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Water Weight Loss

How effective is water as an aid for weight loss? Can someone tell me how water works in losing weight?
(May 6, 2008)

Water and Weight Loss

Water is known to have zero calories and in addition to hydrating the body, water is an active component in aiding weight loss. Increasing the consumption of water helps to lower the calorie content of the diet and also helps to reduce weight in the long run. Although fluids also help in hydrating the body, water without any additives, sugars, or flavors is best for weight loss. It is true that water does not offer any nutrition in itself, but if you are on a diet and wish to speed the process, then drinking a glass of water before meals will not only fill you up, but also makes  you eat lesser meal portions. The physical process of consuming calories calls for a sufficient supply of water in order that the body functions in an effective manner.

Lack of water in the body causes dehydration, which in turn decelerates the burning of stored body fats. In order to make water part of your weight loss program, you will need to drink at least eight to nine glasses of water every day.

Do not compensate water with diuretics as diuretics such as caffeinated drinks, coffee, tea and colas only cause water to be expelled from the body instead of retaining it. Drinking alcohol must also be abstained form, when on a diet. Not only is water a great agent for weight loss it is also the cheapest beauty treatment as it helps to flush out the impurities in the system and hydrating the skin cells.
Submitted by C N on May 6, 2008 at 06:23


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