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The benefits of drinking water for weight loss.

Updated: Nov 1, 2022

There is a lot of debate to whether water can help with weight loss. The answer: Well, more research needs to be conducted before we have a definitive answer.

However, there are many benefits to drinking water which will support you with your SlimTransformation.

Water makes you feel less hungry

When the stomach senses that it is full, it sends signals to the brain to stop eating. Water can help to take up some of the space in the stomach, leading to a feeling of fullness and reducing hunger.

It is not uncommon for a person to think that they are hungry when they are actually thirsty! Drinking a glass of water before reaching for something to eat can help to curb that unnecessary snacking.

Water increases calorie burning

Some research has indicated that drinking water can help to burn additional calories. In a 2014 study, twelve people who drank 500ml of cold and room temperature water experienced an increase in energy expenditure. Results showed that they burned between 2 to 3 percent more calories than usual in the 90 minutes after drinking the water.

The reason for this is, when drinking cold water, the body is forced to expend energy in order to warm up the liquid during the digestive process. This means more calories will be burnt.

Water helps to remove waste from the body

When the body is dehydrated, it cannot correctly remove waste such as urine or faeces. Water helps the kidneys to filter-out toxins and waste, while this organ retains essential nutrients and electrolytes. When the body is dehydrated, the kidneys retain fluid.

Dehydration can also result in hard or lumpy stools and constipation. Water keeps waste moving by softening or loosening the hardened stools allowing ease of passing.

Water also helps the body to recover from digestive problems, such as diarrhoea and indigestion.

When waste builds up in the body, people may feel bloated, swollen and tired. Bloating can add inches to a person’s waistline. Staying hydrated is a good way to avoid retaining waste, which may that little extra weight.

Drinking water can reduce overall liquid calorie intake

It is easy to accumulate liquid calories by drinking fizzy or sugary drinks, juice, or sweetened coffee or tea.

Most people also ignore how many calories they consume in their favourite hot drinks or alcoholic beverages.

By replacing even a few high-calorie drinks each day for water, or other no-calorie beverages such as herbal tea, may have long-term weight loss benefit as fewer calories are consumed.

Water helps with workouts

One of the most important components of any weight loss plan is exercise.

Water helps muscles, connective tissues, and joints to move correctly. It also helps the lungs, heart, and other organs to work effectively as they ramp up activity during exercise.

Being hydrated reduces the risk of muscle cramps and fatigue and prevents you from having a poor workout.

Always drink water before, during, and after exercise to avoid that crippling dehydration.

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