10 Drinks To Avoid if You're Trying To Lose Belly Fat 

Sodas, fruit juices, and sweetened iced teas are often high in added sugars, which can contribute to weight gain and belly fat. 

1. Sugar-Sweetened Beverages 

Energy drinks often contain high levels of sugar and caffeine. The excess sugar can contribute to weight gain, while excessive caffeine intake may disrupt sleep and stress the body. 

2. Energy Drinks 

Fancy coffee drinks loaded with syrups, whipped cream, and flavored toppings can be high in calories and added sugars. Opt for black coffee or choose lower-calorie options. 

3. Flavored Coffee Drinks 

While moderate alcohol consumption may have health benefits, excessive drinking can contribute to weight gain and abdominal fat. 

4. Alcoholic Beverages  

Flavored plant-based milk alternatives can contain added sugars. Choose unsweetened varieties to avoid unnecessary calories and sugars. 

5. Sweetened Almond or Soy Milk 

Sports drinks are designed for athletes engaging in intense physical activity and may be unnecessary for those trying to lose weight. They often contain added sugars and electrolytes that may not be needed for the average person. 

6. Sports Drinks 

While smoothies can be a healthy option, those made with excessive amounts of fruits, juices, and sweeteners can be high in calories. 

7. High-Calorie Smoothies 

While natural fruit juices contain vitamins, they can be high in sugars and lack the fiber found in whole fruits. It's better to eat whole fruits to get the benefits of fiber. 

8. Fruit Juices  

Commercially sweetened iced teas can be loaded with sugars. Choose unsweetened varieties and add a splash of lemon or natural sweeteners if needed. 

9. Sweetened Iced Tea 

Cocktails with creamy additions, such as piña coladas or mudslides, can be high in calories and unhealthy fats. Opt for lighter, lower-calorie options or choose drinks with simpler ingredients. 

10. Creamy Cocktails 

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