How to Drink Water to Lose Weight

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What is all this about drinking a lot of water to actually lose weight. How can that be? Will not you just gain weight instead?

Let's take a look at how to drink water to lose weight.

You're in the Sahara Desert …

… And you only have 64 ounces of water left. You think you'll be at the oasis that's on the map later today, but are not sure.

You're thirsty; you want to drink the water but should conserve it, should the unthinkable happen. So you trudge on, still thirsty.

That's what happens to your body's cells when you do not drink enough water. They hold on to what they've got; and if any more should stray by, they'll grab that, too. After all, there is no telling when the next real supply will be available.

You've Found the Oasis …

… And you are so relieved! You drink all the water you can, because you've been so thirsty. Then a little while later you drink some more. There's no shortage; you can have what you want, whenever you want. No use in lugging around a heavy water bottle when there is so much freely available.

That's what happens to your cells when they have an ample supply of water. They do not need to hoard what they've got and can let it go, knowing there is plenty when they do need it.

Drink Water to Lose Weight

If you want to lose weight, you should drink a minimum of eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. However, to really get the process moving, drink half your body weight in ounces each day. So, if you weigh 180 pounds, you should drink about 90 ounces of water a day – roughly 11 glasses of water.

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Source by Gail Nettles