People don’t believe it when I tell them that drinking the right amount of water per day can help weight loss. I guess that’s because its such an obvious and simple remedy, people simply want to run away from it…
Drink before a meal
Because water is an appetite suppressant, drinking it before meals can make you feel fuller, therefore reducing the amount of food you eat. Health resource website WebMD states that drinking water before meals results in an average reduction in intake of 75 calories per meal. Drinking water before just one meal per day would cause you to ingest 27,000 fewer calories per year. Do the math: You’d lose about eight pounds per year just from drinking water! Now imagine if you drank it before each meal. A 1 litre sports bottle is a great way to make sure you are getting the right amount of water before a meal.
Replace the evil sugary drinks with water!
Ditch the sodas and juice and replace them with water to help you lose weight. If you think water tastes boring, add a slice of lemon. A glass of water with lemon is a recipe for successful weight loss because the pectin in lemons helps reduce food cravings. Think water doesn’t really help with weight loss? Give up those sugary drinks for just a few weeks and see the difference.
Ice cold water boosts the body
According to the editorial staff at WebMD, drinking ice cold water helps boost your metabolism because your body has to work harder to warm the water up, therefore burning more calories and helping you to lose weight. Plus, ice cold water is just so much more refreshingthan water that’s at room temperature. 2 litres of chilled water daily can ultimately give you the tools you need to start losing weight and boosting your metabolism.
Hit the Gym
Because drinking water helps prevent muscle cramps and keeps your joints lubricated, you can work out longer and harder. Just another way that proper hydration helps you lose weight. Whether you prefer Yoga or Weight Training, we have plenty of options to make your weight loss strategy fit your busy lifestyle.
Drink enough water
If you really want the water you drink to help you lose weight, you should follow the “8×8” rule recommended by most nutritionists: Drink eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day for weight loss and to maintain an ideal weight. You might need to drink more water if you exercise a lot or sweat heavily, or less water if you drink other beverages like herbal tea (make sure they are decaffeinated).
Have a great life!