Considering the thousands or hundreds of dollars spent on weight-loss diets and supplements, it may be hard for you to believe that one of the best weight-loss techniques you can use is absolutely and totally free. You’re actually carrying around a bit of it in your body, and it’s essential for your very survival. Of course it’s not always free, as some sharp marketing types have found a way to quite literally bottle it and sell it. From this description, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. I’m talking about water. Water weight loss.
There’s plenty of documented proof that drinking adequate amounts of water will assist in losing weight. One of the most obvious and simple reasons for this is, that a lack of sufficient water intake actually causes people to eat more.
As clever as we all are, the human body can’t really differentiate between being thirsty and being hungry. The two conditions actually share many of the same symptoms. It’s not unusual for a thirsty person to make the decision to eat, instead of to drink. Therefore, one of the simplest things you can do to help suppress the desire to eat, is to have yourself a big glass of water. This also has the positive side effect of filling your stomach a little more. Which in turn helps to quench the hunger urge.
There are more benefits as well to drinking water. It involves a few central organs. More specifically, the liver and kidney. The liver and kidney have several roles in your body. Which include converting fat and to energy and eliminating toxins that are poisonous to the body. Water helps with this process significantly, by aiding the liver and kidney do their job in a more efficient manner.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying they should drink eight glasses of water a day. It’s true, eight 8-ounce glass of water is what the average person needs everyday to maintain basic bodily functions and help to lose weight. We you may not have heard, is that anyone carrying an extra 25 pounds, should add one glass of water.
Try spread out your water consumption over the day. It’s better to sip your glass of water over time, than to gulp the entire thing in one big chug. Try to remember, that your water intake doesn’t have to just come from a glass of water. Orange juice, apple juice, grape juice, and other healthy juices also contain a significant amount of water. Remember, of course, other beverages can have the opposite effect. Anything with caffeine, like coffee or various soda drinks will actually dehydrate the body. Beer, wine, and other alcohol also fall into this category. You have to adjust your water intake accordingly depending on the amount of these other drinks you ingest.
In summary, water has to be one of the easiest ways you’ll find to lose weight. Simply try it for a week, incorporating 8 glasses into your daily life. I’m sure you’ll see quite a difference. I know I have.