The Skinny on … Water
Water is the best tool for being healthy.
Its common knowledge water is so important for our body but somehow we don’t remember to drink it. And for sure we don’t drink enough!
Water is one of the best tools for weight loss. Replace all those calorie drinks with no calorie water.
Water is also an appetite suppressant; drinking water 20 minutes before each meal can actually help consume fewer calories during your main meal. You will eat less by up to 75 calories.
Drink plenty to help with weight management too. Not enough water can cause dehydration. Dehydration can cause fatigue, headaches and it also can slow down the fat burning process. Toxins created while burning fat can be flushed out by simply drinking 8 to 10 glasses a day.
Caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea and soda causes the body to expel water. Alcohol has the same dehydrating effect on the body. It is important to consume more water to compensate for this.
Myth: Water causes bloating! The best way of getting rid of water retention is to give the body what it needs WATER, that’s when the stored water will be released.
Some tips on forming a habit of drinking water:
- Carry a refillable bottle of filtered water everywhere you go – keep it in your purse, car, backpack.
- Instead of drinking water only when you are thirsty, form a daily routine of drinking 2 glasses of water right when you wake up, a glass with each meal and in between.
- Set a timer on your phone to alert you to drink your water.
- Add some flavour by infusing it with frozen fruit juice cubes, squeeze of lemon, few mint leaves, cucumber.
Finally avoid drinking water at least an hour or two before bedtime to get your undisturbed beauty sleep.
(Picture of Neha drinking her 8-10)