Can Water Reduce Body Weight?

Well, It can!

Water, they say, is the elixir of life! We do not really know if this is literal. What we do know is something very different: Water can help lose weight.You may exercise all you want with the dedication of an Olympic athlete but if you do not, at the same time, drink enough water, you may as well stop exerting yourself.

It may surprise you but it is generally agreed that most of us do not bother to drink our quota of water. And, because water can help lose weight, less water input means less chance of losing weight. How is that? Metabolism is a word that is bandied about by one and all these days. It is a nomenclature for the collective actions of all kinds of action that are going on inside the body. We are concerned here about metabolism that is taking place right now in your liver! Liver does many things but one of its prime duties is to metabolize the fat that gets stored in the body. Liver is a very sympathetic worker. It takes upon itself to carry out the work of the kidneys when they become lethargic. And, why do the kidneys become lethargic? Well, it is you who are responsible! Kidneys need water to do their thing and when you do not supply them with enough water, you deprive them of water that can help lose weight.

We were talking about liver acting as surrogate kidneys, weren't we? When it does that, it is natural that the surrogate adversely affects its own duty of metabolizing. Since it is burdened with extra work, metabolism slows down i.e., fat dissolution slows down and the quantity of the fat that is dissolved is less too. The overall result is that you have stored far more fat than is good for you.

Now let us come to practical aspect of water in-take. You would be surprised at how far you have stuck to the promise you made to yourself to drink more water especially since you have learned that water can help lose weight. Very poor show, you will find! You consciously drink more water in the beginning but forget all about it as days go by. This happens with almost everybody. Since water deprivation does not manifest in some visible way nor is it felt in some acute way except for thirst, you do not take it seriously. We advise you to remember constantly that water can help lose weight! Water has the capacity to wash away all things not needed by the body and that goes for fat too.

There would, of course, be some new routines that need getting used to. You would start urinating more often and bowel movements will go up considerably too. This is nothing but the water doing its stuff losing body fat in its own way. You can feel that your body had lost much fat all over the body including the adamant belly fat.

Exercises are good and they reduce body fat. There again, the muscles that you use to exercise need to be lubricated in order to have the felicity, as it were, to contract and loosen easily and it is the water which does that job.

So how much water can help lose body weight? You have heard it before, surely! 8 glasses is what everyone says and they are right. However, if you are overweight, drink even double of that and no harm will come to you.You do not have to drink it all at once. Drink a glass now and another after an hour or so and so on. Start doing it now and the water can help lose body weight.

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Lamme 6 years ago

I totally agree ... most people don't drink nearly enough water!


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starme77 6 years ago

When I was in modeling school it was a water diet we were on -- most people do not realize how powerful water is in their overall health and weight - funny - a free and easy tool of life many overlook - thanks for writing - loved the hub :)


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

There are a lot more known healing wonders of water that people overlook, thus they don't give priority to consuming their daily quota. This is a good reminder. Love this.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Water is such a critically part of our diet - we are over 85% water - it makes perfect sense also.


Deborah Sexton 6 years ago

Great hub with correct information.

Water is so important for so many things. If people consumed enough water, they wouldn't get sick so often.


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I truly love water! It's a natural anti-toxin - by virtue of rinsing the debris out. And when one is dieting, there is more than usual debris needing flushing out. I can be feeling tired and listless, and a good drink of water is like a tonic! This is a great hub!!

It's been too long since your very good hubs have been visited! Need to stir up some interest! We need more good ones!


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hafeezrm 5 years ago from Pakistan

I do try to sip 8 or more glasses of water but I had to go to the loo for reliving quite often. Sometime, I think it is psychological since while traveling, I do not feel the urge even for four hours in a row.

Thanks for an informative hub.

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