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Drinking Sufficient Water for Weight Loss

Most individuals wonder if drinking water can help you with weight loss. The answer is yes! Water intake can help your body burn calories. Specifically, cold water prompts the body to use energy to convert the water temperature to be the same as the body temperature. Moreover, this conversion increases the resting energy expenditure in one’s body. Therefore, apart from burning calories, below we have highlighted ways that drinking water can help you with weight loss.

Loss of Appetite

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Drinking water before eating any meal tends to decrease an individual’s appetite. Therefore, the decrease in the amount of calorie intake is what substantiates to weight loss. This theory works well for middle-aged and older adults.  Moreover, increased hydration levels lead to better metabolism which is in turn great for weight loss.

Reduced Calorie Intake

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Water naturally does not contain any calories and thus, increasing its intake helps to reduce the number of calorie intake through other foods. Therefore, you should replace other beverages or drinks with water since most of the latter contain high calories and sugar levels.

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How Much Water Should You Drink?

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Although water intake is essential, most people do not know what quantity is sufficient to lose weight. It is essential to drink water when thirsty and according to your Body Mass Index (BMI) and age. The majority of health experts would recommend 4 to 8 glasses which equates to 1-2 liters or 34-37 ounces. However, the amount entirely depends on each individual and whether they are active in terms of exercising, sweat a lot, or are breastfeeding mothers. These individuals would need more water intake. Besides, water intake does not necessarily mean flashing a bottle of water, it can also be through fruits intake. Nonetheless, drinking too much water can be detrimental as it may lead to weight gain.

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