Water is more essential than food itself in our nutrition. About 60% of human body is made up of water and it is an essential component of blood, lymph, body excretions and of every cell in the body. Body temperature, joint lubrication and internal transport system depend on it as well.
What is that amount of water we should use every day?
Many people fail to drink enough of water, especially those who are trying to lose weight. The old saying is that you must drink 2 litres of water a day. This amount is roughly accurate for a person with an 80 kg weight. Optimally, every kg of body weight requires 30 ml of water per day and you can calculate your water requirements, depending on the body weight, by multiplying body weight by 30 ml.
How drinking pure water can help you to lose weight?
Here are some tips to help you lose more weight:
- The first randomised controlled trial reported at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society how water plays its role in satiety. The study found that participants who drank two cups of water before their meals lost more weight than those who did not. Drinking water before a meal makes you less hungry and you are able to eat less.
- Drinking enough water helps to improve metabolism. Being dehydrated reduces blood volume which results in lower supply of oxygen to your muscles. It even can make you feel physically and mentally tired. You need your good energy to stay active whilst you lose your weight. Dehydration is bad for you.
- Toxins are eliminated from the body by drinking plenty of water as it flushes your system and helps excrete waste products, so it plays a key role in detoxification and elimination. You can help yourself to get rid of excessive fluid trapped in body tissue, as well as losing weight.
These are few points about how drinking enough pure water can help you to lose weight. If you are having trouble calculating the amount of water you need to drink every day, there is a simple trick to check it. A light yellow colour of urine indicates that you have drunk enough clean pure water and dark yellow urine indicates that you need to drink more water. If you have any other major concerns, for example, blood in your urine, consult your doctor.
If you have a problem drinking the required amount of pure water, try lemon water instead. It is still calorie free and tastes better. Lemon water acts as sugar stabilizer, helps to boost metabolism, it contains calcium and can clean your skin and it has other beneficial effects.
Water consumption is only part of your weight-control program. Consult your nutritionist for a full program designed for you.
Sources: thehealthsciencesacademy.org, greenthickies.com, suhanijain.com