You might be wondering, “does drinking water help weight loss?” The long and the short of it is a big, big YES. Drinking water does help with weight loss. In fact, when you are losing weight, drinking enough water becomes even more important than ever. Below we’ve summarised the 3 top benefits of drinking water.
1. Increases energy
Your body is primarily made up of water. Therefore, if you’re dehydrated then the whole mechanics and workings of your body just isn’t going to be running inefficiently. Read more about what happens to your body when you’re dehydrated.
2. Promotes weight loss and reduces hunger
One of the biggest bonuses for drinking water when you are trying to lose weight is the impact it has on your appetite. If you are feeling a bit peckish, drink two large glasses of water and see what happens. Almost instantly the feeling of hunger will pass. It’s the main reason why in the first week of all of the TBR Diet Programs we advise that you should drink 3 litres of water a day. Further, if you constantly sip on water, it will keep that starving feeling at bay so you’re less likely to pig out. Wondering how to tell if you’re dehydrated? Here’s what to look out for.
3. Flushes out toxins
Drinking water helps to keep your kidneys and liver functioning as best as possible. The main function of the liver is the detoxification of chemicals that enter the body. By drinking lots of water, you’re providing a vehicle for all those nasties to leave your system. Plus, by flushing out all those toxins, you’ll notice an improvement in your skin complexion too. Find out more about the function of the liver by reading our blog on Healthy Liver Function.
So those are the top 3 benefits of drinking water, however, there really is a multitude of other reasons too including:
- Maintain bowel regularity
- Boost immune system
- Prevent cramps and sprains
- Reduce severity of a headache
Keen to know more about how drinking water can help you achieve your weight loss goals? Reach out to our team of Personal Health Educators today.