If you are struggling to lose weight you definitely need to pay attention to how much water you are drinking. Even the slightest dehydration will slow weight loss down considerably. Believe it or not the body is composed mostly of water and it’s the most critical nutrient for health. Here’s a fun fact for ya, just a 2% drop in hydration can slow down how your body functions, both in energy and cognitive thinking. Dehydration can cause cramping in muscles, slow down endurance and decrease strength, even effect your blood pressure.
Studies have shown that dehydration causes your body to hold on to and increase fat deposits, while an increase in water will actually decrease fat deposits. This has to do with how your kidneys and liver perform when properly hydrated or dehydrated.
Here is an easy hack that really helped me out, and as a result I am losing fat and feeling more energetic. Take a 32 oz. bottle and a sharpie marker. On one side of the bottle from the bottom to the top, mark 8 am, 9am, 10, 11 and 12 and on the other side mark 1 pm, 2pm, 3, 4, 5. This way you can see and measure very easily how much water you’ve had throughout the day. Fill up this water bottle twice a day and you’re good to go. If you happen to be adding in hard workouts however, make sure to add 4 – 8 oz. for every 15 minutes of vigorous exercise.
For more information check out this video in the link below and hear what Dr. Ann has to say about it!
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