Maybe it sounds impossible, but if you are trying to lose weight, water is a very successful step which you need to take.
Our body consists of 70% water and it means that the plentiful hydration is more than required. Our body loses a lot of water during the day, so we need to replace it in the proper way.
Water is actually the first and most important step in the process ad journey of losing weight. It increases our metabolic process and that means that we are capable to burn calories faster, it also cleanses our body from waste and acts like appetite suppressant. Our body gets acidic by consuming coffee, refined foods such as processed oils, canned foods and carbonated drinks. Additionally, water decreases the acidic levels. It actually helps flush toxins from our body. Being dehydrated has some real consequences, like: you will get sugar cravings, afternoon headaches and feel tired as well. So, what can you do in order to make sure that you are drinking the recommended 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, in order to keep yourself hydrated and encourage weight loss as well?
Here, we are going to present you some tips on how you can drink more water:
Always have bottle of water with you, it means wherever you go and drink at it during the day. Drinking a glass of water before eating can reduce appetite. When you feel full, it will help you eat less and in that way you will consume fewer calories for improved weight loss results. some studies of older adults have shown that drinking water before each meal may increase the weight loss by 2 kg over a 12 week period. In another study with middle-aged overweight and obese participants who drank water before each meal, there was a lost 44% more weight, compared to a group that did not drink more water.
Drinking ice cold water will help you in boosting your metabolism, as your body ha to work harder in order to warm the water up, therefore burning more calories and helping you to lose weight. Plus, drinking ice cold water is just so much more refreshing than the water which is at room temperature.
It is good to use some flavors to your water, like lemons or limes. You can cut them into slices and put them in the bottle of water. You can also include cucumber slices, as it includes 96% water content and mineral balance. It can also provide very similar hydration levels to twice the volume of water.
You can also add some other vegetables which can hydrate you more. If water is not your favorite thing, you can add some flavor of tea and drink it instead during the whole day.
How do you know that you are getting enough water?
The first and general rule is to check the toilet after you have gone to the bathroom. If your urine is clear or very light yellow in color, you will know that you are well hydrated. The darker your urine is, the more water you will need to drink, especially if you want to lose weight.