Did you know that 70% of your body is water. Water is essential for life. People can survive much longer without food than without water.
Every part of our body needs water to function properly. Insufficient intake of water leads to dehydration and even mild dehydration immediately brings negative consequences such as reducing energy, headaches and fatigue.
Water speeds up metabolism, increases energy levels, moisturizes the skin and helps the body to get rid of harmful toxins. Some of benefits from water, but not limited to, are:
- Water boosts energy;
- Water speeds up metabolism and helps in weight loss;
- Water improves digestion;
- Water reduces the risk of kidney stone;
- Water reduces stress and increases concentration;
- Water fight wrinkles and acne.
In this article, among many benefits from consuming water, we will put our focus on water for weight loss, yes, water is our ally in reducing weight.
It may seem incredible, but the water is probably the most important catalyst in losing weight.
Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body to metabolize accumulated fat. Several studies have shown that reducing the amount of water causes an increase in fat mass, while increasing the consumption amount of water could lower them.
If you ask yourself how, here is the answer. Kidneys can not function properly without enough water. When they are not working at full capacity, some of their load is transferred to the liver. One of the primary functions of the liver is to metabolize stored fat into energy for use in the body, but if the liver has to work the kidneys also, he can not function at full capacity. As a result, body metabolizes less fat, and more will remain stored in the body and weight loss stops.
Usually 2 liter of water per day is recommended amount for daily intake, but, you can calculate yourself how much water your body needs for best weight loss following this simple formula:
Body weight / divided by 2 / change pounds with ounces / add 8 ounces for every 30min exercise
- Weight: 200 pounds
- 200/2 = 100 pounds=ounces
- 60 minutes of exercise daily = 16 ounces
- 100 ounces + 16 ounces = 116 ounces (about 14 glasses of water)
Numerical breakdown to serve as a quick point of reference*
Weight Intake # of 8 ounce servings
100 lbs. 50 oz. 6
110 lbs. 55 oz. 7
120 lbs. 60 oz. 7
130 lbs. 65 lbs. 8
140 lbs. 70 oz. 8
150 lbs. 75 oz. 9
160 lbs. 80 oz. 10
170 lbs. 85 oz. 10
180 lbs. 90 oz. 11
190 lbs. 95 oz. 12
200 lbs. 100 oz. 12
210 lbs. 105 oz. 13
220 lbs. 110 oz. 13
230 lbs. 115 oz. 14
240 lbs. 120 oz. 15
8 oz = 200ml.*