Water is very important in, not only day to day functioning, but weight loss too.
Water suppresses the appetite. It has been proven that people who drink more are proven to feel hungry less often, reducing the temptation of snacking on quick, unhealthy foods between meals. It also helps stop confusing being thirsty for being hungry.
It helps the liver function effectively. One of the roles of the liver is to metabolize fat, which requires a lot of water. However, if you don’t drink enough water, then it will just store the fat. So drinking enough water, at least 2.5 liters a day, will help your liver burn off fat, helping you lose weight.
Water also helps reverse the effects of high cholesterol by helping thin the thickened blood. If decent water intake is continued, it can even increase your metabolic rate, helping you lose weight faster.
If you want to tone your muscles, then you need to keep them hydrated. No matter how much exercise you do, dehydrated muscles will not tone up. So an intake of water will hydrate your muscles, and you’ll see a difference.
Water washes the toxins out of the body, which is vital to good health. Washing out the toxins will make your body “cleaner”, which is very important to help your body restore its balance and get into shape.
Experts recommend drinking around 2200mL of water a day (around 9 glasses) which should be very easy to fit in to your day. Especially when it will help you drop the pounds faster.
Drinking ice cold water will burn more calories than room-temperature water. When you drink ice cold water, your body will work to warm up. Your body will burn around 8 calories when you drink one 8oz glass of water. And if we drink the recommended minimum of 9 glasses a day, this will burn up to 72 calories a day – 504 calories a week. This is equivalent to jogging for an hour and a half.
When you think about it, drinking water throughout the day isn’t a difficult thing to do. So come on, give it a go and enjoy the benefits of this wonderful thing. H2O!