Homemade Drinks to Lose Belly Fat

If you want to lose belly fat, it’s important to choose drinks that are low in calories and carbohydrates. In this article, we will look at some ways to build your immunity by drinking homemade drinks rich in antioxidants to lose belly fat and improve digestion.

Weight loss is manageable with a healthy diet and exercise. However, some people need more to help them achieve their goals. If you want to lose stubborn belly fat fast and safely, you should consider using homemade drinks with lemon water to burn fat and lose weight. This article will share some homemade drinks to lose belly fat.

What Causes Belly Fat?

When you think about belly fat, you probably think of the excess fat stored around your waist. This is true, but it’s not the only type of fat we are talking about.

Belly fat is a combination of visceral and subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat is the dangerous kind that surrounds your internal organs, such as your liver, intestines, and pancreas. Subcutaneous fat is the less dangerous kind that lies between your skin and muscle — this is what most people think of as “belly fat.”

There are many different causes of belly fat. Here’s a list:

Not Eating Enough Food

If you are not eating enough food, your body will store fat as an energy source. This can happen when you’re under stress or not eating enough to maintain a normal weight. It’s a counterintuitive situation, where you can gain instead of lose weight because you are simply not eating enough.

If your stomach is empty for too long, it can have severe adverse impacts on your health. Typically, when you begin a low-fiber diet, it can destabilize the hunger hormones which makes it difficult to manage your eating habits.

Eating Too Much Sugar

Sugar and other refined carbohydrates, like white bread and potatoes, convert into glucose quickly in the body. Glucose is the form of sugar that’s stored as fat.

Adults should consume no more than 25 grams of added sugar per day, which is between 6 to 12 teaspoons for women and 9 to 18 teaspoons for men.

Eating Saturated Fat

Saturated fats in processed foods have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes. They also contribute to unhealthy cholesterol levels in your bloodstream, leading to clogged arteries and other health problems.

Not Exercising Regularly

Exercise increases the number of hormones that regulate appetite and keep fat from being stored. If you don’t exercise regularly, this causes your metabolism to slow down, leading to increased weight over time.

Studies have shown that people with high visceral fat tend to be more sedentary than those with low amounts of visceral fat. People who are most likely to have a high percentage of visceral fat are those who sit at a desk all day or are inactive in general.

An Unhealthy Lifestyle

The most critical factor in preventing belly fat is your lifestyle. It’s not just what you eat or how much you exercise that makes a difference, but also how much sleep you get and how stressed you are.

A Family History of Obesity

A family history of obesity is one of the strongest risk factors for future weight gain. Studies have shown that people with a family history of being overweight are more likely to be overweight.

Your genes have a profound influence on your weight and fat distribution. If you have parents or grandparents who were overweight, you are more likely to be obese.

How to Lose Belly Fat Weight

Burning belly fat is challenging and is one of the most common reasons people give up so easily on a fitness program.

The good news is that burning belly fat is possible, but it takes some work. Here’s how you can ensure you lose weight and that nasty muffin top:

Eat Foods That Are High in Fiber for Weight Loss

Fiber is a carbohydrate that does not break down completely straight directly after a meal. It can stay in your body for hours or even days, providing energy and helping to remove toxins from your system. Great fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, beans, and seeds.

Develop a Workout Plan

Develop a Workout Plan

One of the best ways to lose belly fat is by exercising regularly. Exercise can help control your appetite because working out helps reduce stress hormones in the body, which can affect your appetite. This way, you can burn fat and induce weight loss.

Drink Lots of Water

Drinking plenty of water daily assists with weight loss. This is because it keeps you hydrated and your metabolism running at top speed all day! Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day will help keep you energized throughout the day and maximize fat burn during workouts, so make sure you drink enough water daily!

Some doctors suggest that drinking warm water with a touch of lemon juice on an empty stomach can help cleanse your digestive system and boost metabolism.

Keep Portion Sizes in Check

If you’re trying to lose weight and achieve a flat tummy, the last thing you want to do is eat a big meal that will leave you feeling full and heavy. Eat small portions at regular intervals throughout the day. This will help you feel less hungry between meals and keep your metabolism turning over. It also means you won’t be tempted by high-fat or high-sugary snacks all the time.

If you have time for a snack in the morning or dinner, choose something low in calories and simple to prepare — crackers or nuts are good choices. Also, try adding some pineapple juice or lemon juice for a daily dose of vitamin c. This will help fill you up without adding any extra calories. Moreover, lemon juice can enhance your metabolic rate for fast digestion.

