Water, Water Everywhere! Drink Yourself Slim
The benefits of drinking plenty of water are endless. It gives you healthy skin and nails, fuels your muscles, helps your body absorb nutrients and flushes out toxins. You will be delighted to know that drinking water can also help you lose weight, too. Stay one step ahead of the weight loss game by simply increasing your water intake and knock a few extra pounds off the scale.
Drinking more water can help you lose weight in the following ways:
- Water aids in digestion and that will reduce the bloated or puffy look, making you look slimmer almost instantly.
- Drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning kick starts your metabolism so you can burn more calories throughout the day.
- It fuels your muscles and helps in the fat-burning process during your workouts.
- Often when you are hungry for a snack you’re really just thirsty. Drink water instead of reaching for those extra calories. You might find that you are no longer hungry and saved yourself the extra calories! Use water as a tool to curb your appetite when dieting.
So how much water should you be drinking a day? A good rule of thumb is to drink at least half your body weight in ounces (your weight ÷ 2 = daily oz of water). If you are training hard consistently (5x a week) then you should drink at least 1-2 gallons every day.