One of the most important parts of being healthy and losing weight, is water.  Of course, we all know that we are made of water and obviously need water to survive, but hydration is one of the most vital aspects of weight loss.  Here are a few reasons why:

  • When you are dehydrated, there is a reduction in your blood volume.  When this happens, it takes longer for oxygen to reach your muscles which can make you feel tired, physically and mentally.  It also makes it harder for your muscles to rebuild themselves after exercise or any kind of use.
  • Drinking water before, after and during a meal can help you feel fuller faster and stop the urge to start post meal snacking, or eating more than you need.
  • Drinking plenty of water helps flush out dangerous toxins in your body that can lead to illness, weight gain and difficulty losing weight.
  • You’re skin will thank you!  Staying hydrated is the #1 way to keep your skin healthy and clear, and has been proven to diminish the appearance of cellulite.
  • Many people have problems differentiating hunger from thirst.   The urge to snack even when you’ve recently eaten could easily be a sign of dehydration.  When you want to snack, drink a glass of water and then see how you feel!

What water has done for me:

  • My skin has never looked better!  I used to have dry, peely, oily, blotchy skin that was never clear.  Now that I’ve eliminated hormone-loaded dairy products from my diet and am drinking at least 4 liters of water a day, my skin is very healthy and practically perfect! (exercising and sweating out toxins also has been a major factor)
  • I hardly ever get headaches any more
  • I can go longer running without needing a water break
  • My portion sizes have gone down significantly and I get fuller faster
  • The number on the scale has gone down along with my urge to snack!

Water is a major contributor to the BMI and overall health of any given person.  Proper hydration is essential on your quest for the perfect you!