Water to Aid Weight Loss
Water has always been THE drink. The one for thirst, as after all we are made up of an awful lot of water! But.. How much ? When?
This article covers water consumption levels for weight. It doesn't have to be about losing weight as an effective metabolism keeps us going too!
Posted by Deborah Fields
Firstly some interesting facts about water:
"Infants’ bodies contain about 75-80% water which decreases as they grow older. A grown man’s body contains about 60-65% while a woman’s contains around 50-60%. Our brains contain the largest amount of water and approximated to be about 85% water while the bones contain the least with around 10-15%. Water is important to every living creature as it has hydrogen and oxygen the two properties essential in our lives."
Water is useful for many bodily functions such as keeping our bodies clear of toxins and keeping us hydrated, but water can actually also help with weight loss. Research has shown that water helps to suppress your appetite, reducing hunger. To achieve this you need to drink 1-2 ounces (glasses) of water before a meal.
According to Roger Clemens, PhD, of University of Southern California, once you have taken in 8 ounces (about 240gm) of ice water of about your stored fats will bring the water to 37.50C (normal body temperature). The difference between the ice water and your body’s temperature is around 33.50C.
To achieve this is will require an increase in your water intake, although an amount was previously mentioned it does depend on your weight how much you will need to drink. Since 1 ounce of water best serves 2 pounds of your weight. In simpler terms, for a 200 pound person to increase his/her metabolism, they should consume 100 ounces of water daily.
A problem with this is that many people dislike plain water, to get around this you could eat more fruits that have a high water content such as berries. Not only will these provide the water content but also contain vitamins and are low in calories. What's more they are high in fiber so will also fill you up!
Original article can be found here: http://www.helium.com/items/1971761-how-water-helps-in-weight-loss (Eileen Eva 5/10/12)