Pick up any health magazine and there’s a good chance there’ll be info about how we should all be drinking more water. Sure, it keeps your body hydrated, but did you realize that it can also help you with weight loss? It’s true that studies have been carried out to discover that drinking water is a really simple way of losing weightOne study carried out in America found that you drink just 2 glasses of water 20-30 minutes before each meal, you can lose weight much quicker than if you didn’t drink any water.
There are a couple of possible reasons for this. One of the reasons is because when your stomach has a lot of water in it, you will feel full up and therefore less likely to eat as much as usual.
Another possible reason is that water is needed to keep you hydrated. When you become dehydrated your metabolism can be reduced and therefore you burn less calories. Ideally you want to be burning up as many calories as possible to lose weight.
Another thing about the human brain is that sometimes it can confuse thirst for hunger. So you may be dehydrated but think you need to eat more. Of course, the more you eat the more weight you put on so it makes sense to be drinking plenty of water.