Water & Weight Loss
Always drink plenty of water. The body uses water to aid in digestion, nutrient absorption, waste excretion and many other vital functions. Drinking water will help your body metabolize stored fat by eliminating waste matter in the intestines and by ridding your body of excess water which is usually accumulates in the ankles, hips, and thighs or even around the tummy. Water is also a natural appetite suppressant. It keeps your stomach full and prevents you from dehydration which can lead to false cravings / hunger. If you stop drinking water after a few initial days and betray your body's trust and expectation of continued supply, it will stop flushing out the feces and other wastes in your body and the end result will be that you return to your earlier overweight life. It must, however, be noted that you should not try to drink all the water that you are required to drink in one setting. Spread its intake evenly over the day and do not allow yourself to become thirsty, as thirst implies that you are already dehydrated. So, drink water even while you are not thirsty. Last but not least, to determine the amount of water that you should drink daily, divide your weight in 1/2 and that is the amount of ounces of water you should consume daily. EXAMPLE: *180 lbs divided by 2 = 90 ounces of water to be consumed in a 24 hour period.