Water & 6 Other Weight Loss Drinks

1. Ice cold water

You can burn up to an extra 100 calories per day drinking ice cold water because…

Your body has to burn calories (or fat) in order to heat the ice cold water back up to your body temperature so You'll lose an extra 10 lbs. a year JUST by drinking ice cold water.

I had a client who lost 20 pounds in 1 week after adding JUST water to his diet because he was so bloated. Stew Smith, Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Type Your Weight in the box below and then click on the Enter button to see me how much water you need to drink to get a flat stomach…

Type in Your Weight (in pounds) here →

You need to drink ounces of water each day to get a flatter stomach

2. Fat Free Milk

Milk is high in calcium and study after study shows how adding more of it to your diet can help you lose weight faster mainly because of 2 reasons…

  1. Calcium suppresses calcitriol which is a hormone that basically makes you fatter and with calcitriol out of the way your body can breakdown fat much faster.
  2. Calcium suppresses your appetite preventing you from gaining weight and only allowing you to lose more weight as you eat less.

3. Green Tea

4. Vegetable Juice or V8

Drinking a glass of vegetable juice before your meals may cause you to eat 135 less calories according to a study done at Penn. state university and even if you can't make vegetable juice…

Drinking a couple glasses of water before meals will also make you eat much less so you lose more weight.

5. Coffee

Caffeine & Coffee OK for weight loss?

It's the caffeine in coffee that suppresses your appetite & increases your metabolism plus… The caffeine gives you more energy during your fat burning workouts making you last longer and work harder helping you lose weight faster but…

You shouldn't drink more than 1-to-2 cups per day and get more info here on exactly how to use coffee to lose weight.

6. Yogurt Based Smoothies

Not only will the thickness of the smoothie kill your appetite but since Yogurt is loaded with calcium just like milk…

7. Whey protein

Whey is perhaps the most effective dietary strategy to aid weight loss because it is the most thermogenic food source you can eat. This means it burns the most calories after you eat it. Paul Arciero, director of the Human Nutrition and Metabolism Lab at Skidmore College


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erica

Do these fat melting detox drinking work...I've been drinking them 3 times a day and I feel like I'm losing muscle and fatter...I'm struggling with 153 I'm getting depressed over this again I had lost 73 lbs but I've gained 8 lbs

October 20, 2014

Adrian Bryant

what drink are you referring to? one on this page or some name-brand supplement

October 22, 2014

christina

Hi I'm 5'2 I'm 19 years old will be 20 next month . since I was in my teenagers and now I have a weight gain problem its really stressing me out. I weight 233lb last time I checked 😟😟. I work out every morning for 30 mins cardio and squats I walk the dog every morning and night . I walk to the store I have a problem drinking a lot of water. How can I change that ? What can I put in the water to make it healtier for me . before I got pregnant I stop the soda when I got prego I craved for it. Three days ago I stopped soda so I been kinda okay haven't drunk a cup of soda since . I want to loose this weight not only for me but to be able to be around longer for my son . any tips plz email or reply to this post thank you.

October 08, 2014

Adrian bryant

then use this workout and this diet

October 09, 2014

Crystak

Hi Adrian,
I am a 5'10 - 34 year old mother of twins 270 lbs ... I have excessive skin around my stomach from pregnancy and losing 40 lbs during pregnancy. I now want to lose at least 50 lbs but I am worried about having even more skin overlap.... I also have heart issues, so what are some of the things I can do?

September 07, 2014

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet, consult a doctor before doing workout and if the workout is TOO Tough then start here

September 08, 2014

Melissa

Hi I am 24 years old with 4 kids and I am now 232 lbs. I am joining the biggest loser along with my co- workers from September 1 to April 1 2014. I plan to walk everyday but weekends for an hour and watch my calorie intake of food with a food journal. How much can I lose in 7 months? Even an estimate will do.

