“Drink 8 glasses of
water each day” is a saying we’ve all heard, but what are the benefits
of drinking water to lose weight? Water hydrates your body and helps it
work efficiently. Water boosts your metabolic rate, which gives you
energy and helps to burn calories. It is an essential drink in everyday
life and a great tool for those who are dieting.
The benefits of water are numerous, well-hydrated body helps your
muscles and organs to work quickly and efficiently. When your body is
working well, it will boost your metabolic rate and help you to feel
Water can help your metabolism burn calories 3% faster. Metabolism plays a big role in losing weight so it’s important to give your body what it needs in order for it to work the way you want.
So many of today’s food products contain high amounts of energy from added sugar
and fats, but very little water. If you want to incorporate more water
in your diet through food try to look for foods with high water content
such as fruits and vegetables. Melons, cucumber, tomatoes, and zucchini
are all great produce that have high water contents. While these do not
replace the benefits of drinking water directly they help to provide
some hydration along with other vital vitamins and minerals that come
from fruits and vegetables.
Since feeling thirsty and hungry often go hand-in-hand, if you’re
feeling thirsty you might accidentally start eating instead of going for
a glass of water. Try to listen to what your body needs and keep a
water bottle close at hand. You don’t want to be adding on the extra
pounds by eating when you’re not even hungry.
If you’re feeling hungry drink a glass of water
15 minutes before eating, it will help to subside your hunger so you
can better manage your portion control. It is also a good idea to have a
glass of water with every meal. Try to take a sip of water between
every few bites, which help you to feel full faster.
Experts suggest that the average person should consume at least 64
ounces of water a day. That’s eight cups of water. Since it can be hard
to remember to drink 64 ounces of water a day try bringing a
pre-measure bottle of water with you during your day. Measure out one
cup every hour and make it goal to drink the cup within the hour.
If you’re on a diet to lose weight it is more important to drink a
lot of water throughout the day. If you want to gain the benefit of
increased energy and metabolism a good guide is to drink one ounce of
water for every two pounds of body weight. A person who weighs 200
pounds should drink around 100-ounces (12.5 cups) of water in order the
gain the weight loss benefits of water.
Water, weight loss, and exercise are
a great combination. If exercising is part of a weight loss program
more water should be included to account for water loss from sweating. Drinking water before, during and after exercise will keep energy levels high and help muscles recover after training.
The health benefits of drinking water are numerous from increasing
your metabolism and boosting your energy levels, to hydrating your body
and moisturizing your skin. Water is one of the most vital substances
our body needs. It’s a great dietary tool and one that can be easily
incorporated into everyday life.
i would be thankful if u provide these type of tips to me
The main problem with
upping your water intake is, basically, what goes in must come out. I
tried drinking 3 litres per day for a month (over 100 oz) and had real
problems organising toilet breaks. It seemed that, whatever I had to do,
I needed to visit the loo first. This can be a great inconvenience for a
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i drink a lot of water but i have never seen change my weight.and i do execise also. how come water help to lose weight?
i dont believe drinking
alot of water will help loose weight. I drink 2 litres of water a day , i
am always going to the toilet and my weight has not budged. I exersize
You dont have to be skinny to be healthy, im a big girl and i am toned and at a healthy weight range for my height and size.
These days, its a law breaker if your skinny and its a law breaker if
your fat, i believe loving yourself will love your body, and loving
your body makes you look twice as good.
Drinking water helps you
lose weight because it flushes down the by-products of fat breakdown.
Drinking water reduces hunger, it’s an effective appetite suppressant so
you’ll eat less. Plus, water has zero calories.
What are you eating...
Eating has a lot to do with the weight. For some reason, I don't drop
the weight unless I have really had a lot of water and I try to drink a
little over a gallen for my weight. Right now, I weigh 2491bs. Before,
I weighed over 3501bs... Drinking the water is working.
Preach. Best response so far miss kira
Love your tips.
I am only 5ft and weigh 62kilo's and do have to work hard to drink 2litres of water per day, but I do feel better for it.
I have lost 8 kilos in 4 months without too much change and am looking a
feeling heaps better. Fresh lemon juice in the water and replacing
coffee with green tea has also helped. Thanks for all the tips. xx
The colder the water the
better. Your body has to heat the water to core temperature before the
system can process it. Thus you are using your body as kettle which uses
up calories and speeds up your metabolism.
Water is the absolute most
important thing you can put in your body. Water makes up the majority
of your body and is essential for practically every function in your
body. Beautiful skin, regular bowl movements, concentration, and a
disease and pain free body all rely heavily on proper hydration.
A recent study showed that individuals who drank two 8-ounce glasses
of water before each meal lost more weight and kept it off compared to
individuals who didn’t drink water before their meal.
The amount of water you need is specific to you based on your health,
activity level, and environment. The Institute of Medicine advises that
men and women try to consume about 3.7 and 2.7 liters of water a day,
respectively, including water found in food and other beverages.
Cold water may help you burn a few additional calories and may be
more palatable during exercise. However the bottom line is that
drinking enough water, regardless of its temperature, will provide
benefits and promote overall health.
I don't think that can be
right- that we should drink one ounce of water for every 2 lbs of body
weight. I mean if you're very overweight you're supposed to drown
yourself? that doesn't make sense. I thought you could die from drinking
too much water, at least if you do it too quickly. I don't know about
all this, some of it sounds kinda fishy
Good point Mrs. Nesbit. It
is important to keep in mind that one ounce of water for every 2 lbs of
water weight is only one recommendations. There are varying
recommendations for the amt of water each person needs. Water needs are
entirely specific to the individual depending on health, where you
live, how active you are,etc. Bottom line is you want to replenish the
amount of water you spend during the day. Average urine output is about
1.5 liters (6.3 cups) per day. We lose about 1 liter (4 cups) through
breathing, sweating, and bowel movements. Right there that is 2.5
liters that need to be replenished. The most important thing is to pay
attention to how your body feels and reacts to certain fluid intakes.
As with anything in life, moderation is key.
I work with 11-18yr olds
and am always pushing the vertues of fresh water, we have water
fountains in school too, i repeat my self so many times in a day, and
have posters up too. For myself, i always aim for but sometimes don't
reach 8 glasses per day, i do however have other drinks such as decaff
tea, in total volume i easily reach 8 glasses just not always 'water'
could drinking water after meals make you gain weight or is it unhealthy?
Water is healthiest
substance you can put in your body. There is no research or studies
showing that drinking water at any specific time will lead to weight
I know I need to drink water to help lose weight but I can't stand the taste of it. Any suggestions?
I started my weight loss on
march 15th I was 203lbs, I could not Stand water either I thought it
tasted gross. I pushed myself to drink water more each day and I found
the more I drank water and the less I drank soda the better water
started tasting, I now am starting to prefer the water more, it makes me
feel a lot better and soda is starting to taste too sweet. I try and
drink at least 8 8oz glasses a day but have just recently increased to
around 10 if not more. It has also helped me lose weight, as of today I
am 183, down 20lbs! Can you believe that! Now mind u I am also watching
what I am eatting. I use a calorie count app on my Iphone to keep track
of my calorie intake as well, it has helped out a lot!