Drinking Water and Weight Loss
How Drinking Water
Helps You Lose Weight
Drinking water and weight loss are often linked with healthy diet plans. Water has many important jobs in the human body. One is to help metabolize fat. It is the liver's job to convert stored fat to energy. It needs plenty of water to function efficiently.
As you eat less and your body begins the process of burning fat and getting rid of it through the process of metabolism, adequate hydration will help flush out the fat cells stored in your body.
If you are not adequately hydrated, you can bog down your liver function and you will burn fat much slower. Sufficient hydration helps the liver and kidneys do their job.
Most people who intend to increase fluid intake fail to stick with it permanently. During the first few days of adding enough water, you are going to the bathroom nonstop. This is frustrating and tends to disrupt your normal day. It seems useless to continue such an annoying new habit.
But don't stop! Give your body
some time to adjust. Your body is flushing itself of the extra fluid it has been storing because you haven't been drinking enough. This may not make much sense, but think about it. When not properly hydrated,
your tissues will store the extra that it needs to function as a method of survival.
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How Much is Enough?
How much is enough for you depends. Sixty-four ounces is a good starting point. Eight 8 ounce glasses. Many experts claim that an additional eight ounces for every extra 25 pounds will help flush out the fat. There are also additional considerations, such as hot weather or how intensely you exercise and sweat.
Muscles also need plenty of fluid to work more easily and to improve tone. Hydrated muscles are more attractive and defined. They help transform flabby muscles into a tighter, smoother form.
Keeping your body hydrated is very good for your skin. It will help saggy skin plump up when you keep the cells hydrated. It flushes out impurities and leaves you with a clearer, glowing complexion. Drinking plenty of healthy liquids will help you look younger and healthier.
This change, of course, does not happen overnight. After weeks of drinking the right amount, most people will see a glowing difference and more supple skin.
Water Filled Foods
Many foods also contain considerable amounts of water. These fruits and vegetables, also chock full of fantastic vitamins and minerals, are at least 80 percent liquid!
Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Kiwi
Carrots, Celery, Cucumber
Spinach, Pea, Broccoli
Tomatoes, Apples, Pears
These fruits and vegetables, also chock full of fantastic vitamins and minerals, are at least 80 percent water!
Consumption should be spread out over your day. Have a big glass several times a day, such as before a meal to help you feel full. Then have it handy the rest of the time and sip frequently. If you feel thirsty, you are already starting to dehydrate. Drink even if you're not thirsty yet. It's important to stay ahead of the game.
When you are hydrated, you will notice you don't feel as hungry all the time. Many people mistake hunger for thirst. Drinking lots of water is well worth all the benefits. You will feel better, look better, and you will be doing your body a wonderful favor by helping to wash away the fat more easily!
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