Can water help you lose weight?
It’s simple: drinking water, and lots of it can help you lose weight.
- For extra help, don’t skip meals, and eat more reasonable portion sizes.
- It’s also a GREAT idea to avoid alcohol for two solid months to recover from the year-end celebrations.
- No alcohol is a great way to keep your diet on track too, as if you have wine or cocktails, you’ll often eat more than you would otherwise as well. The result? Excess calories and weight gain.
You’ll Feel Better when you stay hydrated, lighten up and eat healthier
- Staying hydrated is very important for health and weight loss, especially during a Melbourne heatwave.
- For those of us who drink the recommended 64 ounces a day (or more, depending on our body weight), our bodies are regulated in a way that it can perform its daily functions with ease.
- That includes releasing body fat, as the processes of metabolising fat or weight loss require a certain amount of water to keep the organs functioning at their best,
Along with following a healthy lifestyle, fueling your body with the water that it needs is essential to achieve your pinnacle of health.
Why is water so important to weight loss and health?
- Our bodies are made up of roughly 60% of water.
- So it is essential for our well-being that we make an effort to keep this delicate hydration balance aligned.
- The rewards of being hydrated, and eating healthy foods in reasonable portion sizes, is something you’ll feel the awesome effects of each and every day.
Just be patient as the kilos roll off – they won’t roll off overnight, but over several months, you’ll start to see a smaller waistline again or a leaner derriere.
Staying Properly Hydrated Will Help Curb Food Cravings
When you start to dream of sugary, salty or fried food temptations, this is usually because your body is under-quenched. And when you’re dehydrated, your mind is often not clear and your nutrient balances may be ‘off kilter.’
For anyone that’s done research on diets, the #1 thing they will advise you to do at the start of any diet is to begin chugging water to enhance your results.
Water helps to regulate your hunger, as well as helps your organs eliminate excess fat from your body.
Sometimes, perhaps even often, when you think you feel hungry, you should try having a BIG glass of pure water (no bubbles!) instead.
If your hunger subsides, then this is your body’s way of telling you that you were thirsty, not hungry. If your hunger persists, eat something healthy and reasonable in size – but still drink a lot of water so you get your hydration levels up to where they need to be.
In addition to drinking water, trying adding foods with a high water content to your daily diet, like apples and celery. Click here for a full list of options.
You’ll Have More Energy when You Exercise Regularly, Drinking Water can help you stay hydrated and nourished.
- When you’re tired, your energy levels are typically the first to thing to falter.
- Our bodies DO need plenty of water intake to keep our organs running at their best, including giving us the proper energy levels.
- With hunger properly satiated, and our body fluid levels where they need to be, we’ll operate at our best – not just physically, but emotionally and mentally.
Our brains need adequate water intake – and proper hydration – just as much as any other organ.
- When the hydration balances are interrupted, it may cause us to feel moody, tired or easily irritated.
- When your body is low on fluids, it sends signals to your brain that you are thirsty.
- It’s important to listen to your body’s cues, and don’t neglect yourself by ignoring them.
But DON’T fall for the trap of drinking soft drinks, coffee or bubbly water instead of pure H2O.
Say Bye-Bye to Headaches by Drinking Water and taking computer breaks.
Whenever you feel a headache come on, the very first thing that you should do is reach for a big glass of H20. But it’s better to avoid headaches by drinking water regularly throughout the day.
Headaches serve as a signal that you are, in fact, dehydrated.
So instead of reaching for caffeine—which will only further dehydrate you—grab a big glass of water, steadily sip and refill.
And the best part of adding more water to your daily regimen is that it greatly reduces those headaches from occurring in the first place.
In a study published by the European Journal of Neurology, research reveals that increasing water intake helped to reduce both the total number of hours as well as the intensity of headaches in study participants.
You’ll Flush Out Toxins (Body Waste): Drinking Water Helps Eliminate Constipation
Ideally, one bowel movement per day is the minimum needed to help remove icky toxins from your body.
Another key sign of dehydration? Constipation!
In order to get things “moving” like they should, you’ve got to focus on drinking water. You’ll also notice a difference in your tummy bulge when you’re not constantly constipated?
Water also works to nourish your digestive system. Water gives your systems the resources they need to aid with the smooth, gentle digestion of your foods.
Proper digestion makes minerals and nutrients more accessible to the body, and fueling your body with water helps to make solid, soft stools that make bathroom trips a breeze.
Also, take regular computer breaks and watch your posture when using your Ipads.
Your Skin Will “Thank You” By Showing the Love
Along with properly flushing out those deadly toxins, by ridding your body of impurities, your skin—which happens to be the largest organ in/on your body—will be begin to shine.
Dehydration can cause your skin to look dry and wrinkled, and it is this living, breathing organ that covers your entire body that desperately craves water.
“Dehydration makes your skin look more dry and wrinkled, which can improve with proper hydration,” state the skin doctors.
How to make a Resolution to drink more water
Make this your body’s best year yet by giving it the secret ingredient it needs to reward you with results that will stay strong and beautiful for years to come. It typically won’t cost you a thing, and the results are priceless. After all, your body deserves it!
What to BUY if you DO want to keep yourself hydrated and want to up the ante on your fitness levels.
- Do some research into the stainless steel water bottles.
- Get an APP (maybe a FITBIT?) that tracks what you’re eating and how much water you’re consuming.
- Track your STEPS. This is incredibly easy to do with inexpensive tracking software or wrist bands or step counters. There is one for every budget!
- Buy some straws – many people find drinking out of a straw increases the amount of water they can drink.
- If you DON’T like the taste of water, try a filter OR try adding lemons and limes (fresh squeezed lime or lemon juice).
- Remember – no bubbles, and pure water is best!
Do you still need help to lose weight or reduce your tummy bulge to get a flatter tummy?
After all you do to get in shape over the next 3 to 5 months – if you still find your tummy bulge is still there – then you may be a good candidate for Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck (if you’ve had children, for example, or massive weight changes). Because sometimes our metabolism, our history of weight change or weight gain and weight loss, or having our abdominal area injured through childbirth – leaves us with unsightly bulges or excess skin.
The great news is there will be newer options in the coming decade, to get a flatter looking, firmer looking body. Some will be surgical and others will be through non-surgical means such as fat cell reduction methods that use temperature (most of which are still relatively new compared to surgery and liposuction).
But these are options often require you to be in the BEST SHAPE you possibly can to get the BEST results – so call us if you want to learn more about how to prep for a Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, and Upper Arm Reduction for Bingo Arms – or any other body contouring surgery in 2017 or 2018.
And make your new year FITTEST year EVER!
Further Reading about Body Surgery
- Find out more about:
- A Body Surgery Melbourne by Dr Craig Rubinstein,
- Body Surgery Melbourne by Dr Patrick Briggs,
- Body Surgery Melbourne by Dr Carmen Munteanu ,
- Body Surgery Sydney NSW by Dr Scott Turner,
- Body Contouring Sydney NSW by Dr Jeremy Hunt,
- Body Surgery Sydney NSW by Dr Kernohan,
- Body Surgery Melbourne by Dr Rebecca Wyten,
- Body Surgery Melbourne & Sydney Dr Richard Sackelariou,
- Or, Body Surgery NZ by Dr Mark Gittos.