Water is the first and most important step in your weight-loss journey. Water increases our metabolism and decreases our acidic level. It helps flush toxins from our body. Being dehydrated has real consequences: you’ll get sugar cravings, get afternoon headaches and feel tired.
It’s best to drink half your body weight in ounces each day. For example, someone who weighs 200 pounds should drink 100 ounces of water. To make sure you drink enough water each day, follow these tips:
- Carry around a water bottle and take sips throughout the day.
- Flavor your water with lemons, limes or cucumbers.
- If you get tired of drinking water, switch to herbal tea.
So, How to Lose Weight by Drinking Water?
Just follow these steps:
Step 1: Drink a glass or two, First thing in the morning
The human body is a complex system. Many of the digestive enzymes and digestive acids only work in the absence of the sunlight, while we sleep at night. This phenomenon leaves the stomach highly acidic in the morning. Drinking water just as you wake helps in balancing the pH of the stomach and prevents acidity and constipation.
Step 2: Drink before your Meals
Water is known to suppress the cravings temporarily. Thus drinking water before having meals stops you from over-eating and controls your appetite. Researches show that drinking water stops you from consuming about 75-120 extra calories per meal.
Step 3: No Soda, No Tea/coffee; More Water
Need I remind you that soda, tea, and coffee, even those so-called energy drinks are all filled with high amounts of artificially synthesized Sugars. Well, I am not telling you to skip the morning coffee, but try to cut down the quantity. Also, replace more of your daily drinks with clean cold water.
Step 4: Drink Icy Water
According to the editorial staff at WebMD, drinking ice-cold water helps boost your metabolism because your body has to work harder to warm the water up, therefore burning more calories and helping you to lose weight. Plus, ice-cold water is just so much more refreshing than water that’s room temperature.
-Dr. Christina Mars, HealthcareMagic – Ask a Doctor