DRINK WATER. FEEL BETTER.
How drinking more water helps your fitness goals
Drinking water is essential for maintaining good health, and it can also play a significant role in weight loss. A scientific study published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics showed that drinking just 500ml of water before a meal can help reduce calorie intake and aid in weight loss. Here's how drinking water can help with weight loss and some tips to help you increase your daily intake.
When you drink water before a meal, it helps you feel full, which can reduce the amount of food you eat. Additionally, drinking water can help boost your metabolism, allowing you to burn calories faster. In fact, a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine found that increasing water intake can lead to a significant reduction in body weight, body mass index, and body fat.
LIFESTYLE HACKS TO INCREASE YOUR DAILY WATER INTAKE
Here are five tips to help you increase your daily water intake:
- Keep a water bottle with you at all times. Having water readily available will make it easier for you to drink throughout the day.
- Add flavor to your water with fruits, herbs, or even a squeeze of lemon. This can make drinking water more enjoyable.
- Drink a glass of water before each meal. This can help you feel full and reduce your calorie intake.
- Replace sugary drinks with water. Not only will this help you lose weight, but it will also benefit your overall health.
- Set a goal for how much water you want to drink each day. This can help you stay accountable and ensure you are drinking enough.
In conclusion, drinking water is a simple and effective way to aid in weight loss. By following these tips and making drinking water a habit, you can reap the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. So, grab a glass of water and start drinking your way to a healthier you!
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