There are plenty of refreshing sips that you can drink without guilt—and they may actually help you lose weight. Here are 4 ways to quench your thirst without packing on pounds
Staying hydrated is important when you’re trying to trim down. Sure, you can fool yourself into drinking more water, and research has proven that water helps your body maintain a proper fluid balance, stops water retention (a big cause of bloated bellies), and even increases the feeling of fullness so you eat less overall.
2 wATERMELON SMOOTHIE
smoothies are a guilt-free way to hydrate—and watermelon is a terrific, low-cal smoothie base. Not only is it a natural hydrator because of its water content, watermelon is also loaded with nutrients, including cancer-fighting lycopene
pineapple itself contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps break down protein, ease digestion, and banish bloat.
4. GREEN TEA
Besides reducing your risk of cancer and heart disease, green tea contains catechins, antioxidants that studies show can help reduce belly fat. That’s right: Green tea can actually help you lose weight. If you sip a little before a workout, these compounds can also increase your fat burn during aerobic exercise.