Boring old water. That was until someone saw the business opportunity in bottling spring water and making it fashionable to drink.
How will this tip help me lose weight I hear you ask?
It’s great and really is one of the simplest tips for losing weight. Fat cells in your body are harder to break down when you are dehydrated. Have a glass of water with your meal. It does not have to be natural mineral water. I find water straight from the kitchen tap just perfect.
During the meal take sips of your water. This will help to slow down your eating speed allowing your body to fully digest the food it intakes. Sipping the water will help you to feel more full when you finish your meal and help resist that urge for an extra portion. Water naturally reduces your appetite.
I also carry a bottle of water in my bag when I’m out and have a bottle of water on my desk at work. Sometimes you can feel hungry when really you are thirsty and your body needs hydration. So we eat when we really need a drink. Not only is this one of my favourite tips for losing weight but it also has great health benefits. Your body is two-thirds water so drinking more of it helps to keep your body hydrated.
Keeping a glass jug of water in the fridge may help as colder water is nicer to drink. You can add a slice of natural lemon or lime to the water if you want to give it some extra flavour. It’s important not to dive for that soda, fizzy drink or mocha every time you feel thirsty and follow these lose weight tips. I try and treat those drinks more as a daily reward to help my sense of achievement.
It is important that you drink plenty of water. Many people believe that drinking lots of water is the opposite of what you should be doing to lose water weight, when really, drinking less water can be very counter productive! If you are not drinking enough water during the day, your body will go into ‘Survival Mode’, retaining every drop you drink. Water is the best diuretic you can give to your body, and of course water is completely natural, so you should be drinking between 8-10 glasses a day, or enough so that you rarely feel thirsty.
There is nothing more refreshing then an ice-cold glass of water! Drinking ice-cold water is beneficial if you are on a diet as your body will lose calories just by going through the process of raising your body temperature to back to its normal position.
If you follow these tips for losing weight, you are sure to notice that you will achieve some weight loss, without having to go on the latest fad diet and you will soon be back on track to being healthy and happy! Whatever you do, it is important to remember you can be successful in your weight loss without having to starve yourself!