Top 15 Drinks That Help You Lose Weight January 25, 2017

Can you lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks? Sounds impossible right? Exercise and diet plans hardly work. And it is quite tough saying No to tempting food cravings in events such as birthday parties or family functions. But today I am going to reveal the weight loss secret of most celebrities and fitness gurus. And mind you, it’s no big deal. The process is all about drinking weight loss boosting drinks accompanied by healthy foods and workouts. We have done a thorough research and made a list of top 15 weight loss drinks that help boost metabolism, improve digestion, and are easy to prepare. Your body will become slim, toned, and your energy levels will soar sky-high. The best part is you can achieve all this without even having to forego parties and get-togethers. So, without much ado, let’s jump right in!

1. Belly Shrink Citrusy Drink

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What You Need
  • ½ cup grapefruit
  • ½ cup pomegranate
  • 1 teaspoon organic honey
  • Pinch of salt
How To Prepare
  1. Throw in the grapefruit and pomegranate into Nutribullet or a blender.
  2. Give it a spin and pour it into a glass.
  3. Add honey and a pinch of black salt.
  4. Stir well before drinking.
Benefits

Grapefruit is very effective for weight loss. It does so by improving insulin sensitivity and post-glucose insulin levels (1).

Pomegranates help reduce inflammation, regulates blood pressure, lowers bad cholesterol, hyperglycemia. All these directly or indirectly lead to weight loss (2).

Organic honey helps to prevent gut problems, improve cardiovascular health, and reduces inflammation (3).

2. Metabolism Boosting Pineapple Drink

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What You Need
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon powder
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • Pinch of black salt
How To Prepare
  1. Toss in the pineapple into a blender and blend well.
  2. Pour the blended pineapple into a glass.
  3. Add cinnamon powder, lime juice, and black salt.
  4. Stir well.
Benefits

Pineapple contains bromelain, which is a mixture of many enzymes that helps digestion, cuts inflammation, and prevents blood clot (4).

Ceylon cinnamon helps to lower blood glucose, suppress appetite, and improves lipid parameters (5).

Limes are rich in vitamin C, has antioxidant activity, boosts immunity, regulates satiety and body weight (6).

3. Ginger And Lemon Gut Cleanser

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What You Need
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • ½ a lime
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
How To Prepare
  1. Chop the ginger and toss into a blender.
  2. Add cold water and give it a spin.
  3. Pour out the blended ginger water into a glass.
  4. Add lime juice and roasted cumin powder.
  5. Stir well before drinking.
Benefits

Ginger contains an active compound called gingerol that helps to prevent various gut problems such as gastritis, diarrhea, stomach upset, irritable bowel syndrome and also helps to alleviate joint pain and migraine (7).

Limes are rich in vitamin C, has antioxidant activity, boosts immunity, regulates satiety and body weight (8).

Cumin has been found to have anti-diabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic, and diuretic properties (9). Therefore it not only keeps your gut problems away but also helps in weight loss.

4. Active Weight Loss Coffee

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What You Need
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • ½ teaspoon grated dark chocolate
  • 1 cup hot drinking water
How To Prepare
  1. Put 1 teaspoon coffee in a cup and add hot water.
  2. Stir well and add the ground flaxseed.
  3. Stir well and top it off with grated dark chocolate.
Benefits

Coffee contains caffeine, and a recent study shows that caffeine can induce weight loss (10).

Flax seeds aid weight loss by decreasing insulin resistance and inflammation (11).

Dark chocolate can increase satiety and prevent synthesis, digestion, and absorption of fatty acids. Therefore you can have dark chocolate, instead of milk chocolate to lose weight (12).

5. Slimming Green Tea And Mint

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What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon green tea leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 mint leaves
How To Prepare
  1. Add mint leaves to a cup of water and bring it to a boil.
  2. Let it boil for 5 more minutes.
  3. Add green tea leaves and let it soak for 5 minutes.
  4. Strain and pour the boiled water into a cup.
  5. Stir before drinking.
Benefits

Green tea contains a catechin called epigallocatechin (EGCG) that aids weight loss by mobilizing fat (13).

Mint helps to prevent gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, has antioxidant properties, prevents allergies and protects from common cold (14).

6. Drop A Size Fenugreek Drink

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What You Need
  • 2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • ½ cup cucumber
  • Pinch of black salt
  • ½ cup water
How To Prepare
  1. Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight in half a cup of water.
  2. Throw in the cucumber into a blender and give it a spin.
  3. Strain the fenugreek seeds out and pour the water into the blender.
  4. Give it a spin and pour into a glass.
  5. Add a pinch of black salt and stir well.
Benefits

Fenugreek improves glucose and lipid metabolism, increases insulin sensitivity, and has antioxidant properties (15).

Cucumbers aid hydration as they comprise 96% water along with vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. It helps to flush out toxins from the body (16).

7. Fast Weight Loss Coconut Water Drink

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What You Need
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • ¼ cup pineapple
  • ½ teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  • Pinch of black salt
How To Prepare
  1. Juice the pineapple using a blender.
  2. Add the coconut water and ground fennel seeds and give it a spin.
  3. Pour the delicious coconut drink into a glass.
  4. Add ice before drinking.
Benefits

Coconut water helps in weight loss by suppressing appetite and increasing satiety.

It is also good for skin and proper kidney function (17).

Pineapple contains bromelain, which promotes digestion, reduces inflammation, and helps prevent unnecessary clotting of blood (18).

