Belly fat is like the unwelcome guest who comes over unannounced and then refuses to leave. As easily as it comes, shedding it is nothing short of a task. Crash diets, exercises, you have tried it all, and yet it is stubbornly sitting in your belly. Will a couple of morning drinks be able to eliminate it? Let’s find out.
Living rent-free in our bodies, belly fat is that one of those firm fats that’s only hard to burn down, but it only keeps adding. Before you know, you have love handles that ain’t going away. We never get to know when it arrives, but once it starts showing a visible difference to our body is when all our SOS alarms go off! And then begins the journey of burning those fats. While burning fat is always a comnination of physical movement and diets, you have to remember that the liquid portion in your diet contributes a great deal too. Instead of just drinking water, add these belly fat-burning morning drinks to your daily diet to start seeing a difference.
Morning drinks that will aid your fat-burning journey:
Warm water with lime and honey
This is the oldest trick, or drink in this case, in the book and millions of people swear by it. Let’s be honest, we have all done this at some point in our lives but probably stopped due to whatever number of reasons.
Lemon is loaded with antioxidants. When you squeeze the juice of half a lemon into warm water, you get a glass full of those antioxidants and pectin fibres that not only aid in burning fat but also flushes out toxins from the body. Add a dash of honey to it for taste and its healthy fats and you have the perfect, easy morning drink. Drink it on an empty stomach at least 20 minutes before breakfast for best results.
Cumin or jeera needs no introduction. It is a staple spice in all Indian households, used to add a punch of flavour to most Indian dishes. But did you know this spice has magic properties too?
Jeera packs in loads of benefits. It is very low in calories, has detoxifying properties, regulates blood sugar levels in the body, reduces bad cholesterol and leads to better metabolism. With all these qualities, your body burns fat faster, when you have a glass of hot jeera water first thing in the morning. For best results, you can add this to your daily diet 2-3 times a day after meals.
To make jeera water, you need to soak a teaspoon of jeera in a glass of water overnight, boil it in the morning and have it while it’s hot. Or you can also boil the jeera in water for 10 to 15 minutes and strain and drink it if you forget to soak it at night. You can add a dash of lime for better taste. It will only add to the benefits of this magical morning drink.
Just like jeera, fennel or saunf is a wonder ingredient. Fennel is, in fact, famously known to treat indigestion problems and a bloated stomach.
Fennels are rich sources of antioxidants, minerals and fibres, all of which contribute to fat loss. Fibres help you stay full for a longer time, which reduces your cravings to binge on unhealthy food, thus leading to portion control. It also removes the toxins from your body when you drink fennel water regularly, which also leads to fat burning.
Unlike jeera, you do not need to boil the fennel water. Just soak a teaspoon of fennel in hot water overnight, and drink it first thing in the morning without having to reheat it. Or you can have it the other way too, as shown in the video. For best results, you can have it two to three times a day.
Next on the list of super spices is cinnamon. While you can whip up a world of recipes from cinnamon, you can also burn your stubborn belly fat with this magical morning drink of cinnamon and water. This is why a lot of people aff cinnamon to their regular morning tea as well.
With tonnes of health benefits and antimicrobial properties, cinnamon makes for a good fat burning ingredient. It also boosts metabolism and keeps your insulin levels in check. We could go on and on about the health benefits of cinnamon, but here’s just what you need to do.
You can either use whole cinnamon sticks or cinnamon powder for this recipe. Boil a glass of water for about 10 minutes with a cinnamon stick or a pinch of cinnamon powder. Let it cool for a while till it becomes lukewarm. Add in honey to it and drink it on an empty stomach. You can also have it between meals and at night before going to bed so that your body burns fat even while you are sleeping.
Amla juice and warm water
Amla’s not so high on taste, but with the tremendous amount of health benefits it brings along with it, amla juice is the perfect way to start your morning.
Amla has a rich content of chromium which helps reduce bad cholesterol. It is anti-ageing, helps in digestion, and reduces the risk of getting heart diseases, among many others. With better digestion and better bowel movement, your metabolism will boost up, thus eventually leading to the burning of belly fat.
To make this morning drink, you can either use store-bought amla juice or grind a handful of amla and curry leaves in your grinder really well. Then dilute it with a glass of lukewarm water and drink it on an empty stomach for maximum benefits.
Ginger is a plant that doubles up as a spice and a must-have ingredient in all Indian households. In fact, there are a lot of vegetarian dishes that entirely depend on ginger as the hero ingredient.
But how does ginger help in burning belly fat? Ginger is high in two compounds called zingerone and shogaols that lead to burning stubborn belly fat when consumed regularly. You also have to stick to a healthy, nutritious diet and a consistent workout routine to get effective results.
You can simply chop or grate an inch of ginger into water and boil. You can also add ginger to your regular morning tea or dip a bag of ginger tea in boiling water. Make sure not to add any sugar to it, if you want the best results from this drink.
The best thing about all these morning drinks is that they are super easy to make. You will not have to go through a whole extra routine of 15 or 30 minutes to make yourself a fat-burning morning drink. These are non-fussy and get ready in no time. Drinkt hem hot for best results. So which one are you choosing?
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: There are a bunch of drinks that aid in burning belly fat. Some of them would be ginger tea, jeera (cumin) water, cinnamon water, warm water with lemon and honey, among others.
Answer: Burning belly fat is not an overnight activity. It takes time, determination and patience. Along with a healthy lifestyle, it is important to maintain a healthy diet as well. These morning weight loss drinks aid the fat burning process and help you burn that stubborn belly fat. While the fat burning teas are great ways to burn fat, another great drink to burn fat is coconut water.
Answer: There are plenty of belly fat-burning drinks that you can brew every morning. Indian spices and condiments pack in a whole lot of goodness. Brewing them with hot water and drinking in empty stomach can do a lot of wonders to your belly fat.