How Drinking Water Can Help You Lose Weight
I know you have heard it many times...drinking water is essential and good for you. It keeps you hydrated. But, did you know that water helps you lose weight as well? Wait...come again??? Yep, drinking water aids in weight loss. Here are 3 ways why you lose weight when you fill up your glass with H2O.
Water Helps Flush Waste
Your body is constantly getting rid of waste products that are created through the many chemical processes happening every day. When you don't drink enough water, you get dehydrated. When you are dehydrated, waste products build up in your body. These waste products affect the way your body works, the way you feel, and your mental sharpness. Waste products can show up on the scale as retained water and stool, bloating, and inflammation. Staying well hydrated is key to having a properly fueled body and a lower number on the scale.
Water Helps Curb Appetite
Water is a natural appetite suppressant. When you drink water, you fill up your stomach, signaling to the brain that you are not hungry. This will help control snacking and cravings for junk food. To help you eat smaller food portions, have an 8 ounce glass of water before each meal. If you tend to get hungry in between meals, have water to hold you over until it is time for you to eat.
Water Helps Burn Fat
Water is super important in how your body burns that unwanted fat. Fat is burned through a process called lipolysis. The very first reaction of lipolysis is hydrolysis. And what is needed for hydrolysis? Yep, you guessed it....good ol' H2O! Drinking plenty of water is not only helping to flush out toxins, but also is helping you on your weight loss journey.
So next time you are thinking about what to drink, grab some water and let it help you shed those pounds!