Dieting can prove challenging, especially when we need to make it through the holiday season without overeating. If you need to watch your waistline and want some extra help, don’t believe you have to go it alone—a ton of helpful drinks can help you burn off some excess stomach fat while providing a refreshing change of pace to your day. Plus, you probably already have some of these drinks in your fridge or cabinet, so there’s no excuse to not indulge in these top-notch drinks that melt belly fat, which can help you meet your weight loss goals.
We still haven’t found a “miracle drink” that can instantaneously shave off the pounds, but a handful of beverage options can help you burn off belly fat, especially when you pair them with a typical diet and exercise regimen. These 13 drinks, assembled with the help of a wide slew of nutrition specialists, won’t give you a flat stomach overnight, but by indulging in them a bit more frequently, you can help shave inches off your waist and undo any damage the seasonal feasting might have caused.
Find the top 13 drinks that can help trim your waistline below, and for even more healthy tips, be sure to check out Eating Habits to Lose Abdominal Fat As You Age, Say Dietitians.
Green tea already starts many of our mornings right, and now we can take extra pleasure knowing that the tea helps us shave off the pounds. For a refreshing, crisp way to lose some inches off your stomach, make sure to add some green tea to your daily routine.
Here are 7 Amazing Benefits of Drinking Green Tea.
If you don’t fancy yourself much of a tea person, you might find a fun middle ground in kombucha.
“Kombucha is a potent source of probiotics, which help to support your healthy gut bacteria and reduce overall inflammation,” says Kelly Springer, MS, RD, CDN and national spokesperson for Kelly’s Choice.
The drink that typically combines black tea, fruit, and spices can get anyone excited and its tart, the refreshing taste makes it a pleasure to drink.
For an extra boost to your weight loss journey, check out these 11 healthiest drinks for weight loss.
“[Protein water] is perfect for throwing in gym bags after workouts, easier and less messy than making protein shakes and is low calorie,” says Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, and nutrition science liaison for Protein2o. “Protein promotes muscle protein synthesis, [helping] you feel satiated and props up your immune system.”
If you haven’t tried protein water but love the effects of protein shakes, this drink can change the way you hydrate. Give yourself an extra boost when you need it while shaving down your belly width with any fitness fan’s secret weapon.
Just make sure to be careful of your protein intake! Here’s The Scary Thing That Happens When You Eat Too Much Protein.
Start your day with some extra pep and burn some fat from your stomach the best way possible. A cup of coffee can do wonders for our health, and the experts now believe it can help trim our waistlines in the process.
“Due to [coffee] containing caffeine, [it] accelerates your metabolism allowing you to burn more fat.” says Dr. Nikola Djordjevic, MD, GP, family doctor and medical advisor at HealthCareers.
“Black tea is good too, as it contains flavonoids and caffeine that boost your metabolism and digestion,” says Dr. Djordjevic.