Losing Belly Fat With Homemade Drinks

Reducing belly fat is easy with homemade drinks. A typical fat-loss drink has powerful antioxidants to quickly burn fat inside the stomach.

Begin by selecting a drink that contains only natural ingredients.

For instance, peppermint tea, lemon water, chia lemonade, honey, or citrus fruit juice have several health benefits and they promote fat loss too. So, making them a part of your daily routine can pay off in the long run.

Detox drinks are easy to make and help promote a healthy lifestyle. Since they are all-natural, they don’t have any side effects either. Smoothies are delicious and make you feel good after drinking them. If you want to lose belly fat and get a flat stomach, try adding some fruit and vegetables to your smoothie so that it is more nutritious and beneficial for your health and body shape.

Here are some homemade fat-burning drink options to lose belly fat:

The Fabulous Four Detox Drink

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ⅛ cup warm water

Directions:

1. In a small jar, mix all the ingredients, then add the warm water. Once you have mixed the ingredients, add honey to enhance the taste. Honey is also ideal for promoting weight loss and burn fat in obese people.

Apple cider vinegar includes acetic acid, which multiple animal studies have demonstrated can minimize belly fat accumulation for weight loss.

Vitamin C has an inverse relationship with the fat in the body, in that a vitamin C deficiency can prevent weight loss. So always make sure you are getting enough vitamin C in your diet on a regular basis.

Green Tea Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 2 tsp loose green tea leaves 
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)

Directions:

1. Steep green tea into hot water for approximately twenty minutes.
2. Add the juice of the lemon.

3. Place the mix in the refrigerator and chill the juice for five minutes. If desired, add ice to the drink just before serving. You can also add some cinnamon powder to enhance the taste.

Green tea includes caffeine and epigallocatechin gallate, an antioxidant (EGCG). They both stimulate the metabolism. Catechin may aid in the loss of abdominal fat.

Kefir & Flaxseed Fat Burning Drink (Boost your probiotics with soluble fiber)

Ingredients:

  • ½ tsp kefir grains
  • 2 cups fresh milk (organic)
  • Flaxseeds for serving 

Directions:

1. Fill the jar with milk to about 4 cm below the top of the jar.
2. Add kefir grains to the milk and allow to ferment for 18-24 hours on the counter. 
3. When the milk thickens this means that it is now fermented kefir.
4. If you can’t strain it right away, put it in the fridge to avoid further fermentation, and strain it anytime during the next 48 hours.
5. You can strain it using a sieve or strainer, and make sure to save your kefir grains for your next fermentation.
6. To serve mix in some flaxseed to boost the flavor.

The Lactobacillus family, particularly Lactobacillus gasseri, has been demonstrated to be effective in reducing abdominal fat. These fat burning agents include Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus amylovorus, and Lactobacillus gasseri.

Over five years, an increase in soluble fiber consumption of 10 grams can prevent a 3.7% expansion of abdominal fat.

The viscosity of soluble fibers in flaxseed is connected with their capacity to influence insulin metabolism and postprandial glucose levels. They may also contribute to a feeling of satiety (fullness) and contribute to positive glycemic responses. That’s why it’s a great fat-burning drink to prepare at home with minimal ingredients.

Conclusion

The best way to lose weight is to make healthy food choices. This is why there are so many different ways for people to lose weight and cut body fat. You may choose to eat a low-fat or low-calorie diet, but the key is ensuring you eat the right foods in the right amount and that at least ten percent of your daily calories come from fruits and vegetables. Some juices work better if you drink them on an empty stomach. These lifestyle changes will improve digestion and boost your metabolism.

A homemade fat-burning drink has powerful capabilities to kick-start your weight loss journey and melt belly fat. A smoothie is a good option if you want a refreshing drink and you’ll always feel good after drinking it. Now that you know how to make homemade drinks to lose belly fat, you can kickstart your weight loss goals today.

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Doctor Adil Maqbool
MD

Dr. Adil MBBS is an experienced medical writer and has successfully delivered various scientific meetings and materials. Combined with a passion for writing, he has honed a well-rounded perspective on the scientific knowledge that applies to his clients’ needs. He is passionate about using scientific storytelling to inspire change in clinical practice and improve the quality of patient care.

Zeynep Dietitian
Dietitian

Zeynep is a Dietitian and holds B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has a wide range of experience with patients, particularly in alternative medicine, oncology nutrition, hospital dietitian, neurological disease, and bariatric field.