Nutritionists actively recommend at home to prepare various slimming cocktails on the background of fasting days and hunger strikes. They contribute to weight loss, help tame the appetite, nourish the body with essential substances. They are very fond of including athletes in their diets, as they are beneficial in training, preserving muscle mass and turning fat folds into beautiful and elastic forms. With all this – they have a great taste.
Regardless of their composition and purpose, almost all slimming cocktails work according to the same scheme:
- their low calorie content allows not to save fat for storage, but to completely consume the energy received from the drink;
- they are prepared exclusively from fresh and healthy products, filled with vitamins and microelements: fruits, vegetables, greens, berries, cereals, proteins, etc .;
- the liquid, airy consistency (for this purpose, cocktails are whipped in a blender) reduces the portion volume, although visually it may seem rather large;
- fast and long-term saturation due to the presence of plant fiber in them does not allow to suffer from hunger;
- vitamin and protein composition accelerates metabolism, including lipolysis;
- fat-burning components (ginger, citrus, etc.) allow you to dissolve unnecessary deposits on problem areas quickly and without residue;
- for the most part these are sources of extra energy that give a charge of cheerfulness and good mood for the whole day;
- if you replace them with one of the full meals (usually done with breakfast or dinner), you will significantly reduce the daily calorie content of your diet.
A great advantage of homemade cocktails is the possibility of making them from natural products without the addition of synthetics and chemistry. Yes, sports protein drinks sold in specialized stores are probably more effective, but this does not mean that they are healthier. They contain preservatives, dyes and emulsifiers, the harm of which everyone knows.
origin of name. Home country term claim different countries. It is believed that more than any other rights in France. There, these drinks were poured into glasses for eggs, which are called Coquetier, which in Russianized version sounds like a “cocktail”.
To lose weight with the help of these unique drinks, you need to understand what they are, and choose the right recipe for yourself.
The most popular in dietetics are fat burning cocktails that can be easily prepared at home from spices (cinnamon, ginger), citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit), greens (mint, parsley, celery, spinach). Their task is to replace heavy, high-calorie foods, speed up metabolism and lipolysis, and destroy fatty deposits.
Here are the top 10 of these drinks:
- cinnamon and apple;
- honey, lemon;
- green: mint, parsley, kiwi, lemon;
- kefir with cinnamon;
- grapefruit and honey;
- cinnamon, honey, apple cider vinegar;
- apple, carrot, ginger, lemon;
- ginger, cinnamon, pepper, kefir;
- garlic ginger;
- lemon, kiwi, cinnamon, ginger.
As can be seen from this TOP, fruit (mainly citrus) drinks and spices are the most popular in this niche.
Usually fat burning cocktails are drunk on an empty stomach half an hour before the main meal or in the intervals between meals, when the feeling of hunger becomes aggravated. In the absence of physical activity and sports, they are completely useless. Most effective on the background of diets or at least proper nutrition.
At home, easy to prepare and low-calorie diet cocktails. Their main task is not to quench hunger, but to reduce the average daily caloric content of food consumed.
It is possible to prepare from the following ingredients (calories are given in brackets per 100 g of product):
- parsley (49), asparagus (21), celery (13), spinach (22), mint (49);
- cucumbers (15), broccoli (34), carrots (32), tomato (20);
- melons (35), watermelon (27);
- grapefruit (35), lemon (34), kiwi (47), oranges (43);
- cowberries (46), gooseberries (45), strawberries (41), black currants (44);
- low-fat dairy products: kefir (35), cottage cheese (71), milk (31), yogurt (31);
- pepper (red ground – 21).
If the composition includes products whose caloric content exceeds 100 kcal per 100 g, dietary drinks can no longer be called. Although they can be used for weight loss, as in their action, they can be fat burning or reducing appetite.
Dietary cocktails are best replaced by one of the meals – breakfast or dinner.
There are a number of foods that perfectly reduce hunger and suppress appetite. If you regularly prepare cocktails from them and eat them between main meals, any diet will be tolerated much more easily.
So feel free to mix in a blender:
- grapefruits, pineapples, green apples, oranges, bananas;
- carrots, pumpkin, legumes (beans, lentils, peas), leafy vegetables, spinach, broccoli;
- cottage cheese;
- bitter chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee;
- oatmeal, bran;
- dried fruits (but note that they are high in calories);
Such drinks are saturated with fiber, which tends to swell in the stomach and create a false sense of its fullness. Brain receptors receive signals that there is no room for new food, which means that there is not yet time.
In a separate group can be distinguished soy cocktails, which also contribute to fast and high-quality weight loss. They form the basis of sports nutrition and can be easily prepared at home. The main thing is to find soy milk. It can be mixed with any fat burning and low-calorie foods.
