There's a good reason to learn to drink more water effortlessly. Water is essential for survival! You can go three weeks without food, but only three days without water. This not so complex drink has huge health benefits and can also curb your appetite and help you lose weight faster. Not only does it help you feel fuller, drinking water actually helps boost the amount of calories your body burns. It's called diet-induced thermogenesis.
Sometimes, you eat because you're thirsty and not because you're hungry.
The body is tricky some times. When you're thirsty, it will do anything to get you to hydrate it, even make you feel hungry. Remember, food contains water. Think of those times when you were starved for a juicy piece of fruit. You might have just needed a tall glass of H2O. Dehydration has similar feelings to hunger. You feel slow and sluggish, totally exhausted. Your stomach can gurgle and you might even feel light headed. If you've ever had a hangover, much of the problem comes from dehydration.
When you drink extra water, besides weight loss and energy, there are other benefits.
Water helps boost your immune system, while also improving your complexion. You'll be less prone to irregularity when you have adequate water in your system, which means you'll be less prone to bloating. Water is also a great diuretic, helping to eliminate water weight gain. It helps relieve headaches and makes muscles less susceptible to sprains and strains. It flushes toxins out of the body, helps prevent urinary tract infections and kidney stones too.
Boosting the amount of water you drink is easy when you keep it on hand.
Not all water tastes the same. Some of the members of Underground Athlete have water from wells, rather than city water. They say it tastes fantastic. Rather than buy water, they wash and refill empty water bottles and refrigerate them, making it easier to grab a bottle. Access to water is important. If you have it ready, you're more likely to drink it. Flavoring water with a bit of lemon, an orange slice or even a leaf of mint or basil can make it taste fantastic. You'll be more likely to think of it as a treat.
Get into the habit of ordering water with a meal, rather than soft drinks when you're in a restaurant. It's cheaper and far better for you.
Carry a bottle with you and sip on it throughout the day. If you have it, you'll drink it.
Get a water filter to make water taste better and fill a pitcher for the refrigerator or put it in bottles.
Order a glass of water or have one ready if eating at home to drink before each meal. It will fill you up and not out.