How to Drink Your Way to Weight Loss

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How to drink you're your way to Weight Loss may seem like a contradictory statement to some people but regardless of which diet or weight loss plan you choose, from the thousands on offer, there is one factor that is vital for success with virtually all of them.

That factor is Water!

Incredible as it may seem, water is quite possibly the single, most important factor "the magic potion" for losing weight and KEEPING IT OFF. Since science has shown that water is the key to fat metabolism, drinking water is essential to weight loss and maintaining good health during the stress of dieting.

TIP. Drink a glass of water just before you begin eating a meal. This will fill your stomach up and a message will be sent to your brain telling it that you are full and will suppress your appetite so that you will not need to eat so much. Try to cut down your proportions at the same time as you should feel full quicker!


Water intake is especially needed to keep the skin healthy and is essential to maintaining its elasticity and suppleness, helping to prevent dryness. It is often referred to as a "magic cosmetic". The best source for water is plain, pure drinking water. Pure water in particular is very beneficial for the skin by hydrating it. Water is also an important element in the lymph (pronounced: limf) that our bodies produce. Lymph is a fluid that is part of our immune system, which helps our bodies to fight off illness.

So drinking a sufficient amount of water (at least 8/10 glasses per day is recommended) not only helps to lose weight permanently but contributes enormously to a healthy lifestyle and your total well-being.

TIP. When the weather is hot, drink room temperate or warm water for keeping your water equilibrium in balance; warm water is absorbed by your body much faster than iced water.

We also need water to help regulate body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients to travel to all our organs.

Water is the base for saliva, for the fluids surrounding the joints, for the regulation of the body temperature and blood circulation, for the digestion and absorption of food, for the moving of the food through the intestinal tract and the elimination of waste, and the regulation of our metabolism.

The regular daily intake enables the production of our digestive juices, urine (pee), and faeces (poop).

TIP. To manage your daily intake of water properly, fill up several glasses (approximately one litre) at the beginning of the day then you do not have to keep trying to remember how much you had throughout the day!

So there you have it. In order to help maintain good health, well being and lose those vital extra pounds (hopefully for ever) drink good old fashioned water, preferably from the tap!

Source by Jacqui Barnett