Fact Check: Can consuming a drink help in melting body and belly fat?

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Can drinking a specific beverage help in weight loss?
Not really. While some beverages claim to boost fat loss, there's no magic drink that can specifically melt fat from the body or belly. Weight loss is a complex process influenced by various factors, including diet, exercise, and genetics. It's essential to focus on a balanced and healthy lifestyle rather than relying solely on specific beverages for fat reduction.

Last Updated on December 27, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Quick take  

An instagram video claims that drinking a concoction will help get rid of all the body and tummy fat. We fact checked it and found this claim to be Mostly false

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The Claim

A video on Instagram by the name satinder.mutneja is circulating around the gram. The video says that the concoction of lemon, turmeric, ajwain and dalchini will help melt all the fat from the body and from the belly. A screenshot of the video is given below:

Tummy fat loss

Fact Check

How misinformation or incomplete information about health harm people?

Misinformation or incomplete information about health can harm people in several ways. Firstly, it may lead individuals to make unhealthy lifestyle choices or adopt unproven remedies, resulting in negative impacts on physical well-being. Secondly, reliance on inaccurate information can delay or prevent individuals from seeking proper medical advice or treatment, exacerbating health issues. Additionally, misinformation can contribute to anxiety, stress, and unnecessary worry, negatively affecting mental health. It is crucial to promote accurate, evidence-based health information to empower individuals to make informed decisions for their well-being.

Nutritionist

We asked Dr Swati Dave, Phd in Food and Nutrition, about the consequences of weight loss/dietary misinformation. She said “Weight loss misinformation on the internet is akin to a virus, spreading quick fixes and false claims through captivating video captions. Deceptive information often promises easy solutions, promoting unrealistic expectations. Such misleading content can lead individuals to adopt ineffective or even harmful practices, hindering their pursuit of sustainable and healthy weight loss. It’s crucial for individuals to critically evaluate online information, seek evidence-based advice, and avoid falling prey to misleading trends that lack scientific support.”

Dietitian

We also asked Dietician Harita about the weight loss/dietary misinformation, she told us, “There is no single magical diet for weight loss.” 

These  are the  basic misinformation that we come across::

1) You need to follow gluten free diet if you want to lose weight 

2) Cut off fat totally to get quick weight loss 

3) Fad diet is best for weight loss 

4) 7 days Mono diet can help to lose more fast 

5) Supplements can help you lose weight 

6) Carbs make you fat 

7) Eating breakfast is necessary to lose weight 

8) Go for high protein diet if want to lose fast 

9) Cut Out all sugar 

10) Artificial sweeteners are healthy

11) Cut off with social life if you are on diet

12) Lukewarm drinks for weight loss and many more….

What are the consequences if the whole  body lacks any fat?

Dermatologist Dr. Kannagath

If the body doesn’t have any fat, it can lead to serious health consequences. Fat plays crucial roles, such as providing insulation, cushioning organs, and serving as an energy reserve. Essential fatty acids, which the body cannot produce on its own, are vital for various physiological functions. Without adequate fat, nutrient absorption, hormone production, and overall cellular function can be impaired. Additionally, a lack of body fat can result in compromised immune function and increased susceptibility to certain health issues. Maintaining a healthy balance of body fat is essential for overall well-being.

Dr. Jyothy Kannangath, dermatologist, says, “There are no shortcuts to reduce belly fat apart from lifestyle modifications, liposuction or cryolipolysis.”

Is it possible to reduce belly fat without engaging in exercise or following a specific diet?

Certainly not. Losing fat involves a comprehensive approach. To achieve fat loss, it’s essential to identify the underlying causes of weight gain, such as inflammation, leaky gut, hormone imbalance, toxins, low metabolism, or medication use. Once the cause is pinpointed, appropriate modifications to diet and lifestyle are made for effective fat loss. Natural fat reduction occurs through a combination of physical activity and a well-balanced, calorie-deficient diet. It’s important to note that weight loss affects the entire body rather than targeting specific regions, even though visible changes may vary slightly.

CHHAVI KOHLI, Dietitian

Chhavi Kohli, Nutritionist and Diabetes educator in Medanta Hospital, Gurugram, explainedPrioritise both your physical and emotional well-being by fostering healthy and sustainable habits. Achieve balance by enjoying the foods you like while emphasising nutrient variety. Opt for minimally processed, colourful, seasonal, and local foods. Incorporate regular exercise, prioritise quality sleep, and stay adequately hydrated. When seeking health advice online, verify its reliability and authenticity. Consult your healthcare professional to discuss concerns and ensure personalized guidance.”

Nutritionist

Dietician Priyanka is also of the view that, “Individuals vary in body composition and reasons for health issues like weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and knee pain. Therefore, it’s crucial to adopt a personalised approach based on your unique needs. Always consult a qualified dietitian for guidance tailored to your specific circumstances and health goals.”

Is it  easy to lose weight just by drinking a  concoction?

No, Losing weight requires a strategy involving dietary changes, lifestyle adjustments, and addressing underlying medical conditions, if present. No external agents have substantial evidence supporting their role in weight loss. Medical conditions like diabetes, thyroid issues, and PCOS can contribute to weight gain, necessitating treatment for effective weight loss.

