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Water — Nature’s Own Fat Burner
No matter which eating plan you follow, or which hot new diet Hollywood celebs are raving about, one ingredient remains consistent and that is to consume loads and loads of water.
Water has been dubbed as nature’s own fat burner and drinking enough water on a daily basis will help you not only shed those kilos, but think better, perform better and also improve your skin condition and general health.
Drinking water helps to flush toxins out of your system and can also help you get rid of that extra weight you may be carrying. Why? Because drinking water has a positive impact on your metabolism and promotes the burning of energy or heat — known as thermogenesis.
When your metabolism is in check, your healthy eating is given a faster boost, which means your weight loss results will come quicker to you. Failing drink adequate amounts of water, irrespective of your eating plan will result in poor hydration and slow down your metabolism. So basically, at the end of the day you are more susceptible to gaining extra weight because of your slow metabolism.
Then there are other factors to consider about drinking water to reach your weight loss goals. First of all, when your body is deprived of water it often sends signals to your brain, telling it to eat. That’s right — thirst is very often misunderstood by the brain as hunger. So the next time you’re feeling overly peckish, try gulping down a few sips of water and see how you feel.
Secondly, water helps to fill you up. Having a glass of plain water to accompany your meal, instead of that fizzy diet drink will allow you to eat less and still feel fuller.
There are formulas available to help you determine exactly, to the tee, how much water your body requires for your specific weight and level of exercise intensity. But, ideally you should aim at drinking six to eight glasses of water a day.
The best way to do this is to drink a glass or two with every meal. Once you get the hang of it, you will realize that you just can’t live without it — not just for weight loss reasons, but for the hundred other beneficial effects water has on your body and health.
Author: Dimi Ingle.
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