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WATER & WEIGHT LOSS

You've probably heard this before but it bears repeating:

DRINKING WATER CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT!

Drinking at least 8, 8-10 ounce glasses of the clear liquid each day is considered normal. However, if you are overweight, it's best to add an additional eight oz. for every extra 25 pounds above your ideal weight you are. Of course, not everyone can drink that much (especially not right away). Regardless, water is an important component of weight loss and a worthy goal to strive for.

Why? Because drinking water is so good for you. Here's a list of some of the things water does for your body:

  • regulates body temperature
  • lubricates the joints
  • transports nutrients from the digestive tract to the rest of the body
  • helps excrete waste from the bowel and kidneys
  • prevents constipation
  • and so much more.

The most important thing about wager and weight loss is that the liquid is a natural appetite suppressant. Have you ever noticed that if you drink a glass or two of water right before a meal, you feel fuller faster? As a result, don't you also eat less? Studies have actually shown that a lack of water can actually cause you to overeat. Sometimes, the body thinks it’s hungry when in fact it's thirsty.

Go on – the next time you're hungry, drink a glass of wayer and wait a few minutes before eating something. If you discover that the hunger pang goes away, you've saved yourself some calories and started a weight loss process that will go a long way towards helping you look and feel your best.

What have you got to lose except some weight?

Tips for losing weight

-Try not to let yourself get so hungry you feel like you are starving by the time you eat!

-Redefine what your perception of a perfect body is! There is a widespread misconception of what beautiful is. Beauty is who you are as a person- remind yourself of that.

-Try to not eat while in a hurry! This takes away from the importance of eating and usually results in over eating the wrong foods.