September 01, 2014

Adrian Bryant

at least 50. 100 is very probable

September 02, 2014

Farah

I'm 34 5,3 and currently 6 months pregnant with my second child at 170. Pre-pregnancy weight was. 153 . However with my first pregnancy I gained. 80 lbs abd was only able to lose 60 of those pounds till I got pregnant again. I don't want to gain another 80lbs and blood pressure was a risk at the end of my first pregnancy. I don't eat as much as I did with my first. Currently I'm walking between 2 and 2.5 miles 5 days a week. I want to stay healthy for the remaining of my pregnancy.

July 26, 2014

Randia

Hi so i i'm 26 years old and i weigh according to the last time i checked 200lbs i'm 6'1' and when i checked how much water to drink to lose weight it says a 100oz i drink 50oz most day isn't that enough and what else would you recommend to help me lose weight and keep it off especially around the belly area.

July 23, 2014

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet to lose belly

July 24, 2014

Sacha

Hi, Adrian. I'm 18 5'2 and weight 200lbs I've been going to the gym everyday and dieted and drank alot of water and I haven't lost a pound. I've been running around the park and everything but still nothing. I gain fast weight more than I lose. What should I do? I can't diet cause my body isn't use to it and I get sick with headaces cause I Dnt eat enough. What can I do?

May 27, 2014

Adrian Bryant

what is your calorie intake

May 27, 2014

Sacha

Im not sure.

June 01, 2014

Adrian Bryant

get an app like myfitnesspal and start traacking so we can both know where to start

June 03, 2014

Sparkkl

Hi

I'm 13 and I weight 180 pounds what should I do to lose they weight for summer

May 04, 2014

nani

hi look your 13 and you really shouldn't be worried about your weight your young but since you do want to weigh a lil less you try a different routine eat less fat. drink a lot of Ice cold water. and pretty much try exercising at least 30 minutes a day

July 06, 2014

tatum

I just have to say (with all respect) that kids are jerks now days and really do give kids a reason to worry about our weight and I'm 12 and i also weigh 180. And another thing is if you are thirteen you should not be worrying to much be cause use Shanna Malcom as an example. She works it !

August 13, 2014

Nina

Hi Adrian,
I am 5'6 and weigh 215lb. The calculation say that I should drink 108 oz of water every day. My question is, can you substitute green tea for the water, or does it have to be water only?

April 30, 2014

adrian bryant

water only

May 01, 2014

Nessha

Hello Adrian, Im 26, 5'3, & 217 1bs, Im extremely large breasted & have a hard time doing the jumping jack & ski steps workout, most of the time i have to end up holding my boobs in place while exercising, any suggestions/modifications that I can do for these exercises or should I just keep doing them like I am? Also, any tips on how to lose around 10 lbs a mth? I want to lose around 90 lbs by dec 2014

April 04, 2014

adrian bryant

what about my running workout? do you access to a bike or eliptical?

April 05, 2014

geekmom

That fat free milk has got to go. There is nothing wrong with whole milk. Our fat free country has led us to obesity.

March 30, 2014

Robert

I personally think drinking milk at all is kind of crazy. No other animals drink milk after being weened. On top of that...it comes from COW! I don't know about you, buy my mom is no cow.

May 09, 2014

sk

no other animals have cookies either

June 06, 2014

jake

3 questions Adrian. Is it a good idea to use a whey protein drink with almond milk as a meal replacement? *say breakfast?* thats what im doing now just wanna make sure its healthy and second is what is the difference between whey protein and soy? Heard one actually makes you gain weight and finally do you recommend a whey protein drink thats budget friendly but also tasty"

February 06, 2014

Adrian Bryant

as far as weight loss goes it does not matter what you eat or drink. please see this

February 06, 2014

Deepti

Hello Adrian,
thanks for such details on weight loss. I am a 32 year old female and I weigh 160 pounds. I have been exercising (light strength training and cardio) for 40 minutes 2-3 times a week for the past few months. I am a vegetarian and try to eat healthy. Still, I haven't lost a single pound. I have to go to a wedding after 4 weeks. Please tell me a quick way to lose at least 5-6 pounds in 4 weeks without any intense workouts.

