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Water is life, they say, and those words cannot be any truer. This is because the human body is 70% water and it is essential in all body functions and processes including digestion and elimination.
When it comes to weight loss, a lot of people, especially in this part of the world do not know that water is the one thing not to avoid. They believe that water may make them feel heavier, thereby increasing their weight, but that could not be farther from the truth. Even the most “effective” of all fad diets do not underestimate the importance of water for their adherents.
Avoiding water when trying to lose weight is not advisable because when the body isn’t getting enough water, it would tenaciously retain the water it has. It is said that one should take at least 8 glasses of water each day, some also say that water is best taken according to one”s body weight.
When trying to increase water intake, it is best to increase intake as each day goes by and even find other ways of getting more calorie-free liquids in to make it more interesting. Here are a few ways to take more water.
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Taking teas, especially without a sweetener or milk is a great way to increase water intake without adding substantial calories. Green teas ate reputed to be beneficial to increase of metabolism rate. taking three cups a day is a great way to start. They can also be chilled before taking. Teas trump soda any day, any time.
2. Water Bottles
This may seem juvenile but it us certainly a great way to have water on the go! Gauging the amount of water you need a day and putting it in a bottle keeps you accountable and helps you meet your water goals.
Adding fruits to your water give it great flavour and can also help in detoxification, for instance lemon wedges are very popular. Some even add mint leaves to their water bottle to make it easier to drink. Freezing fruits before adding to your water is also another option as well.
4. Sparkling Water
When you need the fizz but you do not want the sugars and empty calories, sparkling water is a great option. You get the soda feel without guilt!
5. Eating your water
This may sound weird but it is quit simple. A great way to take more water is to eat fruits that are mostly made of water, such as watermelons, cucumbers, tomatoes, grapefruit. But watch it though, they may be mostly made of water but still contain calories! Moderation is the key