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Why is water Important to Losing Weight?

We all need water in order to survive. Water is also critical when your goal is to lose weight. If you do not drink enough water while dieting, you will not lose as much weight as you are capable of losing. Water is a natural way to fight hunger and while you cannot survive on water alone, it can help you to feel full so you don't overeat. Water also boosts your energy level and it also can improve your metabolism. Boosting your metabolism means that you will burn more of the calories that you consume. Drinking water can reduce your desire for food, which can cause you to eat less and thus lose weight.

Do you know how much water you should be drinking each day to stay healthy? The average individual should be drinking 8 glasses of water each day. If you are overweight, you might require more water. Obese people need more water than thin people do, so check with your doctor about how much water your body requires. Individuals also need to drink water before, during and after exercising in order to replace the fluids you lose through perspiration while exercising.

The problem with drinking water is that most people do not enjoy the taste of tap water. In order to still get enough water many people avoid the unpleasant taste of tap water by adding lemon to a glass of water, or by eating soup, or eating fruits that have a high water content.

Drinking water not only helps you to lose weight but it can improve your health too because water can help you to fight high blood pressure, decrease your cholesterol levels can improve your water retention issues, decrease your cholesterol levels and improve your skin. Water can also help to relieve migraines. Water can help to improve your muscle tone and help them to work properly. Cold water can serve as a calorie-burner so drinking cold water first thing in the morning can not only get your metabolism going but help you to burn calories too.

Individuals who do not drink enough water may find that they have a difficult time concentrating, may feel more tired, may become constipated and may not pass as much urine as you normally should which may make your urine more concentrated and smell stronger.

How to fit 8 glasses of water in your daily routine?

Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake (glass 1)

Drink a glass of water with each meal (glasses 2,3, and 4)

Drink a glass of water mid-morning and mid-afternoon (glasses 5 and 6)

Drink your 7th glass of water after dinner

Your last glass of water can be with a bedtime snack and there you have it, 8 glasses of water in one day. Now, repeat the pattern and after 2 weeks you will have formed a new habit that your body will become used to and you will find yourself actually craving water now that your body is used to receiving water on a regular basis.

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