The process of losing weight can be complicated in the summer, but, according to nutritionists, there is one drink that can speed up getting rid of unwanted volumes in the hot months.
Keeping slim in the hot season may not be such an easy task. In the heat, some lose their appetite, but the body still needs a sufficient amount of nutrients and energy coming from food. In fact, the most important thing to watch is not even for food, but for drinking in the summer. According to the wellness website Bodyline, the number one rule for losing weight in the hot months is to avoid dehydration.
Losing weight is recommended to drink from two to three liters of simple cool water a day, or to use liquid in other forms, such as tea or water with lemon. This can increase the body’s ability to burn calories up to 30 percent more efficiently.
Tori Armul, a doctor and a representative of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, recommends “drinking before meals.” The trick is to drink two cups of water before each meal. Armul explained: “This will help you avoid dehydration and reduce the likelihood of overeating.” As for food, summer is an ideal time for salads, but it is important to avoid dressings with a high fat content. Instead, it is better to sprinkle the dish with a small amount of high-quality oil or balsamic vinegar and add a little salt and pepper. As snacks, those who are on a diet should choose summer foods such as berries, mangoes, peaches, tomatoes, peppers, which are rich in vitamins and fiber, so that the body feels full for longer. There are several other foods that will make up a safe snack.
Nutritionist Sharon Natoli also said that there are three products that are extremely useful for weight loss in hot weather: eggs, leafy greens and melon. According to the expert, eggs are a delicious source of protein that can be added to breakfast, as well as “a rich source of the amino acid tryptophan, which means that they help you sleep better and longer, ordering your brain to shut down at night.” In turn, leafy greens, such as spinach and other dark salad leaves, are ideal for hydration of the body due to the high water content, and in addition is easily digested and contains few calories. Finally, according to Natoli, melon is “an ideal summer food that is perfectly refreshing in the heat.” Typical fruits for the summer season not only refresh and preserve the water balance, but also contain lycopene, which protects the human body from sun exposure.
Alas, in order to lose weight in the summer, it is better to avoid drinking alcohol, as it dehydrates, contains a lot of calories and can interfere with achieving your weight loss goals. However, this does not mean that you will have to give up any drinks that have bright tastes.
The Bodyline website recommends drinking hot green tea throughout the day: “Studies show that a hot drink can reduce the amount of heat stored in your body through sweat. In addition, green tea contains an antioxidant that helps you lose weight, so you can both cool down and lose weight.” The method of a cup of tea is recommended to be used after training and at any other time of the year .
Many experts recommend choosing matcha tea, as some studies have linked its consumption with weight loss. It is believed that it can maintain energy at a sufficient level to exercise longer and harder, and can also contribute to increased fat oxidation during physical activity (although for this you need to drink at least four mugs of matcha tea, which is definitely not suitable for everyone).
However, those who are sensitive to caffeine and have trouble sleeping should treat such recommendations with caution. Those who experience increased sweating should also give up green tea and another extremely popular drink in the hot summer).