How Much Water Do You Need to Lose Weight?

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For years, you’ve struggled to lose weight. You can’t count the number of fad diets you’ve tried to no avail. If you can relate to this scenario, you’re not alone. Don’t ever give up on your dreams of losing weight and keeping it off for life. Instead of turning to the latest trendy diet to hit the market, consider eating real, healthy foods and exercising regularly. One component of a healthy diet is water. But, how much water do you really need to lose weight?

Water is not a magic beverage that will instantly transform your body. However, it is definitely a cornerstone of a healthy, diet plan. Because water is void of calories, drinking it instead of sodas, sweetened teas, fruit juices, and alcoholic beverages can yield results. However, the old adage about drinking eight glasses of water each day may not hold true for you.

The actual amount of water you should drink depends on your weight, activity level, health, and address. For instance, if you work out vigorously on multiple days of the week, you’ll likely need to consume more than eight glasses of water daily. Also, people living in extremely hot climates will need to drink more water.

Consume Foods with High Water Content

In addition to consuming eight or more glasses of water each day, strive to eat foods with a high water content. Some great examples to incorporate into your diet include: 

  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Strawberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Celery
  • Bell pepper
  • Cucumber

Drinking water can help you both lose weight and maintain the balance of fluids in your body.

Water Contributes to Bodily Functions

Amazingly, your body is made up of approximately 60 percent water. These fluids contribute to a host of important bodily functions including:

  • Digestion
  • Absorption
  • Development of saliva
  • Transportation of vital nutrients
  • Circulation
  • Preservation of body temperature 

Drinking water also provides energy to your muscles. Therefore, consuming enough water before, during, and after exercise is crucial. Intriguingly, drinking water can also help your skin look hydrated and vibrant. If you’re interested in learning how to incorporate more water into a healthy, diet plan, consider scheduling a consultation with a knowledgeable representative at a Metabolic Research Center near you.


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