The effect on the body is the most multifaceted:
- decreased appetite;
- muscle mass due to anti-catabolic effect;
- increases metabolism;
- the state of health improves, weight in intestines is eliminated;
- cellulite disappears, muscle relief is created;
- increases the stress resistance of the body;
- the mood rises;
- stabilized emotional background.
Soy cocktails will be especially useful for losing weight on the background of intense workouts. That is why sportsmen love them so much. They contribute to the formation of muscle mass and increase endurance during heavy physical exertion.
Perhaps the most famous and popular slimming cocktails – protein (other names – protein, milk). They speed up the metabolism, increase calorie consumption, slowly digest, retain muscle mass, increase efficiency with intense physical exertion.
They have a number of contraindications: individual intolerance to proteins, pathologies of the liver, kidneys, bladder, heart problems, diabetes, pregnancy.
Reception schemes can be different:
- replace the cocktail with 2 main meals or 1;
- drink in between meals (for lunch and afternoon tea);
- half an hour before training and after the same time after it;
- only in the morning, for breakfast, after jogging.
The composition should contain either any dairy fat-free products, or egg white, or soy, or seafood (the best option is shrimp).
Diuretic and laxative cocktails are much smaller. And yet, choosing to cook beetroot, cucumber, watermelon, melon, keep in mind about this effect. Yes, they will work on losing weight, but you will lose not fat, but harmful substances and excess fluid.
We understand the concepts. Not every combination of products in one drink can be called a cocktail. Ingredients must be at least three. The composition of the smoothie must necessarily include berries. And fresh juices are freshly squeezed juices.
To properly prepare a truly effective slimming cocktails, you need to know a few useful nuances.
- Replace with a drink: breakfast / lunch / dinner / breakfast and lunch / breakfast and dinner / lunch and dinner. Most often consumed instead of dinner, so that fat reserves are not delayed overnight.
- Drink instead of lunch and afternoon tea: you can replace both snacks, but only one.
- Use them exclusively at night (half an hour before bedtime).
- Replace one of any dishes for lunch.
- Half an hour before the workout and after the same time after it (this applies to protein and soy cocktails).
- Half an hour before main meals (1-3 times a day).
Rules of application
- Choose for slimming only one regimen of cocktails and stick to it throughout the entire period of their use. Do not combine them with each other.
- If you substitute a full meal with such a drink, you can combine them with whole grain bread or a handful of nuts.
- To build muscle you need to strengthen strength training against the background of the use of protein shakes. If you do not have such a goal, choose dietary or fat burning and provide yourself with light (aerobic) exercise.
- Do not drink in one gulp. Take small sips, enjoy the process to experience the maximum pleasure. Special cocktail tubes will help stretch it.
- During the first week, enter only 1 glass of cocktail in the diet. If the reaction of the body is normal, the side effects (in the form of a gastric or skin rash disorder) do not show up, you can drink 2 cups a day.
- To achieve the maximum effect in losing weight, be sure to limit the consumption of harmful products, go on a diet, follow a healthy lifestyle.
- If during 2 weeks of drinking cocktails, the results of losing weight will be invisible, it means that this is not your way of getting rid of extra pounds. We’ll have to find something else.
- In many recipes, honey is listed as an ingredient. And yet do not forget that it is sweet, albeit natural. Want to lose weight – give up on him.
- To make drinks you need a blender (mixer, shaker). It makes their consistency airy, stretching the molecular bonds, which reduces the actual portion volume with an increase in visual.
- To weigh the ingredients, use a measuring scale, so as not to waste products more than expected.
- Dairy products must be either low fat or low fat.
- Fruits, vegetables, berries are better fresh than frozen or canned.
- Eggs are either cooked or used fresh (only if you are sure of their quality).
- After each time, thoroughly wash the blender so that the remnants of the components in it are not sour.
- Make drinks for 1 serving to drink them immediately.
- chop the diced ingredients first;
- then add the liquid specified in the recipe to the blender;
- mix for 1-2 minutes until no foam forms on the surface;
- dilute with water (if required by the recipe);
- pour into a glass.
Preparing a cocktail at home is difficult only for the first time. To taste of the drink, you will understand where mistakes were made in proportions or whipping time in a blender. The next time you just correct them and will enjoy the result throughout the course of losing weight.
Through the pages of history. Archaeologists have discovered the remains of the very first cocktail in Entre Rios, on the coast of the Tigris. In a fairly well-preserved earthenware jug, they found a honey-apple mixture with barley and tartaric acid. Its exposure is about 5,000 years.
There are different recipes for slimming cocktails. They are not distinguished by their static nature,