Metabolism and abdominal fat loss can also be accelerated over the age of 50 by drinking the right kinds of beverages.
The rate of abdominal fat loss and metabolism can be sped up even over the age of fifty; not only can a proper, balanced diet help, but so can drinking well-chosen fluids.
Many people mistakenly believe that the easiest way to get rid of stubborn belly fat is to do specific abdominal exercises, but overall, lifestyle changes are the only way to get real results.
Speeding up metabolism by drinking the right beverages over 50
Over the age of 50, it becomes harder to get rid of excess fat, metabolism slows down and energy levels drop. At this age there are changes in the hormonal balance that also make it difficult to lose weight. It is worth looking at drinking habits that can help people over 50 to get rid of belly fat, are easy to incorporate into the diet and provide energy.
Drinking green tea
Green tea is packed with antioxidants that can help you lose weight and keep it off. Nutritionist Amy Goodson lists it as one of the most powerful drinks she consumes. According to her, the catechin compound in green tea also speeds up fat burning and metabolism. Thanks to its caffeine content, it increases the efficiency of your workouts and boosts your energy levels.
It’s worth trying matcha tea, which contains concentrated catechins, or even a summer cooler, Matcha Apple Spritz. For one person, the ingredients are 3 ice cubes, 200 ml soda water, 200 ml 100% apple juice and 2 g, roughly a teaspoon of matcha powder; 4-5 cups a day of the drink is recommended for the best effect.
You can also drink a green tea infusion by steeping a teaspoonful of green tea leaves in 80°C water for up to 3 minutes; drinking three cups a day is recommended.
Moderate alcohol consumption
Moderate alcohol consumption is basically not a problem, and drinking 1-2 glasses of quality red wine a week can even have some positive effects on the body. Drinking higher amounts of alcohol, however, must be avoided. Not only does it impair the quality of sleep, which slows down the metabolism and leads to fat deposits, but it is also accompanied by a constant feeling of fatigue, which means that less energy is available for exercise.
Not to mention the fact that alcohol also causes carbohydrate hunger, which leads to excess calories being put into the body. It’s a good idea to have your last alcoholic drink at least 1-2 hours before bedtime to prevent overeating and binge eating.
For those who find plain water boring, try carbonated bubbly waters. These also increase the feeling of fullness and, like their non-carbonated counterparts, contain no calories but provide important minerals.