Did you know that drinking water can help you lose weight? In fact, the body is consisted of 70% water and due to this we need to keep our body hydrated at all times. During the day we are losing water so it is needed to replace the lost amount of water.
Drinking water can help you improve the metabolism which is crucial for burning calories and losing weight. Consuming refined foods such as canned food, processed oils, soft drink etc. makes our body acidic. In order to return the neutral pH level in the body you need to drink water. This way you will manage to remove all toxins from the body. In case you dehydrate your body you will face problems such as headaches, sugar cravings and fatigue. The recommended amount for water consumption during the day is 8-10 glasses if you want to lose weight.
In this article we are going to present to you several tips on how to drink water:
During the day you should always have water bottle with you. You need to make sure that you consume water during the entire day, and before each meal drink one glass of water. Drinking water before your meal is important because it will give you the feeling of being full and will lower the hunger which leads to losing weight. Research studies show that drinking water before every meal helps lose 4 pounds in 12 week period.
According to another study in which participated middle-aged overweight and obese people found that those who drank more water managed to lose 44% more weight. On the other hand the other group that consumed less water didn’t manage to lose weight.
Also if you drink ice cold water you will manage to improve your metabolism. By consuming ice cold water your body will need to work harder in order to warm the water, and during the process it will burn more calories which lead to losing weight. Cold water is also more refreshing than water with room temperature.
Feel free to add some taste to the water such as lemons or limes. You will need to cut the lemons into pieces and put them in the water. Also you can add cucumber pieces because it contains 96% of water and lots of minerals. Cucumbers are also great for hydrating your body by increasing the volume of water. You may add other vegetables as well, and if you want you can replace the consumption of water with tea.
Learn how to know whether you are drinking enough water during the day:
The best way is to check the urine because it will show you whether you are hydrated or not. If you are hydrated properly it should be light yellow and clear. In case you are not hydrated it will be darker and if this is the case make sure that you drink more water.