Good morning, California!
I have heard it enough time, and now I am tired of “drinking water”. I know I have said it many times on SlimCA too. How many times are we going to say that we should drink ten glasses of water each day? Sounds ridiculous? Right?
People often ask, ” How much water should I drink to lose weight?”. I am always given a confused answer. This article is written to clarify the situation.
I noticed one thing about myself. When I am happy and energetic; I am automatically drinking more and more water. But when I am sad or angry; I am eating salted snacks, or I prefer staying hungry.
It was a cool observation for me. It means our emotions control what we eat and drink. Our mood and attitude has a great effect on our health.
We all should drink water, but we cannot do it the hard way. Drinking eight glasses of water daily should be a natural habit. In this post, I will suggest simple changes in your lifestyle that can help you drink more water and live a better life.
A healthy life is all about a healthy lifestyle. All gyms and slimming centers help you change your lifestyle so that you can build stamina, strength, and you can learn the art of happiness.
If you have been to a gym, then you must know the great feeling after your workout. When you are tired but you are happy and energetic. These small steps help you build a great life.
Drink up California
You are what you drink, and when you drink water, you drink up. Michelle Obama started this campaign in the public sector to encourage healthy drinking among busy parents and partners. Famous brands have supported this campaign like Nestle pure water, smart tap, global tap, local water and ice mountain nestle pure water and many others.
This campaign was specifically designed to encourage young children to drink more water.
Drink up campaign showed significant improvement like 100,000 babies under 5-year-old were enrolled in baby health care centers. Breastfeeding help centers were opened nationwide. All these steps were taken to promote a healthier California.
How much water should I drink? Let’s estimate how much do you drink.
California is the 11th least obese state in America. In a general overview, 76% of Americans drink 3.9 cups of water each day. We all have heard that we should drink eight glasses of water per day which is equivalent to 2.2 liters of water.
According to institute of medicine, Women should drink 2.2 liters of water each day and men should drink roughly 3 liters of water each day.
Water supports many vital functions of our body but what is the relation between pure water intake and weight loss.
Drinking water has no direct relation with weight loss as water is not a weight loss supplement, and it does not burn fat. However, drinking water does support your weight loss efforts.
Drinking more water means that you are not drinking sodas and other caloric beverages. It means that you will avoid overeating.
“Research suggests that drinking plenty of water may help you lose weight,” says Dr. Melina Jampolis physician nutrition specialist.
In a study published in the American Journal of Dietetic Association, Melina found that people who drink water before meals ate 75 fewer calories than those who did not drink water. In this sense, we can say water contributes to weight loss.
Excessive Intake of Water
Drinking excessive water is as dangerous as drinking less water. Excessive intake of water contributes to “hyponatremia” which is a condition in which your blood has a low amount of sodium. But this condition is rare as it is hard for us to drink 20 glasses of water in a day.
SO How Much Is Enough?
Well! Ask any health expert. Everyone will be able to say eight glasses of water is a good quantity to lose weight. But what will be the result? I can only tell you that water is a not a magical weight loss pill. However, water pills can help you. If you can drink 8-10 glasses of water each day; you will be able to lose 3-4 pounds in a month. Just make it a good habit. Create your own diet plan. Listen to your heart. Just tell me, what steps are required for you to lose weight? Write them down, and follow them.
Benefits of drinking water
- It can help you get rid of toxins and harmful wastes
- it purifies your blood
- Cleanse your kidneys
- It helps in hormone growth
- It contributes toward a healthy skin BUT it is not a weight loss supplement.
So, experts are right. Drink 8 glasses of water each day. It is necessary for the vital functions of your body.
Tips to Drink Water
Our personal life, thoughts, and our career contribute to our health. In the same way, our health contributes to a better life and a satisfying career. I want to share some easy tips to drink water.
In shopping malls, we have seen colorful plastic bottles. Choose the one which can contain 1500 ml of water. This bottle (filled with pure water) should be in your office bag. When you go in your office; you do not have to depend on tap water. Your water should be with you. It is an easy way to drink six glasses of water.
Drink 1 glass of water before starting your meal. It will save you from eating extra calories. Also, it has good effects on the digestive system.
Drink 1 glass of water after your exercise workout. You can easily drink eight glasses of water in a day.
Drinking water should be your habit.It is not a one-time job, and you cannot do it the hard way. Remember, you cannot stick to any fitness program if you do not enjoy it.
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