Losing Weight by Drinking water.
Getting rid off your extra weight is challenging. Knowing how much of water to drink will help you in every way to lose weight. Water makes up as much as 73% in the human body and it is not surprised to know that water weight makes up a significant portion of your total weight. It is obvious that when we go on a weight loss plan, it is not wise to reduce the amount of water consumed, as it is needed to get your digestion system to break down food properly.
Some may think that drinking a lot of water will help them to lose weight through suppressing the hunger by bloating their stomach with water rather than food. This may help in the short term but eventually you will start to crave for real delicious food and over indulge in eating.
Water is the giver of life to your body as it keeps your kidneys operating smoothly and prevents the body being constipated. Growth of kidney stones is result of persistent insufficient water consumption due to build up of minerals and calcium in your urine, making your body more difficult to filter out. It is important to drink enough water during your weight loss journey.
So, back to the question of “How much water should you drink to lose weight?”; the general rule of thumb of 8 glasses of water a day doesn’t really work for everyone. It boils down to individual physique such as weight and size combined with the level of activity. For more accurate way of knowing how much water to drink, calculate the amount you need by following the below simple steps:
Step 1: Weigh yourself.
Amount of water needed varies with each person’s weight.
Step 2: Calculate 66% of your weight.
For example, if the measured weight at Step 1 is 100 pounds, 66% of 100 pounds is 66 pounds which is about two third of your body weight. By now, you can conclude 66 ounces will be amount of water you need to drink in a day.
Step 3: Determine your activity level.
When you are on a weight loss plan with high workout activities, you will be sweating a lot in a day. Add twelve ounces of water to your deduced water intake at step 2 for every 30 minutes of exercise done. As an example if you workout an hour a day, just add 24 ounces to 66 ounces of water needed in a day which equals to 90 ounces of water.
A good way to make sure you drink the amount of water needed in a day, make a habit by taking a glass of water when you wake in the morning and another glass before leaving for work. Drink two glasses before each meal or one glass before and after each meal. By after dinner, you would have taken 8 glasses, which makes up to 64 ounces of water if each glass is an 8-ounce glass.
If you do find yourself avoiding drink water due to its plain boring tasteless nature, you can add some healthy flavoring with lime, fruit slices or fresh lemon. Some people add thyme or basil recreate the plain old water to a flavorful drink that is healthy and more importantly no sugar.