Some people have a higher preponderance to accumulate fat in the belly region even if they exercise regularly and have a controlled and healthy diet. And this is far from being just an aesthetic problem. Fat in the abdominal area has its dangers, as some researchers linked it to health issues like diabetes (type 2) and heart disease.
There are a few tricks that you can try to combine with your workout plan and diet if you are facing this specific problem. For instance, you can include on your diet fat-burning drinks. These are beverages that are known to boost your metabolism and fight against located fat. They can help you achieve your fat loss goals faster. We’ll show you what some of those drinks are. This will be even more effective if you have the habit of drinking sugary drinks (and yes, fruit juice is included!) – just replace them with the drinks listed below.
But keep in mind that you won’t lose your belly fat in just a week. This is a gradual process which implies religiously sticking to a healthy and well-balanced diet. Any slip can mean the return of that annoying belly fat – then you are back to square one.
1. Apple cider vinegar
This is a great juice that can be freshly made and whose properties help keep your stomach pH levels balanced. It functions as a natural medicine for bacteria-causing diarrhea and intestinal spasms, for example, and it also suppresses the appetite. All this makes apple cider vinegar a great ally in the fight against belly fat. It is recommended to drink this mixed with warm water in the morning.
There are a variety of teas that are known to help with the weight loss process. We will present you with four different options so you can choose according to your own taste.
Ginger and lime tea: Ginger is well-known for its health benefits. Recent studies revealed that it could also work effectively against obesity. But ginger has a very specific taste that is not easy to become fond of. That’s why we suggest adding some lime and maybe a tiny bit of honey. Drink this before going to bed to help your body absorb nutrients, or in between meals to help with digestion and alleviate stomach discomfort. Please note that improper digestion is one of the major causes of belly fat.
Dandelion tea: This tea will help you lose your water weight by acting as a natural diuretic. If you are feeling bloated, dandelion is a great option. But be aware that it won’t make you lose your body fat, so you will most likely gain all your weight back as soon as you drink water again.
Green tea: Green tea is loaded with antioxidants. These specific antioxidants found in green tea are called catechins, and they are known to prevent cell damage. According to some studies, catechins not only increase the release of fat from cells located in the belly region, but they also help the liver’s ability to burn fat. And it’s not just that: green tea can improve blood flow, prevent heart issues and help reduce bad cholesterol.
It’s an amazing drink that tastes good at any time of the day.
Green tea also contains caffeine, but don’t worry because it’s definitely not enough to keep you up at night (about 15mg per 100ml). Unless you have very little tolerance to caffeine.
Peppermint tea: this tea works great in preventing the accumulation of fat in the stomach area by helping you properly digest food and process belly fat. Its health benefits rival those of the green tea, with a much more refreshing flavor. Some people also argue that peppermint tea can relieve headaches, reduce stress, help with digestion and boost immunity. Besides, after you finish your drink, you will have that fresh menthol breath.
3. Celery juice
Just like dandelion tea, celery juice acts as a natural diuretic so it could be of great help if you suffer from water retention. Some Celery juice recipes suggest adding ginger root for its fat-burning characteristics, thus doubling its benefits.
Drinking a glass before dinner will suppress your appetite and make you eat less – and consume fewer calories. In the fight against belly fat, every calorie reduction counts!
4. Lemon drink
When it comes to fruits, lemons are some of the best sources of antioxidants. If for some reason you don’t enjoy drinking plain water all the time, try adding a few slices of lemon to it – don’t add any sugar, lemon water is not lemonade. Lemon water is tasty and low-caloric, improves your digestion and helps boost your metabolism rate. This means that your body will burn more calories, which is great news if you’re trying to lose some belly fat.
Lastly, remember the importance of drinking water. It will definitely help you lose weight and body fat because if you drink water regularly throughout the day, you will feel less hungry and eat a lot less. It’s a great technique that will help you with other body functions.
Please take into consideration that for some people losing fat in the midsection could be a real nightmare. That is because things like metabolism rate and genetics play a key role in the accumulation of fat. Do not despair: you might need an extremely rigorous plan and even then, it might take longer, but you will get there if you are persistent enough.