4 Benefits of Drinking Water for Weight Loss

Water is essential to your body. Without it you are going to feel sluggish and unmotivated. Everyone has always said that you need to drink at least 64 ounces a day just to stay hydrated and healthy, but there are more reasons than that to drink water. Drinking water can help you reach your weight loss goals. The reasons why make great sense when you think about them, but let’s review them anyhow. You may learn something new that can help you on your weight loss journey.

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Water Speeds up your metabolism

There have been a lot of research by a lot of different specialists and it has been proven that water really does help your body to burn more fat while at rest when you drink enough of it. By enough they mean eight full ounces. Within ten minutes of drinking one eight once glass your metabolism can be raised by about 50 percent. Some research says it is as high as 70 percent. The results can last up to an hour.

If you drink one eight ounce glass every hour you can expect to see a weight loss of only about 4 pounds in a year. That is if you do not do anything else but increase your water. If you are serious about weight loss, you will probably do more which makes 4 pounds in a year seem insignificant.

Water keeps you full

By drinking a full glass of water before you eat, you can decrease the amount of calories you eat at each meal. The reason is because you aren’t drinking empty calories with your mean and water makes you feel full. Water also keeps you feeling fuller longer so that you are less likely to reach for a snack.

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A lot of people have a habit of reaching for food when they are actually thirsty. You may find that if you grab a glass of water when you think that you are hungry, you will eat less often during the day.

Water helps you in your workout

Your body is made up of water. Your muscles need it to work their best. If you don’t drink enough water, your muscles are more likely to tear. You are more likely to get tired sooner when you are dehydrated. Drink extra water throughout your workout so that you can build more stamina and so that your muscles get more of a workout.

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Water makes you feel good

If your body is properly hydrated, you will feel more energized. You will have a more positive mind set. If you are constantly feeling tired and sluggish, drink more water. It is a natural antidepressant. Think about all those work outs you started and walked away from before you finished. Chances are that if you had drunk enough water before and during your workout, you would have been able to finish it.

Water is important. It is what your bones, muscles, and body is made up of. It will not flush fat from your body, like some studies suggest. It will give your body what it needs to fight the fat in a highly effective way. So go ahead and make that first step onto your weight loss road, just don’t forget to fill that water bottle first.

 

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Article by: Carmen Kerry

Carmen writes health & fitness articles for BodyFatLoss. She researches the latest and greatest methods to help with weight loss, weight gain and fitness.