We all know that water is the most important element for many reasons. People are made of about 50-75% water depending on the composition.
Water is also important for some body functions, regulating the body temperature, carrying oxygen to the cells, protecting body tissues and organs etc.
Lose Weight Fast
The water also increases the metabolism, so “YES” water can help you to lose some weight.
Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, published a story that 17 ounces of water daily can increase the metabolic rate by 30%, and that the maximum effect will be reached 30-40 minutes after drinking.
Another story is highlighting the water’s weight lost properties. Researchers conducted an experiment which included 84 adults and it took 14 weeks.
They give the patients weight loss advices and assigned them in groups. The firs group received an instruction to drink 16 ounces of water ½ hour before meals, and the second group was asked to imagine that they are full before each meal.
The experiment shown that the first group loss 3 pounds more than the second.
This comes as a welcomed news to those ones who want to lose some pounds. Before you start losing weight with consuming water let’s see some of the H2O’s health benefits.
- Prevents headaches
- Protects your heart
- Helps keep us alert
- Boosts cognitive abilities
Here are the formulas and steps with a quick explanation to effectively lose weight
Step 1: Get your weight
Most important thing is to determinate the optimal water consumption for your body weight. As the pounds or kilograms increase, the water intake increases accordingly.
If the numbers on the scale show a decimal, round up if it is a 5 or higher or round down if it is 4 or lower. For example 100.4 pounds= 100 pounds or 100.5 pounds= 101 pounds.
Step 2: Divide your weight in half
If this number also contains decimal, round it up simply. This number is the amount of water intake in ounces. 101 pounds/ 2= 50.5, and this can be rounded to 51 ounces.
Step 3: Determine activity level
The water intake has a direct correlation with the level of physical exert of ourselves. With exercise our bodies naturally expel water and it must be compensated with intake.
For every 30minutes of exercise add 16 ounces of water.
Step 4: Calculate water intake
This step means that we need to add the numbers in steps 2 and 3.
- Weight 101 pounds
- 101/2= 51 ounces
- 30 min.= 16 ounces
- 51 ounces + 16 ounces = 67 ounces of water
The following table show how much water your body needs:
Here are some helpful tips to achieve better results.
- Drink 16 ounces of water before every meal. This adds up to 48 ounces daily.
- Drink one 16 ounce glass in the morning and before bedtime to add another 32 ounces.
If you follow this two tips, you’ll get 80 ounces of water intake. With this you will reach your daily goal.