Weight Loss

The 3 Best Drinks for Weight Loss

Looking For The Best Drinks For
Weight Loss?

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You have come to the right place. I am going to talk about the 3 best drinks for weight loss in this post. For each drink, I will talk about how each:

-Helps weight loss

-Best time to drink it

-What can you add to boost weight loss

Here are the 3 Best Drinks for Weight Loss:
  1. Water
  2. Green Tea
  3. Coffee

Let’s Get into more detail and why each is considered one of the best drinks for weight loss.

#1-Water

water being poured into a glass

Water! Water has so many great benefits for your body. But, did you know that water is essential for weight loss? 

How Water Helps Weight Loss:
  1. Water helps burn more calories
  2. Helps to increase appetite, especially drinking before your meal.
  3. May aid with lower calorie intake, the reason being is because the more water you drink, the fuller you feel=less calories consumed.
  4. Water helps flush toxins from your body that 
  5. Helps burn more fat
  6. Helps increase your daily recommended intake for liquid intake.

Your body needs to stay well hydrated to function. It’s also necessary to help lose weight.

Here’s an article that is helpful about drinking water.

Any time of day is good to drink water since it keeps you hydrated and has so many benefits for your weight loss.

The best time to drink water though is first thing in the morning. 

When you drink water after waking, it helps hydrate you, but also boosts your metabolism. 

With increased metabolism, your body is triggered to burn more calories. That leads to weight loss.

I have started a routine that as soon as I wake up, before having coffee, I drink a full glass of water. 

This has helped increase my energy level in the morning. I’ve noticed a difference since incorporating this habit into my daily life.

6-8 ounces of water is recommended to keep your body hydrated and keep your metabolism up and burning calories. 

I also suggest drinking at least 2 glasses of ice water daily. Ice water helps increase metabolism in your body.

What you Can Add To Water To Boost Weight Loss

Best Time to Drink Water For Weight Loss?

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lemon water

Some people don’t enjoy drinking water, but there are some ingredients you can add to it without sabotaging your weight loss progress.

-Lemon

Adding just a squeeze of lemon can enhance the taste of water and make it more enjoyable for those who don’t like just plain water. 

Lemon can actually help digestion and flush out those toxins so it’s a great addition to your drink. 

It also helps your immune system and helps energy levels.

-Cucumber

I have a friend that loves adding cucumber to her water. 

I had never seen this before!

After seeing her adding this to her water, I looked it up. 

Cucumber is so good for you so of course adding this to your water would only help! 

It is high in vitamin K which helps your bones stay healthy. It will help keep your blood pressure because of the potassium.

-Adding Fresh Fruit

You can add fresh fruit like strawberries, blueberries, or pineapple to your water. It will sweeten up your water naturally and give you some great health benefits

Berries are full of antioxidants. 

There is no direction connection between antioxidants and weight loss, but berries are full of fibre. 

Fibre helps curb your appetite and feel fuller, which leads to less calorie consumption. 

Pineapple is great for detoxing your body and helps increase your energy level.

-Apple Cider Vinegar

This is not too enjoyable to be adding to your water, BUT it is a great ingredient to help boost weight loss. 

Apple cider vinegar helps lower insulin level. It helps boost your metabolism and this makes your body burn more calories.

 I wrote about my experience with apple cider vinegar helping to lose belly fat here.

It’s best to dilute 1 teaspoon- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water before breakfast. 

I actually have been drinking a cup of water with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in the morning and then again at night before bed. 

Dr. Berg talks in the video below about the benefits of drinking this amount for losing belly fat.

#2-Green Tea

best drinks for weight loss. Green tea being poured into a mug

Green tea has such a healthy drink for you to add to your day. Specifically, it’s one of the best drinks for weight loss benefits.

It helps increase metabolism that contributes to weight loss because of the caffeine and flavonoids in green tea.

This healthy drink increases your body’s ability to burn fat since caffeine helps boost metabolism.

One of the best times to drink green tea for weight loss is before a workout. 

Drinking a cup before exercise will help boost your metabolism and increase calorie burn during and after a workout.

You can also have green tea after a workout. This will help slow down your heart rate and relax your body.

Here are the 6 best times to drink green tea.

Best Time to Drink Green Tea?

cup of green tea being poured

What You Can Add to Green Tea To Boost
Weight Loss

cup of green tea with a lemon in it

-Lemon

  1. Helps add a bit of flavour to counteract the bitterness of the tea. 
  2. Helps flush toxins
  3. Aids digestion
  4. Increases energy
  5. Great for your immune system.

-Cinnamon

This is no surprise since cinnamon has so many health benefits. 

  1. Helps to  increase insulin sensitivity
  2. Lowers your blood sugar.  

-Turmeric (What is Turmeric?)

  1. It helps improve digestion.
  2. Reduces fat
  3. Lowers blood sugars
  4. Lowers Cholesterol levels. 

Adding both of these ingredients to your green tea may help increase your weight loss results.

What if you don’t enjoy the taste of green tea?

If you can’t stomach the taste, try adding a natural sweetener like stevia or honey to your green tea. 

This will take away some of the bitterness of your drink, but not sabotage your weight loss. 

Here is a post I did about green tea in a post I wrote about natural supplements for weight loss if you want to read more about the benefits of green tea.

#3-Coffee

best drinks for weight loss. cup of coffee from a coffee shop

There are many great reasons why coffee is one of the best drinks for weight loss. 

-Coffee contains caffeine. The caffeine in coffee increases your metabolism. The boost in metabolism from drinking coffee helps to burn more calories.

The more calories you burn, the more your body burns fat. This process supports weight loss.

Coffee is full of antioxidants, as a result, this helps the body get rid of toxins.

-It helps to decrease your appetite. This tends to make you eat less. Less calories consumed in a day leads to weight loss. 

The best time to drink coffee is in the morning. This helps give your metabolism a boost and start burning calories in your day.

Another great time to have your coffee is about an hour  or so before a workout. 

This helps give your metabolism a boost it needs to burn extra calories in your exercise routine.

Best Time of Day to Drink Coffee for Weight Loss

coffee being poured in a mug

What You Can Add to Coffee to Boost Weight Loss

coffee machine adding coffee to cups

For best weight loss benefits, coffee is most effective when you drink it black, without the added cream and sugars. 

If you do want to add something to your coffee to help boost weight loss:

-MCT oil or coconut oil with grass-fed butter

 It helps to boost your metabolism and improves weight loss.

-Cinnamon

  1. Adds flavour
  2. Stabilises blood sugar levels Raises your insulin sensitivity
  3. Helps suppress your appetite as well which helps with cravings.

-Cocoa powder

  1. Adding cocoa to your coffee adds a nice flavour to it, plus there are so many weight loss benefits for adding this ingredient. 
  2. Some of these benefits include boosting metabolism, reducing inflammation, and helping reduce body fat.

If you want to read more about losing weight drinking coffee, I wrote a whole blog post on coffee here.

Conclusion:

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Listed in this post are the 3 best drinks for weight loss. 

You may be a coffee drinker…

Or you may just like tea! 

You may like both and that’s great, especially since it can help you lose weight!

If you are not a fan of tea or coffee, water is essential for weight loss as well.

I do highly recommend even trying to add a bit of green tea, coffee, or both to your daily routine. 

There are so many weight loss benefits to both and it may help you lose weight more effectively. 

If you don’t like the taste at first, alter them with some of the suggestions in this post. 

You may just start to enjoy it especially if it helps accelerate your weight loss!

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