3 weight loss drinks that are popular, but may hardly ever help
By Emily Hagan | Published on Oct 17, 2023
Remember the hype around green tea as a weight loss miracle? Well, the Internet and social media are still flooded with similar quick fixes, but do they actually work?
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Dr. Siddhant Bhargava recently addressed this question in an Instagram post that urges us to stop searching for instant weight loss hacks. According to Dr. Bhargava, the key to shedding those extra pounds lies in consistency and maintaining a calorie deficit.
Now, let’s dive into the three drinks that Dr. Bhargava calls out in his post.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has long been hailed for its weight loss properties and myriad health benefits. While it may help people feel fuller for longer, it is unlikely to significantly impact a person’s Body Mass Index. In fact, consuming ACV can be risky, potentially causing acidity and digestive issues. It may even interfere with medications if you are on laxatives, diuretics, or insulin.
2. Green Tea
Green tea has its devoted lovers, haters, and those who consume it with hopes of shedding pounds. Dr. Bhargava suggests that drinking a single cup of green tea in the morning won’t have any notable effect on weight loss. If you truly want to see a difference, you’d have to drink about twenty cups of green tea — not exactly practical advice!
While green tea can slightly boost your metabolic rate, the impact on the weighing scale is likely to be minimal, if any.
3. Honey, Lemon, and Ginger Water
Sipping on a warm cup of honey, lemon, and ginger water is not only pleasant but also soothing. Many believe that drinking this concoction on an empty stomach in the morning aids in weight loss. However, Dr. Bhargava is adamant that these ingredients won’t magically melt away your fat.
Honey, lemon, and ginger water is rich in antioxidants and beneficial for your immune system. Starting your day with hydration is also a positive habit. However, there is little evidence to suggest its effectiveness for weight loss.
Dr. Bhargava offers a word of advice: to lose weight, you must create a calorie deficit. No single drink or ingredient can do the trick. It’s all about mindful choices and consistency.
So, ladies, sorry to burst your bubble, but according to Dr. Bhargava, these drinks might fool you, but they won’t make you any thinner.