How much water do you drink every day? Drinking water regularly will help you lose weight, look great, and have great energy. Even though it doesn’t take much effort to drink water, changes to even the smallest of habits can be a bit of a challenge. But if you make this small change the benefits are HUGE!
Drinking water will most definitely speed up your metabolism. In fact, having 1 pint of water 1/2 hour before breakfast has been shown to speed up your metabolism by 24 – 30% for up to 75 minutes. So here’s a good tip, have pint of water beside you bed before you go to sleep. Fire it back first thing in the morning as soon as you get up from bed. By the time you’re in the kitchen for breakfast you’ll be ready to eat.
Also, when your “go-to” drink is water you drink way less empty calories (pop, juice, etc.) that you ordinarily might be consuming.
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Toxins build up in the body and have been seen to be a contributing factor to cellulite build up. Drinking lots of water (2 to 3 litres, or 6 pints a day) flushes toxins out of the body thereby helps with cellulite reduction.
These same toxins also take away from the look of your skin. Want to get that healthy glow back? Water will most certainly help.
Water is the most alkaline thing you can consume. Typically, our modern diet is very acidic and this is a major contributing factor to inflammation. The more alkaline your system the less inflammatory it is. Do you have aches and pains, swelling, or even headaches? Drinking lots of water (I’ll say it again 2 to 3 litres, or 6 pints a day) will most certainly help.
Usually around 2 to 3pm we all tend to hit that wall in the day and begin to get tired. That’s usually when we reach for some form of caffeine and possibly sugar. Did you know this lethargy is most often due to slight dehydration. Drink a pint or two of water instead of the coffee and sugar and you will feel your energy come back instantly.
Finally a little tough love. If you say you drink lots but you can’t tell me exactly how much you are likely not drinking enough. When I ask clients to keep a food journal for a couple of weeks just to track exactly what they eat and drink they are always surprised. You probably drink less water than think you do and less than you should. But just to be sure, keep a note of how much water you drink in a day for the next three days. Remember, what gets measured gets done!
Keep a 1.5 litre bottle on hand during your day at all times. Once you’ve gone through two of those you’ve hit your water goal for the day. It’s not a big change to make to your habits, but wow what a difference water makes.