Okay Badass bride-to-be, if you’re looking to lose weight for your wedding, you NEED to start drinking water. Staying hydrated is one of the absolute BEST things you can do for your body, plus you can burn fat faster with water.
Water is essential for every cell in our body to function at its highest level. Such a simple, overlooked task can help to promote fat loss with water and improve your energy daily.
So how much agua is enough to burn fat faster with water?
You’ve probably heard “8 cups of water a day” from your parent(s) and they heard it from their parents and so on, so it must be true.
You may have also heard “divide your weight by 2 and drink that amount of water in fluid ounces.” Ex.) A 150-pound woman should drink 75 fluid ounces of water.
Here’s an easier way to know you’re hydrated that’s universal to all
While EVERYONE clearly measures out 8 oz per cup of water they drink every time it’s thirst time(yeah, I’m sarcastic) you don’t have to do that.
You also DON’T have to be one of those gallon luggers if you don’t desire to.
So what should you do?
Look at your pee!
So serious. In fact, peep this little chart below. THAT’S how serious I am.
So how do I burn fat faster with water?
Being adequately hydrated with water can help to rev up your metabolism.(link this)
Researchers discovered that drinking 500 mL of water increased metabolic rates by 30% within 10 minutes and estimated drinking 1.5 liters a day will burn an extra 17,400 calories. This act alone will produce an annual weight loss of 5 pounds.
So what do you say to that? Here’s what I say
Ugh, so many benefits to drinking water… Here are 8 additional reasons to drink more water
Drinking water can save money
It’s nearly free. Unless you do specialized water or bottled water, you can keep heading back to a water cooler at work or filter at home.
Isn’t it great to hear something’s FREE? Especially since it’ll directly impact you positively and near instantaneously? When it comes to fat loss, people always ask “what’s the best supplement?” “What clothing should I wear?” “What equipment do I need to buy?” etc. Put the wallet down for water!
Don’t like regular water? Add some fruit and/or herbs to pack a flavorful punch in there. Need ideas? Grab my Eat Better Recipe Guide complete with spa water ideas and 69 recipes to get you eating so good, you’d swear you’re unhealthy.
Water Promotes Weight loss
Yes, the topic of this post. Water does increase metabolism but it also helps you get satisfied with less food when you drink before meals. This helps to dissuade overeating, reducing unnecessary calorie intake. It also helps us to make better dietary choices because our body can confuse thirst for hunger.
Ever make a food decision while you were SUPER hungry? Ever go grocery shopping while hungry?
Yeah, I know how those typically end.
Our hunger appears to have a mind of its own sometimes and if it wins, damaging decisions could be made. If it really is a thirst trap, when you get water, it could ward off a desire to eat when you’re not really hungry. If you can drink 8-16 oz of water 15 mins before a meal, it can help promote fat loss with water.
Water makes you more pleasant to be around, smarter and happier
What? A drink that isn’t wine that makes you more pleasant to be around?(and you can have wine in your bridal fitness plan)
Your hydration levels have an impact on your mood and when dehydrated, your performance will be impaired and you’ll become crabby, irritable and just unbearable.
You’ll also perform better at brain activities such as pzzles and tests when properly hydrated.
Water helps to prevent headaches
A lot of headaches are related to dehydration. Our brain is nearly 75% water. The brain(and other organs) need(s) a good amount of water to function properly and without that adequate intake, our brain dries up and can cause the feeling of headaches.
Can you imagine having a dried up ball of fat in your skull?
Water improves skin quality
You have a wedding to look amazing for. You want to have nice soft, supple skin right? Remember when I said that water helps all your organs? Your skin is your largest organ so go grab some water!
Water helps to flush out toxins and waste products which could be damaging to skin and manifest as acne.
Your skin cells spend a lot of time in dry environments. Dry skin can attribute to flakiness and be more prone to wrinkling so staying hydrated can give your skin a nice healthy glow and make you POP.
Think of water as your internal moisturizer.
Water helps you to focus
Mild dehydration can lead to inattention. You know, when you’re distracted and just can’t seem to pay attention to anything? It could be because your brain isn’t getting enough fluid.
Water Aids Digestion
Digestion is one of those processes that the body undergoes that contributes to the total daily energy expenditure.
Being hydrated helps to better equip you to break down and absorb nutrients you get through your food. Once you get these nutrients, the body gets what it needs to accelerate body processes- such as fat burning or muscle growth.
Water increases energy levels
Fatigue is frequently related to dehydration. Your body NEEDS water!
You know the feeling.. It’s between the hours of 1 and 3 at work, BAM, you hit the slump and you’re begging for a nap.
If you keep sipping water throughout the day, it keeps you ready, alert, energized and in a productive state.
So that’s how to burn fat faster with water!
Grab your metal straw(I’m one of those) and cheers to better bodies full of water! Seriously, drink water as soon as you’re done reading.