30.7.09

How water can help you to lose weight

Many of us have been trying to lose weight for years with little or no success. Like many other people, I've dealt with my own weight issues at various times in my life. So I know that trying to lose weight can be very frustrating and can even seem hopeless at times. Fortunately, there are things that you can do that can help you to lose weight. One of the most important is drinking enough water. The health benefits of water are amazing.

Water helps you to lose weight by suppressing your appetite and by giving you a greater sensation of fullness. Also, many times when people think they are hungry they are really dehydrated and need to drink some water. To lose weight, it can help to drink a glass of water 30 minutes or so before eating. If you find that you are no longer hungry, there is a good chance you are probably dehydrated.

Water is also essential for removing toxins and waste which will help you to lose weight. If toxins accumulate in the body, they can interfere with important bodily functions. This results in a slower metabolism (body burns less fat) which makes it harder to lose weight. In addition to this, replacing sugar-laden soft drinks with water will help you to lose weight and cut calories.

In addition to drinking water, it is also important to stay away from all of the fad diets that you see on TV and read about in magazines. There are several reasons to avoid fad diets but the biggest one of all is the simple fact that they don't work. Researchers have studied many popular fad diets and have concluded that they will not help you to lose weight in the long run.

You may lose some initial weight following some of them but much of the weight lost is actually water. Most of these diets are too difficult to maintain as a regular lifestyle and so you will eventually wind up binging on the wrong foods and gain back the weight you lost plus additional weight. To lose weight and keep it off, it is best in the long run to avoid fad diets and any questionable weight loss program.

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