Five Ways Water Can Help You to Lose Weight

Spring is coming – if you are wondering how you are possibly going to get rid of any excess ‘padding’ you gained over Winter, then the best thing to do is start slugging down the water!  Seriously, it is THE best way to kick off your Spring Weight Loss program.  Check out the five top reasons why:

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It helps improve your performance when you exercise:  According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, when you are dehydrated during workouts, it directly impacts your weight loss and fitness goals. There is evidence that when your body is in a dehydrated state (while you are working out), it is exactly the point where your performance plunges.  So it is important that you drink enough water every day and especially double the amount before hitting the gym and during your workout.

Increases your metabolism:  A study in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism states that drinking enough water (almost 3-4 litres) increases your metabolic rate by almost 30%.  And if you increase your intake further, it is effective in burning excess calories too.

Helps Control Your Appetite:  Drinking water before meals definitely ‘fills’ your stomach which ultimately reduces appetite.  In fact, there was a study conducted that compared 2 groups of people – one group drank water before breakfast and the other did not.  Those who drank water before breakfast actually consumed 13% less calories than those who did not drink before their meal.   Make water a MUST before breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Helps you Detox:  Aim to drink between 2-3 litres of fluid daily as this will help ‘move’ the lymphatic system  and support kidney detoxification.   A great cleansing way to start your day is squeezing the juice of half a lemon into a cup of hot water. Drink first thing in the morning before breakfast to kick start the digestion and cleanse the system.

Saves you Drinking Other Calorie-laden Beverages:  Drinking soft-drink is literally the same as drinking a glassful of sugary, bubbly water….and there is far enough sugar ‘hidden’ in processed foods, so why would you want to drink more?  You may think that if you only drink diet softdrinks, then these won’t lead to weight gain.  But artificially-sweetened softdrinks are so full of chemicals, that they simply ‘overload’ your body with toxins (which means a decrease in your liver function and metabolism).  So don’t drink your calories OR chemicals – stick with water!    

The Natural Way has a sensible approach to weight loss  –  we recommend you drink plenty of water, eat normal, supermarket bought food (that the whole family will love) and take our all-natural formulations that 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 to find out more.

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About Lose Weight With Sue

I am a naturopath for The Natural Way. We have 24 clinics nationally that help people to lose weight & educate on how to keep it off.
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