Benefits Of Drinking Water to Lose Weight

“Drink 8 glasses of water each day” is a saying we’ve all heard, but what are the benefits of drinking water to lose weight? Water hydrates your body and helps it work efficiently. Water boosts your metabolic rate, which gives you energy and helps to burn calories. It is an essential drink in everyday life and a great tool for those who are dieting.

The benefits of water are numerous, well-hydrated body helps your muscles and organs to work quickly and efficiently. When your body is working well, it will boost your metabolic rate and help you to feel more energetic. Water can help your metabolism burn calories 3% faster. Metabolism plays a big role in losing weight so it’s important to give your body what it needs in order for it to work the way you want.

So many of today’s food products contain high amounts of energy from added sugar and fats, but very little water. If you want to incorporate more water in your diet through food try to look for foods with high water content such as fruits and vegetables. Melons, cucumber, tomatoes, and zucchini are all great produce that have high water contents. While these do not replace the benefits of drinking water directly they help to provide some hydration along with other vital vitamins and minerals that come from fruits and vegetables.

Since feeling thirsty and hungry often go hand-in-hand, if you’re feeling thirsty you might accidentally start eating instead of going for a glass of water. Try to listen to what your body needs and keep a water bottle close at hand. You don’t want to be adding on the extra pounds by eating when you’re not even hungry.

If you’re feeling hungry drink a glass of water 15 minutes before eating, it will help to subside your hunger so you can better manage your portion control. It is also a good idea to have a glass of water with every meal. Try to take a sip of water between every few bites, which help you to feel full faster.

Experts suggest that the average person should consume at least 64 ounces of water a day. That’s eight cups of water. Since it can be hard to remember to drink 64 ounces of water a day try bringing a pre-measure bottle of water with you during your day. Measure out one cup every hour and make it goal to drink the cup within the hour.

If you’re on a diet to lose weight it is more important to drink a lot of water throughout the day. If you want to gain the benefit of increased energy and metabolism a good guide is to drink one ounce of water for every two pounds of body weight. A person who weighs 200 pounds should drink around 100-ounces (12.5 cups) of water in order the gain the weight loss benefits of water.

Water, weight loss, and exercise are a great combination. If exercising is part of a weight loss program 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 muscles recover after training.

The health benefits of drinking water are numerous from increasing your metabolism and boosting your energy levels, to hydrating your body and moisturizing your skin. Water is one of the most vital substances our body needs. It’s a great dietary tool and one that can be easily incorporated into everyday life.


19 Responses to Benefits Of Drinking Water to Lose Weight

  1. nilima mahrjan says:

    i would be thankful if u provide these type of tips to me

  2. TRIALNERROR says:

    The main problem with upping your water intake is, basically, what goes in must come out. I tried drinking 3 litres per day for a month (over 100 oz) and had real problems organising toilet breaks. It seemed that, whatever I had to do, I needed to visit the loo first. This can be a great inconvenience for a teacher.

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  4. wilson says:

    i drink a lot of water but i have never seen change my weight.and i do execise also. how come water help to lose weight?

  5. Kira says:

    i dont believe drinking alot of water will help loose weight. I drink 2 litres of water a day , i am always going to the toilet and my weight has not budged. I exersize everyday.

    You dont have to be skinny to be healthy, im a big girl and i am toned and at a healthy weight range for my height and size.

    These days, its a law breaker if your skinny and its a law breaker if your fat, i believe loving yourself will love your body, and loving your body makes you look twice as good.

    • Yunus PM says:

      Drinking water helps you lose weight because it flushes down the by-products of fat breakdown. Drinking water reduces hunger, it’s an effective appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less. Plus, water has zero calories.

    • Gina says:

      What are you eating... Eating has a lot to do with the weight. For some reason, I don't drop the weight unless I have really had a lot of water and I try to drink a little over a gallen for my weight. Right now, I weigh 2491bs. Before, I weighed over 3501bs... Drinking the water is working.

    • poet says:

      Preach. Best response so far miss kira

  6. Xipe says:

    The belief that we need to drink eight glasses of water a day is false though. http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/8glasses.asp

  7. Nikki says:

    Love your tips.
    I am only 5ft and weigh 62kilo's and do have to work hard to drink 2litres of water per day, but I do feel better for it.
    I have lost 8 kilos in 4 months without too much change and am looking a feeling heaps better. Fresh lemon juice in the water and replacing coffee with green tea has also helped. Thanks for all the tips. xx

  8. Gary says:

    The colder the water the better. Your body has to heat the water to core temperature before the system can process it. Thus you are using your body as kettle which uses up calories and speeds up your metabolism.

  9. ReneeR says:

    Water is the absolute most important thing you can put in your body. Water makes up the majority of your body and is essential for practically every function in your body. Beautiful skin, regular bowl movements, concentration, and a disease and pain free body all rely heavily on proper hydration.

    A recent study showed that individuals who drank two 8-ounce glasses of water before each meal lost more weight and kept it off compared to individuals who didn’t drink water before their meal.

    The amount of water you need is specific to you based on your health, activity level, and environment. The Institute of Medicine advises that men and women try to consume about 3.7 and 2.7 liters of water a day, respectively, including water found in food and other beverages.

    Cold water may help you burn a few additional calories and may be more palatable during exercise. However the bottom line is that drinking enough water, regardless of its temperature, will provide benefits and promote overall health.

  10. Mrs. Nesbit says:

    I don't think that can be right- that we should drink one ounce of water for every 2 lbs of body weight. I mean if you're very overweight you're supposed to drown yourself? that doesn't make sense. I thought you could die from drinking too much water, at least if you do it too quickly. I don't know about all this, some of it sounds kinda fishy

    • ReneeR says:

      Good point Mrs. Nesbit. It is important to keep in mind that one ounce of water for every 2 lbs of water weight is only one recommendations. There are varying recommendations for the amt of water each person needs. Water needs are entirely specific to the individual depending on health, where you live, how active you are,etc. Bottom line is you want to replenish the amount of water you spend during the day. Average urine output is about 1.5 liters (6.3 cups) per day. We lose about 1 liter (4 cups) through breathing, sweating, and bowel movements. Right there that is 2.5 liters that need to be replenished. The most important thing is to pay attention to how your body feels and reacts to certain fluid intakes. As with anything in life, moderation is key.

  11. yvonne wilson-hall says:

    I work with 11-18yr olds and am always pushing the vertues of fresh water, we have water fountains in school too, i repeat my self so many times in a day, and have posters up too. For myself, i always aim for but sometimes don't reach 8 glasses per day, i do however have other drinks such as decaff tea, in total volume i easily reach 8 glasses just not always 'water' ;)

  12. aliea says:

    could drinking water after meals make you gain weight or is it unhealthy?

    • ReneeR says:

      Water is healthiest substance you can put in your body. There is no research or studies showing that drinking water at any specific time will lead to weight gain.

  13. MDay says:

    I know I need to drink water to help lose weight but I can't stand the taste of it. Any suggestions?

  14. Kschnable says:

    I started my weight loss on march 15th I was 203lbs, I could not Stand water either I thought it tasted gross. I pushed myself to drink water more each day and I found the more I drank water and the less I drank soda the better water started tasting, I now am starting to prefer the water more, it makes me feel a lot better and soda is starting to taste too sweet. I try and drink at least 8 8oz glasses a day but have just recently increased to around 10 if not more. It has also helped me lose weight, as of today I am 183, down 20lbs! Can you believe that! Now mind u I am also watching what I am eatting. I use a calorie count app on my Iphone to keep track of my calorie intake as well, it has helped out a lot!

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