Water is the MOST essential element needed for life. Life cannot exist without water. We must constantly be adding fresh water to our body in order to keep it properly hydrated as your body is almost 60% water. We can go for weeks without food, but only 3 days without water! But did you know that water is essential for weight loss? Read on to find out more…
A recent study published in the Journal of Obesity put 2 groups of people on a calorie-restricted diet. However, the difference between the groups was that one was to have a higher consumption of water compared to the other – before every meal, the ‘water-drinking’ group consumed 500ml of water. After 12 weeks, both groups lost weight (between 5-8kg), however the water drinking group lost an extra 2kg compared to the diet only group.
Why the extra weight loss for the water drinkers? It seems a ‘tummy-full’ of water really helps to curb the appetite as the water drinkers consistently ate (on average) 40 less calories per meal than the diet only group. How is that for the easiest way to accelerate your weight loss? (read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3571280/Drinking-water-meals-DOES-help-weight-loss.html)
The Natural Way has always been huge advocates of increasing your water consumption while on program. We always knew that water could help you eat less (and science has proven that now). Other benefits of increased water consumption include:
- helping to stop cravings
- preventing muscle cramps
- ensuring bowel regularity
- maintaining kidney health
- improving skin appearance
- preventing water retention
- regulating body temperature, circulation, digestion, saliva production & transport of nutrients
By no means is this list exhausted – there are a number of other reasons why you should be drinking at least 1.5 litres (+ some) a day. So go to the tap now, fill up your glass and enjoy the best (and cheapest) thirst quencher you can have.
The Natural Way is an Australian business that has been helping their clients to lose weight successfully for over 35 years. Our sensible approach to weight loss is not a ‘fad diet’ – rather, you eat normal, supermarket bought food the whole family will love and our all-natural formulations balance your body so you lose weight AND not your health.
Call your nearest clinic on 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) and make a FREE appointment to find out more. We also have a successful ‘At Home’ program that you can follow if you can’t make it into the clinic – email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
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