Does Drinking More Water Help You Lose Weight?

If you’re looking for an easy way to help shed those extra pounds, consider drinking more water. You might say it sounds too easy to be true, but it’s not. If you aren’t already drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day, increasing your water intake will probably help you lose weight. Of course, it’s just one of the aids and you still need to change your eating habits and workout regularly. How can something as simple as a glass of water boost your weight loss?

Sometimes, your body sends the wrong message or you interpret it wrong.

How many times have you been totally starved for something and couldn’t figure out what it was, only to identify it as juicy or other descriptor similar? You probably were thirsty, not hungry. If watermelon or a bowl of ice cream or shake were on that list, the chances that thirst not hunger drove you are huge. Too often, people either ignore their thirst or misinterpret the message. They head for the cupboard or refrigerator, when a glass of water would quench their hunger by quenching their thirst.

Drinking a large glass of water before a meal will help fill you up so you’ll eat less.

Water acts like an appetite suppressant. When you drink it before a meal, it helps fill you up so you’ll eat far less than you otherwise would. Studies show that it causes the average person to eat just 75 calories less at each meal, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you consider most people eat at least two meals a day, that can save you 150 calories a day and 1050 a week. In less than three and a half weeks, you’d save over 3500 calories, which means you’d lose a pound.

Switch from sugary soft drinks to water.

It doesn’t matter what type of water you drink. If you prefer to opt for something flavored, like infused water, it’s still contains almost no calories and provides some nutrients. Compare that to soft drinks that add another 100 calories or more to your daily count. Don’t even consider low or no calorie, sugar free drinks. Studies show that drinking those may not add calories, but they add inches to your middle.

  • Give your metabolism a boost with some ice cold water. Studies show that ice cold water increases the calories you burn. The coldness requires extra calories to warm your body back to normal, so it boosts your metabolism.
  • Dehydration can cause your energy level to drop, so you’ll burn fewer calories. Sip water throughout the day and you’ll find weight loss is easier.
  • Are you suffering from bloating and water weight? Ironic as it may seem, drinking more water can help. Water acts as a diuretic to eliminate water weight.
  • If you aren’t sure whether you’re getting enough water, the color of your urine should tell you. A very light yellow color is what you should see. The darker the urine, the more dehydrated you are.

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