Drink Water to Lose Weight

Drinking good old fashioned water is a great way to help you lose weight.


Benefits of drinking water
  • Flush Toxins
  • Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Attack
  • Cushion And Lube Your Joints And Muscles
  • Get Energized And Be Alert
  • Stay Regular
  • Reduce Your Risk Of Disease And Infection
  • Regulate Your Body Temperature
  • Burn More Fat And Build More Muscle
  • Get Well
  • Get Healthy Skin

Most people today drink way too many of their calories from other beverages like soda, juice, flavored coffees and teas, sports drinks, fruit drinks, artificially-sweetened drinks, etc. Drinking 8 cups of plain water a day—in place of, not in addition to—these caloric beverages can help with weight management. Plus, most of these beverages don’t offer any health benefits, while water does.

Drinking additional water can help promote regularity and prevent the cramping and discomfort that often comes when you begin eating more fiber.

While you can get a lot of water from foods like water-rich fruits, vegetables, soups and more, following a reduced-calorie diet (for weight loss) means you’re eating fewer foods in general. Eating less food means you’re getting less water from food, so drinking plain water can help you meet your needs.

When losing weight, you need to eat less.  This can make you feel hungry in between meals or overly hungry at meals.  Drinking water can help you avoid this feeling by keeping your stomach full longer.

Exercising on a regular basis causes water loss.  You need to replace this water so you can stay hydrated and keep your electrolytes in balance.

Drink plenty of water; 8-12 cups a day.  Being hydrated helps to naturally “flush” those unwanted toxins out.  Many of the fresh vegetables and fruits have a water component so while they will help hydrate you, however it is still important to drink your water.  This means drinking fresh, clean water; not pop, not tea and not juice.

Tips for getting your 8 cups a day
Friend your water bottle Splurge on the perfect reusable water bottle. Whether it’s your favorite color or a unique design, the more you bond with your bottle, the less likely you’ll be to lose it. Slap an inspirational sticker or image onto it, or even write on it with a permanent marker. Now you’re ready to drink from it throughout the day—don’t forget to refill it as soon as it’s empty.

Use a straw
Gulping all that water can seem daunting. So get a package of straws to slowly sip it instead. You can even pick up a water bottle with built-in straw.

Fill your dinner glass
Set a glass of water at each place setting at the dinner table just like restaurants do. Don’t fret about drinking it all—just place it there. By sipping water between every few bites, you’ll slow you down and enjoy your meal more, while also meeting your water needs.

Filter out
Sometimes tap water just isn’t very good. If your well or city water leaves a bad taste in your mouth, change it. Get a faucet or pitcher filter to keep out the bad and leave in the good.

Freeze treats
Freeze slices of peeled lemons, limes, and oranges and use them in place of ice cubes – it’s refreshing and helps get in a serving or two of fruit.

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