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How to Drink Aloe to Lose Weight

author image Nicole Hogan-Jenkins
Nicole Hogan-Jenkins began writing professionally in 2010. She is a certified personal trainer, sports nutrition specialist, fitness business owner and competitive fitness athlete. Hogan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Indiana University.
How to Drink Aloe to Lose Weight
Aloe can be a powerful laxative if the active compound is not removed from the juice. Photo Credit: Spike Mafford/Photodisc/Getty Images

Aloe is a plant with several species, which contain a multitude of vitamins and minerals. One of the most commonly used species, aloe vera, benefits your metabolism when consumed as juice. It can help you lose weight by producing a laxative effect that aids in digestion. You can add aloe vera juice to your diet to help create a calorie deficit for weight loss. Learning how to drink aloe vera is vital due to its potential diarrhea risk when you consume too much.

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Step 1

Consult a doctor about the potential side effects and any allergic reaction you may have. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not regulate supplements, such as aloe vera juice, so there is no guarantee on purity or strength. Check if you have an allergy to garlic, onions, or tulips, which belongs to the Liliaceae plant family. This can help indicate if you are susceptible to getting an allergic reaction to aloe vera, which is also a Liliaceae plant.

Step 2

Purchase aloe vera juice from a reputable natural food store. Look for keywords such as "natural" or "organic" on the labelling and avoid artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors. Don’t confuse aloe vera juice with the gel, which is also drinkable.

Step 3

Mix aloe vera juice with a citrus fruit, such as orange juice or pineapple juice. Follow the recommended dosage on the labelling. Most manufacturers will recommended adding one to two teaspoons or 15 to 25 millilitres of aloe vera juice to drink, depending on the strength and quality. Drink aloe vera once or twice a day before a meal. Aloe vera has a bitter taste and fruit juice makes it more flavorful, but you can mix it with water, if desired.

Step 4

Maintain a well-balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Aloe vera juice alone won’t help you lose weight. Create a calorie deficit of at least 500 to 1,000 calories to lose 1 to 2 pounds weekly by consuming whole foods in the form of carbs such as fruit and vegetables, proteins from seafood and lean meat and fats from nuts and olive oil. Get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise weekly from workouts, such as cycling, jogging, swimming or playing basketball.

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