Water consumption and weight loss are essential bed fellows.  Water is essential for your body, your overall health, and for weight loss.  Every system in your body depends on water to function properly.  It’s the healthiest drink you can consume.  It contains zero calories, no fat, and no cholesterol.  A healthy amount of water intake is essential in achieving your weight loss goals.

Quick-weight-loss-new-york-doctorWater is a natural appetite suppressant.  When you aren’t consuming enough water you’ll have more cravings.  Often people will misinterpret the bodies need for water as hunger.  To be successful in your weight loss goals you should drink water throughout the day.  Drinking water before each meal will help you reduce the amount of calories you consume during the meal.  Reducing the amount of sugary drinks and increasing the amount of water you consume will create a huge difference for you.

Water plays a huge role within your kidneys and liver.  It assists in metabolizing stored fats.  When you don’t consume enough water your kidneys can’t function properly.  As a result they have to rely on the liver for help.  The livers job is to break down fat and distribute it as energy to the rest of the body.  However, when the kidneys need help from the liver it differs the liver away from its primary focus.  This results in the liver storing fat in the body instead of breaking it down.  The stored fat then has to be broken down later through diet and exercise.

When you increase your water intake, you help the endocrine glands to function better.  The endocrine glands increase the amount of fats that are broken down and used as fuel.  By increasing their function you will essentially increase both the successfulness of your weight loss plan and the speed at which you will achieve your goals.

Water also helps to reduce fluid retention in your body.  By reducing your fluid retention you will feel less bloated and have more energy.  So put simply, water consumption and weight loss programs work together to achieve your weight loss goals.

How much water you should drink depends on a number of factors.  The climate where you live, and your activity level both affect how much water your body needs.  However, as a general rule of thumb, you should drink at least 2 liters of water per day.


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