Probably, a lot of people think that it’s impossible to lose weight with the help of water, but, the truth is far from impossible. Our bodies are 70% water so we need to remain hydrated all the time. Namely, since the body loses a lot of water during the day, we need to supply the body with the lost amount.
By drinking enough water during the day, you will speed up your metabolism and thus, burn calories faster and also the body will get rid of all waste easier. What’s more, you won’t feel hungry all the time. Water is also known to lower the acidic levels in the body which increase with the daily consumption of coffee, refined foods, etc.
Unfortunately, when you don’t drink enough water, your sugar cravings will increase and you will be more prone to headaches and fatigue. So, the question which arises here is how to be able to drink the recommended daily amount of water, that is, 8 to 10 glasses?
Here are some beneficial ways that will help you drink more water and lose weight:
- Always carry a bottle of water wherever you go
- Always drink a glass of water prior to a meal to lower your appetite and eat less (studies have shown that drinking water before a meal increases weight loss by 4 pounds within 12 weeks)
- Ice cold water speeds up the metabolism and helps your body burn more calories and lose weight
- To enrich the flavor of the water, feel free to add some lemon, lime, or cucumber slices
How to know that you’re drinking enough water?
When a person drinks enough water, his/her urine will be clear and light-yellowish. The darker the urine is, the more water you need to drink, especially if you want to lose weight and stay healthy.