How Can Drinking Water Help You Lose Weight?

We all know it’s meant to be good for us, but how many of us can honestly say that we drink enough water each day?

Though most people know that drinking water is good for their health, very few actually know why. I’m sure you’ve all been told that drinking water can help keep you looking young and improve your immune system. You may have also heard that drinking water can help you lose weight. Though it may seem unlikely, it’s true!

Drinking water CAN help you lose weight.

Want to know how?

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Eat Less

In many cases when people feel hungry, they are actually de-hydrated. Unfortunately it’s very easy to confuse the two. In a lot of cases this will mean that you might reach for the snack cupboard when all your body is craving is a large glass of water! Try having a glass next time you feel hungry and see if your hunger persists.

As well as helping to curb snacking, water can also help you eat less at mealtimes. In a recent study by the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, drinking water before a meal was found to greatly decrease people’s appetites.

Exercise More

The more you exercise, the fitter you get. Studies have shown that water has a direct impact on athletic performance. This means you can exercise more and burn even more calories. Water will also help your body recover after a workout. This means that you will be able to exercise sooner and with more energy.

Don’t Drink Calories

Did you know that a soda, juice or even a cup of coffee can contain hundreds of calories? If each time you feel thirsty you reach for one of these, you could easily be consuming an extra 1000 calories every day! If this sounds familiar and you are trying to lose weight, simply switch to water next time you need a drink.

Water is vital. It helps keep us healthy, helps regulate our body temperature and keeps us looking beautiful. As these three tips hopefully show, it can also help us lose weight, get fitter and feel better about ourselves.

Not bad for something that copes out of the tap!

Victoria Wills

Victoria is the owner and founder of NuBeginnings, a boutique health, wellbeing and weight loss retreat with centers in the UK and France.

5 thoughts on “How Can Drinking Water Help You Lose Weight?

  • April 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    this is a lot help thanks to you I learned that simply drinking water can help lose weight. Maybe I always confuse being dehydrated for being hungry. I should try your tip on trying to get a glass of water when I feel hungry, Thanks.

  • March 18, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    While all of the above is true, there is one critical issue that needs to be mentioned. The type of water you drink is extremely important. All bottled water, sodas, and energy drinks are acidic to the body. That being said the ph of the items mentioned range from 2 to 6.5. As this range continue in your body day in and day out your body’s immune system is constantly working to rid the body of acidity from what we drink and what it makes on it own from foods we eat ect. Then, soon your body exist in acid over load. Then here comes dis-ease, and disease. WOW. No wonder it’s sometimes difficult to lose weight and we store fat and toxins in our cells and we get sick. So what’s the solution? Most importantly, drink water that has smaller molecular clusters (between 5 & 9 clusters) and then water of a higher ph between 8.5 or higher. Smaller the water the better the hydration and flushing of toxins from the system, cleaner the body on a cellular level. From here, immune system takes care of the rest. Simple ha! Read more at Your not fat, your just toxic… Drink more small water.

  • March 18, 2013 at 11:55 am

    We have to be very careful here. Yes, water is essential for life but cannot take the place of food, which is also life’s necessity! So a right balance must be drawn between the two, especially as weight loss program is concerned. Drinking water before meals or during meals only gives one a temporary sense of fullness; and the length of this sense of fullness is indeed very short. So, if one has just taken a morsel of food and downed it with plenty of water, one should be ready to contend with inevitable hunger pangs that follow just shortly after. And if one continued to gulp in water as a means of assuaging hunger, then the stomach cramps that ensue would, indeed, warn such a person that food was a natural necessity. Hunger is a natural sensation arising from the need to replenish some vital raw materials the body needs to keep going, that is, food. And you cannot substitute this food with something else, including water. Food is food; water is water! The basic or dividing line here is to manage your daily calorie intake and to make sure that there is zero calorie balance. Water, as a natural diuretic, cannot take the place of food, otherwise going by the plans of using water to take the place of food in any weight loss program would result in something else, MALNUTRITION. Balance, balance, balance, is the watchword here.

  • March 18, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Speaking as someone who had a hard time trying to drink enough water everyday years ago, I now find the importance of drinking half my weight in ounces each day. You are not adding additional calories to your day by drinking water as opposed to drinking sodas and juices. Water does fill you up, therefore you end up eating less at mealtime. Drinking water during the afternoon cuts down on reaching for those unhealthy snacks that you feel may get you by until dinner time. Drink that water, a healthy choice to your day.


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