6 Drinking Habits to accelerate weight loss as you grow older

As you age and experience natural changes, your body's metabolism slows down, which can lead to weight gain. These habits can help keep off or lose pounds. Aging doesn't have to be a barrier to weight loss. If you know what you are doing, you can lose weight despite your age.

6 Drinking Habits to accelerate weight loss as you grow older

Losing weight is never easy. And the older you get, the harder it gets. If you're having a hard time dropping those stubborn pounds, you should look attentively at the type of drinks that you consume.

"When you try to lose weight as you get older, what you drink is extremely important," said Jonathan Valdes, a registered dietitian who owns Genki Nutrition and who is also a spokesman for the New York Academy of Nutrition.

Various studies have shown that certain kinds of drinks, such as sugar-sweetened drinks, can promote weight gain and should be avoided due to the liquid carbohydrate composition that does not give a feeling of fullness, and extra calories in later meals.

However, one type of drink that has been proven to be particularly effective when it comes to weight loss and that’s Water. Furthermore, the results of randomized controlled trials show that replacing high-calorie beverages with water is the most effective way to achieve weight loss. Nevertheless, sticking to water only promotes weight loss. No, no need to!

Here are six drinking habits that will help you accelerate weight loss as you get older according to registered nutritionists. And don't miss this amazing article written just for you, on proper Eating Habits that will help you lose Abdominal Fats as you get older.

1. Limit Alcoholic Drinks

Senior Drinking

First but not least, you should limit your alcoholic drinks intake even if you are an irregular consumer.  If you are thinking of even having one serving of alcoholic drinks per day which can be about 90 calories per serving depending on the type of drink, then you will end up having an additional 630 calories per week! Be wise, think twice.

Related: What Happens To Your Body When You Drink Alcohol

2. Herbal Tea Drinks

Herbal Tea

“Drinking herbal teas earns the same water credits. Hot or cold teas are a great way to add water to your diet,” says  Bonnie Taub-Dix.

And she quote "I often cut an apple or pear and add it to my mug of tea before I pour hot water over it. This way, after my last sip, I have a baked fruit to munch on. This natural sweetness helps to finish off a meal."

Related: Tea - A Healthier Drink Than You Thought

3. Add fruit such as Strawberries, to the water that your drink

Strawberry Water

 "Strawberries add up natural sweetness and flavor to water while adding fiber, potassium, folic acid, and antioxidants. Both fresh and frozen strawberries are known to be the best sources of vitamin C.

Eight strawberries per serving can contain approximately the same amount of Vitamin C as an orange and this is just the amount of Vitamin C you will need for a day! Consuming Vitamin C on daily basis can help you support skin and bone collagen.

Having strawberries mixed up with water is much more satisfying than just a glass of water!

Related: Strawberries Benefits: Here are 6 Hidden facts About Strawberries

Related: Which fruit has more vitamin c than an orange?

4. Do not skip whole fruits and veggies for a simple juice

Fruits & Veggies

Fruits and vegetables are rich in fiber, nutrients, and antioxidants, and above all, they are low in calories. However, skipping whole fruits and veggies for juicing can remove the fibers they contain and leave you with a feeling of being sated.

According to various studies, only 1 in 10 adults eats enough fruits and vegetables. Now ask yourself, if getting 2 to 3 cups of vegetables and 1.5 to 2 cups of fruits per day, is beneficial for your overall health.

Related: Healthy Juices Recipes

5. Start drinking milk that is low in fat

Low fat milk

According to a 2019 study published in the Journal of Nutrients, participants who increased their intake of low-fat dairy products to four to five servings per day reported more weight loss. What are you waiting for? Get yourself a glass of low-fat milk.

6. Drinking a Protein Shake

Protein Shake

One study found that a high-protein total diet substitute, for instance, 35% carbohydrate, 40% protein, and 25 % fat can help with weight loss by increasing energy expenditure and fat oxidation.

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