8 July

Weight Loss and Water

Have a hard time trying to lose weight? Want an easy solution? Water may be the answer to all your problems.

First off, staying hydrated could help you avoid overeating. A lot of people tend to confuse thirst for hunger, so they’ll tend to eat rather than drink water. If you’re craving a midday snack and want to make sure it is caused by hunger, not hydration, have a glass of water first. Then see if you’re still hungry 30 minutes later.

Secondly, if you do go for a meal, know that water makes up about 60 percent of a person’s body weight and food is a major player in our daily water consumption. Our #1 source of water are in fruits and vegetables. They contain large quantities of water in proportion to their weight. When these foods are eaten, the water can be absorbed by the body. A well balanced diet along with proper hydration throughout the day, will help you lose that extra fat in no time.

Here are the main benefits of drinking H20:

– It keeps the body hydrated. Water is essential for the body to perform basic functions like digestion and absorption of nutrients from food. If the body doesn’t have enough water, the nutrition is mal-absorbed. So all those healthy meals you are eating are all in vain without a glass of water.

– It helps to wash out all the toxins of the body: Water is the most soluble liquid, therefore it has a very important activity in the body; to flush out excess toxins. If the body suffers from a lack of hydration, the kidneys overwork to get rid of the toxins.

– Your water intake helps regulate enzymatic reaction, muscle activities and disposal of urine and stool from the body. Water also helps in proper functioning of tissues

In order to maintain an electrolytic balance, a well hydrated body is a must.

Source: http://www.webmd.com/diet/water-for-weight-loss-diet

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