I know how tough it is to lose weight and achieve a toned midsection. With all the things that most of us have to accomplish every day, from working to attending to family matters, it can really be tough to find time in the gym to work out. And getting a six-pack doesn’t happen overnight. You will really have to work hard for it.
But what if I tell you that you can shrink your belly by regularly drinking certain drinks? These are all-natural drinks that you can incorporate into your daily diet. These beverages are also delicious enough to replace your favorite can of soda.
There’s no denying that water is the quintessential beverage for us humans. Good, clear water can keep you hydrated anytime, anywhere. Yet clear water can be boring at times so why don’t make your own flavored water?
Here’s one recipe that you can follow. You will need the following ingredients—two cups of raspberry, four sprigs of rosemary and five sliced oranges.
Mix all these ingredients in a large jug. Cover the jug and refrigerate overnight. All the flavors should be infused the following morning. Strain the water and pour it in another jug or pitcher. You can drink this beverage during the day.
Sure, ice cold lemonade can quench your thirst on a 100-degree day. But let’s face it—the said beverage is just causing you to gain more fats in your belly.
Why don’t you drink more watermelon smoothie? Watermelon is one of those fruits that you should be consuming more of.
Watermelon is very filling. It can make you feel full for a longer period. In fact, a watermelon wedge contains 5 percent of the daily recommended intake for fiber. It can thus promote satiety while slowing down digestion.
Drinking watermelon can also increase the amount of arginine in your body. One study conducted in 2007 and published in the “Nutrition” journal indicated that this amino acid can promote fat loss and improve muscle mass. In the said study, people who drank 1,560 grams of watermelon juice for three weeks increased their arginine levels.
Here’s how you can make your own watermelon smoothie.
Add two cups of frozen cubed watermelons in a blender with a cup of water, a handful of ice and a tablespoon of honey. I also like to add a few mint leaves, but it is up to you if you don’t like to use that. Blend for 20 seconds then serve immediately.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you might have heard of how potent tea is as a weight loss drink. And one type of tea that has been associated with reducing fats in the midsection is peppermint tea.
Peppermint tea has high levels of caffeine and catechins that can increase your body’s temperature and in turn boost metabolism. You can thus speed up your weight loss when you drink more peppermint tea.
Another way that peppermint tea can improve your figure is by suppressing your appetite. Thanks to its strong scent, it can suppress cravings. If you have the so-called sweet tooth, I suggest you drink more peppermint tea.
Drinking this can also help you avoid bloating. It aids the stomach in processing fat so that even high-fat foods such as steaks are digested fast.
If you aren’t a fan of hot tea, then why don’t make your own iced peppermint tea? Like in the other recipes I have shared earlier, preparing iced peppermint tea is very easy. Simply place 1 peppermint tea bag and another regular tea bag in a jug. Add hot water and let it stand for 15 minutes.
Add sugar and orange juice to the tea. Place the beverage in the fridge for 1-2 hours. You can then drink this cold beverage after decorating it with mint sprigs.
Dark chocolate shake
Yes, you read it right—dark chocolate shake can help you trim fats around the midsection. How? By reducing your appetite and preventing you from falling to your cravings!
But because it has around 400 calories, this drink should be treated as a meal and not a snack. I recommend that you have this in the afternoon so that you will be skipping dinner.
Here’s how to make your own dark chocolate shake. You will need these ingredients:
Pineapple juice is as nutritious as any juice can be. But mixing pineapple with flaxseed oil, which is rich in monounsaturated fats, can be good for your weight loss plans. Monounsaturated fats have been linked to increasing metabolism.
Again, this one is very simple. Blend a cup of skim milk with 4 oz. canned pineapple and a handful of ice. Blend until smooth then stir in the flaxseed oil. Drink and enjoy!
These five beverages are guaranteed to help get rid of fats in your belly area. Start making these drinks now and you’ll notice the difference in your midsection after a few weeks.
What do you think of these drinks? Let me know by writing in the comments section below. Or better yet share this post on your social media accounts. Let’s help others shrink their belly, shall we?