October 28, 2013

Sade

Hi Adrian,

Amazing website!... I'm a 41 female, 5"3' and I weigh 75kg. I want to lose 10kg over the next 2-3 months. I exercise 3-5times a week doing the intervals and kickboxing and recently combining that with intermittent fasting.

My question is this... how many calories do I need to consume at the barest minimum to lose 1kg a wk minimum?

What about soya milk.

Also what's your take on dieter's teas?

August 29, 2013

Adrian Bryant

see all of this but your answer is in 1 & 5

August 31, 2013

elvio

Hi sade i need to loose some fat i go to the gymn 4 times a week doing half an hour cardio each time now i'm considering not going to the gymn and do 4 times a day a 10 minute cardio what do you think you have my email reply to me my name is elvio

October 19, 2013

Liz

Drinking cold water will not help you lose weight. Heat calories (little c) and food Calories (big C) are two different things. A food Calorie is 1,000 heat calories. So even if it cost your body 1,000 heat calories to warm up a glass of cold water (which it doesn't) you would only burn one food Calorie. To put this in perspective you are supposed to eat around 2,000 Calories a day. That equals about 200,000 heat calories. There is a huge difference. It costs your body a lot less to heat up a glass of cold water than it does to burn off food. This is basic physics. Please get your facts straight before you start spreading rumors.

August 22, 2013

Claudia

Can you give some ideas of other drinks besides water that you can drink if you're trying to lead a healthy lifestyle? I read your information about artificial sweetners and diet sodas, so I'm trying to figure out other drinks to add to my diet because since I've done away with artificial sweetners and diet sodas, I am limited to only drinking water. Any suggestions?

July 12, 2013

Adrian Bryant

have you seen the other drinks on this page?

July 14, 2013

m.a.d.

Hi need help pls abt drinking. I dont drink milk, shakes, smoothies, juices, full sugared softdrinks, cordial or tea/coffee at all. Tried various teas but hate it. Anyway I only drink water, coke zero and ginger refresher with diet lemonade. Abt 4 serves of ginger drinks a day. Is it ok or ? Thanks adrian.

July 08, 2013

Adrian Bryant

yes, that's fine but watch the diet soda

July 09, 2013

Bessy

Hi,can you tell me how can I lose 10 lb in one week I have a wedding o attend this week and to see people haven't see them for so long and I want to look ok, please if you can help. Thank you

June 18, 2013

betty

Hi Adrian, u can use ½ a tea spoon or a teaspoon of honey to sweeten ur green tea

June 20, 2013

Adrian Bryant

yes

June 20, 2013

Lupain

Hi Adrian,I am from Mexico. I have a question, what do you think of JAMAICA FLOWER water? (is like a tea, I am not sure, I believe it is called Hibiscus tea in the US). And also what can you recommend to sweeten Green Tea? I really hate the flavor and last night I did a mix of Jamaica Flower with Green tea to reduce the bitter taste but had to sweeten it with Splenda but I really want to stop using this type of sweetener but not sure which sugar is better, I've heard of stevia or brown sugar but I am not sure which is best, here is hard (and expensive) to get Stevia. My intentions are to lose 50 lbs with your methods.

May 07, 2013

Nilima Labaday

Hi Lupain!!
I think instead of Jamaican Flower or splenda You can use jaggery , It tastes great

May 31, 2013

jade

Hi im jade im 18Im trying to lose weight in a month im going to the gym may 1st but im afraid that im going to gain the weight back once I lose it

April 27, 2013

Adrian Bryant

what plan are you using?

April 28, 2013

Nilima Labaday

Hi!!..

