Staying properly hydrated is important if you want to be fit and exercise your fat away. Don’t make the mistake of choosing energy drinks or sweetened juices over water. The high sugar content in these drinks will cancel out your hard work. You should also try to avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol intake, as this will dehydrate your body. Caffeine and sugar may give you a burst of energy but this is usually followed by an energy plummet. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is a more beneficial, and effective choice.
Water plays a key role in all body functions and processes, including digestion and elimination. Without these processes being carried out efficiently, your body will not digest fat and it will be stored in your hips and thighs. Your liver requires water in order for it to efficiently convert fat into energy. Without enough water to do this, your metabolism will decrease. Drinking enough water will also aid your body in removing toxins and improve your performance as you exercise.
Although drinking plain, filtered water is best, you can always add lemon or honey to make the water more appealing. You can also add foods with a high-water content to your diet. These include cucumbers, green leafy vegetables, and melons. Plain water contains 0 calories, making it the healthiest way to stay hydrated. Drinking water to suppress hunger will not cause you to lose weight and can be harmful to your body. A glass of water can, however, be used to keep you fuller for longer, when combined with a nutritious meal.