Drinking water is one of the easiest efforts you can incorporate into your weight loss or weight maintenance plan. Think about it: unlike saying no to eating that delicious pastry at work or going to kickboxing class once or twice a week, making sure you are drinking enough water requires little to no will power.
There's no excuse for not drinking enough water, and if you're having trouble finding a way to fit your recommended 8 glasses a day into your schedule, it's an easy fix.
Let's talk more about how drinking water helps with weight loss.
Drink Water to Fill You Up
Did you know that often when you feel hungry, you're really just thirsty? Our mind tends to confuse hunger and thirst. When you find yourself hungry at odd times of the day, reach for a cup of water before grabbing food. Water is great because it fills us up and keeps us from overeating. Many diet and health books recommend drinking a glass of water before going to social events, like cocktail parties and sporting events, because doing so will prevent you from overeating the unlimited unhealthy snack foods likely to be there.
Drink Water to Revs Up Your Metabolism
Dehydration is your body's enemy. It slows bodily functions and metabolism. As a matter of fact, your metabolism will slow to conserve energy when you haven't had enough water to drink.Drinking ice cold water first thing in the morning is an easy way to speed up your metabolism. Right when you wake up, drink a glass or two of cold water. Your body will have to warm up the water entering your system, which means increasing your metabolism in the process
Drink Water to Keep Yourself Healthy
Water flushes toxins from your body's system, including those produced during exercise. It aids in keeping your joints lubricated--very important for both daily functions and in preventing your body from injury during exercise. In short, drinking water is vital to your other weight loss efforts .
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