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8 Delicious Drinks That Can Melt Your Fat Away

8 Delicious Drinks That Can Melt Your Fat Away

There are many reasons that we gain weight.It’s an insecurity for a lot of us, and sometimes even when we cut our calories we still can’t manage to drop those last few pounds. Now that summer is unfortunately coming to an end, it’s often harder to stay on top of a healthy diet and stay in a workout routine. There are a lot of smoothies and drinks out there claiming to help you shed pounds. It’s hard to decipher which ones actually work or not. So to cut down your research time, I’ve done all the trial and errors for you. Below I’ve listed some drinks that can help rev up your metabolism and can teach you how to lose weight easily. Losing weight should be fun and your drinks should be too.

1. Green Tea

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    • Bring 8 oz of water to a boil
    • soak 2 green tea bags for 3-5 minutes
    • take mint, lemon and honey to add flavor

    This is a drink that you can drink hot or cold. If you drink it cold, I recommend putting the mint in ice cubes. I like drinking this first thing in the morning because it boosts your metabolism and is a healthy way to start the day.

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    2. Dark Chocolate Smoothie

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      • 1 mango, peeled and pitted
      • 1 cup frozen blueberries
      • 3 cups baby spinach
      • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
      • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
      • 8 ounces of homemade almond milk
      • 1 teaspoon of honey, agave or maple syrup (optional, to add more sweetness if desired)
      1. Start by adding the liquid to your blender
      2. Add the soft fruit
      3. Lastly, add the greens to your blender last.
      4. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

      I recommend this smoothie as a breakfast meal replacement.

      3. Super Energy Smoothie

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        • 2 pints pineapple
        • 2 pints watermelon
        • 2 quarts coconut water
        • 1 bunch spinach
        • 1-2 cups blueberries
        • 2 green apples

        Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender. You can store or freeze extra smoothies to drink later.

        4. Black Coffee

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          Drinking black coffee can speed up your metabolism by almost 10 percent. It’s the caffeine that gives metabolism a boost by revving bodily functions. I recommend black coffee first thing in the morning, or right before a workout. To add some flavor without the calories you can add a pinch or two of cinnamon.

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          5. Mango Green Smoothie

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            • 1 frozen banana
            • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
            • 1 cup spinach
            • 1/2 medium avocado
            • 1 cup almond milk
            • splash vanilla extract

            Combine all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

            6. Swimsuit Slimdown Drink

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              • 1 cup of grapefruit, orange or pineapple juice
              • 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
              • 1 tsp honey

              Combine all these ingredients and drink before each meal. This concoction breaks down fat cells quickly.

              7. Spinach & Avocado Smoothie

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                • 1 avocado, pitted
                • 1 cup fresh spinach
                • 1 large ripe banana
                • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
                • 1 cup milk
                • Handful of ice cubes

                Combine all these ingredients into a blender and serve!

                8. Nutella Coconut Chia Seed Smoothie

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                  • 1 cup almond milk
                  • 1/6 cup chia seeds
                  • 1/8 cup shredded coconut
                  • 1 tablespoon Nutella
                  • 1/4 tablespoon vanilla
                  • Handful of raspberries
                  • 1 banana
                  • Ice
                  1. Set out Nutella until it’s at room temperature.
                  2. Combine Nutella, almond milk, chia seeds, coconut and vanilla.
                  3. Shake vigorously in a Mason jar or container.
                  4. Refrigerate for at least four hours.
                  5. Add coconut.
                  6. Using a blender, combine the above with raspberries, banana and ice.
                  7. Mix and enjoy!

                  How to lose weight easily

                  There are many smoothies, detox waters and teas you can drink that will promote weightless. These six drinks will jump start any weight loss routine, or help you lose those last few stubborn pounds. It’s important to remember that losing weight is not a race, it is a journey. You have to remember to not get discouraged if you’re not seeing the results right away. Each of the above recipes either has one or more ingredients that speeds up your metabolism. In conjunction with a well balanced diet and workout routine, you’ll have no problem dropping those pounds when adding in these drinks.

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                  Last Updated on December 9, 2019

                  5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                  5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                  Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                  Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                  Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                  1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                  Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                  This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                  In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                  The result: no more mental stress.

                  2. Unplug

                  Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                  How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                  It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                  Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                  3. Easy on the Caffeine

                  Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                  Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                  4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                  That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                  How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                  • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                  • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                  • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                  While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                  5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                  This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                  The result: mental stress will be gone!

                  So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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