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10 Ways Drinking More Water Can Help You Lose Weight

By Chandreyee Sen

Water is the vital necessity of every individual. You may have heard your elder advising you to drink an adequate amount of water. It comprises 73% of our body composition and is responsible for the proper functioning of the organs.

It keeps you hydrated, improves circulation of nutrients, and improves muscle strength, heart health, and kidney functioning.

drinking water can help you lose weight

Besides, it also helps in regulating your body temperature. But out of all its function, water plays a vital role in transferring the nutrients from the food that you consume to your tissues, so that our body can gain energy from it.

But you will be surprised to know that water can aid in the promotion of weight loss. Although it doesn't burn down the fat itself, it aids in satiating your appetite and removes toxins from the body.

So, we are here to discuss about the 10 ways in which water can aid in weight loss. Besides, consumption of water helps in the reduction of stress, headache, and enlightens your overall mood.

It keeps you hydrated and active. So, as an adult individual, you must consume nearly 1.5 litres of water every day. But yes, you need to drink it at one go, but you can divide it equally, so that your body remains hydrated throughout the day. 

Let us now find out the 10 ways through which drinking water can help you lose weight.

1. A Feeling Of Satiety

If you are immensely hungry and are thinking that you can gulp down a plate of biryani, then before starting your meal, consume a glass of water. Within seconds, you will have a feeling of fullness. This will prevent you from overeating, which can otherwise lead to the accumulation of fat in the body.

2. Helps In Strengthening Of Muscles

Besides exercise, water also plays a pivotal role in strengthening your muscles. Drink adequate amount of water prior to your workout session. The water present in the muscles will provide structural support and aid your muscle in growing after an exercise. So, when your muscle grows, you can now perform rigorous and strenuous workout for a longer span of time. In this way, you can burn down more calories and bolster your weight loss process.

3. Aids In The Process Of Digestion

A major problem for weight gain is due to indigestion. If you are suffering from a bloated stomach, then consume adequate amount of water to promote digestion. A large portion of saliva comes from water and it also aids the body to dissolve soluble fibre. In this way, it flushes out the toxins from the body that leads to fat accumulation.

4. Acts As A Lubricant For Joints

Water acts as lubrication for your joints. Staying hydrated provides sufficient amount of fluid in between the joints, so as to relieve you from soreness and injuries. People suffering from joint pain should consume more amount of water to lubricate their pain points.

5. Removes Toxins And Waste Materials

Removal of toxins in the form of excretion and urine is essentially important for the overall health of your body. Drinking sufficient amount of water will keep your bowel movements regular and help you stay active and fresh. It will also induce the body metabolism to break down the fat, which can be removed from the body. In this way, it makes you look slimmer and removes the stored fat.

6. Contains No Calories

Many of us don't like drinking water, so instead, we opt for flavoured drinks. But such carbonated drinks contain added sugar which can lead to weight gain. However, consuming plain water contains no calories and aids in weight loss.

7. Induces A Good Energy Level

If you wish to induce your energy level, then keep yourself hydrated by consuming a sufficient amount of water. So the more is your energy level, the more will be your urge to practice exercise to burn down the calories.

8. Boosts Up The Immune System

A great immunity booster, water helps in the proper functioning of the body. If all your organs don't function together, then you are found to incur disease, as your immune system will also not have the strength to fight with it. And if you are healthy and active, you can continue with your workout regime every day without any hindrance.

9. Improves Body Metabolism

In order to burn down those extra kilos from your belly, you need to have a proper body metabolism. This can be done by drinking sufficient amount of water. The more your metabolic rate functions, the more calories will get burned in the process. It this way, you can reduce subsequent amount of stored fat from the body.

10. Helps In Increasing Circulation

While undergoing strenuous workout sessions, it is imperative to stay stronger and run longer. For this, circulation of oxygen to the muscles is vital. Here water acts as the transmitter that aids in the circulation of oxygen. Moreover, you will feel stronger when your body is hydrated.

Drinking normal water can seem to be monotonous, so in that case, use can even drink fresh fruit juice, soups or foods that have a high amount of water content. You can even drink health drinks and sports drinks. These will further help in inducing your energy and aid in burning down the stored fat. Have plenty of watermelons, spinach, vegetable soup, or water in the form of tea or coffee to keep your body hydrated. But remember to keep a check on your caffeine content.

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Story first published: Friday, February 9, 2018, 13:10 [IST]
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