The problem with dehydration is that we sometimes experience hunger while we are in fact thirsty. Always drink water first when you feel hungry, just to be on the safe side regarding calorie intake.
Did you know that the body requires 2 grams of water for every gram of carbohydrate? Thus, when you eat starchy or sugary food, the body tends to gain weight twice as fast.
When you start with a weight loss program and reduce the starches and sugars, you tend to lose weight fast for the first week, because you are losing a lot of water.
Benefits of Drinking Water: Don’t Medicate, Hydrate!
- Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue –
Since your brain sits mostly in water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!
- Promotes Weight Loss –
Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake, reduces hunger, raises your metabolism and has zero calories!
- Flushes Out Toxins –
Help to get rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s (urinary tract infections).
- Improves Skin Complexion –
Moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!
- Maintains Regularity –
Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.
Importance of Water for Weight Loss
Dietitians have long recommended drinking water as a way to lose weight, but little research has been done to confirm this conventional wisdom.
A small study included 48 overweight or obese men and women between the ages of 55 and 75 who were on a low-calorie diet (1,200 calories per day for women and 1,500 calories per day for men).
Half of the people were instructed to drink 500ml of water – the amount in a small bottle of spring water – before meals.
After three months, the participants who drank water had lost an average of about 7 kilogram, compared with just 5 kilogram in the control group, according to the study, the first results of which were published earlier this year in the journal Obesity.
And the weight loss appears to be lasting, new data suggest. After a full year of the same regimen, the water drinkers had slimmed down by an additional 0.6 kilogram, on average, while those who didn’t load up on water before meals gained about 1 kilogram. (Unlike the data published in Obesity, the findings presented today have not been thoroughly vetted by other experts in the field, as is required by most medical journals.)
The main reason of weight loss when drinking water before meals appears to be that it helps fill your stomach, making you less hungry and less likely to overeat.
Drink at least 1.5 to 2 litre water per day. If you drink 500ml just after waking up in the morning and 500ml of water before each meal, you have reached your goal without any effort and getting the benefit of better health and weight loss.
While focusing on blood sugar control with diet, exercise and enough water per day, take the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with each meal, to help control blood sugar levels, cravings and suppress appetite for increased weight loss and insulin management without effort.