Do you know what the most important thing you can do when trying to lose weight? It is something everyone knows of course, but very few actually do it.
Yes, you guessed it, drink water!
Amazingly, if people trying to lose weight would drink 8 glasses of water a day, they would really begin to see faster results in their weight loss. Not only does drinking water speed up your weight loss, but it also cleans out your body and it really does make you feel better overall.
Fat metabolising is done by your kidneys. If you do not give your kidneys enough water, then you will find they do not work as they should. Unless you drink water, your kidneys will be too busy getting help from your metabolism, and that means you will not burn as much fat as you could do. so, drinking water will help your metabolism do what it is supposed to do, and that is burn fat. Not enough water redirects your metabolism to your kidneys.
Some people are concerned that if they overdo their water intake, that it will be harmful. You may find you need to visit the toilet more often, but apart from that, drinking too much water will not harm you in any way. Unless of course you take it to extremes but generally there is absolutely nothing to worry about if you drink more than 8 glasses of water a day.
Now it is true that some people tend to hold their water, or suffer from water retention more than others. Too much salt in your body could be the main reason for this. So, if you suffer from water retention I would like to give you a small tip to help.
Drink more water.
There, simple isn't it? You see, your body is holding water because it thinks it does not have enough of it and that it is hard to come by. Well, simply drink more water and you will teach your body that it does have enough and that it is easy to get more. Then your body will react and start to release the water retained.
It actually works the same with food. If you stuff yourself daily for a period of weeks and months, your body get used to that amount of food. Then if you start to reduce the amount you eat, hey presto, you feel hungry. You need to re-educate your body when trying to lose weight. Stick with it as in time your body gets used to less food and more water.
Do you have skin problems? Well, drink more water. Yes, simply but true. Drinking more water cleans your skin from the inside. Water also has many other benefits to your health including more supple limbs and joints and if you find trouble going to the toilet on a regular basis, then water is the best solution.
Here is another tip for you. when you begin to feel thirsty, maybe on a hot summer day, your body is telling that it needs more water and that it is under-hydrated. Try to prevent this from occurring by drinking as much water as you can on hot days. Cold water works best and helps to burn off a few more calories.
Avoid falling into the trap of thinking fruit juices and coffee are water, even though 99% of them is water. Coffee actually takes water out of your body so it has the reverse affect. Fruit juices can add to your calorie intake, and when trying to lose weight, it is not advised to increase your calorie intake. Soda's, cola's and other such drinks should also be avoided. Stick to drinking plain old water. After a while, you will discover just how sweet many of the popular soda's really taste and you will not want to go back to drinking them.
Try to keep a bottle of water handy at all times. Sip it constantly and do not drink down two huge glasses at once.
Obviously, you should keep away from drinking alcohol if you want to lose weight. All it does is prevent the water in your body from doing what it supposed to.
So, there you have it. Simple tips and tricks to help you with your weight loss challenge.
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