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Health Benefits Of Drinking Water And Losing Weight

Updated on August 27, 2012

Functions of Water in the Body


Drinking Water Helps You Lose Body Fat

Water is the best thing anybody can put into their body. Drinking water is vital to your health and you can gain a tremendous amount of benefits.

Depending on you body size, the human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water. Every cell in your body needs water from head to toe in order to function. That is why it is so important to drink enough fluid.

A lot of people are walking around today dehydrated and don’t even know it. Sodas, coffee and sugary drinks don’t make up your consumption of pure water. Those items I just mention actually contribute to dehydration.

There are a few key things that water does to help you lose weight. It flushes down the by- products of fat breakdown, reduces hunger and is a very effective natural appetite suppressant so that you will eat less. Plus water has Zero calories.

Did you know that insufficient of water can lead to over eating? If there is a slight dehydration in the body, the thirst mechanism may mistake it for hunger and one may eat when the body is actually craving for water.

Water is Zero calories and will make you full. This means you'll eat less and feel less hungry. Did you know that if a person increases his water consumption by 1.5 liters a day, you will burn an extra 17,400 calories, for a weight loss of 5 pounds? Increase metabolism means increase the calorie burn and fat loss. This is how you can achieve fat loss by drinking water.

If you drink 8oz of water before each meal, wait 30 minutes and eat. You will notice that you will eat less, therefore taken in fewer calories. Since the water suppresses your appetite naturally it will help with your weight loss. I tried this and it really work. Being consistent is the key to seeing results.

Other Benefits of Drinking Water

1. Look younger with Healthy Skin

2. Flushes toxin from body

3. Regulates your body temperature

4. Natural remedy for headache

5. Relieves fatigue

6. Reduce the risk of cancer

7. Reduce the risk of heart attack & more.


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    • catmalone profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks Articlesocean, I'm glad you enjoy this hub. Yes water does wonderful things for the body.

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      Saira Sheikh 

      6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      This is a great hub! I drink water at least 7-8 glass a day, it also cures my headache. But I didn't know that water cures other diseases such as cancer. Very informative hub!

    • catmalone profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thankyou Sneha Sunny for your comment. Ever since I been drinking water I notice that I'm not tired and my skin stays clear. Water is life. All our cells in the body needs water daily. Water does so many wonderful things for the body.

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      Sneha Sunny 

      6 years ago from India

      Water is life. Earlier I didn't used to care much about my intake of water but now I'm very much careful about it. Since my intake water has increased, the incidences my migraine pains has lowered significantly. I've seen significant changes in my skin as well. Thanks for sharing this useful hub! :)

    • catmalone profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you Oceansider for your comment. I glad you enjoyed the article. Drinking water does make you look youthful when your skin is properly hydrated. Water helps to replenish skin tissues, moisturize the skin and increases skin elasticity. Being persistant brings about change.

    • catmalone profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks! I glad you enjoyed it.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      6 years ago from USA

      I definitely agree with you about drinking water. I use it as a weight loss tool. I drink a glass of water before preparing meals and then by the time the meal is ready to eat, I end up eating less. Great hub on this subject.

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      6 years ago

      Hi Catmalone, this is a really good article regarding drinking water, and I completely agree with you...that we need to drink plenty of it. Maybe that has something to do with why people always think I am at least 10 yrs or more younger than I am ( I drink lots of water, and I try to remember drinking it before meals too). I didn't know about waiting 30 min. to eat after drinking the water...thank you for the info. I am still trying to lose weight. I exercise and eat differently now...lots more veggies & fruits.

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