Is there any connection between drinking water and weight loss? I know it may be hard for some to believe, but there is a definite connection.
In fact, I consider proper hydration to be the single most important factor in losing weight and improving one’s overall health.
I have worked with a number of weight-loss clients over the years who have struggled with drinking enough water each day.
I found that many of those clients were also the ones who experienced the greatest challenge in losing weight.
A few of the most important reasons that drinking water and weight loss are closely linked is because drinking enough water to stay fully hydrated can:
Read more on why water helps to lose weight.
How much water you drink depends on how much you weigh, how much you exercise, and whether you live in a hot or cold climate. When the temperature is hot or you sweat more during exercise, drink more water.
In general, I recommend getting about one half ounce of filtered drinking water per pound of body weight daily. For example, if you weigh 180 pounds, you would want to drink 90 ounces (or about three quarts).
Since our body can only utilize about 12 to 16 ounces of water at a time, there’s not much point in trying to drink more than that.
Depending on your level of activity, wait at least 30 minutes before drinking more. You can read more about drinking enough water daily to support weight loss.
Of course, the link between drinking water and weight loss is only one aspect of any good weight management program.
Another great way to increase your hydration and lose weight is by juicing. Juicing allows your body to utilize more nutrients from foods while minimizing calories.
Water also has cleansing effects on the body. It can help flush wastes and toxins from the digestive tract.
You can enhance these benefits by using natural cleansing products two to four times a year.
I have used many different cleansing products over the years, and these are the gentlest and most effective.
People with kidney conditions or other health issues where fluid intake must be limited should follow doctor's recommendations when dieting and/or before changing eating and drinking habits.
Further reading . . .
Ten Important Reasons Why Water Helps to Lose Weight
Drinking Water to Lose Weight: Clinical Studies Validate the Benefits
Fat Loss by Drinking Water
Lose Weight by Drinking Water: Is It Wishful Thinking?
Losing Weight with Lemon Water