Water and Health
May 7, 2015
There’s no doubt we need water to live, but can drinking this clear colorless life-giving fluid also help us lose weight? Drinking water may not be the magic pill to shed those pounds faster, but not drinking enough water could make weight loss a little harder. Read on to know how water can help us shed those unwanted pounds, and improve our overall health.
Some of the ways drinking water can help you in your weight loss program.
Drinking water boosts metabolism- Staying hydrated helps keep your metabolism running, which is one of the key factors in weight loss. When you’re dehydrated, the body can slow down its metabolism so you won’t be burning as many calories as you normally would.
Drinking water makes you feel less hungry- There are two parts to this. First off, it’s very difficult for the body to tell the difference between hunger and thirst. So if you’re walking around feeling a gnawing sense of hunger, you might just be dehydrated. Try drinking a glass of water instead of grabbing a snack.
Drinking water before meals can also make you feel fuller and therefore reduce your food intake. So drink some before every meal.
Besides, you need to stay well hydrated to function properly and engage in workouts with the required amount of intensity. So make sure you drink enough water before, during and after exercising.
Drinking your heart out!
When you’re trying to lose weight, you don’t just have to watch what you’re eating but also what you’re drinking. Knowing what you need to stay away from can help you in your fat loss journey, so here’s a simple list: