Drink More Water Hypnosis
Drinking water and weight loss have always been two things that MUST go together. You just can’t lose weight if you drink too little water or if you get dehydrated by too much caffeine, alcohol or sweating! So drinking water and weight loss is a key combination.
But does water MAKE you lose weight?
Here’s an amazing fact!
Drinking water is essential to weight loss.
If you plan on losing weight and keeping it off, water is most probably the most important element of your weight loss. That is an amazing fact, wouldn’t you agree, given the amount of money people spend on diets, diet products and diet pills – water costs almost nothing!
I guess most of us take water for granted, but it’s a pretty potent catalyst for long term weight control as well as for good health.
But how are drinking water and weight loss linked?
The better you understand the effect of drinking water and weight loss, I think the more you will start to take this on board in your daily habit and become more conscious of how the dehydrating effects of tea, coffee, cola or alcohol are sabotaging your best weight loss efforts!
Firstly, one remarkable truth is that the body cannot metabolise stored fat efficiently without enough water.
Secondly, if you are retaining water, it figures that it’s going to show up as excess weight. Although it might seem odd, to get rid of excess water you actually must drink more water to restore the body’s water balance.
Here’s FIVE really great tips to maximise the effects of drinking water and weight loss.
Here’s the science bit on drinking water and weight loss…
The kidneys cannot work very well with insufficient water. When they do not function to their full capacity and so some of the overload is dumped onto the liver. Since one of the liver’s primary functions is to metabolise stored fat to give energy to the body, if the liver has to do some of the kidney’s work, it cannot work on fat loss.
As a result, it breaks down far less fat than if it was working at its best. The consequence is that more fat remains stored in the body and weight loss grinds to a halt.
Oh my God! Not what you want, right?
So it’s really all about drinking water and weight loss, but if you don’t drink enough water, it can stop you from losing weight and make fat loss like pushing a bit boulder up a steep hill.
Again, because the body sees this as a threat, it will actually replace the lost water first chance it gets. And then the fluid retention returns. The best way to overcome the problem of water retention is to give your body what it needs – a bountiful supply of water – so that stored water can be released.
If you continually suffer with water retention, you might want to look at your salt intake – excess salt may be to blame. Your body will tolerate salt only to a certain level. The more salt you eat, the more water your system retains to dilute it. But getting rid of too much salt is straightforward – just drink more water, so it forces the kidneys to flush out excess sodium.
There’s some debate as to whether these 8 glasses should be pure water. My view is that it doesn’t matter if you add a little lemon or fruit juice to give it some flavour. In fact I’d even count tea and coffee as long as it’s decaffeinated (although it’s not ideal). And certainly natural herbal beverages or infusions would count towards your water intake. Of course, there’s also water in some of the foods you eat, so that’s just a bonus!!
As a final word on drinking water and weight loss, water should preferably be cold – it is absorbed more quickly into the system than warm water. There’s also some evidence that drinking cold water can actually burn calories – the so-called ‘thermojetic’ effect or “negative calories.”
What does reaching a ‘breakthrough point’ mean?
When your body gets the water it needs to function properly, your fluids are perfectly balanced and you will have reached what is called the “breakthrough point.”
Endocrine gland function improves.
Fluid retention is alleviated as stored water is lost.
More fat is utilized because the liver is free to metabolize stored fat.
Natural thirst returns.
There is a loss of hunger almost overnight.