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3 drinks that will make you lose more weight than Water and Lemon

Published In: 14 Oct 2016

For many people, starting their day with a glass of water and lemon has become just as important as a religious rite. These people do this every morning because they are trying to lose weight fast.

The bad news? The Dieticians say that water with lemon will not help to magically make you lose weight. In fact, no drink itself is a potential killer of fat. But there are a few drinks that, when combined with a healthy lifestyle, can actually aid weight loss, giving a boost to weight loss.

What are the drinks that help weight loss?

1. COFFEE

Call it energy drink, coffee is in fact the perfect natural energy: Research shows that drinking two or three cups of coffee before a workout can stimulate the body to work harder and longer, also raises the body temperature and therefore increases the burning of calories.

A study has shown that the intake of caffeine before exercise can increase the number of repetitions by 20%.

But remember: this is true if you drink black coffee and with cream or sugar, if you do not like the bitter coffee then you'll have to use sweeteners such as stevia. Adding cream, milk and sugar is the fastest way to undo the benefits of your prolonged training helped by the action of coffee.

2. ICE COLD WATER

Exchange squeeze of lemon for a handful of ice may be the best choice to help you lose weight: Cold drinks cause the body to consume more energy to maintain its internal temperature of 37 degrees.

This means that three portions of 682ml of ice cold water in a day can help the body burn up to 100 calories, says Mitzi Dulan, nutritionist for the Kansas City Royals and the author of The Diet Pinterest.

3. GREEN TEA

Green tea is not only calorie-free, but can also help you burn fat and contribute to weight loss. In one study, participants who drank four cups of green tea daily for two months lost an average of about 6 pounds more than those who drank other teas, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Therefore, green tea is the most suitable beverage for those who want to lose weight.

Another study conducted in 2013 by the European Journal of Nutrition found that regular green tea drinkers weigh less and have smaller hips. (Scientists speculate that this effect is given by the combination of antioxidants, catechins and caffeine content in green tea).