There is a good reason so many people talk about drinking enough water when trying to lose weight.
Here are some reasons to drink enough water:
- The Body can be confused between hunger and thirst.
- Just a 1% Dehydration can significantly reduce Metabolism.
- Drinking Water before meals can help you feel fuller.
- Water has zero calories
One study points out that people who drink water before Meals lower their calorie intake by 75 calories per meal on average. This might not sound like much but that’s around an 8 pound loss in a year.
How much water is enough?
The amount of water you need will vary upon Climate and lifestyle.
In general, you should drink ½ oz to 1 oz per pound of weight.
Someone who lives in hotter climates that exercises a lot will need a more water than someone who’s less active, living in a cooler location.