for weight loss in the USA and Europe. Over a million people have tested it and proved that it can be effective at reducing excess water weight and bloat. It may affect your weight in a positive way, especially for short-term weight loss.

Detox Drink Recipe

  • 60 ounces of pure distilled water
  • 1 tbsp pure, unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1 pack dandelion root tea
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Boil 8 oz of the distilled water and steep the tea for at least 10 minutes. Discard the tea bag, mix all of the ingredients together, and drink the entire mixture every day for seven days. You will make a new batch each day. The goal is to drink 60 ounces of the concoction every day.

3. Ice Water

Did you know that water is one of the seven best drinks for burning fat? I didn't think so. And while some diet items can be expensive or hard to find, this one should be available to most people.

Adding more water to your diet can help you lose weight in a number of ways:

  1. There is a theory that when you drink cold water, your body needs to burn calories in order to heat it up to digest it. While technically true, drinking even a large amount of cold water only helps your body burn a few extra calories.
  2. Drinking a glass of water before meals can help you fill up faster and feel more full. A UK study at the University of Birmingham showed that obese adults who drank 16 oz of water 30 minutes before eating a meal lost 9 pounds over the course of 12 weeks, more than those that did not drink any extra water.
  3. Many people reach for snacks out of boredom or thirst instead of hunger. If you feel hungry, drink a glass of water and see if you're still hungry in 30 minutes.

4. Vegetable Juice

It is a good trick in the weight loss field to drink a big cup of vegetable juice before eating a meal.

Like drinking water before a meal, drinking vegetable juice before dinner could also reduce the total amount of calories you consume. Choose a mix of vegetables that you like, blend them with your favorite spices, and drink a big cup before dinner.

This is also a great way to increase your vegetable intake!

5. Skim Milk

It is a common mistake to believe that drinking milk will keep you from losing weight. In reality, studies have proven that a calcium-rich diet is linked to long-term weight loss.

Calcium promotes the body's ability to burn fat alongside a moderate diet system or weight loss program. According to research from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who consumed more calcium over the course of two years lost more weight than those that consumed less calcium.

Since milk is a good source of calcium, a reasonable quantity of skim milk might be a good addition to your diet. However, science is still unclear on dairy and calcium's effect on weight loss. Milk can also be high in calories, so be sure you're still drinking in moderation.

6. Arabian Tea with Ginger, Green Tea, Cumin, and Mint

This is an Arabian recipe tested since time immemorial. It can stimulate the metabolism and is a great drink to try.

Arabian Tea Recipe

  • 1 tsp green tea leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chopped, fresh mint
  • 1 tsp chopped, fresh ginger

Mix the above ingredients in 16 oz of water. Stir well and boil for 10 minutes. Strain out the loose ingredients and drink 8 oz one half hour before every meal.

7. Pineapple and Kiwi Smoothie

For the person that doesn’t love vegetable juice or the strange taste of Arabian recipes, try the refreshing flavor of a pineapple and kiwi smoothie.

Along with healthy meals and regular exercise, adding in some occasional fruit juices to your diet can help you lose weight, especially if they're replacing high-sugar artificial drinks or diet soda. That said, since fruit is high in sugar, you should only drink it sparingly.

Recipe

Mix 5 slices of pineapple and one kiwi in a blender without sugar. Add some skim or almond milk to taste and drink it instead of lunch.

Feel free to share your own weight-loss drink recipes below!

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      Julia 5 months ago

      I have lost 30 lbs in 2 months. I gave up all carbs for first 2 weeks, ate protein only with only water or crystal light tea. Broiled pork chops, chicken breast, and fish. I didn't give up my evening glass of Merlot or morning coffee. After a couple of weeks, I added steamed vegetables with the broiled meats, take a multi vitamin with extra vitamin c. Belly fat is completely gone, energy level is "out the roof", feel great, look great. Will never eat sweets, rice, potatoes, or bread again, in other words no "white" foods. It takes discipline, lots of it, concentrate on the body you want to have.

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      Danny 5 months ago

      Great stuff

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      Anuradha 10 months ago

      Wow that's awesome

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      Emma Kaiser 10 months ago

      Pineapple juice keeps you full for a longer period of time which helps reduce portion size of a meal.

      therefore, none of the above will directly help weight reduction, however, it helps indirectly and contributes to good health and faster metabolism.

      workout and reduction of carbs (rice & bread) are important factors in weight reduction

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      Abdullah 15 months ago

      I drink 4 bottles of cold water a day. Each bottle is 500ml. 2 Litres of water a day. NO CHANGE. IT DOESNT WORK AT ALL!!!

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      Lindsey 20 months ago

      Is it good for u to drink distilled water?

      I believed that it is detrimental to health

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      Shameka 22 months ago

      "Profit" & "Greens" are awesome products as well.

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      Liz 2 years ago

      For the boiled water with ginger, green tea,cumin and mint approximately how many oz of water should be boiled?

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      Melissa 2 years ago

      Skip the milk... Broccoli has more protein and drink almond milk or soy milk or cashew milk which have more protein

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      Besa 2 years ago

      You need to exercise as well as taking the drinks... That's why it didn't work for any of you... Abs start in the kitchen but u need to incorporate weight lifting and cardio too! Nothing will work without eating properly ....

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      Vannessa 3 years ago

      Honestly this does not work at all I tried them all