If you have started a slimming program, water will quickly become your ally. It is true that it is an essential element when one wishes to lose weight. However, it is important to know how much you have to eat and especially how much water should you drink. In this article we suggest you to find out how water can be useful in order to lose weight.
Our body and water
Our body is comparable to a plant, when you supply it with water, it can function optimally but if it runs out of this essential liquid then you can die. Our body is made up of 60% water so it is an essential element to our body and not only to quench our thirst. Water helps to improve the immune system, supply our body with vitamins, minerals, prevent the onset of muscular, dorsal or joint pain and to facilitate the elimination of toxins.
Water is an excellent slimming ally
Consuming water regularly will make you lose weight much faster. It is important to consume water throughout the whole day. This will bring you a sense of satiety and consequently avoid eating at inappropriate times. According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia Tech in the United States, it would be advisable to consume a glass of water 30 minutes before the meal and in order to be able to lose weight much faster. In addition, regular water consumption eliminates toxins as well as wastes that clutter the body. This will speed up your metabolism and thus lose weight quickly.
However, 5 cups of water per day would be necessary for your body. This quantity can vary according to the activity of each one or according to the weight.
See how much water you should consume daily according to your weight:
If you weigh 130 pounds, drink 87 ounces of water
If you weigh 140 pounds, drink 94 ounces of water
If you weigh 150 pounds drink 100 ounces of water
If you weigh 160 pounds drink 107 ounces of water
If you weigh 170 pounds drink 114 ounces of water
If you weigh 180 pounds drink 121 ounces of water
If you weigh 190 pounds drink 127 ounces of water
If you weigh 200 pounds drink 134 ounces of water
If you weigh 210 pounds drink 141 ounces of water
If you weigh 220 pounds drink 148 ounces of water
If you weigh 230 pounds drink 154 ounces of water
If you weigh 240 pounds or more drink 161 ounces of water
Watch this video to learn how to calculate the needed water intake depending on your weight: