Want to Lose weight? (Part 2 of 4) – Drink water…lots of it..!!!!

Hi Folks,

Thanks for joining in for the second step of losing weight. I hope you all are getting enough sleep after the step 1. Lets discuss the next step to losing weight without diet and exercise, which is Drinking Water. It is a well-known fact that our body is 70% water. It is an integral part of our body and we have to make an effort to constantly replenish our body with water. Let us see how water helps us in losing weight:

1. Metabolism – Water increases our metabolism. Researchers estimate that over the course of a year, a person who increases his water consumption by 1.5 liters a day would burn an extra 17,400 calories, for a weight loss of approximately five pounds. They note that up to 40% of the increase in calorie burning is caused by the body’s attempt to heat the ingested water. The findings are reported in the December issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

2. Acidity – There are many ways in which we add to acidic levels in our body, it can be through food, tea, coffee, soda drinks, environmental pollutants and even exercise. The body creates fat in order to trap this acid and that is something we do not want. Water can help us tackle this acid. Water is alkaline and it decreases the amount of acid build up in the body.

3. Hunger Pangs? – Do you ever feel sugar pangs or headaches in the evening or even feel hungry sometime after having a meal? We might think it is because our body needs energy and that’s why it is asking for food, but what your body is really trying to tell you is that it is Dehydrated. 3-4 litres of water is a must for an adult and even more if you are exercising. Always carry a water bottle along with you. Drinking more water will also reduce the volume of food you eat every time, which will directly affect you weight.

I hope this is helpful; Stay Tuned for more weight loss tips coming your way.

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Vibrant says:

    Very useful indeed. Water is the most mysterious element where life is born. The following article is interesting and you might like to visit: http://biologyofkundalini.com/article.php?story=FireandWater

    I have put a brief excerpt here:

    “Here is the short list of things dehydration creates: Constipation, bad digestion, ulcers, GI tract problems, heart burn, allergies, asthma, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney failure, cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, obesity, diabetes, sugar/carbo craving, depression, reduced intelligence and brain function, emotional and social problems, poor eyesight etc. Since I have upped my water intake I have less appetite, less brownspot pigmentation, less pain, less depression, more energy, less ama discharge from skin, lowered blood pressure, easier breathing, better sleep, better digestion, brighter skin, and reduced sugar craving etc…”

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    1. This is fantastic… Thank you again

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      1. Vibrant says:

        Glad you like. You’re most welcome 🙂

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  2. sandeept252 says:

    I don’t think it will work on everyone. A friend of mine at 8th grade had gained weight. Someone had told him that water reduces weight. He used to bring water on a 2-litre bottle and drink it all, everyday. Yet, his weight increased. Even he was stunned with the result.

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    1. Well there could be any reasons. He has to undergo a full body check to find out the cause. Also, controlling what you eat is equally important along with drinking water.
      Best
      Garima

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      1. sandeept252 says:

        Yeah, he might not have been careful about his diet. I wanted to know one thing, though: is there any connection of losing weight with genetics like some ads have been telling?

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      2. So if you have a family history of members being overweight, yes you are at a risk of being overweight. But just as a risk, if you maintain a healthy lifestyle you should be fine 🙂

        Best
        Garima

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    2. Wm. Allen says:

      There could be more factors at play than just the drinking of water.

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      1. Yes Sir, you are correct

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  3. loveandlam says:

    Completely agree! I eat a lot but I drink a lot of water too and believe it helps me maintain a healthy metabolism.

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  4. Reblogged this on Be Inspired..!! and commented:

    Step 2

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  5. Wm. Allen says:

    I agree with everything other than the body being composed of 70% water. Where I live in the USA, our bodies are composed of 70% pizza.

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    1. Thank you. Glad you liked it. So did you have your share of water today? 🙂
      Best

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      1. Not as yet but I am working on it in order to make myself healthier. It is the one thing I struggle with since my Bariatric surgery so am as I say trying to effect change slowly but surely.
        Watch this space!!

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  6. Fitcoach99 says:

    I like your spin and that’s sound advice. Kudos!

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  7. My friend always said that when she felt hungry she drank a glass of water and waited 20 minutes. If she was still hungry she would eat.

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  8. memoirsofkeisha says:

    Reblogged this on Memoirs of Keisha and commented:
    Great tips!

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    1. Thank you for the reblog. I am glad you liked the post.
      Best to you

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  9. Patience says:

    Great post, very informative

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  10. -Eugenia says:

    Good advice. Thank you for posting!

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