Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Drink Water to Lose Fat

If you are eating right and exercising at the intensity, frequency and duration proper for you, but still can’t get rid of a little paunch here and there, you’re probably just not drinking enough water.

Drinking more water does several things.
  • Firstly, it keeps you from retaining water. Much like skipping meals makes your body retain fat, not drinking water makes your body retain the water that it does get.
  • Secondly, drinking water helps you feel full. If you drink a glass of water before eating, you will fill fuller faster.
  • Thirdly, water is necessary for your kidneys perform properly. Good kidney function is important to weight loss because if the kidneys can't perform efficiently, the liver has to help them out. If the liver is busy helping the kidneys, it can't perform its task of converting stored fat into energy.

Any fat loss eating plan should include lots of water, as much as a gallon a day for men, and three quarts a day for women. When you drink all the water you need, you will very quickly notice a decrease in your appetite. If you're serious about becoming leaner and healthier, drinking water is an absolute must. If you're doing everything else right and still not seeing results, this might just be what's missing.

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