How Much Water Should I Drink to Lose Weight?

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?


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How much water should I drink to lose weight?

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.


How much water should I drink to lose weight?

How much water should I drink to lose weight?

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.

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How much water should I drink to lose weight?

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.

Important issue:

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.

Visit the California Health & Fitness Directory to read more about slimming centers, gyms, and health clubs.


How to Lose Water Weight in 24 Hours?

Before we go into cons and pros of losing water weight, lets discuss why we want to do it? Why we want to lose weight in just 24 hours? Why this urgent task is so much important to us?

My friend Amelie does this job when she has to attend a party or a special event is coming up. I asked her why does she go through all these weight loss techniques for just a day. And she replied:

“I know my weighing machine does not move much but I can feel a really great difference in my body and 24 hour weight loss is all about experiencing a change in your body”.

In that case, I agree with Amelie. I do not expect a 10 pound loss in a day but these techniques can help you feel slim.

So I think the name of the article should have been “slim down in 24 hours” . But that’s not the topic, we want to know how to lose water weight in 24 hours.

I always say 24 hour weight loss is all about losing water weight. Techniques used for this procedures are as follow

  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Steam Bath
  • Body wraps
  • Walking/Running
  • Balanced diet

All these techniques help you to sweat more profusely.

What is water weight?

How many glasses of water do you drink each day? An approximate answer should be 6 to 8 glasses. For a healthy life we need 8 glasses of water per day. This requirement also depends on your workout routines. People who work hard physically, burn more calories and they need more water to keep their energy in balance.

Teenagers who play outdoor games need to drink more water as compared to adults. Before we go any further; we must know what is water weight? Is it good or bad? And we must figure out whether water weight loss is a temporary effect or it can be made permanent.

Water weight, Good or Bad?

Sometimes, it is good. As in case of pregnancy most women feel swelling on their ankles and legs. This kind of weight gain is necessary for the safety of fetus and do not worry, you will lose this weight quickly after child birth.

Female monthly periods can be a cause of water weight gain. Eat healthy and drink a lot of water through out your monthly cycle.

Drink water to lose water weight

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It is a scientific observation that people who drink more water retain less water and they are less likely to gain water weight.

In simple words, when our body is fully hydrated  it does not need to store water and essential fluids. But if you are on fasting or you do not drink enough water then our body needs to store water and that is the phenomenon known as water weight.

Water weight usually becomes evident in special skinny areas like your waist, belly and thigh. Water weight gives you a puffy appearance. Your arms and fingers feel like swollen.

Define Water Weight

Our body can store extra water due to hormone growth, sodium level and carbohydrates. All of this can happen because we do not eat the natural way.

In California, canned food is a common way to eat fruits and vegetables. Approximately, 60% of the population prefer canned fruit over fresh fruit. I can understand the reason behind this act.

Number one reason is that you are a busy person. When we have to handle our job and home at the same time; canned food is a good option.

This problem can be solved if you know how to

Design quick dishes.

Cooking is an art. It is a real fun thing and does not take much time. You can do cooking on your own and there are many blogs to assist you in this case.

Take a look at These kind of blogs share healthy, tasty and easy to cook recipes. Most meals can be cooked in less than 15 minutes.  So why not spent 15 minutes in designing a healthy meal for a healthy meal.

raw vegetables, cook your own meal

This step is not only for water weight loss. Cooking your own food helps you stay healthy and live a long life. (Do not forget, good diet plans contribute to permanent fat loss.)

Solution for water weight

So now we know what is water weight and now we want to resolve the issue. Water weight gain is not a  big issue and a few pounds can be lost without much hard work.

Exercise, steam room, body wraps, and some simple weight loss tips can help you lose water weight but if you want to make big changes then go one step further.

  1. Increase your consumption of pure and natural water
  2. Reduce salt intakes in the form of cold drinks, canned food, medications and artificial drinks.
  3. Avoid sodium snacks and high sugar fruits.
  4. Take fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and fresh fruit juices.


That’s it. You have taken a great step. If you are following these steps, you can make sure that you will not gain water weight.

Losing water weight is not a big achievement

I want to resolve a misconception in this regard. Water weight is real weight. Isn’t it?

And it takes effort and time to lose water weight. But more often, losing water weight is not considered as a big achievement. Losing 4 pounds of water weight can happen in a day but losing 4 pounds of fat does not happen in an easy way.

But still, losing water weight is a first step toward achieving a slim body and you should congratulate yourself on your success.

Losing water weight gives you immediate results and it is always nice to see rewards when you are making effort.

Tips to Lose Water Weight

Avoid Sugar

Sugar is a helpful substance for your body but when it is taken excessively, it becomes a poison. Sugar contributes to excessive fat storage and cellulite problems. Intake of natural sugar is always a great replacement for artificial sugar.

Natural sugar can be always obtained from fruits and it is also a great source of fiber intake.

Drink a lot of water


Naturally, our body should not retain water. We must drink necessary fluids and water because our body lose these fluids every hour. If we do not drink enough water, our body goes into dehydration mode and it tries to stick to the water weight.

It is recommended that you include natural drinks in your diet plan. Avoid soda and artificial sweeteners and replace them with green tea and natural lime juice.

Avoid Medications (Please consult your doctor)

Some medications can increase your hunger and leads to water retention.

Sometimes these medications support vital body functions like medications used for diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure. These kind of medications can have certain side effects which can lead to water weight gain.

Doctors often prescribe water pills to solve this issue.

Avoid sleeping pills and anti-depression medicines and substitute them with a natural walk, meditation, a good book or a nice hobby.  Watch a comedy film and enjoy your life. This has great impacts as compared to medications.



Exercise can help you keep off water weight. Go for a natural walk or do yoga or may be cycling or whatever suits you best. Make your exercise a fun thing to do so that you can enjoy it.

Water pills

Water pills are often recommended for kidney disorders. Water pills can cause an increase in urination and that is how you lose water weight.

Using water pills is not a healthy way to lose weight and it is not recommended much.

 Avoid Salt


Water is naturally attracted toward sodium molecules and it can contribute to a puffy appearance and excessive weight gain. Avoid salt to lose water weight and this means you should avoid:

  • Canned food with added salts
  • Canned fish and meat with added salts
  • Try to avoid salt in ready made sauces, soya sauce, mustard and mayonnaise.
Steam Room

Steam room is a good way to lose water weight. Read more on Steam room here.

Body Wraps

Body wraps tighten your skin to help you get slim. Read more here Complete Body Wrap guide at SlimCA.

In an interview Dr.Oz said that most people suffer from health problems because they just cannot automate the system. When we are healthy, we automatically follow good habits.

It is important to read good information on health but it is also important to adopt your own style. Make a weight loss plan and stick with it so that you can automate your life. In this way life becomes easier otherwise, it becomes so hard to avoid salt and sugar.

To your weight loss success.

SlimCA team!