Most people know how important it is to drink enough water. Here is an article that shows some surprising facts about how water can improve weight loss.
The easiest trick that can help you with losing fat faster is drinking more water.
Check out the following facts:
- 80% of Australians suffer from symptoms typical of dehydration and the majority don’t recognise key symptoms.
- Even MILD dehydration will slow down your metabolism by 3%.
- One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pains for most people.
- Lack of water is the #1 trigger for day time fatigue.
- Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, breast cancer by 79%, and bladder cancer by 50%.
- A low water intake interferes with efficient fat metabolism.
- Water can be use as a natural laxative helping to relieve constipation.
- You could loss up to 4.5kg of fat in 1 year by just increasing you water intake.
Other anti-aging benefits include:
- better skin hydration to reduce wrinkles
- a reduction in back and joint pain
- increased energy
- disease prevention
So how much water should you drink?
A lot of people believe that 2 litres is the recommended daily amount for everyone but the amount needed varies and depends on individual factors such as age, diet, climate and levels of physical activity.
For men aged between 19 and 70 years of age, it is actually considered to be around 2.6 litres or about 8 to 10 glasses of water.
If you need to up your water intake, try and increase your water intake by about 20% a week until your intake is sufficient. You’ll find yourself more alert with more energy and you may just surprise yourself with busting through a fat loss plateau.
Some other tips on how to keep hydrated
- Train yourself to drink more water by linking drinking water to other activities such as waking up, doing the dishes, training, starting to work on your desk, etc.
- Drink two glasses of water when you wake up and another glass when you arrive at work.
- Fill a reusable bottle with water at your work. This will make it easier to measure how much water you’re taking in.