The journey of losing weight is the journey of hardships. And after all the diet and exercise we do, there is always a stubborn piece of belly fat and love handles that don’t seem to go away.
Fortunately, there is a simpler way to trim off that bit of undesired fat. Here we are sharing some simple and easily available beverages that you can have before you hit the bed, so that these drinks can get to the work of burning the midnight fat, so to speak.
#1 Grape Juice
According to a study published in 2015 International Journal of Obesity, grape juice is one of the most powerful drinks to reduce weight. It is packed with antioxidants that convert calorie-storing white fat into calorie-burning brown fat.
Contrary to popular beliefs, milk can help in weight reduction and control. Milk is loaded with the amino acid tryptophan which decreases cortisol levels to fight belly fat. Also, tryptophan is converted into melatonin which is the natural sleepy hormone and helps you have a deep and satisfying sleep.
Soy milk and almond milk are also rich in tryptophan, making them perfect alternatives to regular milk.
#3 Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is great in so many ways. In addition to improved glucose control that helps in weight loss, chamomile tea is a natural relaxant that calms the nerves and settles the stomach. Make sure your bedtime cup of chamomile tea is caffeine-free.
Water is literally the best beverage on Earth. It has zero calories, and drinking water an hour before sleep gives you a deep restorative sleep. Research has shown that having a good night’s restorative sleep is linked to hormone balance, reduced hunger levels, and weight loss. Although, make sure you don’t drink water immediately before sleep since that can lead you to waking up in the night to pee.
#5 Soy Protein Shake
Having a protein-rich drink before sleep promotes muscle rebuilding during the night. It is a proven fact that more muscle mass helps in burning more calories. It reduces hunger and cravings, and also changes your hormones responsible for appetite and weight.
#6 Warm Water + Cinnamon + Honey
Warm water when combined with cinnamon, detoxifies your body and helps in boosting the metabolism. Cinnamon helps in controlling the level of blood sugar and contains flavonoids that prevent fat accumulation. You can also add lemon juice and ginger to enhance its powers.
#7 Soaked Fenugreek Water
Fenugreek seeds have been known since ancient times to help in losing weight. Fenugreek helps generate heat in the body to aid in calorie burning. It also comes with antacids that strengthens the digestive system and controls hunger. Best way to have fenugreek water is to add crushed seeds to boiled water, let it steep for 3 minutes and then strain the seeds out. You should drink it at least half an hour before bedtime.
#8 Ginger + Lemon Juice
Lemon has been used for weight loss since the beginning of time. It detoxifies the body and helps in increasing metabolism. Combined with the properties of ginger that boost immunity, lemon juice makes a super combination that will go double ka-pow on your excess fat.
#9 Cucumber Juice
Cucumber juice is a low-calorie super drink for night-time. It is loaded with dietary fibers and high in water-content to keep you hydrated and feel full for longer. It boosts metabolism to help in burning the calories faster. While making cucumber juice mix it with water, and add a teeny bit of ginger to spice it up.
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