As part of the overall effort under the word "diet" we exercise, take care of the food type and strive to spend more calories than we put in. But how many of us drink right? All about drinking water and water diet
It seems that talking about the quality of food, exercise, and generally the tremendous change we are undergoing during our diet, we have forgotten that drinking water is a primary tool for maintaining weight and losing weight. The connection between drinking water (and only water, no juice, no soft drinks, no beer, no coffee, only water!) and diet is tight and worth knowing. Here are 8 tips for a successful water diet.
1. Drinking water improves metabolism The metabolic rate drops by about 3% in the body, which is even on the brink of mild dehydration. A study conducted at a Jerusalem hospital in 2011 examined overweight children. They were asked to sip water, and within minutes their metabolic rate increased, reaching a peak of more than 25% of the rate before drinking water.
2. Hunger is sometimes only thirst If you really want to lose weight, it's important to remember this rule: Not every time we feel hungry, we're really hungry. Sometimes the feeling of hunger is an expression of thirst. Poor nutrition and excess body weight can cause confusion between. The damage is double: excessive and unnecessary eating and inadequate drinking.
3. Better cold water In general, water has no calories and the body does not make an effort to absorb them. But drinking cold water forces the body to heat them for absorption, so there is a certain caloric expenditure, even if modest.
4. Even in sleep we lose fluids In the sleeping time our body continues to work, burn calories and lose fluids. Therefore, it is recommended in the morning time to drink 2 cups of water, even before the coffee, to return our body the fluids that we lost at night.
5. Water removes fats from the body Drinking is a primary tool in removing waste from the body, including fats that are a byproduct of metabolism. Drinking water - especially water that has been filtered and purified from harmful substances - helps the digestive system to function properly and to clean the body of waste that may unnecessarily accumulate.
6. It is important to drink when thirsty Sounds a bit obvious? This is a very small and important truth. Due to the enormous importance of water to the body, the center of thirst in the brain responds with high sensitivity to any signal and if it absorbs fluid deficiency in the body it responds quickly and uses other fluids that normally have been excreted in the urine. It's a shame to reach such a situation when everything depends on adequate drinking. The trick, of course, is not to wait for the feeling of thirst but to drink in an orderly manner through the day.
7. It is important to drink before a meal The absorption of water in the body takes time and therefore it is best to prepare it for the absorption and digestion of food. When there is no fluid, the stomach contracts and it is bad to eat in this condition. It takes about half an hour for the water to be absorbed into the stomach, so this is the recommended time to drink water before starting a meal.
8. It is important to drink even after a meal Digestion requires fluids. If your not drink enough - digestion will be difficult and ineffective. The nutrients will not reach the right places and the nutritional value will not be exhausted. So, before you get up from the table, even if you drank before and during a meal, drink at least one more glass of water.