Many people are looking for ways to lose weight, they are willing to spend a lot of money on it. Without you knowing it turns out to lose weight simply by drinking water. Although most of us take it for granted, water may be the only “magic potion” for permanent weight loss.
Water naturally suppresses the appetite and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.
Here is why:
The kidneys can’t function properly without enough water. When they don’t work to capacity, some of their load is dumped onto the liver.
One of the liver’s primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy for the body. But, if the liver has to do some of the kidney’s work, it can’t operate at full throttle. As a result, it metabolizes less fat, thus more fat remains stored in the body and weight loss stops.
Drinking enough water is the best treatment for fluid retention.
When the body gets less water, it perceives this as a treat to survival ans begins to hold onto every drop. Water is stored in extracellular spaces (outside the cells).This shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands.
Diuretics offer a temporary solution at best. They force out stored water along with some essential nutrients. Again, the body perceives a threat and will replace the lost water at the first opportunity. Thus the condition quickly returns.
The best way to overcome the problem of water retention is to give your body what it needs – plenty of water. Only then will stored water be released.
If you have a constant problem with water retention, excess salt may be to blame. your body will tolerate sodium only in a certain concentration. The more salt you eat, the more water your system retains to dilute it.
But getting rid of unneeded salt is easy – just drink more water. As it is forced through the kidneys it takes away excess sodium.
- The overweight person needs more water than the thin one.
Larger people have larger metabolic loads. Since we know that water is the key to fat metabolism, it follows that the overweight person needs more water.
- Water helps maintain proper muscle tone by giving muscles the natural ability to contract and by preventing dehydration.
It also helps to prevent the sagging skin that usually follows weight loss. Shrinking cells are buoyed by water, which plumps the skin and leaves it clear, healthy and resilient.
- Water helps rid the body of Fat.
During weight loss, the body has a lot more waste to get rid of – all the metabolize fat must be shed. Again, adequate water helps flush out the Fat.
- Water can help relieve constipation.
When the body gets to little water, it siphons what it needs from internal sources. The colon is one primary source. Result? Constipation. But when a person drinks enough water, normal bowel function usually returns.
So far we’ve discovered some remarkable truths about water and weight loss.
How much water is enough?
On the average, a person should drink half of the body weight in ounces, example; if a person weights 150 lbs. that person should drink at least 75 ounces of water everyday, and it’s best to have small amounts throughout the day. Four ounces of water every 30 minutes to one hour – is much more balanced than guzzling all at one time.
When the body gets the water it needs to function optimally, its fluids are perfectly balanced. When this happens you have reached the “breaking point”.
If you stop drinking enough water, your body fluids will be thrown out of balance again, and you may experience fluid retention, unexplained weight gain, and loss of thirst