Want an easy way to lose weight and eat healthier? One that takes no willpower at all? Drink more water! A
study called Plain water consumption in relation to energy intake and diet quality among US adults, 2005–2012 conducted at the University of Illinois found that people who increased their intake of water by just one percent reduced their daily intake of calories, saturated fats, sugar, sodium and cholesterol. Think about it: Just a few more sips of water could start you on the road to a healthy diet and weight loss. Naturally, if you drink ionized alkaline water, you’ll get even better results.
How much more water do you need to drink?
According to the study, people who drank just one, two, or three cups a day reduced their caloric intake by 68 to 205 calories per day. They reduced their sodium intake by 78 to 235 grams, they ate 5 to 18 grams less sugar and decreased their cholesterol intake by 7 to 21 grams per day. Even drinking one more glass of water per day makes a difference.
How to figure out how much water to drink
You can figure out how much water you should be drinking based on your body weight. Divide your weight in pounds by two. The result equals the number of ounces of water that you should drink each day minimum. Increase your water intake on days you exercise or on hot days.
- If you weigh 150 pounds
- 150 divided by 2 = 75
- You should drink 75 ounces of water per day minimum.
Timing is everything: When you should drink water
When you drink water is just as important as how much you drink. Your goal is to maintain your hydration level throughout the day:
Morning: Start by having two 8 ounce glasses of water when you wake up in the morning. The reason for this is two-fold: It replaces water you lost during the night while sleeping, and it encourages peristalsis – the movement of wastes through the intestines.
Mealtimes: Drink an 8 ounce glass of water a half hour before meals, and an 8 ounce glass of water after meals. The glass of water before will help reduce your appetite and provide hydration that your body needs to produce the digestive juices needed to break down and absorb your meal.
Stop the 3 O’Clock crash: Lots of people start feeling drowsy in the afternoon, usually between 2 and 3 O’Clock. That’s the time to drink a 16 ounce glass of water, it will stop the drowsiness dead in it’s tracks. This actually works better than coffee!
Shower/Bathtime: Drink an 8 ounce glass of water right before jumping into a shower or bath. Bathing raises your blood pressure. Drinking water before bathing has been shown to keep your blood pressure lower.
Bedtime: This glass of water could save your life Drink your last 8 ounce glass of water an hour before bed. Research shows that this glass of water can prevent a heart attack or stroke.
Total consumption of water If you follow the recommendations above, you’d drink 96 ounces of water in a day. That’s enough for everyone up to 198 Lbs in weight. If you weigh more than 198 pounds, you’ll need to add more water to this daily plan.
Alkaline water shown to help you lose weight: Study
Alkaline water has been shown to have an even more pronounced effect on weight loss efforts over plain water alone. Four studies have shown that alkaline water hydrates better than regular water, and better hydration leads to a better metabolism, just what you need to burn off those calories. A clinical study performed on new drinkers of alkaline water showed that they lost an average of 12 pounds over two months. Researchers also noted steep declines in bad cholesterol levels, improvements in blood pressure, and detoxification of 10 different heavy metals. By making your water ionized alkaline water, you’ll get more benefit out of every glass of water you drink.
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