5 reasons why water can help you lose weight
Drinking water is important for health yet many of us don’t drink enough of it, getting all our vital liquids from drinks like tea, coffee and sodas instead.
As a result, a lot of us are slightly dehydrated without even realising it and the hot summer weather only makes this worse.
There is an easy remedy. Drink more water. It is one of the best allies you can have in the battle for weight loss. Here are five good reasons why you should drink more water.
1. Water boosts the metabolism
Water is involved in every cellular process that goes on in your body. If you are dehydrated as so many people are, your body will not work as efficiently as it could. Ensuring that your body is well hydrated will keep all those chemical reactions moving and that includes your metabolism. Even minimal dehydration will cause a significant drop in the metabolism making your efforts at losing weight harder.
2. Are you sure you are feeling hungry? You could just be thirsty
Most people are dehydrated yet most of the time we don’t even realise. If you feel you are suffering from hunger pangs, try a glass of water first. It could be that you are feeling thirsty and a quick drink of water will do the trick. Far better for weight loss than reaching for the snacks.
3. Drinking water before a meal helps fill you up
It is true. If you drink a glass of water before your meal (and during) you will find you consume fewer calories. A study found that on average people eat 75 calories less after drinking water. That doesn’t sound much but little changes like this, all add up.
4. Water is much less fattening than other drinks
OK, a glass of water is not going to replace a cup of tea or a juice every time, but in this hot weather when we feel thirstier than usual, it is a very slimming alternative. Sipping on water instead of soda could save you hundreds of calories throughout the day. Coke for example contains a whopping 8.75 teaspoons of sugar per 300ml can. Water contains zero.
5. Water helps maintain a healthy digestion
Forget all those crazy detoxes and teatoxes, water is the best way to maintain a healthy digestion and remove bloating. Water helps your kidneys function properly and keeps your bowels open too. People who suffer from constipation tend to be dehydrated. Lack of fluids can lead to kidney stones. Drinking more water keeps your digestion working efficiently and that has to be good news for health and weight loss.
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