Drink Water and Lose Weight «

    Drink Water and Lose Weight

    Frequent trip to the gym and taking expensive weight loss pills and supplements are common fixations of overweight and obese individuals. However, not many of us are aware that we can lose weight without spending a cent, simply by drinking water. Diet, not lack of exercise responsible for weight gain In a recent study, researchers at the Aberdeen University have found that contrary to popular believe, unhealthy diet and not lack of exercises, is responsible for weight gain. According to the study, reported in the International Journal of Obesity, there has not been much change in the level of physical activities over the past 20 years, despite the increase in use of time saving technology. Hence, overeating is responsible for the obesity epidemic. Water prevents overeating To prevent overeating, you should drink water. According to the researchers of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, to lose weight, you should drink two glasses of water before each meal. The research team found that water drinkers are able to lose about 15.5 lbs of body weight within three months. By filling your stomach with water before meal, you are forced to satisfy your appetite with a small meal. Your food cravings are curbed naturally and you can’t overeat. By drinking water before meals, you can effortlessly reduce your total calorie intake. Health experts believe that people who drink almost a pint of water before a meal will eat 75 to 90 fewer calories than non-water drinkers. Water boosts metabolism Dehydration slows down the normal metabolism rate of the body. If your body fails to burn calories that it obtains from food, the unused sugar and fats will increase the body's fat reserve. To prevent dehydration you should drink enough water throughout the day. To restore the normal metabolism rate, you should drink about one ounce of water for every two pound of your body weight. Therefore, a person weighing 150 pounds should drink at least 75 ounces of water daily. However, depending on the level of physical activities and the level of perspiration, you would need some extra glasses of water. Side effects of drinking excess water To lose weight, you should drink enough water, but not excess water. Consuming large amounts of water within a short period increases the risk of brain inflammation.


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