Fennel seeds stimulate digestion, prevents bloating, indigestion, and nausea. A clean colon helps in proper absorption of nutrients and helps to flush out toxins resulting in weight loss (19).

8. Negative Calorie Celery Drink

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What You Need
  • ½ cup celery
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup water
How To Prepare
  1. Blend the celery using a blender.
  2. Add a cup of water to the blender and give it a spin.
  3. Pour the celery juice into a cup and add apple cider vinegar.
  4. Stir in the freshly ground black pepper before drinking.
Benefits

Celery is a negative calorie food. This means the body requires more energy to digest and absorb the vegetable. It aids in weight loss by improving lipid metabolism and lowering bad cholesterol levels (20).

Apple cider vinegar helps in weight loss, regulates blood pressure and blood sugar, and improves heart health (21).

Piperine is an active component of black pepper which helps in weight loss by preventing fat cell proliferation (22).

9. Tomato And Lime Fat Burner

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What You Need
  • 1 cup tomato
  • ½ lime juice
  • Pinch of black salt
How To Prepare
  1. Toss the tomatoes into a blender and blend well.
  2. Pour out the juice into a glass.
  3. Add lime juice and a pinch of salt.
  4. Stir well before drinking.
Benefits

Tomatoes are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that act against diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease (23).

Limes are rich in vitamin C, has antioxidant activity, boosts immunity, regulates satiety and body weight (24)

10. Morning Honey And Lemon Detox

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What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1 cup water
How To Prepare
  1. Heat the water to a temperature where it is warm enough but not too hot.
  2. Add lime juice and honey.
  3. Stir well before drinking.
Benefits

Organic honey helps to prevent gut problems, improve cardiovascular health, and reduces inflammation. This, in turn, helps in weight reduction (25).

Limes are loaded with vitamin C, which helps to boost the immune system, flushes out toxins, helps to maintain a pH balance in the body that promotes optimum internal health (26).

11. Slimming Kale And ACV Drink

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What You Need
  • 1 cup kale
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (ACV)
  • Pinch of black salt
How To Prepare
  1. Toss in the kale into the blender.
  2. Add water to the blender and give it a spin.
  3. Pour the kale juice into a glass.
  4. Add apple cider vinegar and a pinch of black salt.
  5. Stir well before drinking.
Benefits

Kale is a rich source of antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It helps to reduce the blood glucose levels and therefore can prevent obesity and diabetes (27).

Apple cider vinegar helps in weight loss, regulates blood pressure, blood sugar, and improves heart health (28).

12. Wheatgrass And Grape Fat Mobilizer

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What You Need
  • 1 cup wheatgrass
  • ½ cup grapes
  • ½ cup water
  • Pinch of black salt
How To Prepare
  1. Chop the wheat grass and then toss into Nutribullet.
  2. Add the grapes and water and give it a spin.
  3. Pour the juice into a glass.
  4. Use a sieve to strain the juice if you use a regular blender.
  5. Add a pinch of black salt and stir well.
Benefits

Wheatgrass helps to treat hyperlipidemia, lower bad cholesterol, and flush out toxins (29).

Grapes have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancer, and anti-aging properties. It also helps to regulate the blood sugar levels, that indirectly aid weight loss (30).

13. Toning Whey Protein And Chia Seed Drink

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What You Need
  • 2 tablespoon whey protein
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup warm fat-free/soy milk
How To Prepare
  1. Add milk, whey protein, and chia seeds into a blender or Nutribullet.
  2. Give it a spin and pour into a glass.
Benefits

Whey protein helps to rebuild the muscle fibers, boosts immunity, and improves cardiovascular health (31). This results in not only weight loss but also a toned body.

Chia seeds help to lose weight by improving lipid metabolism. They also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome (32).

14. Weight Loss Lemonade

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What You Need
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of salt
How To Prepare
  1. Squeeze out the juice of a lemon into a glass.
  2. Add maple syrup and cayenne pepper.
  3. Stir well before drinking.
Benefits

Lemons are rich in vitamin C and therefore strengthens the immune system, helps protect against rheumatoid arthritis. Limonoids, an active compound found in lemon, have anticancer properties (33).

Organic maple syrup helps prevent pre-diabetic metabolic disorders, improves liver function, and is a potent neuroprotective agent (34).

Cayenne pepper helps to reduce weight by modulating metabolism (35).

15. Skinny Cinnamon And Papaya Drink

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What You Need
  • 1 cup papaya
  • ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Pinch of black salt
How To Prepare
  1. Blend the papaya using a blender.
  2. Add the cinnamon powder and cold water into a blender and give it another spin.
  3. Pour out the papaya drink into a glass.
  4. Add a pinch of black salt and stir well.
Benefits

Papaya aids weight loss by improving gut health and lowering cholesterol levels in the blood (36).

Cinnamon helps to regulate the blood sugar levels, has anti-clotting and anti-microbial properties, and improves brain function (37).

I really hope that you enjoy these weight loss drinks or even make your own version. Just a reminder, keep working out and follow a suitable diet plan. Keep the stress away and just enjoy your weight loss journey. All the best!

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Charushila is an ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition and a full-time contributor to Diet & Weight Loss at Stylecraze. She believes that food has healing powers and eating good food is the best way to lose weight. A binge eater-turned-fitness enthusiast, Charushila likes to share her knowledge and experience with the world. When she is not working, she loves to cook healthy food, watch movies, travel, workout, and read Bengali literature.