Drinking water should be done between meals or after finishing the meals. Having liquid in your stomach at the same time as you have food makes it harder for the stomach to digest the food and can cause problems such as gas and/or other stomach troubles.
Scientists say that water has some influence on weight loss, but nearly 59% of adults in the US think that’s the case, and that’s some of the reasons why. For those looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, why not try the water to help you lose weight? Here are some reasons why you should think of water as a weight loss assistant.
Increase your metabolism
Drinking more water (especially cold water) helps to increase the energy you consume even at rest – up to 400 kJ for every two litres of water you drink.
TIP: If you are tired of ordinary old water, add some lemon to taste or a little fruit juice (10%).
Stay hydrated, eat less
If you are dehydrated, you tend to eat more. This is because we want to eat more than we want to drink water. When you are hungry, catch a meal as soon as the signal is sent, but we tend to ignore our thirsty signal until it becomes unbearable. Almost 75% of us are dehydrated at any time. So try to take some water if you find yourself in the next meal between meals.
TIP: Drink about half an hour before water (1 glass), but not closer. Drink too close to food to dilute acidic stomach.
Drinking Water Increases Energy
Even if you are a little dehydrated, you can lose energy and be slow and go to low-calorie refreshments to motivate us. Drinking water helps increase energy and you want to use it for exercise, which reduces your weight and helps consume fewer calories.
It Reduces Calories
Regular drinking water prevents drinking high-calorie beverages that increase weight. Instead of water, we tend to replace it with coffee, tea, fruit juice and non-alcoholic beverages. These drinks contain a lot of calories, so when you switch to water, you consume fewer calories.
Body health awareness
People are addictive beings and every day they carry a bottle of water and can help you better care for your body while setting your goal to drink at least two litres of water a day. Begin slowly to be aware of your food intake and exercise.
TIP: If you have headaches, do not always say take aspirin, aim a little water and you can notice that headaches are just your body and they tell you to take some water.
Sometimes we find that our muscles are not as strong as they look because dehydration causes loss of muscle strength and a slow response of the muscles. Staying hydrated before and after exercise helps with muscle building and reactions.
TIP: Being thirsty means you are dehydrated. Try to drink water regularly and do not wait until you get thirsty.
Sometimes we feel that our joints need some lubrication and water helps. Water is the main component of synovial fluid located in the joints and helps reduce friction and protect joints from injuries.
TIP: Eat foods with high water concentration. Grapefruit contains 91% water. Melon and strawberries contain 92% water. Cucumber and salad contain 96% water.
Your liver helps remove waste products from your body and metabolize fats. Regular drinking water helps the liver to perform its functions indefinitely.
We always recommend drinking 2 litres of water each day (equivalent to eight glasses of water). It is, however, entirely dependent on the individual. For example, people who are active and caressed a lot may need more water than those who are less active. Do not overdo your consumption as it may cause aquatic toxicity, which can lead to death. Stay on a safe threshold of two litres of water (67 ounces).
Do not always go for high-energy foods or candies that will help you one day because they will help you increase your weight and soon lose the energy you need. Drinking water, as it helps you, will help you stay healthy as your body loses waste efficiently and you will never lose energy if you need a day.