Water is the most crucial ingredient highly needed for our body and its existence. Namely, our body is consisted of 50-70% water, and as most of you know without food we can survive for longer period of time, but without water we cannot. Furthermore, it performs crucial body functions like regulating the body temperature level, carrying the nutrients and oxygen to the cells, helping digestion, dissolving the minerals and nutrients, protecting the body organs and tissues, lubing the joints, and so on.
According to a Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism’s study which reveals that if you drink 17 ounces of water a day, the metabolic rate will be enhanced by 30% percent in both men and women. The optimal results were achieved 30-40 minutes after the participants consumed their water. Therefore, water can boost your metabolism and aid in the weight loss process.
Another study, carried out at the UK’s University of Birmingham, involving 84 adult participants struggling with obesity were given simple advice for weight-loss and were divided in two groups. The first group had to consume 16 oz. of water 30 minutes prior their meals and the second group were asked to vision their stomachs full prior having their meals.
The obtained results were: the 1st group lost 3 pounds more than the 2nd one. This is excellent news if you want to lose weight, but you have to drink6 to 10 cups of water each day, with no exception. There is a strong connection between weight-loss and water consumption, but there are as well as many health benefits of drinking water such as, it protects our heart, boosts the cognitive abilities, prevents headaches and it can keep us alert.
If you are planning to lose unwanted weight then your body needs to be properly hydrated. The body needs to be nourished before and after any activity, but it also needs to be hydrated by consuming the right water quantity during the day. This is extremely essential as proper water consumption can secure metabolism functioning at its full capacity and it will lower the need of overeating.
There is a valid reason for measuring the quantity of water you intake during the day. Here below is a formula that can help you in determining the ideal consumption of water and how much do you need to drink so that you can lose weight.
1st Step: Initially you have to determine your weight number, and after that find out how much water is optimal for you. This is very important as there is strong relation between the weight and water consumption (if the lbs. are higher then you water consumption is higher). First scale yourself, and if your scale numbers show a decimal, round it up, for precise reading use analog scale. For instance, 100.4 pounds are rounded down at 100 pounds, and 100.5 pounds are rounded up at 101 pounds.
2nd Step: Then, divide the weight in half and if your number is with a decimal, round it up, this will tell how much water you should drink. For instance, 101 pounds divided by 2 is 50.5, when rounded, it is 51 ounces.
3rd Step: In this step you need to determine your activity level as it is in direct relation to the water consumption, since the body is more active then naturally it will expel more water. For every half an hour of exercise include sixteen ounces of water.
4th Step: Now, add the numbers from the second and the third step, and you will get the correct water quantity. Here below is the calculation:
- 201 pounds of weight;
- 201/ 2 = 101;
- 16 oz. for half an hour of exercising per day;
- 101 oz. + 16 oz. = 117 oz. or 10 glasses of water.
In the chart below, you can see depending on your weight index how much water you need to consume per day, so that your body can efficiently lose extra weight.
|Weight||Consumption||Number of glasses (1 glass equals 12 oz.)|
|130lbs||65 oz.||5 to 6|
|200lbs||100 oz.||8 to 9|
|250lbs||125 oz.||10 o 11|
- Prior every meal, consume 2 cups of water from 8-ounce cups. This adds up to 48 oz.
- For additional 32 oz. consume 1 glass of water (16-ounce glass) before going to sleep and when getting up in the morning.
- Consume additional glass of water if you are prone to getting up during the night.
All you have to do is to follow these pointers and you will obtain optimal 80 ounces of water intake offering you a simpler way in reaching the goals of the day.
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