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What To Drink To Lose Weight Overnight? 7 Bedtime Beverages 2023

Dara Brewton

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Medically reviewed by Victor Nguyen, PharmD.

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Many people would state that exercise or dieting is the quickest way to lose weight. 

However, there are other ways to lower that number on the scale, and you won’t have to put as much time, money, and effort into it. By consuming certain beverages before bed, you can look at enhancing weight loss and improving your sleep and mood. 

Remember, eating small amounts of food before bed can have great physiological benefits as well. For CBD oil users, you can find oil to accompany these before-bed refreshments perfectly! 

7 Bedtime Beverages To Drink

In this article, you will find a list of the seven best bedtime beverages to drink for aiding in weight loss. 

We’ll be going over what these beverages are, their common uses, and why they make a good bedtime beverage. (As for those who may be wondering if there are best morning drinks to drink after waking up rather than before bed, you will be happy to know that there are quite a few that fit the bill.)

So, what should you drink before hitting the pillow? One of these seven beverages:

  1. Water
  2. Chamomile tea
  3. Aloe Vera Juice
  4. Kefir
  5. Turmeric Latte
  6. Soy Protein Shake
  7. Grape Juice


For many, water is the most popular and most easily accessible beverage. It’s not only needed for life, but it helps keep us up and ready for what the day has in store for us. 

Why does it make a good bedtime drink?

Drinking water[1] right before going to bed at night can keep you hydrated[2] while sleeping, get rid of toxins, and reduce the chances of having leg cramps. However, if you consume chilled water before bed, it will also help you burn calories. Coldwater is a natural calorie burner! 

It works because your body has to warm the cold water up, resulting in more energy being spent. A glass of cold water before sleeping is something easy that anyone can add to their weight loss journey.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is an herbal beverage with an excellent digestive relaxant used for many gastrointestinal disturbances. From indigestion and bloating[3] to even treating a child’s fever[4], many people use this perfect natural remedy. 

It is also efficient at having your body burn some extra calories while sleeping!

Chamomile tea has been proven[5] to have antioxidants that improve the quality of your sleep. It has also been studied to promote glucose control and fat loss. 

So, drinking a cup of chamomile tea before bed won’t just improve your sleep, but it will also help you burn some extra fat as well!

Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe Vera Juice is a beverage with many excellent properties. Believe it or not, you shouldn’t just save it to use this as sunburn treatment! 

From acting as a natural IBS treatment[6] to lowering heartburn[7], this drink has many high-quality properties that can help optimize your body’s natural functions. 

Promoting weight loss is one of aloe vera juice’s various perks.

However, unlike our previous entries, aloe vera juice works a little bit differently — rather than directly causing your body to burn more calories, aloe vera juice offers anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulatory[8] benefits, which results in an overall healthier lifestyle.

This factor is why it is present in so many weight loss products. Aloe vera juice is known to boost your metabolism and optimize your blood sugar control. 


Kefir is a healthy food with the same consistency as drinkable yogurt. (While traditionally made with dairy, there are many dairy-alternative options available as well.)

Kefir is widely used to boost the immune system, improve bone health, and help with any digestive problems you may have. However, when it comes to weight loss, you can also count on kefir to do the trick.

Kefir is known to promote weight loss[9]. When drinking low-fat kefir with your meals, the proteins packed inside it will keep you full for much longer. By stopping you from eating excess calories, this beverage can aid in weight loss. 

This is a good option for people who tend to eat their meals close to bedtime instead of earlier in the evening.

Turmeric Latte

From chronic inflammation[10] to heart disease, turmeric is a great combatant against conditions and illnesses. When utilizing turmeric as the main focus of the drink, it provides a warm, rich, and creamy beverage with a large number of health benefits under its belt.

 It has been studied[11] that curcumin in turmeric helps reduce BMI. Don’t fret for those who may be worried about the “latte” part of the name. Most turmeric lattes don’t contain any coffee whatsoever, so you need not worry about it keeping you up at night! 

They are generally made by heating turmeric and other spices such as cinnamon in milk, forming a tasty golden beverage! However, if you choose to get the latte from coffee shops such as Starbucks, there may be a hint of coffee added in. Be sure to ask about the ingredients before making it your bedtime beverage.

Soy Protein Shake

As you may have guessed, soy protein shakes are a great protein alternative for those who may be abstaining from meat. 

From bodybuilders to average exercisers, this is a great way to not only keep your body in tip-top shape but help develop its muscles as well. (Did you know you can accelerate weight loss without having to pump iron

While it may seem counterintuitive, drinking protein shakes before bed[12] actually can help promote weight loss! 

Having a soy protein shake before bed promotes MPS or muscle protein synthesis. It also increases metabolism and causes your body to break down the proteins while you sleep. 

Digesting can be a great way to keep your body active while you are snoozing, but you should watch out for the calories you gain from drinking the shake. Not accounting for them in your daily intake may completely reverse the effects of your exercise routines. 

Grape Juice

Grape juice is an excellent beverage that anyone can enjoy, especially if they’re a fan of its sweetness and fruity flavor. 

Not only that, but grape juice is also great at combating bodily disorders such as high cholesterol. It’s also been known to reduce the risk of blood clots[13]

Plus, a nice glass of grape juice before bed can help promote sleep and weight loss. Drinking grape juice can help you build a faster metabolism, allowing your body to burn more calories as you sleep. 

However, you should make sure you don’t drink too much, as the sugar content and calories can add to your daily intake. Plus, excess sugar can be bad for your teeth, so remember to drink it before you brush.

Ready for Bed?

We hope this list offers good ideas of what you can drink before bed to promote weight loss. As you can see, there are many beverages you can drink at night to not only improve your sleep quality but help you burn those few extra calories. 

Your weight loss journey doesn’t have to be all about counting calories and hitting the gym. There are plenty of small habits that you can make to help you live an all-around healthier lifestyle.

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Dara Brewton

Medically reviewed by:

Victor Nguyen

Dara is a full-time freelance writer with experience in several fields including politics, travel, and ophthalmology. When she isn't sitting at her computer, you can find her dabbling in filmmaking and acting.

Medically reviewed by:

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