You may not know this, but water is actually everything you need if you’re trying to lose weight.
Our body is consisted of almost 70% of water, which means we really need plenty of hydration. We lose our body a lot throughout the day, so we have to replace it in an adequate way.
Water will help you increase the metabolic process, so it will burn calories faster, your body will be cleansed of waste and it also acts as an appetite suppressant. When we consume refined food including processed oils, canned foods, carbonated drinks or coffee, our body becomes acidic.
Water decreases these acidic levels. It helps us flush toxins out of our body. We can face real consequences if we’re dehydrated: you’ll get afternoon headaches, sugar cravings and feel tired.
It’s very important that we drink 8 to 10 glasses a day so that we can keep ourselves hydrated and also stimulate the process of weight loss.
HERE, WE’RE PRESENTING YOU SEVERAL TIPS ON HOW TO DRINK MORE WATER:
Make sure you always have a bottle of water with you! Drink it throughout the day. A glass of water before every meal can reduce your appetite.
That feeling of being full will help you eat less, so it’s recommended to consume fewer calories so that you can have improved weight loss results.
According to some studies concerning older adults, drinking water before each meal may increase the process of weight loss by 2 kg during a 12-week period. Another study which included middle-aged overweight and obese participants who drank water before each meal, showed that they managed to lose 44% more weight when they were compared to a group that did not drink more water.
You’ll boost your metabolism by drinking ice cold water. Then, your body has to work harder to warm the water up, while at the same time it’s burning more calories and helping you lose weight.
Ice cold water is also much more refreshing than water that’s been kept on room temperature.
You can use some flavors into your water, for example lemons or limes. Cut them into slices and put them in the bottle.
You can also put cucumber slices, because this amazing vegetable contains 96% of water content and mineral balance. Cucumber can also offer you very similar hydration levels to twice the volume of water.
You can also add other vegetables that are known to hydrate your body. If you still don’t like to drink water, choose some tea of your own flavor and drink that instead throughout the whole day!
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE GETTING ENOUGH WATER?
Rule number 1: check the toilet after you’ve gone to the bathroom! Your urine will show you whether you’re well hydrated or not. It should be clear or very light yellow in color if you’re hydrated properly.
If your urine is always darker, then it means you need to drink a lot more water than you use to, especially if you want to lose weight!