Is it possible to drink your way to weight loss? The short answer is yes, though it depends on what you drink, how much you drink, and when you drink it. Keep reading to learn more!
Losing weight can be extremely difficult, especially if you're trying to follow a restrictive diet to reach your goals. These kinds of diets usually demonstrate short-term weight loss but are typically linked to long-term failure. The reason? Restrictive diets are difficult to maintain and understanding why is simple. Eliminating foods from our diets, especially foods we enjoy, creates a negative relationship between what we put on our plates and our bodies.
Who would want to stick with that for very long?
That's why, at FitTrack, we prefer to advocate for lifestyle changes that benefit a person's individual health. Everyone is unique and has to learn to make their own decisions about their health, which is why we created a complementary smart scale app that our users rely on to monitor important health metrics and make informed decisions about their health.
That said, there are some proven practices and weight loss strategies that work for everyone:
Some of these tried and true strategies?
- Reducing or eliminating processed carbs,
- Carefully monitoring added sugar intake,
- And eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.
By following your daily, weekly, and monthly FitTrack Pro reports you can monitor the effects these changes have on your body composition and determine how much they're helping you reach your weight loss goals.
But these strategies, like most diets, tend to place greater emphasis on what we eat and how food affects our bodies. What we tend to discuss less often is how what we drink affects our bodies.
What to Drink & When to Drink it For Weight Loss:
#1. Green Tea
Green tea has been linked to both weight loss and reduced blood pressure. This is likely thanks to the powerful antioxidant punch that the drink offers. These antioxidants not only detoxify and help promote overall positive health, but they also can boost your metabolism and increase the efficiency with which your body burns calories for energy. Enjoy a midafternoon cup for an energy boost, or replace your morning coffee with green tea to unlock the most benefits.
#2. Apple Cider Vinegar
You've probably heard this one before: Take a shot of apple cider vinegar before every meal. Though it may sound too good to be true, there's a reason this is such a popular suggestion. Studies have demonstrated a link to increased metabolism in mice who consumed apple cider vinegar, and people frequently report feeling fuller faster when indulging in a bitter-tasting splash before their meals. Limit yourself to two tablespoons a day and see if this secret works to help you consume fewer calories.
Have you tried this fermented milk drink before? Rich in probiotics, kefir promotes positive gut health and can help you get a good night's sleep and improve athletic performance the following day. Try enjoying a short glass before you go to bed for a week and keep a close eye on your FitTrack Pro report throughout to see if there are any changes in your body.
Last but not least, water is the most overlooked weapon in your arsenal if your goal is to lose weight. Not only will drinking enough water keep you feeling full so that you don't indulge in snacks between meals, but it can also elevate your metabolic rate and increase energy levels throughout the day. By making it a goal to drink more water, you should find yourself unconsciously removing less-healthy drinks like soda from your diet. When to drink it? All the time! Drinking water before a meal will help reduce caloric intake and drinking water throughout the day can also elevate your metabolic rate and increase energy levels throughout the day.
Follow these simple tips and you can start drinking your way to weight loss! Make sure you keep an eye on your FitTrack Pro report, especially your hydration levels, to make sure you're getting an optimal amount of water every day.
Ready to start losing weight efficiently, without using a restrictive diet?