If I’d known these drinks before.. I would have drank my way to weight loss. I’ve only recently realized the SIGNIFICANT roles of detox drinks and teas when it comes to losing weight. These are the secrets coming from models and celebrities who use such drinks to stay fit. I have personally tested two of these drinks and I HIGHLY recommend them.
They not only help you lose weight, but also speed up the metabolism. So let’s have a look at them…
FUN FACT: Studies show that prolonged hours of sitting can prevent fat and sugars from being metabolized which can potentially result in cardiovascular diseases. (more…)
I was 13 when I actually started drinking green tea. I had all sorts of problems like acne, being over weight, ‘pregnant’ belly.. you name it and I probably had it! And right now I am 21 years old so literally I’ve been drinking green tea CONSISTENTLY for 8 years and I’ll tell you about all the magical things GREEN TEA has done for me.
FUN FACT: Green tea contains an active ingredient called ‘Catechin‘ which helps speed up the body’s metabolism and hence lose weight.
I have been trying out this detox water for a few weeks now and let me tell you how AMAZING it is!!! It is easy to make and you don’t need any weird ingredients. Detox water helps in getting rid of the toxins from your liver and melt all the fat. Doesn’t that sound lovely… So if you have that little pooch in your lower belly or in my case.. a pregnant-like belly (sorry for TMI), this is perfect to kick-start your metabolism, give a boost of energy and refresh your morning. I started noticing results in only10 days. Now that’s an elixir of life for me because I have been constantly looking for something to slim down my belly area and nothing has worked better than this so far. Read more to get your belly slim and healthy… All You Need: 3 slices of cucumber Half a lemon or lime 1/2 tbsp grated Ginger 3-4 Mint leaves 1/2 tbsp honey
The cucumber slices should be as thin as possible so it can add more flavour to the water.
Squeeze the lemon juice in your cup. I also add one more slice of lemon just because it looks nice in my cup and adds colour… I know it doesn’t matter but hey.. it makes the drink look more refreshing and summer-y.
Ginger is the main ingredient here because it really boosts your metabolism up for the day. Grate the ginger and add it in your cup.
Mint leaves add the most refreshing flavour to the drink so just add the leaves in your cup. It doesn’t matter if they are frozen or fresh.
Now add water to fill your cup. The water should be approximately 200-300 ml.
Add honey after adding the water and stir it all up.
I prepare this detox drink just before I go to sleep and put it in the refrigerator overnight. Then I just drink it up in the morning. You can also make it in the morning and add some ice cubes but who has time in the morning. I drink this first thing in the morning and I keep a 15-20 mins gap before eating my breakfast. In those 15-20 mins I finish doing my make-up or hair for the day.
You can also fill this water in a bottle and bring it to your workplace or if you are travelling around constantly. I would love to just pull out this bottle on a hot summer day. In Ayurveda the ginger is said to ignite the fire (not literally of course) for better digestion and a healthy gut. It increases the digestive juices and improves absorption of the nutrients in your body. Honey cleanses the gut and adds sweetness to conceal the taste of ginger. Mint contains a lot of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants to improve your digestive power. Also it tastes good in the water. Lemon and cucumber maintains your metabolism throughout the whole day. On the days I have this detox drink, I feel like my energy levels are much higher and this makes sense because if your metabolism is higher then you will feel much more energetic. I also get more appetite since the metabolism has increased, I feel hungry more often. Who doesn’t like eating food constantly..
But of course you have to eat healthy and clean. You can indulge in junk food for a day or two in a week keeping it to a minimum quantity but if you eat nachos with extra cheese everyday then you can’t expect effective results. My belly is almost flat now and it’s been 3 weeks that I am on this detox. Although I wasn’t consistent with it because of some travelling but even though I didn’t keep it up everyday, it has given me an amazing result. Now my travelling days are over so I have been consistent with it lately. I have tried detox drinks before but this one was the most effective with noticeable results.