If you’re looking for a way to fast-track weight loss, try sipping three to four cups of dandelion root tea (like Traditional Medicinals Organic Roasted Dandelion Root Tea, $5 for 16 tea bags, drugstore.com). This herbal brew contains powerful diuretic and detoxifying compounds that stimulate the kidneys to release excess fluids in the body. This effect alone has helped users shed 3 to 5 pounds—and 1 to 2 belly inches—in just 48 hours.
What’s more, the bitter flavonoids in this nutty drink help break up fatty deposits and ease inflammation in the liver. As a result, this metabolism-boosting organ is able to burn fat and eliminate fat-trapping toxins from the body faster and more effectively. That means you’ll be able to lose pounds on any diet plan up to 30 percent faster.