The essential link between drinking water and losing weight
Water is one of the most important sources of life without which living is impossible. About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and about 50% to 65% of the human body is made up of water. Our cells also need water to function effectively. When our body loses water (dehydration), it loses its effective function, our body’s metabolism slows down and so does our brain’s functioning. Water enhances metabolism and improves concentration.
Sometimes, our body translates thirst into hunger and makes us feel hungry. Consuming enough water and avoiding thirst helps us to control this feeling of hunger and to feel full. Drinking water is also beneficial for our digestive tract and urinary tract. Drinking water prevents constipation and the formation of kidney stones. Keeping your body dehydrated for long periods of time is one of the main causes of kidney stones. Water helps our body stay balanced and healthy.
The amount of water our body needs varies by body weight. Most people require an average of 3 ounces (about 2.5 liters) of water per day. You can talk to your doctor about whether this is enough for you.
A good way to get enough water during the day is to always have a bottle of water with you and measure how many times you have to fill the bottle to get the amount of water you need to drink. Drink a small amount of water each time and do it continuously throughout the day.
Drink a glass of cool water every morning instead of drinking coffee and tea and see how this helps you increase your metabolism and concentration throughout the day.