- Diet & Weight Loss
Belly Flattening Drinks
There are drinks proven to actually help improve the physique of men and women around the world. Such drinks, or belly flattening drinks, are listed and described here. Results have indeed been reported as successful so long as the instructions are following correctly.
The first belly flattening drink is water, the obvious one. By drinking at least 48 ounces of water a day, the body is able to better control hunger spikes and cravings for unnecessary snacks between meals disappear. Since the human body is made up of about 70 percent water, it is imperative to be constantly sipping down water. A commendable test to determine if the amount of water you are drinking is sufficient is to check the color of your urine. The clearer it is, the more properly hydrated you are. Drinking a couple glasses of water before a meal in order to fill up a bit is not a bad idea either.
Another common belly flattening drink is tea, particularly green tea. A little cup of tea with no additives after a meal will aid the body. Tea acts as an antioxidant since, well, it actually contains antioxidants! Antioxidants are responsible for flushing out the liver and kidneys of unwanted toxins. By clearing out the liver and kidneys, the digestive process is smoother and metabolism rates rise, enabling food to be processed faster.
A final belly flattening drink is wine. Normally, any form of alcohol is the complete opposite of a belly flattening drink. However, with responsibility, discipline, and moderation, wine transforms into a beneficiary. Having a glass of wine daily, usually with dinner, helps to flatten the stomach. Wine is essentially made from grapes, which are good for the body.
Any Drinks to Stay Away From?
There are a few drinks to also stay away from. Two in particular include beer and soda (or most forms of carbonated drinks).
When we think of beer as a health hazard or health risk, the thought of choices usually pop up. Choices such as drinking and driving flash across the mind. For others, the term 'beer gut' pops up. This basically means the bulky stomach formed from excessively drinking alcohol in a short period of time, or binge drinking. When we go to any type of social gathering where alcohol is served, the thought of calorie count flies out the window. A serving of beer ranges anywhere from 200 to 300 calories, with Light beers ranging from 64 to 200 calories. A five hour social gathering means about ten beers, which just doubled your daily calorie intake.
Beer is also, obviously, alcoholic. It isn't healthy for the liver and takes nearly a half-hour to fully process all the sugars contained in a serving of alcohol. This takes valuable digestion time away from the digestive system. Binge drinking usually involves more than one drink (any serving of alcohol) every thirty minutes, backing up the whole digestive system. Soon the body is forced to store the excess sugars it cannot process as belly fat.
Soda is also a poor choice, terms of belly fat. It is because, again, of all the sugar and carbonated junk. It is very difficult to process soda, and the body usually winds up storing some as belly fat