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What drinks are good for weight loss?

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated as every cell in your body needs water to function properly. To keep your body running efficiently, it’s best to drink water, plain tea, fruit tea or coffee (all without added sugar) compared to fizzy drinks or drinks with added sugar.

Drinks for weight loss

If you’re looking for something to support your weight loss, then there are weight loss teas, coffees, drinks and smoothies that can help you to drop the pounds. As with any weight loss journey, it’s always best to follow the instructions for new products, read reviews from trusted sources, do plenty of research and ask a pharmacist, your GP or a nutritionist for any weight loss advice. There is no quick fix to lose weight, and any new products, such as drinks and supplements, should be incorporated into other healthy lifestyle changes such as a nutritious diet and regular exercise.

Weight loss coffee

If you’re looking to try weight loss coffee, something like the Skinny Coffee Club range might be for you. Enjoyed just like your morning coffee in a cafetière, the all-natural blend contains garcinia cambogia, green coffee, green tea extract, Siberian ginseng and a shot of superfood spirulina. It is recommended that a healthy meal plan is eaten alongside the weight loss coffee programme for best results. According to a survey conducted by Skinny Coffee Club, 92% of people looked and felt thinner, with 94% losing weight at a faster rate. There are many weight loss coffees on the market so it is best to find one that suits you and always read the instructions and reviews.

Weight loss tea

If you are more of a tea drinker, there are also a whole range of weight loss teas on the market. For example, the Miss Fit Skinny Tea range offers a 14 day “teatox” which is formulated with a blend of 10 natural ingredients that traditionally have been used to assist with weight reduction, increasing energy and improving skin. Miss Fit Skinny Tea is not a meal replacement and you must eat regular, healthy meals and drink plenty of water alongside. This laxative-free tea, in particular features the likes of jasmine, fennel, lemongrass, green tea, chamomile and hibiscus, though the most common ingredient for weight loss teas is green tea.

Detox tea

If you love tea and are looking to relax and rest your body, a detox tea might be for you. Bringing together a balanced lifestyle, healthy diet, plenty of sleep and a purifying, caffeine-free herbal tea can make you feel relaxed, revitalised and rejuvenated. Different teas have different health benefits; for example peppermint and ginger teas can aid digestion whilst camomile is said to help soothe you to sleep. The Oteas night time cleanse has been carefully blended with natural ingredients to help your body get a healthy sleep and all important rest you deserve. Made up of honey bush, rose hip, linden flowers, sumac verbena, lime leaves, spearmint, sweet orange peel, and sunflower petals, the brand has an emphasis on enhancing those “me time” moments.

Weight loss drinks

If your goal is weight loss, then there are drinks on the market that can help with this. Slim Sip, for example, is made up of glucomannan, also known as konjac or KGM, which is a soluble fibre.* When mixed with water, it works by gently expanding your stomach to help promote the feeling of “fullness.” Consumption of 3g glucomannan per day is proven to help weight management/loss and cholesterol management as part of a calorie controlled diet.** Working in a similar way, some weight loss drinks contain garcinia cambogia.

Weight loss smoothies

When you’re looking to lose weight, it’s a great idea to get lots of fresh fruit, vegetables into your diet for essential vitamins and natural dietary fibre. A quick and easy way to do this is to make breakfast smoothies or juices, with weighed out portions within your desired calorie limit. To avoid having too much sugar, try vegetables in your smoothies such as spinach, kale and beetroot. Or if you’re looking to keep fuller for longer, you might way to add protein powder or slow release grains such as oats to your blender. 

What is the best tea for weight loss?

If you’re looking for natural tea that could boost your weight loss then green tea could be for you. Renowned for centuries for being rich in antioxidants including catechin and caffeine, which are thought to help the body burn more calories and speed up your metabolism.

Do weight loss drinks have a laxative effect?

Not all weight loss drinks contain laxatives and there are laxative free options. However if you are sensitive to caffeine it can sometimes have a laxative effect, so it may be best to look into other weight loss alternatives.

Can I just drink weight loss drinks as a meal replacement? 

No, only drinking weight loss drinks will not give your body the nourishment it needs. Cutting back on calories and essential nutrients will have a detrimental effect on your body and may even damage your metabolism. If you are on a weight loss drink program, you must also eat regular meals, try and get into a good sleep pattern and find a form of exercise to suit you.

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