Traditional route of diet and exercise is the proven best method to lose weight, but to augment your weight loss results, you should add other methods such as drinking water to your routine. The doctors recommend 2 litres of water per day, but an extra 82 ounces will aid in the goal of weight loss. It might seem too much at first, until you try it. Here’s how it works:
Using water to lose weight requires that you drink more water than you normally would, and follow a schedule to ensure you are getting the right amount of water, at the right time.
Drinking water act as a detox, flushing out toxins and removing anything that will hinder your metabolism from working at its required pace. It helps activate your liver, the organ that is responsible for the burning of fat.
Once your system has enough water, your liver and kidneys work efficiently and increases your metabolism, burning fat faster than ever.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Start the Day with 10-20 Ounces of Water
Start off by drinking 10 to 20 ounces of water (250mL – 500mL) as soon as you wake up. You can mix this up with fruits and use it as a detox for the body.
2. Before and After Breakfast, 16 Ounces
Take 8 to 16 ounces of water after an hour of waking up, before breakfast. This should be taken on an empty stomach. If you are an avid coffee drinker, you should take half a cup of water right after drinking coffee.
3. Before Lunch and Dinner, 8-16 Ounces
The idea is to think of water as an appetizer before any main meal. For lunch and dinner, drink one or two glasses of water 20 minutes before you eat.
4. Going to Bed, 10-20 Ounces
The next intake should be a few hours before bed: drink another 10-20 ounces of water, or between one and three glasses of water.
One thing you should be prepared for is the constant emptying of your bladder at first. After a while your body will get used to the change and will be able to retain more water for longer periods.
You can also try this weight loss diet that can help you shed extra pounds of body fat.