Drink Water For Weight Loss And More
In the article I’ll tell you about why it is important to Drink Water For Weight Loss And More. You know that water is essential for survival, but you may not have known that it plays a role in weight loss and a few other things not-to-overlook!
Dehydration slows down fat-burning by the liver. The kidneys need a lot of water to function in an optimal way, provided there isn’t enough water, the liver has to help, hence limiting its ability to metabolize fat.
Also, drinking water as you eat, can help you feel full sooner, effectively helping not to over-eat.
Let’s look at the most notable benefits
- Optimal weight-loss. As mentioned above, don’t limit your fat-burning capabilities!
- Look your best. Cleans your skin and makes it look younger.
- Improved immunity system. Drinking enough water cleans your body from various toxic chemicals improving the immunity system.
- Better digestion. Aids digestion of food (and the absorption of the vitamins in it) and in turn avoiding sensations of discomfort in the abdominal area.
- Better overall performance. We consist of 60-70% water, it’s crucial for all the activities in our body, such as supply of oxygen through blood, which is mostly water. Lower rates of oxygen supply will make you feel tired both mentally & physically. Water assists the contraction process of the muscles, maximizing results from a workout.
- Constipation no more. The body requires water in order to utilize the advantages that fiber holds (such as constipation prevention and a feeling of fullness / satiety), in the absence of liquids, fiber may have an adverse effect and actually cause constipation.
How much water to drink?
Aim for at least 8 glasses a day (more if you are overweight), spread throughout the day, not healthy to drink it all in one go.
Running to the bathroom much?
As you start drinking plenty of water after reading this article, you may face constant trips to the bathroom… This won’t last forever, as it’s a condition in which your body excretes fluids that it stored when you didn’t drink enough water. Water that was stored in various places (e.g. the belly) gets disposed of because the body gets the idea that there won’t be any shortages of water anymore!
Some last notes on drinking water…
- If you feel thirsty, that means you’re already dehydrated, meaning don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink.
- Sometimes, it’s not hunger what you feel, but thirst! Try drinking a glass of water and see if you still want to eat, when you realize that you just ate a decent meal and there’s no reason for the body to want more calories!
- Drinking diuretics (drugs that increase the rate of urine excretion) such as caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol actually dehydrates you, but takes away the thirst. So be sure to drink plain water to make up for the loss.