The importance of water for weight loss should not be underestimated. Too often, people with weight loss plans get discouraged from their weight loss efforts because they base their success on what the scales tell them to do.
We have written before on this subject, the importance of hydration. In this podcast, we have one main goal: to get the listeners to understand that in many cases, your water level is affecting your weight loss efforts. If you listen to the podcast, you'll hear the scales weigh you all – muscle, fat, and water. Holding back water can mask the fact that you've really lost weight this week.
Water retention occurs for a variety of reasons, but most importantly under stress, heat, hormones, and too much caffeine. In many cases, your body will actually be holding back fluids because you haven't given it enough water. If you give your body the recommended amount, which we say is around the 2 liter mark, your body will be adequately hydrated and won't need to hold back any fluids.
Why drink water
Aside from the obvious fact that we need water to live, it has been shown that with adequate hydration, energy expenditure or calorie expenditure increases by 30% within 10 minutes of drinking the water. This effect lasts for about an hour.
There's no exact number for the amount of calories burned, but it's estimated at around 100 calories. So if you don't drink more than 8 glasses of water a day, you will burn up to 700 calories in a week.
Exercise, diet, and water together will improve your weight loss.
Click the link below to listen to The Importance Of Water For Weight Loss podcast.