I think... U must continue going to gym Once you join it ,, because u need to maintain what u have lost, at a time when u start gyming your body gets accustomed to the exercises there

May 31, 2013

working hard

Hi, fellow losers or healthy concious folks, I'm 49, female, 5'0" and weigh around 154 lbs. Been working pretty hard for about a month now to make healthy lifestyle changes and lose about 30 lbs. Dropped all sodas- not even diet, cut out those yummy creamers in coffee, cut out sweets. I started an exercise program 4 weeks ago (4-5) flights of stairs as fast as I can walk 1-3 times a day, seven days a week (trust me, great increase in exercise for me and past habits:) A week ago I began a 1200 calorie, 75 carbs, 80 protein, 17 fiber, diet. Most days doing good except having a hard time getting that much protein in without going over on calories or carbs. Average protein has been around 55g. I'm pretty tired most of the time and can't really tell a difference in scales-- fuctuating between 151 and 154 lbs. What the heck? Oh, drinking a minimum of 64oz. of water and many days 80! Have been checked for thyroid and other nutrient problems everything was fine... LDL high but so was HDL. Anybody have any hope or ideas for me? Wisdom would be appreciated!

April 08, 2013

working hard

bad oops! Fluctuating, sorry

April 08, 2013

Adrian Bryant

use these tips to get the scale moving in the right direction

April 08, 2013

emily

we have a party 1wk fr now i hve a big belly now, i want to lose my big belly to wear sexy dress please help me.

April 06, 2013

Danielle

Hey Emily. I've been having the exact same problem as you. I lost seven pounds by carrying a 1litter water bottle around and drinking about two bottles a day. (Find the water bottles at Walmart.) I also dance around the house or put on music when i'm cleaning. It gets me pumped and lets me move. Also after a healthy dinner that can contain a small breast of chicken , raw veggies , and some more water I walk up and down the stairs 20 times. (Depending on the size of your stairs and how much you can push yourself to do it.) And also if you try these tips never give up on your exercises because one day of not trying will make you lose and eat all the fatty foods again. And give yourself a day were you can have a few sweets or maybe a soda like Sunday! Good luck. Also you can't lose a lot of weight in 1 week. Better luck next time and if you did it would be very unhealthy.

April 23, 2013

Ted

Hey Did you get good advise to help you ? What is it, I need to lose some of mine !

April 29, 2013

Willi

Hi!

I'm about 15 years old and 5'7. I'm an endomorph so it's super hard for me to lose weight. I'm pretty sure I'm obese because I weigh 260 pounds and I need to get down to 140. In short, I need to lose 120 pounds. That's a lot!! I'm not really in a hurry, but I would like to lose all this weight moderately quickly. At the same time, I don't want to gain all the weight back cause I lost it too fast. I NEED GUIDANCE... and that's where u come in!
Thank you! =)

April 02, 2013

mysterious docter

hi, one the best way to loose weight is to eat less calories than you burn. One pound of fat is 3500 calories. Eat lots of protein to build muscles. The muscles will help you burn fat around your body. Also consume lots of calcium too. Instead of inhaling a giant meal at once, split the meal into its the size of your fist. Wait for an hour or two, then continue your meal. If you eat this way, your stomach wont stretch out. Try your best to avoid sugar. Too much sugar can make your body store everything you eat as fat. If you want to loose weight fast, it won't be healthy to loose more than five pounds in one a week.... good luck!

May 06, 2013

Najl

Hi I want diet to lose weight in three weeks ?

March 28, 2013

Jessica

Hi, one of my main problems when trying to diet and sticking to it is the whole meal/ dinner recipes. I hafta cook for me and my husband and I get frustrated just trying to figure out healthy MEALS to make, do you have any suggestions where I can fine good recipes. Or a meal guide?

March 24, 2013

Adrian Bryant

it's all about total calories when trying to lose weight and it is not about WHAT or when you eat. read this

March 24, 2013

DIXIE

hi i'm dixie i am 5'3 and i am 180 pounds and thing i could do to loe my weight ..

February 10, 2013

Name*

i just juiced the life out of two handfuls of arugula, a whole green chilli, some herbs and half a cucumber with a normal mixer! who says he can't is just too lazy
ps: it tasted not too bad! :)

January 22, 2013

Jennifer

Hi, first off, thanks for making this site and inspiring people to lose weight. I am 27, a naturally slim 5'7 at around 65 kilos (143lbs) with a hip-heavy, curvy build. I was rather unfit in December, then registered with a gym as I have time to incorporate a daily workout. Have a workout plan from instructor and been doing it for 2-3 weeks.

