Water: The Forgotten Nutrient for Weight Loss

iSports

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Water is an essential nutrient that makes up about 60 percent of your body. It is found in blood and in every cell of your body. Water serves to cushion and lubricate joints, help remove waste products, and control body temperature. All of your metabolic processes occur in a fluid environment, so it is extremely important! Chances are you don't drink enough water. One benefit of drinking liberal amounts of water is that it fills you up. Since water has volume but no calories it can help to prevent overeating. One problem most people have with water is that it doesn't have taste. Try adding lemon, lime or even artificial sweetener to your glass of water to make it more appealing. Another option is to purchase bottled water that has already been flavored. Flavored water has become a big success and can be found almost anywhere. Keep your water nearby, drinking frequently during the day. Getting in 8-12 glasses of water a day will help you stay hydrated and assist in controlling your food intake


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All of your metabolic processes occur in a fluid environment, so it is extremely important!

This is true. Water helps metabolism faster. And, it is also a good tip to satisfy hunger pangs as well as nuts. Drinking lots of water is an excellent way to have a good skin and cleanses your body from toxins. Nice article there.
 

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I have no doubt about the importance of water in one's diet and like you've said, it keeps one from over-eating since it fills you up but it's tasteless and thus very difficult to drink eight glasses of water every day. I have a friend who would drink one 1.5 liters bottle of mineral water in the morning and one bottle in the evening. I don't know how he's able to do that. For me to gulp down even one glass of water in one go is already quite difficult.

What I would do is to time my alarm clock to chime every hour. So when the alarm goes off, I will drink one glass of water. I will start at nine in the morning and stops the alarm at 5 in the afternoon. This way I would at least get eight glasses of water every day.
 

mika

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Lucky I am fond of drinking water. And it was true that when you drink more water, you will eat less cause you will feel full. I started drinking more water lately and find myself not munching for snacks or foods in between major meals unlike before. Also water helps me cure colds and coughs together with healthy foods, enough rest and sleep.
 

LLuDawg

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You don't have to just drink water! You can also eat foods which are high in water like cucumbers, watermelon, and lettuce. Munching on them keeps you busy and tells your brain that you've eaten a lot so you will feel full. Also you will be getting your daily percentage of water.
 

karmaman

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I feel so much better when I drink plenty of water each day. I can really feel it in the morning if I skipped too many glasses the day before. I don't like flavored water though, it has a weird aftertaste.
 

misumaru15

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Water is a necessary nutrient. When trying to lose weight or just keep healthy people make the mistake of eating when they could just be thirsty. Water is also necessary for your body to absorb certain vitamins like vitamin C. Drinking enough water helps the kidneys and allows them to work more efficiently.
 

monsterific

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Weird. Water has a different effect on me. Since I started drinking 1.5liter of water daily I started gaining weight. >.< Odd.