- You should not miss anything that can stop you from losing weight
- You should also focus on what you drink before going to bed
- Know few bedtime drinks which can help you lose weight
Weight loss requires careful attention at each and every activity so that you do not miss anything which can stop you from losing weight. You sleep can also affect your weight loss plan. If you are trying to lose weight, adequate sleep is very important. Poor sleeping pattern triggers hormones which can lead to weight gain. So it is necessary to be very careful about what you drink before you go to bed. The beverage that you consume before sleep should not add extra calories to your diet plan as well as ensure a good night’s sleep at the same time. There are few elements that should be a big no before bedtime like sugar and caffeine. So, apart from a long session at the gym, you should also focus on what you drink before going to bed in order to lose weight. Here are a few drinks which you can add to your bedtime routine without giving a second thought.
It is a well-known fact that green tea boosts weight loss. You can consume it at night as well. Green can offer you various health benefits if you consume it before bed. The first and most important benefit that it offers is better sleep. Other benefits may include improved cardiovascular health, may treat stress, anxiety and depression, low levels of cholesterol, better immunity and aids in weight loss.
During your childhood, your mother might have forced you to drink milk every night before you sleep. Milk is one of the healthiest options to drink. It is loaded with calcium and tryptophan. It will also help you sleep properly. Proper sleep at night will ensure fewer cravings throughout the day. According to various studies, milk can also help you build muscles.
It is a lesser known option that you can choose as a bedtime beverage. You can consume a small glass of grape juice. But make sure that the juice is 100% pure and do not add sugar to it. It will help you sleep better. Consumption of grape juice on a regular basis will also aid weight loss. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity stated that the antioxidant content of grapes can convert stored white fat into burning brown fat. So you can grab a small glass of grape juice before sleeping to lose weight and enjoy its tangy taste at the same time.
When you consume tea before bed you should make sure that it should be caffeine free. Chamomile tea is loaded with health benefits. Its consumption can help you sleep better. It can help you relax your mind and nerves which will make your whole body relaxed and calm. Chamomile tea intake also results in improved glucose control which directly enhances weight loss.
Soy protein shake
You can also add soy protein as a bedtime drink. It will help you fight belly fat and reduce weight by decreasing cortisol levels. Regular consumption of soy protein shake will also help you build muscles. You can also add Greek yogurt to the shake for better results.
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Written by: Varsha Vats
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Apr 25, 2019