Drink more water, burn more calories? Seems too easy, right?
Drink more water and lose weight You’ve been told that all the time. Guess what, yes, it is true.
Staying hydrated can help you lose weight.
Here is why…
💧 Water helps break down fats in our bodies. The very first step of the body’s process for metabolizing fat occurs when water molecules interact with triglycerides (fats).
💧 Drinking water increases the rate at which your body burns calories. Studies have shown that drinking water can increase your resting energy expenditure by 24-30%.
💧 Hydration improves workouts by decreasing fatigue. You can work out longer and burn more calories when you are hydrated.
💧 Drinking plenty of water can also prevent you from overeating. Drinking a glass of water 30 minutes before a meal can decrease your appetite and calorie intake.
💧 Additionally, dehydration can actually cause you to eat MORE. Studies show that not drinking enough water can create a weight loss plateau and prevent you from meeting your wellness goals.
💧 Make it a priority to drink plenty of water throughout the day – especially before, during and after a workout – instead of just drinking when you are thirsty.
Stay hydrated, friends!
I challenge you to drink 8 glasses of water a day for 8 days.
I like to set a timer on my phone to remind me when to drink another glass.
Comment below with the 💧 emoji if you are up for the challenge!