Use Water For Weight Management

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How Can You Use Water For Weight Management, You Ask?

Have you ever considered that you can use water for weight management? It may seem odd that water can make a difference in your overall weight management, but research shows that it is the really one of the most consistent variables to permanent weight loss.

Water suppresses the appetite in a natural manner. It helps the body metabolize stored fat. Believe it or not, studies have shown that an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.

How Water For Weight Management Works

Let’s start with the kidneys. The kidneys need a certain amount of water to function properly. When they don’t get enough water, they don’t function as they should. Some of their load is dumped onto the liver.

One of the liver’s primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy for the body. But if the liver has to do some of the kidney’s work, it can’t function at its full capacity. The result of that is that it metabolizes less fat, more fat remains stored in the body and weight loss stops or slows down.

Drinking enough water is the best treatment for fluid retention. When the body gets less water, it perceives this as a threat to survival and begins to hold on to every drop it can. Water is stored in extracellular spaces (outside the cells). This shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands.

Diuretics offer a temporary solution at best. They force out stored water along with some essential nutrients. Again, the body perceives a threat and will replace the lost water a the first opportunity. The the condition quickly returns.

The best way to overcome the problem of water retention is to give your body what it needs, which is plenty of water. Only then will stored water be released.

If you have a constant problem with water retention, excess salt may be to blame. Your body will tolerate sodium only in a certain concentration. The more salt you eat, the more water your system retains to dilute it.

Getting rid of unneeded salt is easy. Just drink more water. As it is forced through the kidneys it takes away excess sodium.

The overweight person needs more water than the thin one. Larger people have larger metabolic loads. Since we know that water is the key to fat metabolism, it follows that the overweight person needs more water.

Water For Weight Management Helps Related Functions Too

Water helps to maintain proper muscle tone by giving muscles their natural ability to contract and by preventing dehydration. It also helps prevent sagging skin that usually follows weight loss. Shrinking cells are buoyed by water, which plumps the skin and leaves it clear, healthy and resilient.

Water helps rid the body of waste. During weight loss, the body has a lot more waste to get rid of. All that metabolized fat must be shed. Again adequate water helps flush out the waste.

Water can help relieve constipation. When the body gets too little water, it siphons what it needs from internal sources. The colon in one primary source. The result is constipation. When a person drinks enough water, normal bowel function usually returns.

Some Remarkable Things About Water And Weight Loss

The body will not function properly without enough water and can’t metabolize stored fat efficiently.

Retained water shows up as excess weight.

To get rid of excess water you must drink more water.

Drinking water is essential to weight loss.

How much water is enough?

On the average, a person should drink 8 eight ounce glasses every day. That’s about 2 quarts. However, the overweight person needs one additional glass for every 25 pounds of excess weight. The amount you drink should be increased if you exercise briskly or if the weather is hot and dry.

Water should preferably be cold. It’s absorbed into the system more quickly than warm water. And some evidence suggests that drinking cold water can actually help burn calories.

When the body gets water it needs to function optimally, it’s fluids are perfectly balanced. When this happens you have reached the “breakthrough point.” What does that mean?

  • Endocrine gland function improves.
  • Fluid retention alleviates as stored water is lost.
  • More fat is used as fuel because the liver is free to metabolize stored fat.
  • Natural thirst returns.
  • There is a loss of hunger almost overnight.

If you stop drinking enough water your body fluids will be thrown out of balance again and you may experience fluid retention, unexplained weight gain and loss of thirst.

To remedy the situation you’ll have to go back and force another “breakthrough.” In other words, DRINK MORE WATER!

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