Does drinking a lot of water help you shed weight?
Topic: Does drinking a lot of water help you shed weight?
July 18, 2019 / By Bettye Question:
I used to have an eating disorder and would only drink one glass of water a day; however I have been trying to become more healthy and stopped starving myself so along with that I have been drinking about 8 cups a day. Ever since I started doing this (which has been a couple days) i have noticed that I lost some weight perhaps and some of the cellulite I previously had appeared better...does drinking lots of water do this? or am i just seeing things. Your help is much appreciated (:
Best Answers: Does drinking a lot of water help you shed weight?
Ailee | 1 day ago
yes it help u to reduce ur weight.
Drinking water and losing weight!
"Drink 8 glasses of water each day" is what we hear all the time but what weight loss benefits do we get from drinking water?
All functions within the body require the presence of water. A well hydrated body enables these functions to occur quickly and efficiently. All chemical processes involve energy metabolism and drinking plenty of water will make us feel more energetic and boost our metabolic rate.
Water makes your metabolism burn calories 3% faster.
Drinking water is important if you're trying to lose weight, some studies have shown that thirst and hunger sensations are triggered together. If there is a slight dehydration the thirst mechanism may be mistaken for hunger and one may eat when the body is actually craving fluid. As most food contains some water, if one doesn't drink much they may be subconsciously driven to eat more to gain the necessary water supply however, you also gain the undesired effects of increased calorie consumption. Drinking more water can help to prevent overeating and benefit weight loss
Importance of drinking water in the modern diet
So many new food product created today not only contain high amounts of energy from added sugar and fats, they also contain very little water. Foods today need to be stored for longer periods and foods with a high water content tend to spoil much faster, think about milk, yogurt, eggs, fruits and vegetables. It may be great to think that we can stock our cupboards full of all these tasty foods that last for months, trouble is, it means less water consumption from foods.
If a weight loss diet doesn't allow much food or if food consumption is mainly in the form of processed, TV dinners it may be necessary to drink even more water to help stop strong cravings for food
How Much do I need to drink to benefit losing weight?
For the average person experts suggest getting at least 64 ounces of water daily or eight 8-ounce glasses. If you are on a diet to lose weight it is more important to consume more and keep drinking water throughout the day, unless you have any medical condition that doesn't allow much water intake. A good guide for daily intake is to drink 1 ounce of water for every 2 pounds of body weight. A 200 pound person should be drinking around 100 ounces (12.5 cups) of water in order the gain the benefits of increased energy and metabolism.
If exercising is part of a weight loss program a bit more water should be included to account for water loss from sweating. Drinking water before, during and after exercise will keep energy levels high and help recovery after training.
Many people don't like drinking pure water. Gaining water from eating fruit high in water content is a great way to boost water consumption without drinking it directly. Fruit will also help fill up the stomach with low calories and gain tons of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to increase vitality. In fact, any food with high water content can boost water consumption, most foods high in water are naturally occurring, healthy foods, another reason to eat a healthy diet!
Health benefits of drinking water
•boost energy levels
•less water retention
•alleviate some headaches
•help reduce blood pressure
•help reduce high cholesterol
•ease joint pain
•decrease in risk of some cancers
•less chance developing kidney stones
•release toxic waste products
Cautions to consider
People with kidney problems or other conditions were fluid intake needs to be limited should follow their doctor’s recommendations with correct sodium intake. One potential but rare side effect of fluid intake can be hypoatremia in which electrolytes become imbalanced. Always seek advice from your doctor before trying any new diet or changing eating / drinking habits!
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Originally Answered: They say you lose water weight first when you start dieting does drinking more water prevent water weight loss?
Actually, just drinking any kind of water will significantly help with weight loss.
Water helps to improve liver function. Your liver helps you metabolize and burn fat easily. But when you are dehydrated, your kidneys will have trouble functioning, and your liver will have to pick up the slack.
Now, let's think about this for a minute...
If you were your liver, would you be more concerned with burning fat, or helping out your ailing kidneys? That's what I thought! And that's exactly what your liver does.
So, if you want to start your body's natural fat-burning process, make sure you stay hydrated.
Drinking plenty of water is CRUCIAL to losing weight if you want to speed up the process.
With a healthy diet AND exercise, drinking water will help A LOT.
Hope this helped
I'm going to try this haha and if people like the one above who have answered say this works and it should!
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Water has nothing to do with it, water diets honestly don't work, they're so unreliable, and just when you think you've lost enough weight it all changes because your drinking patterns are irregular. Forget all about all the things you've heard, cheating to lose weight is not the answer. I'm afraid you're gonna have to lose it the good old fashioned way, burn it off! Don't go crazy on the water, too much will make you sick, there's like some condition you get when you drink too much. But remember that 2 litres a day will really help, water is just like any other thing, too much or too little isn't good, you need just the right amount. Good Luck!
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Yes, drinking water does help you loose weight, I heard it was a fat burner, It helps you keep your cells hydrated, not only will it help you loose weight but it will also:
Moisten your body
Helps your Kideny
Regulate body temperature.
Get rid of toxins in the Body.
Protects organs tissues.
Don't drink Fizzy drinks as they turn into sugar. And don't starve yourself, this is bad because it makes your body goes into survival mode, so anything that you eat will turn into fat.
You should drink at least 64 ounces of water per day = 8 glasses
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Drinking water ( not less than 1 liter a day ) is compulsory for your health and a better health
lets always appear more beautiful.
Cellulite is a serious disease but the word " cellulite " is often used to describe a physical who is not
Speak with your MD !
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Originally Answered: will drinking whey protein help shed my belly fat to reveal my abs?
Unless you are on a bodybuilding program to build mass I would stay away from the protein drinks. Your body continually breaks down and re-uses the available protein. Building mass will require more dietary protein. Any extra protein will eventually be stored as fat and all your efforts will be wasted. Stick to primarily cardio execise unless you are going to be a hard core bodybuilder. Save the money you spend on protein and get a good pair of running shoes and hit the road.