Five Great Beverages for Weight Loss
As you set out on your weight loss diet, it’s incredibly important that you’re being mindful of everything that you’re drinking. Far too many people just focus on what they’re eating without giving any thought and attention to the drinks they are consuming which could really be driving their calorie intake up there.
By taking the time to ensure that you’re only putting smart beverages into your body, you’re going to see that much better results from your effort.
Here are five great beverages to consider adding to your day that do offer fat loss benefits.
Clearly the best choice for beverage selection while aiming for weight loss is plain old water. Drinking enough water on a daily basis is going to help you stay hydrated while also making sure your metabolic rate is functioning as effectively as possible.
If you are at all dehydrated throughout the day this will have a significant influence on how many calories you burn over the course of the day, making further fat loss that much more difficult.
If you’re struggling to get in enough water each day, consider adding a slice of lemon or lime to it to help jazz up the flavor.
Second, another great beverage to include on your weight loss diet is milk. Many studies have indicated that those who do consume lower fat dairy products achieve greater weight loss success, especially with abdominal fat.
As long as you are making sure to work the calories from the milk into your daily total, you can’t go wrong with this drink.
Third, the next thing that you must not cut from your diet is a quality whey protein powder. Getting in enough protein on a fat loss diet is the one thing that will stop you from losing muscle mass loss and since many people do struggle to get in enough protein, having this whey protein powder in there will be incredibly helpful.
Just watch that you’re not mixing your protein powder in with too many other ingredients and driving the overall calorie intake up there however otherwise that may put a stop to your weight loss progress.
One of the best hot beverages to drink if you’re looking for something to warm you up on a cold day is green tea. Green tea actually contains certain properties that will help to speed up the metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories every minute of the day.
Green tea also helps to protect against many different diseases, so from a health standpoint it’s also an excellent one to be adding.
Finally, if you aren’t a green tea fan, consider a simple herbal tea. This will not contain the caffeine that regular coffee would but will still provide the appetite lowering benefits of a hot liquid.
Herbal teas may also help to reduce your craving for something sweet if you use a fruit variety sweetened with stevia, so that’s something to consider as well.
By starting to pay more attention to what you’re drinking as well as what you’re eating you can guarantee that you make the most of your weight loss program.
This is a guest post by Nick Clipton. Nick owns and writes for www.Building Body Muscles.com. His newsletter has lots of effective tips on fitness and nutrition. Nick also reviews fat loss and muscle building programs. These days he is following a fitness program – 7 Minute Muscle – This program is for people who want to stay fit without spending really long time on workouts or gym. You can subscribe to his newsletter to receive more such tips and information.