What would you say if you knew there was a magic potion to weight loss that did not include strenuous exercise and reduced calorie consumption? If it was free and easily obtainable without effort, would that get your attention? The secret might be as simple as drinking more water.
We already know that you can go without food for days, maybe even weeks. Although a day without water, an individual would be in dire straights.
Common sense tells us that people need water. The truth is, individuals are mostly water and without it, you cannot perform appropriately. It is of the extreme essence to replace the water that you use. Without it, you will become dehydrated and your body will not function properly. Some people think that water is only to quench your thirst. What they don't know, thirst is merely a signal telling you that your body needs more water.
Did you know that water weighs nearly seven pounds per gallon? That's ample cause to get rid of a few of those bugles by losing retained water. If you're wondering how this works, the answer is quiet simple. In order to lose retained water, we must drink more water! Consequently, we need to learn to get into the habit of drinking more water than our bodies need. When this is accomplished, you'll have more than enough water to banish extra fluid from your cells.
So how much water should you be drinking? On average, a person should drink about eight ounce glasses of water daily or sixty-four ounces. If you're trying to lose weight, you should drink more and continue to do so throughout the day. An individual who weighs one hundred and fifty pounds should be consuming seventy-five ounces of water on a daily basis. A good guide to follow is to divide your current weight by two.
If exercise is part of your program, more water is necessary to replace water loss from sweat. It's crucial to drink water before, during, and after exercise to keep energy levels high and aid in recovery.
Why it's important to drink more water to lose weight.
- Water suppresses your appetite. How many times have you felt hungry and reached for a snack? Your body was asking for something and you merely assumed it must be food. Maybe it was thirst. Next time, reach for a glass of water and see if that helps. You might just be dehydrated. Some people only drink water when they feel thirsty. If you wait until thirst sets in, you're probably already dehydrated.
- Water flushes toxins from the body. Drinking water detoxifies the liver and kidneys and carries waste away from the body.
- Water assists fluid retention- If the body doesn't get enough water, every drop of liquid you put into it, it will hold onto. The best way to prevent this from happening is to drink more water. The body will recognize it has a continuous amount and will stop hanging onto every drop. A diet high in sodium will also cause water retention. To combat this, drink more water to help flush the sodium through your kidneys.
- It keeps you hydrated. Hydration enhances physical performance, helps digestion, maintains balance of electrolytes, and transports nutrition.
- Muscle tone- If you build muscle, you must keep your body well hydrated. Water helps muscle tone by giving it the usual capability to contract. It also lubricates the joints.
So if your goal is to drop a few pounds take the healthy approach and drink up. Your body will thank you.
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WATER, THE NUTRITENT OF LIFE!
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