The amount of water you drink on a daily basis can have a huge impact on your metabolism and weight loss.
Fruits and veggies can contribute a lot to your hydration tally, but you need to drink enough pure water daily to keep your metabolism cruising. Here are 3 sneaky ways that water helps you maintain a healthy body and shed excess weight.
1. Reduces False Appetite
Often we are not hungry when we think we are. We are just dehydrated. When the body needs water we will often look for food that will help us to feel satiated. If you make sure that you’re well hydrated then you may find that your tendency to snack is reduced significantly. You may be surprised to find that a lot of your hunger has been thirst all along.
2. Cleanses the body
Expensive detox kits and plans? No need. You can easily help your kidneys, liver, and lymph cleanse our body by keeping yourself hydrated. A properly functioning liver is essential for weight loss.
Everything passes through the liver, and it needs to be functioning at its highest to help you with your weight loss goals. Plus, your body is 60 to 80% water, so having it in plentiful amounts can enhance your internal detoxification and healing systems.
3. Essential for Proper Digestion
Without adequate water, you wouldn’t be able to digest your food properly, never mind absorb many nutrients.
You need a balance of essential nutrients in your body for weight loss to be successful, so water is essential to the process. It also helps to prevent constipation. Therefore, water aids digestion and weight loss in more ways than one.
Perhaps most importantly, if you are dehydrated, you may not be using your mind at an optimal level, meaning your willpower for intermittent fasting may be compromised.
So the simple act of drinking more water can help keep you on the track with your weight loss goals more than you think!