Can't Loose Weigth? Try It With A Glass Of Water!

Would you believe that dehydration is actually one of the biggest causes of weight gain? We were surprised, too! But it turns out that not drinking enough water lowers the body's ability to burn fat, slows down the metabolism and encourages you to eat more.

Here's the science behind the water and weight loss issue. When we're dehydrated, our cells deplete in energy. The brain then receives signals to up this energy which can be easily confused with hunger. Therefore, we eat when we should just be having a gulp of good old H20.

The result is stubborn fat around the middle, which can be difficult to shift. But there is some good news. You can actually boost your weight loss with water! Which is not only easy, but it is also free!

We all know that we should be getting 8 glasses of H20 every day, but many of us struggle to consume even half that. Here are some easy tips to boost your intake and kick start your weight loss with water.

Make sure you are drinking enough water and you will be revving up your weight loss in no time. Drinking water is essential for healthy, glowing skin. One of the main reasons we don't get enough water is because we never have it with us. Buy a large water bottle and fill it up at the beginning of, and throughout, the day. Once you have it in your bag you'll find yourself reaching for it all the time, often without even thinking about it. If you work in an office, make sure there's always a bottle on your desk and the same for in the car!

Water is found in so many fruit and vegetables that you can up your intake by simply snacking.

Watermelon, cucumber and celery are all hydrating, so next time you're in the supermarket make sure you pick some up. Then when you're feeling peckish, nibble on these watery delights rather than reaching for a salty treat.

If you set yourself a goal at the beginning of the day, the chances are you'll be more likely to stick to it.

If you currently only drink six glasses of water a day on average, tell yourself your goal is nine - keep track of how much you drink and see if you can achieve it before going to bed. Breakfast, lunch and dinner should all have one thing in common - a jug of water on the table. For the jug to be empty by the time the meal is done.

When you eat out, also try not to be tempted by the sugary drinks on offer. Order tap water to sip throughout the meal.

Try and use a large drinking bottle when you're out and about to encourage you to drink more. A 1.5 or 2 litre bottle might be heavy to lug around but you'll find yourself drinking the entire thing before you know it!

If you find water too dull or tasteless then try mixing it up with fresh fruit. Lemon, for example, or orange slices give water a delicious, natural flavour.

Infuse the water overnight in the fridge with the fruit - try adding mint as well to really jazz it up. By morning, pour over ice for a refreshing drink.

And lastly, if you add a few fun excessing to your water diet, it will just get healthier and all those extra pounds will disappear in no time!

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