We've all heard of foods to avoid to help us win over the battle of the bulge. We've also heard of foods to eat to accelerate fat loss. These so-called "superfoods" boost our metabolisms to facilitate a faster calorie-burn. Eggs, oatmeal, apples, fish and beans are just some of the foods that fall under this category.

Aside from these solid foods that promote fat loss, there are also weight loss drinks that accomplish the same task. Instead of carbonated beverages or sugar-saturated processed juice drinks, these weight loss drinks curb your cravings and help control appetite while boosting metabolism for a greater fat burn. If you're currently on a soda-drinking spree, it's about time you start replacing this with the following healthier alternatives listed below:

1. Water. Your body uses energy to "heat" back the liquid to normal body temperature inside the body. Thus, drinking 8 glasses of the universal solvent allows you to burn an additional 250 calories a day. Drinking a glass or two before meals not only controls the appetite, it also facilitates a faster calorie-burn for about an hour and thirty minutes which is vital for weight loss.

2. Green tea. This drink, which is an effective anti-cancer beverage because of its high anti-oxidant content, is also effective for fat loss. It contains catechins that boost metabolism and burn fat. Drinking four cups a day burns at least 40 % of body fat. Is it no wonder then that nations like Japan and Korea, both avid green tea drinkers, have lower obesity levels compared to the rest of the world?

3. Milk. Got milk? You just might have to. Milk has calcium that increases fat breakdown in cells. Besides, it also contains protein that helps keep a person feel full for longer periods of time. Don't make this an excuse to down gallons upon gallons of this delicious beverage, however. Just adding milk to your diet can help burn 30% of body fat on the average. Maker sure that you choose skim or fat-free milk when you're doing your grocery shopping.

4. Smoothies with yogurt. Whether you're preparing fruit or green smoothies, adding low-fat or reduced-fat yogurt into this delicious mixture not only kills your cravings for more food, but also reduces belly fat by as much as 70%! The thickness of the beverage can account for this, plus the fiber in the fruits and vegetables. But the calcium in yogurt also helps break down fat. If you still want to add more sweetness to your smoothie, use honey instead of sugar.

5. Grapefruit juice. Researchers don't really know why, but perhaps the acidity in grapefruit juice slows down digestion and helps one feel full for longer. A study showed that those who consumed grapefruit lost an average of four pounds in three months. Take note that what is referred to here is natural grapefruit juice that you have squeezed yourself and not packaged varieties. Aside from grapefruit juice, naturally squeezed fruit and vegetable juices are also other weight loss drinks that lead you to lose calories.

Author's Bio: 

Kylie is a full-time mother of 3 and a freelance writer for ShakeNutrition.com.