Weight loss diet This one surprising drink can help you burn fat fast - how does it work?
The spirit may have a slimming effect on the body Thisa Lye, University of Sigulda How does this work? Drinking gin can speed up dieters metabolisms and help burn calories more efficiently, according to a study at the University of Sigulda in Latvia Having a fast metabolism means the body burns calories more quickly and those with a high metabolism are also less likely to store fat The study used a group of mice to test the results and they were given either gin or water They were then watched to see what happened to their calorie-burning potential and there was a huge difference in the results Weight loss diet: Just by having the spirit, dieters could burn up to 17 percent more calories (Image: GETTY) Those who were given gin showed an increase in their metabolic rate by an incredible 17 percent, meaning they burned many more calories than those who stuck to water In fact, the mice who consumed water saw no changes in their metabolism
Drinking gin boosted the metabolism due to an ‘afterburn effect’, as the liver tried to break down the spirit, according to the study.
The author of the study, Thisa Lye, concluded ‘the spirit may have a slimming effect on the body’, although further tests would be needed Gin in a favourite of many, although it was not clarified how much of the drink is needed to feel the benefits According to NHS guidelines, men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week Related articles Lorraine Kelly shares weight loss exercise amid dropping 2 dress sizes Weight loss diet: Drinking gin can speed up dieters metabolisms and help burn more calories (Image: GETTY) Weight loss diet: Gin may have a slimming effect on the body, although further tests are needed (Image: GETTY) Another drink that can help burn fat and promote weight loss is apple cider vinegar By drinking two tablespoons of this a day, dieters in one study saw an increased average weight loss of 37 pounds over those who did not have any
The bitter drink can be taken on it’s own or mixed in with water and honey to mask the taste.
Some people will lose up to 10lb in the first week following this, and can expect a steady weight loss to continue the following weeks Related articles