You may be able to shed the pounds, but not that stubborn belly fat. In fact, women name this as one of the most challenging parts of the weightloss process. The reason behind residual belly fat is because the stomach and hip areas contain a higher amount of fat cells that don’t respond as easily to lipolysis, which is the fat-breakdown process.
But, what if there was a simple solution to this all-too-common and frustrating problem? What if there was a natural drink that you could make yourself that would play a key role in getting rid of your belly fat? And what if it would show quick results?
Well, there is a drink and it contains 5-6 simple and very common ingredients that you may very well have in your fridge if not at your local corner grocery store. This drink contains cucumbers, parsley or cilantro, lemon juice, ginger and aloe vera juice, and if consumed before bedtime, can speed up your metabolism during those slow-metabolism hours of the night.
Why it works:
Cucumbers have been shown to help lose stomach fat because they have a high water content as well as fiber that are key in the digestive process. They are also low in calories, with one cucumber containing only 45 calories.
Parsley/cilantro are both low in calories and full of antioxidants. They also contain important vitamins and minerals, and are natural diuretics that reduce water retention, in turn helping you to lose weight.
Lemon juice contains Vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant to help flush out toxins. And when these toxins are flushed out, you will feel better and have more energy to do exercise which is critical in losing belly fat.
Ginger boosts the metabolism, helping to melt away belly fat and prevent constipation as it keeps the body working the way it needs to. Compounds in ginger help to regulate blood sugar, which in turn prevents overeating.
Aloe vera juice contains many antioxidants that delay the growth of free radicals (toxins) within the body, keeping you feeling healthy and being healthy. It has also been found to help regulate digestion and free you from constipation, while at the same time normalizing the healthy bacteria in your gut.
How to make it
- 1 lemon
- 1 cucumber
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon aloe vera juice
- A bunch of cilantro or parsley
- ½ glass of water
Combine all ingredients together and blend them. Drink half of it before bed and in the morning after waking up for a lighter, more energetic, belly-fat-less you.