Did You Know Water Can Help You Lose Weight?
It’s indeed wonderful to look fresh in 2015 with the aid of water. Water is very essential to the human body. The body is about 70 percent water. The body needs water to circulate blood and nutrients and to also flush toxins and waste away. Water also helps to regulate the body temperature through sweat.
Terrible things happen to the body when it lacks water. The heart and other muscles cannot function properly and your body will definitely not maintain a normal temperature which will make you feeble and nauseous.
According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), it is best to drink 16 to 24 oz. of water for every pound of body weight lost during exercise. Drink 16 oz. of water every 20 minutes of exercise and 8 oz. of water within 30 minutes of finishing exercise.
A good rule of the thumb to determine whether you are drinking enough water is to look at your urine. If it is clear or pale yellow, then you are drinking enough water. If it is dark yellow or golden, you need more water.
However, a study at the University of Freiborg, Switzerland, found otherwise that, “Drinking distilled water at room-temperature did not increase energy expenditure and cooling the water before drinking only stimulated a small thermogenic response, well below the theoretical energy cost of warming the water to body temperature.”
When tempted by a high-calorie treat, drink a glass of water. The time it takes to drink it can distract you. The brief feeling of stomach fullness may last long enough for you to forgo the treat; that way, you can lose weight.