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 is one of the healthiest drinks you can consume.  It contains zero calories, no fat, and no cholesterol.  Additionally, water consumption and weight loss are essential companions to achieving healthy weight loss goals.

Ny-nutritionist-doctor (1)Water is a natural appetite suppressant.  As such, the more water that you drink the less you will want to eat.  Not only should you drink water throughout the day but you should drink a glass of water before every meal.  This will help you to reduce the amount of calories you consume during the meal.  It can also help with reducing hunger pains and cravings between meals.

Water also assists in metabolizing stored fats.  Water plays a huge role within your kidneys and liver.  When the kidneys do not receive enough water they can’t function properly.  As a result they have to rely on the liver for help.  The livers job, when functioning properly, is to break down fat and distribute it as energy to the rest of the body.  However, when the kidneys rely on help from the liver it results in the liver storing fat in the body instead of breaking it down.  This stored fat then has to be broken down later through diet and exercise in order to achieve your total weight loss goals.

An increase in water intake will also 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 the successfulness and the speed at which you will achieve your weight loss goals.

In addition to all these other benefits, water also helps to reduce the amount of fluid your body retains.  By reducing your fluid retention you will feel less bloated and have more energy.  So put simply, water consumption and weight loss are tied together.

So how much water should you drink?  Well that 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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