10 Nov, 2008

Water and Weight Loss

Posted by: J.N. In: General

Most people don’t drink enough water and it is such an important part of weight loss. I think a lot of people don’t really understand how important this is. Water makes up about 2/3rds of our body and keeping it replenished is important. You’ve probably heard that you should be drinking 8 glasses a day, well that doesn’t apply for weight loss. You have to start drinking more because it plays many vital roles that will help increase your chances of success. Water and weight loss go hand and hand, so make sure you have your water bottle in hand, while you read this.

Metabolizing Fat

The whole goal of weight loss is to put your body into a position of metabolizing your fat and using it as energy. Most people don’t know that water helps with this process. As you drink more water, it allows your body to run much more efficiently and can metabolize fat much easier. Anything that makes the process of using fat easier is something you should be using.

Somewhat of a Appetite Represent

I won’t lie to you like some other people will, water won’t take your cravings away, but water can help you deal with those cravings that are really bad. I know you’ve probably been in the position of feeling really really hungry and water is good to help repress that hungry feeling a bit, so you don’t end up cheating.

Helps With Digestion

If you’re on a diet, than you should be eating every few hours. This means your digestive system is going to be much more busy than it usually is. Water and weight loss are linked together. Water will help you digest food much more efficiently, which will keep your metabolism much more balanced.

Removes Toxins

Anytime you workout, your body will end up dumping toxins into the water supply of your body. The way it works is that when you drink water, this toxin filled water will be pushed out of the body through urination. If you’re not drinking enough water, you’re going to leave these toxins in your body that will make the weight loss process less efficient.

Negative Calories

Anything you consume that requires more calories to digest than you get form it is going to give you negative calories. Water has no calories, so you can always be sure that you’re burning calories by drinking it. Don’t go overboard because drinking too much water can be quite unhealthy.

Workout More Efficiently

A well-hydrated person is going to have a much more productive workout. Your body will lose a lot of water while you workout and you don’t want to run into a dehydrated mode because that can be unhealthy. All your ligaments and organs will remain well hydrated and you’re less likely to run into an injury.


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