I am sure you have heard that to Lose Belly Fat, drinking water is one of the best ways to achieve weight loss.
Water is a gift from “Mother Nature” to Humanity.
Water, and I know you will agree, can be so refreshing but Boring.
We only have one type of water.
Well yes and no, what we can do is spice things up just a little, so you can have some variety.
What I have found for you are 7 Variants of water that will help in the fight against Belly Fat.
You should also look at what other benefits come from drinking water and how the scientific community looks at how drinking water helps lose belly fat.
In this article, you will find that you can drink water all day but with a Twist
What Do We Have in Store for You?
Lets Have a Look
- Water and Lemon
- Water and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Carbonated Water
- Cumin Water
- Protein Water
- Fruit Infused water
We Will Examine Each One of Them to See Where You can Benefit
“Water and Lemon“
I would imagine this is what most households will do when they are looking for a Refreshing Drink, as a replacement to Soda drinks that are rich in sugar.
When you have water with lemon this can stimulate fullness, support hydration, boost digestion and increase weight loss.
However, water with lemon is no better than your normal water when you are trying to lose belly fat.
In any case, it is easy to make and be used as a low-calorie replacement for higher-calorie beverages. On top of that, it is very- tasty.
Chad Walding, a health coach, ISSA sports nutrition specialist and, founder of NativePath says, “The soluble fiber in lemons kick-starts the digestive system and assists with breaking down and absorbing nutrients from food.
“Water and Apple Cider Vinegar” (ACV)
Having a health start in the morning will set you up for the rest of the day, I recommend that you ditch the Coffee.
I hear you, DITCH the Coffee, he must be mad.
Mad I may be but I propose that you have Water with Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) .
You just add a tablespoon of ACV into a glass of water.
Best drunk first thing in the morning to help burn belly fat.
We know that 100 grams of apple cider vinegar can have around about 22 calories, which means it gives you a low-calorie drink that can help boost weight loss.
A recent study from Uchigaco Medicine showed a Group study showed the group that received ACV lost an average of 8.8lbs over 12 weeks.
Whilst the group that receive no ACV lost only 5lbs over the same 12 weeks,
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that acetic acid present in ACV leaves you feeling fuller for longer, thereby, preventing you from overeating or cravings.
This will help you eat fewer calories and lead to actual kilos lost on the scale.
Studies recommend that apple cider vinegar helps stabilize blood sugar levels, especially after eating a meal high in carbohydrates.
Chad Waldin, a health coach, ISSA sports nutrition specialist and, founder of NativePath says, studies show apple cider vinegar improves digestion, enhances detoxification, reduces heartburn, and aids in weight loss.
What is Carbonated water? Quite Simple, we have water charged with carbon dioxide gas under pressure to produce a bubbly drink.
Other names are Sparkling water, soda water, club soda, seltzer water, and fizzy water.
Carbonated water has benefits for digestion.
It helps to boost your metabolism for faster weight loss, increase feelings of fullness, and reduce constipation.
Naturally helps your body release fat cells for water weight loss
“Carbonated water contains zero calories and zero sugar, making it a great alternative to traditional sugar-sweetened sparkling beverages like soda,” explains Mackenzie Burges.
A Colorado-based registered dietitian nutritionist and recipe developer at CheerfulChoices.com.
While carbonated water itself is not directly linked to shedding pounds, Burgess notes that overall hydration plays a key role in promoting weight loss.
“Try adding fruit, mint, or a squeeze of lemon to naturally flavor your sparkling beverage,” she suggests.
Cumin water is said to aid digestion and improve bowel movement it also produces enzymes that help deconstruct sugars, fats and, carbohydrates that keep the gut healthy.
It has been found, Cumin water contains antioxidants vitamins, and minerals, which facilitate digestion.
A healthy digestive system is a key to losing weight efficiently. Better digestion further helps in improving the digestion rate, leading to weight loss.
Drinking Cumin water can help with constipation, diarrhea and is very beneficial to clean toxic elements from the body. Read more
“This may sound strange, but it is quite delicious and has major fat-burning benefits,” says Trisha Best, a registered dietitian with Balance One.
In regard to weight, it helps the body’s cells respond to glucose and insulin, which aids in keeping blood sugar stabilized.
Its anti-inflammatory properties can also reduce weight by removing non-fat sources of pounds.
Consistent, long-term use of cumin water may aid in decreasing fat deposits throughout the body by regulating insulin.
When the cells absorb too much glucose the body converts it to fat. Adequate insulin can mitigate this occurrence.”
Protein Water is becoming very popular among the fitness community. Considering that protein can increase satiety, help build lean muscle and, aid weight loss.
“It’s widely understood that a high protein diet can aid weight loss because protein promotes satiety.
Also, is the most thermodynamically active macro nutrient,” says Silvia Carli. A registered dietitian with 1AND1 Life.
She notes that protein waters can be an addition for those who struggle to meet their protein intake via whole foods.
“They are low in calories and boosted with vitamins and minerals,” she adds. Carli says to avoid brands that list artificial coloring or added sugars on the ingredient labels.
She also stresses: “If you can meet your increased protein needs through whole foods, those are to be preferred.
What exactly is, Infused water, also known as detox water, fruit-flavored water or, fruit-infused water, and will generally be a mixture of herbs, vegetables and, fruit soaked in a jug of water.
Infused water has the satisfaction of being flavorsome.
It also has no calories, making it a tool in your strive to lose weight and gain better health.
Fruit-infused water is the perfect substitute for a high-calorie, high-sugar beverage, says Allison Gregg, a clinical dietitian with Mayo Clinic.
She adds that high-calorie and high-sugar beverages add up quickly as the calorie content can easily exceed your meal calorie content.
If you are bored with drinking plain water why not try keeping a pitcher of water in the fridge and adding some lemons, oranges, blueberries, or strawberries.
Doing this can also be a helpful way to make sure you are staying hydrated.
Water, good old plain water out of the Tap filtered or non-filtered what more can say.
You cannot beat “Mother Nature”.
A person may think that they are hungry when in fact they are thirsty.
Water can help to take up space in the stomach, leading to a feeling of fullness and reducing hunger.
When the stomach senses that it is full, it sends signals to the brain to stop eating
Drinking a glass of water before reaching for something to eat can help to curb unnecessary snacking.
In a 2014 study, 50 overweight females drank 500 milliliters (ml) of water 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in addition to their regular water consumption, for 8 consecutive weeks. For the results please click on the (ncbi.nlm)
Acacia Wright, a registered dietitian in Denver, explains that most of us are chronically under-hydrated and completely unaware of it, yet water is one of the most critical nutrients we can consume.
“It serves as a medium for most enzymatic and chemical reactions in the body, especially metabolic reactions involved in energy production,” she says.
Not only is water needed for proper digestion, absorption and the transportation of nutrients in our body, but it also helps remove waste and promotes regularity decreasing your chance of constipation and bloating.
“Water also acts as a natural appetite suppressant,” says Wright
Well there you have it, 7 different ways in which you can drink water.
Water can be very helpful for weight loss.
It is 100% calorie-free, helps you burn more calories and, may even suppress your appetite when consumed before meals.
The benefits are better when you replace sugary beverages with water.
This is an easy way to cut back on sugar and calories.
However, keeping in mind that you will have to do a lot more than drink water if you need to lose a significant amount of weight.
Water is just one piece of the puzzle
I hope this article was helpful. If you have had any experience with any of the above or any advice as to which one you’d suggest, I’d love to know!
Also, any questions or comments, please let me know.
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