Water consumption and weight loss area interdependent.  We all know water is essential for your body and your overall health.  However, not only does water benefit your body in a number of ways, it also plays an important role in your weight loss program.  Water is one of the healthiest drinks you can consume.  It contains zero calories, no fat, and no cholesterol.  Additionally, a healthy amount of water intake is essential in achieving your weight loss goals.

Quick-weight-loss-nyc_-doctorWater is a natural appetite suppressant.  As such, the more water that you drink the less you will want to eat.  This can be an immense help when trying to lose weight.  You should drink a glass of water before every meal as this will help you to reduce the amount of calories you consume during the meal.  Also, drinking water between meals can help to reduce hunger pains.

Water also assists in metabolizing stored fats. This is because of the role that water plays within your kidneys and liver.  When the kidneys do not receive enough water they can’t function properly and have to rely on the liver for help.  The function of the liver, when functioning properly, is to break down fat and distribute it as energy to the rest of the body.  However, when the kidneys are lacking in water they have to rely on help from the liver resulting in the liver storing fat 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 dependent on each other.  The more water you consume the more weight you will lose and the easier it will be to achieve your weight loss goals.

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