Dietician Harita said,”The internet is flooded with weight loss tips, but it’s essential to recognize that causes and treatments for weight gain differ among individuals. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. The health benefits of spices, like curcumin or cinnamaldehyde, stem from specific active compounds. Using high-quality and appropriate quantities of spices matters, as they contain more beneficial compounds. Research relies on concentrated extracts. While incorporating spices into a balanced diet is advantageous, moderation is crucial to avoid potential side effects from excessive consumption.”

Does the concoction of  lemon, ajwain, turmeric and dalchini help in weight loss?

Nutritionist

According to Dr. Umesh Wadhavani, “No individual food item has the power to cause or prevent chronic health conditions. Instead, the overall impact on health is determined by a combination of factors, such as diet, daily routine, workplace stress, relationships, sleep, and physical activity.”

The combination of lemon, ajwain (carom seeds), haldi (turmeric), and dalchini (cinnamon) is often suggested in traditional remedies for various health benefits, including weight loss. However, it’s important to note that while these ingredients may have certain health-promoting properties, there is limited scientific evidence to support the claim that this specific combination directly leads to weight loss.

THIP Media has previously debunked several claims related to weight loss such as red wine can help in weight loss, a smoothie diet can help in weight loss, eating gummies can reduce weight, and so on.

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A qualified and experienced dietitian, Garima is analyses and fact checks content around diet and nutrition.

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Can drinking a specific beverage help in weight loss?
Not really. While some beverages claim to boost fat loss, there's no magic drink that can specifically melt fat from the body or belly. Weight loss is a complex process influenced by various factors, including diet, exercise, and genetics. It's essential to focus on a balanced and healthy lifestyle rather than relying solely on specific beverages for fat reduction.

Last Updated on December 27, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can drinking a specific beverage help in weight loss?
Not really. While some beverages claim to boost fat loss, there's no magic drink that can specifically melt fat from the body or belly. Weight loss is a complex process influenced by various factors, including diet, exercise, and genetics. It's essential to focus on a balanced and healthy lifestyle rather than relying solely on specific beverages for fat reduction.

Last Updated on December 27, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can drinking a specific beverage help in weight loss?
Not really. While some beverages claim to boost fat loss, there's no magic drink that can specifically melt fat from the body or belly. Weight loss is a complex process influenced by various factors, including diet, exercise, and genetics. It's essential to focus on a balanced and healthy lifestyle rather than relying solely on specific beverages for fat reduction.

Last Updated on December 27, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can drinking a specific beverage help in weight loss?
Not really. While some beverages claim to boost fat loss, there's no magic drink that can specifically melt fat from the body or belly. Weight loss is a complex process influenced by various factors, including diet, exercise, and genetics. It's essential to focus on a balanced and healthy lifestyle rather than relying solely on specific beverages for fat reduction.

Last Updated on December 27, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can drinking a specific beverage help in weight loss?
Not really. While some beverages claim to boost fat loss, there's no magic drink that can specifically melt fat from the body or belly. Weight loss is a complex process influenced by various factors, including diet, exercise, and genetics. It's essential to focus on a balanced and healthy lifestyle rather than relying solely on specific beverages for fat reduction.

Last Updated on December 27, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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Can drinking a specific beverage help in weight loss?
Not really. While some beverages claim to boost fat loss, there's no magic drink that can specifically melt fat from the body or belly. Weight loss is a complex process influenced by various factors, including diet, exercise, and genetics. It's essential to focus on a balanced and healthy lifestyle rather than relying solely on specific beverages for fat reduction.

Last Updated on December 27, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can drinking a specific beverage help in weight loss?
Not really. While some beverages claim to boost fat loss, there's no magic drink that can specifically melt fat from the body or belly. Weight loss is a complex process influenced by various factors, including diet, exercise, and genetics. It's essential to focus on a balanced and healthy lifestyle rather than relying solely on specific beverages for fat reduction.

Last Updated on December 27, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can drinking a specific beverage help in weight loss?
Not really. While some beverages claim to boost fat loss, there's no magic drink that can specifically melt fat from the body or belly. Weight loss is a complex process influenced by various factors, including diet, exercise, and genetics. It's essential to focus on a balanced and healthy lifestyle rather than relying solely on specific beverages for fat reduction.

Last Updated on December 27, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can drinking a specific beverage help in weight loss?
Not really. While some beverages claim to boost fat loss, there's no magic drink that can specifically melt fat from the body or belly. Weight loss is a complex process influenced by various factors, including diet, exercise, and genetics. It's essential to focus on a balanced and healthy lifestyle rather than relying solely on specific beverages for fat reduction.

Last Updated on December 27, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can drinking a specific beverage help in weight loss?
Not really. While some beverages claim to boost fat loss, there's no magic drink that can specifically melt fat from the body or belly. Weight loss is a complex process influenced by various factors, including diet, exercise, and genetics. It's essential to focus on a balanced and healthy lifestyle rather than relying solely on specific beverages for fat reduction.

Last Updated on December 27, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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