I hate monitoring what I eat because it makes me feel like when I was 18 and reminds me of my trials with eating disorders. So I'm no good following a strict plan really but I try to eat healthy and the sports is making me feel better. Overall more toned too, BUT - I am not seeing the weight really come off! Or rather, I can see my belly is more toned and I look better but I still weigh the same! What should I do to improve this?

Unfortunately I am no good in guessing what I want to look like in the end or what I want to achieve, but since Dec. 31st I've been able to count alcoholic drinks and cigarettes on one hand! I want to stick with this, I just wanna know can I do anything better?!

I do the fitness regime (10min walk/run - 40min. muscles big to small - 10min run again) at least 3x a week and some courses when I have time. Help me, please.

January 18, 2013

Adrian Bryant

first, use these tips to help you lose weight agian

January 19, 2013

Jennifer

thanks man! :)

January 22, 2013

Dian

I gained a little weight, not a lot, but it shows in my butt and belly. I don't mind my butt bu I want to loose the belly what do you suggest I do

January 16, 2013

tabitha

I just had a baby 4 1/2 months ago and it was my third pregnancy, with that I have gained a lot of weight and now I am 100lbs over weight. I am scared because I had gestational diabetes while pregnant and also my knees are starting to become no use anymore. Please help me.

January 13, 2013

Gladys Salas

I too just had a baby about 3 and 1/2 months ago, my weight was 250 lb the day I went into labor i have been drinking 8-10 glasses of cold water a day and I drink a fruit and spinich shake 3 times a day and a tea of apple cider vinager, turmeric powder, green tea, and organic honey a day. I aslo eat a small amount of any food I eat boiled navy or pinto beans no salt and egg whites, plain tuna in water with tomatoe and corn, or whole grain cherios with skim milk in between my shakes the portion amount should be small, dont over eat. I now weigh 180 but Im not giving up. I feel like the pounds are just falling off. the shake taste like kiwii and the recipe is 2 hand full of baby spinich, 2 bananas, 1 cup of plain non fat yogurt, 1 cup of pineapple chunks, and cup of water. This recipe makes about 3--- 8oz cups, i freeze the rest and defrost an hour before i drink. I also use different fruits so i wont get bord, my fav is papaya. I avoid all white flour including tortillas, breads, pastas, and candies. I stay away from sugars, salt, and only drink water never sodas, coffees, juices, or sport drinks. good luck and be strong your body will get used to the change in your diet. Just dont give up.

April 01, 2013

Prabhleen Grewal

Hi ,
I am 16 ....I weight about 80 kilograms and 5 feet 7 inches tall......I have gained a lot of weight aloud my butt and belly...I don't know what to do and I don't have time for workouts more than half an hour. I want to loose weight fast and as much as possible.....I am ready to sacrifice any type of food...
PLEASE HELP!!!!!

January 12, 2013

Adrian Bryant

use this plan to lose weight if you are too busy

January 13, 2013

Gladys Salas

sweat is the only way to really burn the fat off your body drink lots of water about 8-0 glasses of water a day join a sport at school, or volunteer at the zoo or a camp for the summer. the key is to stay active and stay off the sodas, juices, candies breads, and pastas. Eat lots of fruits and veggies I know what your thinking veggies gross, but add them slowly to your diet and you will get used to them trust me I hated veggies too. Good luck and remember stay active and sweat is the key to burn fat.

April 01, 2013

Name124

If you starve yourself will you lose weight? And if you drink ice cold water how much weight is that lost?

January 10, 2013

Adrian Bryant

yes you'll lose weight but how long will you keep it off?

