According to Lisa Young, Ph.D., RDN, author of Finally Full, Finally Slim, a nutritionist in private practice, and member of our Medical Expert Board, green tea helps boost metabolism, which is essential for weight loss. Catechins, antioxidants that burn fat, are also found green tea.
While discussing green tea, let's discuss matcha. "While matcha tea has been shown to promote fat burning, this skinny iced matcha green tea latte may have an additional advantage for your waistline since it also doubles as an ultra-satisfying weight loss secret weapon," The Nutrition Twins®, Tammy and Lyssie Lakatos, tell Eat This, Not That!
Warm water with lemon is a great detox drink. "Antioxidants and pectin fibers give lemon many benefits," says Young. Soluble pectin fibers are present in most fruits and vegetables, including lemon. This drink is hydrating, calorie-free, and may help remove toxins, making it ideal for weight loss."
"While morning sweet drinks are notorious for packing on the pounds, sipping this soothing, slightly sweet, satisfying golden milk can help avert cravings in just 40 calories," The Nutrition Twins say. Plus, only takes five minutes to make, making it a breeze for hectic mornings.
Ginger tea is another great morning drink for speedy weight loss. Young says this warm, soothing drink helps calm an upset stomach without calories! Also, your waistline will benefit. "A study found that ginger tea can reduce body weight and waist-to-hip ratio
Cucumber mint water can help you lose weight and stay hydrated while resembling a spa experience. "Infusing water with mint and cucumber supports weight loss and digestion
Fenugreek water suppresses hunger and fills you up, helping you lose weight. One study found that fenugreek fiber at breakfast reduced midday calorie consumption and increased fullness.
If you drink coffee black (or with minimal plant-based or skim milk), you won't gain weight and can lose weight faster. "Research has found that caffeinated coffee can reduce caloric intake and boost metabolism," say The Nutrition Twins. "One study found that caffeinated coffee drinkers consumed significantly fewer calories than non-caffeinated drinkers."
This refreshing morning sip hydrates you instantly. The Nutrition Twins' raspberry ginger lime water infusion helps control appetites and prevent you from mistaking thirst for hunger.
Olipop is another Nutrition Twins-recommended morning drink for quick weight loss. "Olipop's 35–45 calories and 4–5 grams of sugar satisfy morning sweet drink demands. Nine grams of prebiotic fiber improve regularity and help drive waste out of the colon, helping you lose weight and have a flat tummy rapidly.