January 10, 2013

Melanie KAUR

Hi I lost 13 lbs in one week , it was amazing, i ate tomotoes, laughing cow cheese, lots of fruit,but never touched wheat i have a goal till july im 5 ft 8 weighed 13stones 4lbs now i weight 11.8 need to get to 10.5

March 09, 2013

Gladys Salas

dont starve yourself you will only gain more weight. The body goes into starvation mode to protect itself, and that will slow down your weight loss. People on starvation diets invariably find that they regain all the weight they’ve lost (and then some) very quickly as soon as they start eating again. So they key here is not to stop eating but to eat 3 healthy meals a day and a healthy snack a in between meals. Saty off the sodas, juices, breads, candies, sugars, salts, and eat more fruits, veggies, fish, chicken, and drink lots of water about 8-10 flasses a day. Good luck and stay active to sweat off the body fat.

April 01, 2013

Arthur

hi...I need to lose 30 to 50 lbs fast...because of an injury, I can't exercise like I use to...now I have gained weight fast....I need to take control asap

December 31, 2012

Adrian Bryant

go here

December 31, 2012

atul

hi , i'm 22 years old and want to loose weight around my waist , any faster way to loose it.

December 23, 2012

Anna-lee

hi here are five ways to lose weight
1.stick your finger down your througt until you be sick so do that for ten times
2.dont eat for a week or even a day and beccome thin
3.drink lots and lots o water 8-15 cups and becme realy and i mean realy THIN
5.walk around your hometown for nine hours straight and then see what happens

love Anna-lee x

P.S Try going on weight watchers i heard you beccome skinny then x

January 06, 2013

hayley

Thats just innaporiprate. why dont YOU do that!?

January 11, 2013

Gladys Salas

thats a bad idea not only is it unhealthy, but a death threat to the body.

April 01, 2013

Name*

I'm 15 6"2 and weigh 300lbs what's the best way to lose 100lbs

December 16, 2012

jane

Hi I'm a 25 yr old and I'm expecting well I've gained about 80 lbs this pregnancy I've never been very thin but I did lose about 80lbs before pregnancy while nursing my other child Ilost this weight in 6 months due to extreme calorie reduction and nursing and I have a decent sized butt but I noticed the last time I lost weight my butt was droppy and small I fully intend on losing my pregnancy weight while nursing this time too but can I safely do the butt excercises while pregnant to help curb the droppiness that I know will be coming? Or should I wait till I have my baby to begin the excercises? I have excercise clearence from my docs I just want to know if its just pointless to do now?

December 13, 2012

Adrian Bryant

as far as it being safe only your doctors can tell you that but general walking or walking up hills will keep your butt from sagging

December 13, 2012

sophia

Hi Adrian is lemon and water a good source to loose weight ??

November 24, 2012

Adrian Bryant

the water is but i don't know about the lemon

November 25, 2012

chandana

yes it is very helpful to reduce weight, take a glass of warm water,1 spoon honey and few drops of lime or one entire lime is good (IN THE MORNINGS EMPTY STOMACH ).
good luck.:)

January 10, 2013

Hodda

hi adrian,
which green coffee beans do you recommend me to get because i couldnt see the one dr oz had in his show?

October 28, 2012

Hema

Im 166cm and i weigh 70 kg. . . i wanna lose 10kg ... plz help me

October 21, 2012

Lhes

Hi Adrian I weighed 75 kg and I'm 5'4 tall. I am 19 yrs old. I'm afraid to go to gym because they might get fun of me. and also I can't control my eating habit. please help me. I really want to loose weight. please.

October 04, 2012

g.adams

I am 25 years old and I have 2 children born 18 months apart. I gained a lot of weight with the second child. My youngest child is now 16 months old. Since he was born I have lost the belly fat and my belly is flat but I have weird loose skin at the bottom of my belly. Is there anything I can do about this?

October 01, 2012

Judy

I have same problem but i had 4 kids, 3 of them within 3 yrs and my youngest is 16yrs old. I go to the gym 3-4 days a wk and do exercises for my upper and lower stomach 3-4 nights a wk and still have the extra skin. In my eyes only way to get rid of that would be surgery and i dont want to go that way, so guess i live with it. Good luck

October 02, 2012


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